Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 13th December 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Effiong Okon Akwa as the Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
This was made known in a statement on Saturday night by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
Following Akwa’s appointment, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei the former administrator of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) has relieved of his position.
The Commissioner of Health in Lagos State, Akin Abayomi, on Saturday, announced that the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Recall that Sanwo-Olu went into self-isolation following his contact with persons infected with COVID-19.
The Commissioner in a statement released on Saturday disclosed that the governor is being treated at home by medical experts in the state.
The Cable News Network (CNN) has rejected a summon by the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution of Victims of SARS Related Abuses to appear before it today, December 12, to give evidence on their reportage of the #EndSARS Lekki shooting.
The CNN stated that the judicial commission lacks jurisdiction to summon its reporters to appear before it since they are not based in Nigeria.
Naija News has learned that a large number of students from a science secondary school in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State have been abducted by gunmen.
According to reports, the gunmen stormed the dormitory and abducted them early Saturday morning.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has gone into self-isolation after a member of his immediate family and senior aides tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Kaduna governor made this known in a broadcast on Friday evening shared via his social media pages.
According to El-Rufai, he would remain in self-isolation as a precaution pending a COVID-19 test to be conducted on Sunday.
The lawmaker representing Ngoroje at the Taraba State House of Assembly, Hon. Bashir Muhammed has regained freedom from his abductors.
Confirming the release, the Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO, Taraba State command, DSP David Misar stated that Mohammed regained freedom on Friday night.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has lambasted the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking in an interview with Channels Television, the Rivers Governor accused the NWC of sowing seed of discord among PDP governors.
Governor Wike stated that the leadership of the party is not working towards reclaiming power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
The Nigerian military says it has killed nine Boko Haram members in two days and wounded several others.
In a statement posted on its social media page, the security centre said its troops from Operation Lafiya Dole had successfully killed four militants on Banki Road in Borno State on Tuesday, December 8th.
The statement added that troops also killed three members of the group on Tuesday on the Firgi-Pulka road, injuring several others.
The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has revealed that he visited the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E. A Adeboye on different occasions in the build-up to his second term re-election.
He revealed that each time he visited the cleric for prayers, he was assured that all will be well and he would emerge victorious.
Former Presidential candidate, Pat Utomi, on Friday noted that Nigerian leaders should be ashamed of the standard of living they are giving the younger generation.
The popular Nigerian Professor of Political Economy said it is shameful that they enjoyed life in the past than the present generation.