Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Friday, 24th September, 2021

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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today,
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Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today  

Good morning Nigeria, and welcome to the Ejes Gist News roundup of today’s top newspaper headlines in Nigeria, Friday, September 24th, 2021.

 

  1. Three kingpins involved in the kidnapping of over 100 students from Bethel Baptist School in Kaduna have been apprehended by the police. The suspects were paraded by the Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Abuja, dressed in military camouflage.

  2. The presidency said yesterday that Femi Fani-Kayode, the former Minister of Aviation, said unforgivable and unpardonable things about President Muhammadu Buhari before his (FFK) recent defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. President Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said in a statement that Fani-Kayode had received mercy and forgiveness from the Nigerian leader.

  3. On Thursday, Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State, stated that Nigerians have lost faith in the presidency, resulting in the current agitation for secession in both the Southeast and Southwest geopolitical zones. Governor Ortom made the statement at an NUJ-sponsored event in .

  4. The Nigerian Army has promised to punish a female officer for publicly assaulting a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Calabar, the capital of . The soldier was seen in a viral video pouring dirty water on a fully kitted corps member. Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, said the officer had been identified in a statement on Thursday night. Watch Video Here 

  5. Prof. Banji Akintoye, the Chairman of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, has accused the Federal of planning a counter-protest on Friday at the United Nations Headquarters (today). He claimed that the Nigerian has begun paying $500 per head to black foreigners living in the United States to stage a Pro-Buhari and One Nigeria March in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York.

  6. Following the judgement of the Oyo State High Court, which awarded him N20 billion in damages, the Federal may file a new action against Yoruba secessionist agitator Sunday Adeyemo (also known as Sunday Igboho). Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, said in an interview that the federal had the right to appeal the decision or file a new charge.

  7. As Iran considers direct shipping and flight to Nigeria, the Federal Government has called for a strengthening of trade relations between Nigeria and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, appealed during a bilateral meeting with Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Thursday.

  8. The oil market reacted to reports of low stocks in the United States on Thursday, with Brent hitting a new high of $77.26 per barrel. The Brent price had been hovering around $76 per barrel the day before, despite the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) struggles to maintain stability.

  9. The Federal Government (FG) yesterday lamented the disparity in payment of foreign doctors by some states, claiming that some Nigerian states employ foreign doctors and pay them five times more than their Nigerian counterparts. Senator Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, expressed his concern when he met with Dr Muheeba Dankaka, the Chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), and other federal commissioners who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

  10. Hunters in have volunteered to go after bandits in the forest after claiming to have been fortified against bullets. Hajiya Ummah Dauda, Assistant Commandant General (ACG), made the pledge on Thursday while leading other hunters to the office of Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa, Secretary to the State Government.

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