Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Wednesday, 23rd December 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has after his meeting on Tuesday with members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, extended their mandate till March 2021.
This comes after the task force submitted reports of their activities to the President at a meeting that held at the council chambers of the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has declared that effective monitoring of the 1,400km border between Nigeria and Niger republic can only be done by God.
He made the submission on Tuesday during a meeting with Nigeria’s former Vice President Namadi Sambo at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
3. Biafra: I Don’t Need Your Support To Run Security Outfit – Nnamdi Kanu Fires South-East Governors
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has lashed out at governors of the South-East region, saying the IPOB security network will function without their support.
Kanu made the submission in his response to the comments by the Ebonyi State Governor who is also the Chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum, David Umahi who termed the regional security outfit as an unnecessary distraction.
Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said his only regret is that Nigerians have failed to appreciate that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing so much for them.
Mohammed stated this while speaking at a Special Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.
The federal government of Nigeria has announced plans to shut won the third mainland bridge for 72 hours and also partially close the Lagos-Ibadan expressway for needed repairs.
This was made known by the Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola in a statement on Tuesday, 22nd December.
Similarly, Popoola disclosed that the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be partially closed for 48 hours from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29 to complete some work on a flyover bridge on the road.
Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has revealed why terrorists are targetting schools in the Northeast and Northwest of the country.
Mohammed disclosed this while speaking at a Special Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.
He claimed that students are being abducted to embarrass the Muhammadu Buhari-led government and inflict damage on the credibility of Nigeria.
The presidency has disclosed what President Muhammadu Buhari has in the pipeline to curb the frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country.
The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Tuesday said farmers would be restricted from roaming around the country.
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and some state governors to appoint 69 judicial officers for courts across the nation.
The NJC considered the list of candidates interviewed and presented by its Interview Committee at its 93rd Meeting virtual meeting held on December 16, 2020.
Ekiti State Governor and Chairman Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, led his colleagues to a closed-door meeting with Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State.
Naija News reports that the meeting was connected to the recent abduction and release of 333 students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
Those who visited Masari alongside Fayemi are Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a security alert in which it alleged that some persons are planning to bomb Nigeria during the Christmas and new year celebrations.
The DSS in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya said they are planning to bomb selected places and create a sense of insecurity in the country.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News