Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Wednesday, 2nd December 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has told Nigerians that he appreciates their patience with him as he leads the country through challenging economic terrains.
The President said this on Tuesday during the virtual commissioning of the National Gas Expansion Programme and National Auto-gas Roll-out Initiative at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has been confirmed as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second term of five years.
Naija News reports that the Senate confirmed Yakubu during plenary on Tuesday.
His confirmation is following the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on INEC, led by Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano South) which submitted its report at plenary and recommended Yakubu for confirmation.
The Presidency has stated that the prerogative to appoint or sack Nigeria’s service chiefs solely rest on the shoulders of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking in an interview with Arise TV, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, said Buhari keeps the service chiefs as long as he is satisfied with their performance.
Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has insisted that the Boko Haram Terrorist group has been badly degraded and can only attack soft targets.
The Minister made the submission on Tuesday during a press conference where he described the recent attack by the terrorist group on some rice farmers in Borno State as an act of cowardice.
The Nigerian Senate have for the third time this year called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs as the nation’s security situation worsens.
The senate made this decision on Tuesday following a motion raised by former governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday transmitted Finance Bill 2021 to the House of Representatives.
Naija News reports that President Buhari asked the House to consider the Bill and pass it.
This was made known by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila while reading Buhari’s letter at the opening of Tuesday’s plenary.
The Boko Haram faction loyal to Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the Saturday massacre of 78 rice farmers in Borno State.
The terrorist group in a new video it released claimed it killed 78 farmers in the Zabarmari area of Borno State because they arrested one of its members and handed him over to the Nigerian military.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the government needs to review its conventional means of dealing with the security challenges rocking the country.
Osinbajo stated this while answering questions from newsmen on his arrival at Lafia, Nasarawa State, for a one-day official visit.
Olusegun Adeniyi, a former commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole has been found guilty by a military tribunal over a leaked video in which he complained of inadequate equipment to fight Boko Haram Terrorists.
The military court found him guilty on Monday of contravening social media guidelines related to military operations and personnel and therefore ruled that he be demoted by at least three years.
The Nigerian Police Force on Tuesday commenced the processes to extradite the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who was arrested in Niamey, Niger Republic.
Naija News had earlier reported that Maina was apprehended due to joint efforts of Nigeria security agencies and their Nigerien counterparts.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News