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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Sunday, 4th April, 2021



Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 24th April, 2021

Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 4th April 2021.

1. Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin Is Dead

Political activist and Spokesman of pan-Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, is dead.

Odumakin died on Saturday at age 56.

He died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness.

The political activist reportedly died of complications from COVID-19.

He was said to have been battling underlying conditions such as diabetes before the COVID-19 attack.

2. Ebonyi/Soludo: Buhari Talks Tough From UK, Issues Fresh Order To Security Agents

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on three communities in Íshíelu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Naija News recalls that Governor David Umahi had accused Fulani herdsmen of killing 15 persons in the state on Monday night.

Speaking on Tuesday at Obegu, Umahi said the herdsmen allegedly perpetrated the mayhem carrying AK-47.

He revealed that he knows the sponsors of the herdsmen, vowing to expose them to the authorities.

3. Buhari Won’t Stop London Medical Check Ups Because Nigerians Are Complaining – Ngige

The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari can’t stop going to London for medical check-ups simply because he is now the leader of Nigeria.

Ngige held that Buhari has been visiting his doctors in London long before he became the President of Nigeria and can’t stop doing so now simply because some people don’t like it.

He added that irrespective of the kind of medical facilities and experts available in Nigeria, it is not wrong to seek a second opinion somewhere else.

4. Two Miyetti Allah Leaders Killed In Nasarawa

Suspected bandits have killed two leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) in Nasarawa State, Northwest Nigeria.

Naija News understands that the bandits killed the chairman of the association in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Mohammed Hussain, and the association’s chairman in Toto Local Government Area, Mohammed Umar, on Friday night.

Confirming the sad event in a statement on Saturday, Police Public Relations Officer in Nasarawa, Ramham Nansel, said the police has begun an investigation into the tragic incident.

5. Strike: NMA Berates Ngige, Accuses Him Of Hate Speech

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has berated the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, for claiming nations like the United States and the United Kingdom don’t pay resident doctors.

Naija News reports that Ngige had claimed during an interview that resident doctors in foreign countries actually pay the hospitals where they work while in Nigeria the reverse is the case.

But reacting in a statement by its National President, Prof. Innocent Ujah; and its Secretary-General, Dr Phillips Ekpe, the NMA stated that Ngige’s statement was hate speech that could bring down the nation’s health sector.

6. Afenifere: Obasanjo Visits Pa Adebanjo Over Odumakin’s Death

President Olusegun Obasanjo has paid a condolence visit to the leader of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, over the death of the group spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin.

Naija News reports that Odumakin died on Saturday at age 56.

He died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness.

The political activist reportedly died of complications from COVID-19.

7. Former Delta Governor, Sam Obi Is Dead

A former Acting Governor of Delta State and the General Overseer of Oracle of God Ministry, Sam Obi, is dead.

Naija News understands that the former governor died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness in his Asaba residence.

It was gathered that the deceased was last seen on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the annual lecture of Maris Trust Council, held at the Unity Hall of Government House, Asaba.

The late Obi was sworn-in in November 2010 as acting governor when the Appeal Court sitting Benin, Edo State, nullified the election of the then governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan.

8. Join SDP Or ADC, We Don’t Care – South-West PDP Chairmen Fires Makinde

South-West State chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have dared Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to dump the party.

Naija News recalls that the PDP had fixed April 10 for the South-West congress of the party to hold in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

But Makine had warned the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party against postponing the congress again.

9. Police Speak On Investigating CCT Chairman Over Alleged Assault

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has reacted to the alleged assault leveled by a security guard against the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar.

Recall that Umar was caught on camera physically attacking the security guard at Banex Shopping Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja on Monday.

But in a statement on Saturday by the FCT police command spokesman, ASP Yusuf Mariam, said the command has begun carrying out discreet investigations.

He, however, assured the public that the police will be fair and professional in its investigations on the allegation of assault against the CCT chairman.

10. Another Nigerian Lawmaker Is Dead

A report reaching Naija News has it that a member of the House of Representatives, Hon Haruna Maitala, is dead.

It was gathered that the lawmaker representing the Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency died in a road accident along Bade-Gitata road on Friday night.

Maitala, who was on his way to Jos for his wedding on Sunday, was in the company of his son, Jafaru, driver, and security aide. It was learned that the four died instantly in the accident.

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