Top Naija News Headlines Today, Sunday, 17th October, 2021

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Good morning Nigerian, and welcome to the Ejes Gist News roundup of today’s top newspaper headlines in Nigeria, for Sunday, October 17th, 2021.

1. EFCC Grills Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso 

.Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the former governor of Kano State, was grilled by an EFCC team at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja yesterday over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds, and fraudulent allocation of government property to cronies. The EFCC first invited Kwankwaso, who is also a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, in September, but he did not show up.

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2. Igwe Nevobasi says Buhari is always welcome in the South-East.

The Mmaku Kingdom is located in the Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, and the Ezeani II of Mmaku Kingdom has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari would be welcomed in any part of the country, particularly the South-east, because of his service in the fight for Nigeria’s unity as a young military officer.

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According to reports, the Nigerian Civil War lasted from 6 July 1967 to 15 January 1970 and was fought to keep Nigeria as a united country.

Apart from fighting a war of unity, the monarch said, President Muhammadu Buhari has also done a lot for the Southeast region. He spoke at the Presidential Villa during a courtesy visit to Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.

3. Do you know what a quota system is?’  – Chiwetalu Agu Sends a Message to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Chiwetalu Agu, a veteran Nollywood actor, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to eliminate all vestiges of injustice and inequality in the Nigerian system to put an end to the agitations and frequent attacks by unknown gunmen in the country’s south-eastern region.

Reports say that after being taken into custody by the army at the Onitsha head bridge and later released by the Department of State Services (DSS), Agu has now stated that the quota system currently in place in the country will lead to nowhere.

“Have you heard about the quota system?” says the speaker. When someone from the South with an excellent score does not gain admission to a university, is it a good thing that a candidate from the North with a lower score gains admission before me?”

4. In Oyo, the APC suspends the State Congress. 

The ongoing State Congress in Oyo State has been suspended by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) due to a decision by the party’s national leadership.

According to reports, the order was issued by Mai Mala Buni, the Governor of Yobe State and Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, who was present.

According to reports, the suspension was triggered by the forging of documents intended for the exercise, as well as other inconsistencies.

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5. Shehu Sani explains why the Zoning Presidency should be written into Nigeria’s constitution. 

Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna Central who served as a member of Nigeria’s Senate, has called for the inclusion of zoning provisions in the country’s constitution.

In his words, this is necessary to prevent one part of the country from dominating another part of the country.

On Friday, the former lawmaker stated on Channels Television that it was essential to adhere to the principles of fairness and equity in all situations.

6. NEC Issues a Warning Against the October 20th #Endsars  Protest

The National Economic Council has issued a warning against protests on the 20th anniversary of the outbreak of SARS by disgruntled Nigerian citizens on October 20th.

Because of the possibility that the protest will be hijacked by hoodlums again, the council has advised those interested in participating in the protest to seek out other lawful avenues through which to express their grievances and to postpone the planned anniversary celebration.

It is believed that the advisory was issued by the NEC in a statement released on Friday, October 15.

The National Economic Council (NEC) expressed concern that staging another protest would exacerbate the current security situation in the country, citing various actions and inactions already taken by the federal and state governments in response to the gruesome killings of citizens and harassments that prompted the 2020 protests.

7. Police Commence Recruitment Of 10,000 Constables – [See Screening Procedures for More Information].

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Police Service Commission (PSC) have resumed the process of admitting 10,000 constables into the force, which was suspended earlier this month.

According to reports, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, confirmed the development to newsmen in a statement released on Saturday by the Force Public Relations Officer.

As previously announced, the force portal [] will be open for business from Monday, October 18, to Tuesday, October 26, 2021, according to PPRO

Mba urged candidates to check their recruitment status on the portal, as well as the email and phone numbers they provided when registering for notifications, to avoid disappointment.

8. The PDP Northeast receives three seats on the National Working Committee 

The Peoples Democratic Party, or PDP, has offered three National Working Committee seats to representatives from the country’s northeastern region, according to reports.

We understand that the development comes less than 72 hours after former Senate President Iyorchia Ayu was announced as the consensus candidate for the position of National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), North Central Zone.

It was intending to oversee the activities of the party that the new principal officers were appointed on Friday, October 15.

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In a statement made available to newsmen just moments ago, Alhaji Musa Sunusi, Media Secretary, PDP Zonal Headquarter, Northeast, Bauchi, confirmed the appointment and stated that the individuals appointed will be in charge of the Northeast.

9. ‘Plans have been finalised for the transfer of the presidency to Atiku Abubakar’ – Ekpa.

Simon Ekpa, a self-proclaimed disciple of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has claimed that plans have been finalised for the transfer of power to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from the current administration.

Since the arrest and detention of the IPOB leader, Ekpa, who has been in the news frequently, has stated that the plan will be implemented in February 2022.

On February 16, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari defeated Atiku Abubakar, who was running as the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections.


10.  On Saturday, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State stated that no single group of people, regardless of religious affiliation or tribe, can claim leadership of Nigeria. Tambuwal remarked while receiving CAN’s National President, Rev. Ayokunle Samson Olasupo, at Government House in Sokoto’s Council Chamber.

  1. When operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) clashed with suspected smugglers in the Kobape area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, two people were confirmed dead and two others were injured on Saturday. The suspected smugglers were said to be the two victims, while two Customs officers were injured in the gunfire.

  2. On Saturday, hoodlums stormed the venue of the ongoing state congress of the All Progressives Congress at the palace of Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Alake of Egbaland (APC). A faction of the APC in the state held its congress at the event centre within the palace in Abeokuta, the state capital.

  3. The Sani Abacha Youth Centre, the proposed venue for a parallel APC congress in Kano State, was sealed off by Department of State Service (DSS) operatives yesterday. The security agents claimed they were given orders to take control of the area and prevent any gatherings.

  4. The elective congress of the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been cancelled. The congress was scheduled to take place today, at a time when the tensions of the previous few weeks had reached a breaking point. Engr. Benson Abounu, Chairman of the State Congress Electoral Committee, announced the suspension.

  5. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar believes Nigerians will elect the Peoples Democratic Party to power in the 2023 presidential election. Atiku said democracy could only triumph in a free and fair environment, urging politicians to follow the PDP’s electoral guidelines and the country’s constitution during elections.

  6. Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, has dismissed parallel All Progressives Congress congresses allegedly held by some elements as “mere naming ceremonies.” Gboyega Akosile, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, revealed this in a statement released after the APC’s state chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, was elected.

  7. Igwe Maduabuchi Nevobasi, the Ezeani II of the Mmaku Kingdom in Enugu State’s Awgu Local Government Area, says President Muhammadu Buhari fought for Nigeria’s unity as a young military officer, and that he will always be accepted in any part of the country, particularly the Southeast. The monarch made the remarks during a courtesy visit to Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

  8. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested Bugi Juli, a herder, for attacking a 16-year-old farmer with a machete. In a statement released on Saturday in Ilorin, the NSCDC spokesman, Babawale Afolabi, said the suspect cut Abubakar Sulade’s hand during a confrontation over grazing land in the Kaiama Local Government Area of the State.

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