Here is a summary from Nigerian Newspapers headlines today Sunday, 3 December 2017.
1. Buhari to Atiku: Leave me out of your trouble with US
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday told ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar to go and deal with whatever issues he has with the United States of America (USA) instead of looking for a straw to clutch at.
He dismissed as a fiction, claim by Atiku that he (Buhari) was barred from entering the USA for 15 years on account of his religious views.
2. Atiku Officially Announce His Return To PDP
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has announced his return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Recall that a fortnight ago, Abubakar had announce his departure from the ruling All Progressives Congress.
He claimed that he left PDP four years ago, when he believed that the party was no longer align to the principles of equity, democracy and social justice upon which it was founded.
3. US barred Buhari for 15 years over sharia — Atiku
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from the United States for 15 years due to his religious views.
Atiku was quoted as saying this during an interview with Dele Momodu, which was part of his weekly column titled, ‘Pendulum’, published in The Boss Magazine.
4. 29 days to 2018: Ambode yet to present budget
LESS than 29 days to the end of 2017, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is yet to present the 2018 appropriation bill to the House of Assembly.
By this time last year, the House of Assembly had received the budget, presented on November 29, 2016. Ironically, unlike last year, this year’s budget is expected to be bigger and more robust, as it is expected to hit the N1tr mark.
5. ASUU Strike: Ambode and Yahaya Bello speak from both sides of their mouth
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nsukka Zone, reacted to what they described as the consistent exhibition of the power of a one-eyed monster by the Governors of Kogi State University (KSU) and the Lagos State University (LASU), governors Yahaya Bello and Akinwunmi Ambode, respectively.
6. Explosion destroys missionary school in Umuahia
A huge fire from an explosion at Saclux Paints Industry in Umuahia, the Abia capital, on Sunday destroyed a missionary school building in the neighbourhood.
Mr Emeka Okereke, the owner of the school, known as Love for Africa Mission, told Newsmen that a tanker, allegedly bearing ‘black oil’ exploded inside the company’s premises around 1 pm
7. Final death toll in Mogadishu attack is 512
No fewer than 512 people have been confirmed dead in the final death toll in October’s massive truck bombing in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.
The committee tasked with looking into the country’s worst-ever attack gave the final figure saying that it was a sharp increase from previous estimates of more than 350 killed.
8. Atiku’s defection, vote of no confidence on APC govt – Ekweremadu
Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has described the return of the former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to the Peoples Democratic Party, as a welcome development, not only for the party but also for Nigeria’s democracy.
9. Nigerian lady speaks 11 South African languages
Miss Debby Oluwatimilehin Akinsola, a 25-year-old Nigerian student, has revealed the secret behind her speaking of 11 official South Africa languages.
Akinsola, who was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Pretoria, South Africa, on Sunday that her family’s relocation to different southern African countries necessitated her learning of the different languages.
10. Super Eagles can qualify from the group – Ighalo
Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has said it is possible for the Eagles to qualify from the group if the team stick to their game plan.
Speaking on Supersport during the live coverage of the FIFA World Cup draw, the Changchun Yatai of China striker said, “it is possible we qualify from the group. We must stick to our plan and not underrate any team.