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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Monday, 21st January 2019

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Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Monday, 21st January, 2019

1. Obasanjo tackles Osinbajo, Trader Moni in new letter

Former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo has Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over the “suspect timing” of the implementation of the Trader Moni scheme.

Naija News reports that Obasanjo berated Osinbajo in an open letter titled “Point for Concern and Action” which he distributed to journalists at a press conference held at his house at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Sunday.

2. Borno state declares public holiday for Buhari’s visit

The government of Borno State has declared Monday, Public holiday in preparation for the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Party’s (APC) campaign to the state.

The state’s declaration of Monday as a work-free day for the President’s re-election campaign, was announced on Sunday by the Commissioner of Information, Dr. Mohammed Bulama.

3. ASUU insists on proof of payment of earned allowance before calling off strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the government must show proof of payment of at least N50 billion revitalisation funds for it to consider suspending the on-going strike.

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan ahead the union’s meeting with the Federal Government on Monday.

4. APC replies Obasanjo’s crticism of Buhari’s administration

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has given it unreserved responses to former president Olusegun Obasanjo over his criticism of the federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari.

The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, while addressing journalists on Sunday evening, said former President Obasanjo’s mood had determine the directions of his regime, government, and as such not suppressed by his rant.

5. Obasanjo likens Buhari to Abacha, says President planning to rig elections

Former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of plotting to rig the general elections.

Obasanjo made this allegation in an open letter titled “Point for Concern and Action” which he distributed to journalists at a press conference held at his house at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Sunday.

6. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu explodes in January 19 broadcast

The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has reechoed his earlier stance that he and members of his secessionist group will boycott the general elections in Nigeria.

Kanu, who made this comment on Saturday evening during a live broadcast or radio Biafra, reiterated that members of his group and all “Biafrans” will boycott next month’s general elections in “Biafraland” except their demands are met by the Federal Government.

7. John Momoh quits as BON Chairman after presidential debate

The Chairman, Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh, has left his position as Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON).

Momoh’s resignation was announced at the presidential debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) which held on Saturday in Abuja.

8. Why I shunned 2019 presidential debate – APC’s Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed his absence at the 2019 presidential debate which held on Saturday to his “hectic schedule”.

Naija News had reported on Saturday that Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shunned the presidential debate which was organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON).

9. No plan to order arrest of CJN Onnoghen – Presidency

The Nigerian Presidency has downplayed claim by the Coalition of United Political Parties that it (presidency) intends to arrest the Chief Justice of the federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The Presidency described the claim as being “absolutely false” and “motivated to further the political interests of their sponsors”.

10. Why I did not participate in the presidential debate – Atiku

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has explained the rationale behind his refusal to participate in the 2019 presidential debate.

Alhaji Abubakar who was present at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel venue of the debate faulted his inability to participate in the debate on the absence of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.

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