10 Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021
1. FG, SSANU, NASU Deadlock Meeting Ends
The meeting between university non-teaching staff under the umbrella of the Joint Action Committee and Federal Government officials on Tuesday ended in a deadlock.
Recall that, starting on February 5, SSANU, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, had threatened to embark on an industrial strike if the government failed to address some of the concerns it raised.
2. Tunde Bakare says Buhari Is A Disappointment, He Has Not Changed
President Muhammadu Buhari has disappointed Nigerians, said the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare.
Speaking to Chief Dele Momodu in an Instagram Live interview, the former Vice-Presidential candidate said Buhari did not meet Nigerians’ expectations.
The cleric said that among Nigerians who anticipated change, there is a general feeling of disappointment, adding that Buhari is still the same person and has not been changed by power.
10 Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today
3. COVID-19: Yahaya Bello, FG Bombs, Says No One Will Spend Billions To Kill Nigerians
The Federal Government has called on Nigerians to disregard coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine-related conspiracy theories.
Recall that the existence of the disease has been consistently ruined by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi while calling on people not to receive the vaccine COVID-19.
Except when visiting President Muhammadu Buhari, the governor does not wear a face mask.
Boss Mustapha, Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF), spoke on Tuesday during the inauguration of the state house clinic COVID-19 isolation center, saying no one will spend billions to kill Africans, Kogi was also named flash point for Coronavirus
4. Senate Rejects Married Underage Girls’ Vote Rights
On Tuesday, 2 February, the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) dropped proposals for married underage girls to have the right to vote.
While answering questions from newsmen in Abuja, Senate Committee Chairman Kabiru Gaya said the committee had resolved that any woman under the age of 18 could not be allowed to vote even if she was married.
10 Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today
5. Why We Sell Jewelry by Diezani, Other Forfeited Assets-FG
The Federal Government has revealed why in 25 locations across the country it is selling final forfeited assets.
Dayo Apata, chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the disposal of forfeited assets, spoke at a press conference on Tuesday, saying the government is selling assets to generate money for the country.
According to Apata, the process of recovery and disposal of assets forms part of the administration of the office of the Attorney General of the Federation’s criminal justice policy.
6. The Nigerian Army talks about the secret murder of 6 Igbo soldiers
The Nigerian Army has responded to the allegation that six Igbo extraction soldiers were executed on the basis of orders issued by Tukur Buratai, now Ex-Chief of the Army Staff (COAS).
On Tuesday, a report based on a statement originating from a group of human rights activists claimed that the soldiers were secretly executed.
The group claimed that an international human rights lawyer, Barr E.R. Okoroafor, had informed it of the development, alleging that he was denied the right to defend his client at the secret trial.
Nevertheless, in a response on Tuesday via its official Twitter account, the Nigerian Army simply labeled the news as fake.
David Umahi, President of the South East Governors’ Forum, said the governors had previously banned all forms of open grazing in the region.
On Monday, while responding to a call by the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, he made this known that the South-East governors should enforce in the region the 1969 Anti-Grazing Law to curb confrontations between herders and farmers.
The governors have also banned the movement of cows by foot in the region, according to Umahi, and have started plans to flush criminal herders out of all forests in the region.
8. We don’t need international transparency to tell us that corruption in Nigeria is getting worse. Peter Obi
Peter Obi, former Anambra State Governor and 2019 Peoples Democratic Party Vice-Presidential candidate, has stated that it is clear to everyone that under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, corruption is getting worse.
In response to the 2020 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) rating by Transparency International that ranked Nigeria very low in corruption, Obi made his view known.
Obi told Arise TV on Tuesday that it’s clear that corruption is getting worse in the country.
9. Northern Elders Condemn Law-abiding Attack on Herdsmen
The attack on law-abiding herdsmen in some parts of the country has been completely condemned by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF).
The forum urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governors to protect law-abiding herdsmen in a statement issued on Tuesday by the NEF Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed.
However, the forum called for the arrest and prosecution of individuals who attack herders. In order not to set the country on a dangerous path, it also advised the herders against reprisal attacks.
On Tuesday, while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, Yoruba activist spokesman Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, Dapo Salami, said no one was killed during Igboho’s visit to Ogun State on Monday.
The Yoruba activist spokesperson described the reports as lies from some mischievous elements working against the Yoruba nation’s interest.
# Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021
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