Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Thursday, 21st January, 2021
- New retirement age approved by FEC, other benefits for Nigerian teachers
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new retirement age for teachers in the country at its meeting on Wednesday 20 January 2021.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s FEC meeting reviewed the retirement age of teachers in the country from 60 to 65 years and also shifted their years of service from 35 to 40 years.
Special working conditions for teachers have also been approved, including the introduction of grants, special rural posting allowances and other incentives to increase the morale of the current crop of teachers and to attract the best hands to the profession.
- “I have never heard or seen any governor give bandits money”-IGP Adamuu
Police Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu said on Wednesday that Nigerian state governors don’t spend money on repentant bandits.
During an interview program supervised by Ejes Gist News, the IGP spoke about security and police operations in the North East and in Nigeria as a whole.
He explained that a special police team known as the Civil Restoration Squad moves into such areas to maintain peace and security and help the people settle down to normal lives when the military displaces bandits or other insurgents from specific locations, especially in the North-East, and has liberated the residents.
- In Ondo State, illegal Herdsmen Not Allowed-Govt Insists
The Ondo State Government has insisted that without permission, like farmers, Fulani herdsmen would not be allowed to graze in the state forest reserves.
Ejes Gist News reports that this was made known by the State Commissioner for Agricultural and Rural Development, Adegboyega Adefarati, in a statement on Wednesday titled,’ Ondo State Government Forest Reserves Policies And Regulation.’
The Ondo commissioner stated that it was illegal for any herdsman to invade the forest reserves owned by the state.
- The Air Force talks about posting old photos as evidence of the recent attack on Boko Haram
As a recent assault on Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State, the Nigerian Air Force reacted to sharing old images.
Remember that SaharaReporters had discovered with the use of advanced technology that the images posted by the Air Force were old images of various terrorist attacks.
According to Google reverse image search, during an operation in Damasak, Borno State, the images were taken in 2018.
Reacting on Wednesday in a tweet on its Twitter account, Air Fore apologized for using the photos.
- 2023: Reject the Presidential Ambition of Bola Tinubu- Nnamdi Kanu Warns Nigerians
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, called on Nigerians to reject the presidential ambitions of Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress.
The leader of the IPOB noted that a chance for the former Governor of the State of Lagos to emerge as President would bring about doom.
In a statement that he personally signed, Kanu issued this warning on Wednesday.
- #EndSARS Protest Launched by Delta State’s Fake News-IGP Adamuu
On Wednesday, police inspector-general Mohammed Adamu said the #EndSARS protest that rocked Nigeria in 2020 began as a result of false news.
The Police Chief noted that after a local security outfit called ‘Delta Safe’ attacked some suspected criminals, the demand for #EndSARS came as a result of fake news from Delta State.
He claimed that the suspects immediately took off, saw the police and one of them deliberately rolled off the vehicle while the police were pursuing them.
The IGP claimed that the incident was recorded by a passer-by, uploaded to social media, and tagged it as SARS, killing an innocent citizen.
He said that what metamorphosed into the #End SARS protest in Lagos State and eventually spread to other parts of the world was the protest that began in Ughelli, Delta State.
- Oyo Govt Tells Igbohoho You Can’t Give Herdsmen Quit Notice
A notice given to Fulani herdsmen by a renowned freedom fighter, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho, to leave Ibarapa was forged by the Oyo State Government.
Ejes Gist News reports that Adeyemo had issued Fulani herders a seven-day ultimatum to leave Oyo State’s Ibarapa North Local Government Area.
The Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Security Matters, Fatai Owoseni, reacting to Igboho’s ultimatum, urged Adeyemo not to fan embers of disunity.
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8. Lawan speaks about Buhari’s fight over insecurity in the Senate.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that in order to please anyone in the country, the National Assembly will not fight President Muhammad Buhari.
Recall that on many occasions, the Senate called on President Buhari to sack the chiefs of service because of their failure to put an end to Nigeria’s security challenges, but the president refused to take their advice.
When he received a delegation from the State of Adamawa who paid him a visit to the National Assembly in appreciation of the conversion of the University of Modibbo Adama, Yola, into a conventional university, Lawan said: “When we disagree, we will do so, but if we have no reason to disagree, we will not do that because we want to please anyone.”
- President Buhari responds to the fire incident in Sokoto Market, issues new orders.
On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed sympathy and solidarity with the victims of the Central Market Fire Incident in Sokoto.
He lamented the enormous adverse impact that the event would have on the economic well-being of those affected by the fire.
Ejes Gist News recalls that the central Sokoto market was gutted by fire on Tuesday morning, which reportedly began around 7 am.
“In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), Mallam Garba Shehu, in response to the incident, the President said: “I am deeply moved by this fire incident because of its enormous adverse impact on the economic lives of people struggling to earn a living on a daily basis.
- Statement of TB Joshua Releases on COVID-19 Vaccine.
Prophet TB Joshua, a Nigerian televangelist, spoke about the COVID-19 vaccine, which has generated a lot of controversy in Nigeria and other countries around the world.
The popular Nigerian prophet explained that the COVID-19 vaccine has many conspiracy theories around it in a series of tweets on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
However, he called for government support, noting that he believes that different governments around the world are doing their best to tackle the challenges posed by COVID-19.
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