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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021

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Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Tuesday, 2nd February 2021

1. TI Rating: Presidency Says It Is Nigerians That Are Corrupt, Not Buhari

The presidency on Monday declared that the poor corruption rating of Nigeria by Transparency International (TI) is not a reflection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s personality but a reflection of the behaviour of Nigerians.

The president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu made the submission when he featured on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

Naija News recalls Transparency International (TI) last week in its 2020 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), ranked Nigeria as the second most corrupt country in West Africa.

2. Senate Replies Ganduje Over Call To Ban Cattle Movement From North To South

The Senate has faulted the call by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State to ban the movement of cattle from the North to other parts of the country.

Naija News reports that Ganduje has recommended the ban of the movement of cattle and herdsmen from the Northern part of Nigeria to other regions as a way of curbing the frequent farmer-herdsmen crisis in the country.

But in an interview with Vanguard on Monday, Senate Spokesman, Senator Ajibola Basiru, said the federal government cannot enact a law that will ban the movement of cattle from the North to other parts of the country.

The senator noted that if the law is enacted, it would be unconstitutional and infringes on the freedom of movement of the herders.

3. 2023: Plans By Northern Governors To Make Jonathan Defect To APC, Contest Presidency Revealed

Some Northern Governors serving on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have reportedly perfected plans for former President Goodluck Jonathan to defect to the party.

It was gathered the Governors who are said to be very influential within the APC also want to convince the party to give Jonathan its 2023 presidential ticket.

They reportedly want Jonathan to contest and win in 2023, knowing fully well that he can’t use more than four years, having already been the President between 2011 and 2015, then the North can return to power again after him.

4. No Known Date Yet For Announcement Of Next IGP – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday disclosed that it has not decided the date for the announcement of a new Inspector-General of Police.

The present IGP, Mohammed Adamu is expected to leave office on Monday, (today) as he attains the retirement age.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, while speaking on the development on Channels Tv said is not aware of any plan to appoint a new police chief.

5. Wike Reveals Reasons For Failure Of Ex-Service Chiefs

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the reason the immediate past service chiefs failed was that they joined politics and lost focus on security situations.

Speaking on a programme on Channels Television on Sunday, Wike said the service chiefs lost the plot when they shifted their focus from securing the nation to politics.

Wike said: “Instead of concentrating on the security of the nation, the service chiefs were very much involved in politics.”

The Rivers Governor, therefore, called on the newly appointed service chiefs to shun politics and avoid the path of their predecessors.

6. Sunday Igboho Arrives Ogun State

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has arrived in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital to evict criminal Fulani herdsmen in the state.

This is coming after the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, invited Igboho for consultations on how to solve the security challenges in the state.

The state Governor who clarified why he invited Igboho in a statement released his spokesperson, Remi Hazzan, said Igboho was not invited to chase any ethnic group away from Ogun state.

7. I Don’t Believe In Buhari From Sudan, But The Buhari I Knew Has Changed – Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has submitted that a lot of things are going wrong in the country because President Muhammadu Buhari is ‘sleeping on duty.’

Obasanjo noted that he used to know Buhari as a military man when he worked with him, but the current Buhari who is the democratic President of Nigeria has fallen far below the standards expected from him.

Chief Obasanjo who made his mind known on Sunday in a virtual interview with academic and historian, Toyin Falola, said Buhari should wake up to his responsibilities.

8. Months After Supreme Court Ruling EFCC Drags Orji Uzor Kalu Back To Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, re-arraign former governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, before a federal high court in Abuja on charges of alleged fraud.

Naija News reports that Justice Inyang Ekwo will hear the case against the former governor.

Recall that a seven-man panel of the Justices of the Supreme court had nullified judgment delivered by Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal high court, Lagos which sentenced Ude Udeogu and Senator Oriji Uzor Kalu to 10 and 12 years imprisonment respectively.

9. Ekiti 2022: Segun Oni Declares Gov’ship Ambition, Vows To Work With Fayose, Olujimi

Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, has declared his intention to contest in the Ekiti 2022 governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Naija News reports that Oni declared his ambition on Monday while unveiling his campaign office in preparation for the election.

Speaking to his supporters, the former PDP National Vice-Chairman, Southwest, stated that the All Progressives Congress will be defeated in the election.

10. EFCC Arrests Gusau Varsity VC For N260m Contract Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Gusau, Prof Magaji Garba.

The commission last Thursday detained the VC after honouring an invitation in relation to his involvement in a case of abuse of office, corrupt practices, and contract scam.

A competent source at the anti-graft agency disclosed that the VC, sometime in 2018, fraudulently obtained N260 million from a contractor, Alhaji Shehu Sambo, owner of Ministaco Nigeria Ltd., on the pretext that the university was going to award a contract worth N3 billion for the construction of a perimeter fence to his company.

However, the contract was not awarded prompting Sambo to petition the anti-graft agency.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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