Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Friday, 27th November 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved salary increment for officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Naija News reports that the approved salary increment made by the President cuts across all ranks of the force, Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disclosed this on Thursday during his visit to the Ogun State Police Command.
Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has accused EndSARS protesters of plotting to destabilize the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
He made the claim during his visit to the Ondo State Police Command to assess the extent of damage done following the hijacking of the EndSARS protest by hoodlums.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mocked former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who it claims is strategizing in Dubai to become the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The APC in the statement on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena however declared that Nigerians won’t vote for him as “Nigerians are wiser.”
Shehu Sani, the former Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the National Assembly has condemned the recent breakdown of the Kaduna-Abuja railway.
The railway line was reported to have broken down between November 18 and November 20, exposing passengers on the journey to grave danger.
After the development, Senator Sani on Thursday, November 26 took to his Twitter account to lament the huge loans the federal government of Nigeria took to put the railway in place and for it to be breaking down at such an early stage.
Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers state, says there will be unrest in the country if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to implement some of the demands of Nigerians.
Wike made the remarks on Thursday when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme.
Former Nigerian Head of State General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) has reacted to allegations by a British lawmaker that he stole half of the Central Bank of Nigeria while in office.
In his reaction on Wednesday, the former Nigerian leader described the submission by the British Parliamentarian, Tom Tugendhat as rubbish, noting that he served Nigeria meritoriously and never stole anything with the records clearly available for all to see.
Josephine Okereke, the wife of the newspaper vendor who was shot by a security aide attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disowned her husband’s family for demanding the sum of N500m as compensation.
The woman disclosed this while speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.
Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a fresh (2020) report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).
The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.
According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stated that it would be seeking the help of the International Police Organisation to arrest a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.
Naija News reports that Justice Abang Okon of the Federal High Court in Abuja had issued an arrest warrant against Maina and his son Faisal for jumping bail.
A first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Oluifon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, has been killed by suspected kidnappers.
Naija News understands that the Ondo First Class Monarch was said to have been shot at about 5:50 pm near Elegbeka village along the Benin-Akure highway while returning to his community after a meeting in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News