Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Wednesday, 4th September 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a special envoy to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa to discuss the xenophobic attack on Nigerians in the country.
The special envoy will also convey President Buhari’s displeasure over the killing of Nigerians to his South African counterpart.
South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe has been asked to come home and explain the situation of things as the killings of Nigerians keep increasing daily.
Naija News learnt that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, gave the order after the latest xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
The usual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will not hold on Wednesday, 4th September.
Naija News gathered that the cancellation of the weekly FEC meeting is due to the fact that all the memos earlier submitted to the Council for consideration have been returned to the various Ministries.
The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), a Niger Delta militant group has threatened to bring the country to its knees by blowing up oil installations and facilities in the region.
The group said it will execute its threats should the Federal Government go ahead with its alleged plan to move the supervision of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), from Ministry of Niger Delta to the Office of Secretary to Government of the Federation, OSGF.
As parts of the efforts to reward excellence, hard work and competence in the course of duty, Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president has approved the special promotion of police officers.
Naija News understands that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disclosed this on Tuesday, September 3 in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
Operatives of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday arrested four Boko Haram insurgents’ suppliers in Borno.
Naija News understands that the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, made this known during the destruction of four vehicles and essential commodities seized from the insurgents in Maiduguri.
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa on Tuesday, condemned the recent xenophobic attack on Nigerians and other foreigners in the country.
Naija News understands Ramaphosa took to his Twitter page to condemn the act in its totality, noting that there is no justification for the attack on foreign nationals.
The United Nations has made a call to President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the cases of killing and general insecurity plaguing the country.
Ms. Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, made the call during a press conference in Abuja on Monday.
At least 70 people have been arrested after properties including cars belonging to Nigerians in the country, were set ablaze by South Africans in the wake of another xenophobic attack.
“Police are condemning all acts of violence directed at the businesses and the looting of shops described as those of foreign nationals by criminal opportunists,” the office of the provincial commissioner said in a statement on Facebook.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says he will be cutting short his trip to Tanzania for the 50th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference over the recent Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
Naija News had reported earlier that properties including cars belonging to Nigerians in the country, were set ablaze by South Africans in the wake of the Xenophobic attacks.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News