Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Tuesday, 1st December 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, reaffirmed his administration’s commitment in the fight against insurgency and insecurity in Nigeria.
According to the President, he has given the military a marching order to ensure that all forms of insecurity is wiped out.
Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has submitted that Nigeria has been finding it difficult to fully overcome Boko Haram and other insurgents because it has not been able to acquire needed weapons to combat the insurgents.
The Minister who spoke on Monday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital added that the country may continue to be at the mercy of these terrorists until it gets the needed global support to acquire equipment and platforms to effectively wage the war.
3. Presidential Spokesperson Says Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Military Clearance To Farm
Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity has disclosed that the farmers slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday didn’t have military clearance to be on the farm.
This he stated on Monday during an interview with the BBC where he spoke about the unfortunate incident in which terrorists on Saturday, mercilessly killed not less than 43 farmers in the Zabarmari area of Borno State, about 20km away from Maiduguri the state capital.
The leader of the Indigenous People Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has again re-echoed his stance for the emergence of the Biafra Republic from Nigeria.
Naija News reports that the IPOB leader who doubles as the Director of Radio Biafra, made this comment on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Monday, November 30th, where he lamented what he described as “unceasing injustice” meted at a ” group of citizens” in Nigeria.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Monday disclosed that himself and Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola had to set aside their political differences to resolve the ownership crisis affecting Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.
The People Democratic Party Governor who visited Oyetola at his office noted that his counterpart acted like a statesman and put the interest of students of the institution above other considerations.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday led federal government delegation to Borno State on condolence visit following the killing of farmers at the weekend by terrorists.
Members of the delegation include the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, Ministers of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, Communications and Digital Economy, Ali Pantami and the Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Baba Shehuri.
Major-General John Enenche, the spokesperson of the Defence Headquarter, has lamented that some locals in the northeast are refusing to aide the war against Boko Haram.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Monday, Enenche said some locals have refused to provide relevant information to the military.
Donald Duke, a former Governor of Cross Rivers State, has claimed that the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group gets most of its weapons from security operatives.
Speaking on Channels Television, the former governor called on the Muhammadu Buhari government to investigate the nation’s security forces and flush out the bag eggs.
Not less than 25 million Nigerians are going to benefit from the proposed off-grid solar home systems across rural communities in the country.
The initiative would see consumers pay N4,000 monthly, as announced by the Federal Government.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has dismissed a report by the United Nations claiming over 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in Saturday during an attack on farmers in the Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.
Naija News recalls that Boko Haram Terrorist group on Saturday beheaded 43 farmers in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, the Borno 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