Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 10th April 2021.
Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has announced the redeployment, appointments, and reappointments of top police commanders.
The police chief made the announcement in a statement on Friday signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba.
According to the statement, IGP Buba has appointed AIG Hafiz Inuwa as the Force Secretary and member of the Force Management Team.
A former minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Mahmud Tukur, has died in early hours of Friday.
Dr. Tukur was the first Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and also a former director of Cadbury Nigeria.
He was a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, having served as a minister when Buhari was military head of state.
Tukur’s enviable position and competence displayed as the Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University increased his public profile in Northern Nigeria.
Nigeria First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Thursday disclosed how she survived after getting married at an early age.
Aisha who tied the knot in 1989 got married to President Muhammadu Buhari when she was 18 years old.
In the book: ‘Aisha Buhari: Being Different’, the first lady said the future seemed unsure when she got married as a teenager but the spirit of optimism made her conquer fear and worries.
Describing Buhari as the kind of man any woman will want to marry, she said her family values played a significant role in seeing her through.
Reports have emerged that the former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohamed Adamu, kicked out the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Mohammed, and his top officers following Monday’s attack on the state Police Command headquarters and the Nigerian Custodial Centre.
Naija News reports that the attack by suspected IPOB members led to the release of 600 suspects and 1,884 inmates from the correctional facility.
It was gathered that the Imo CP was removed alongside the Deputy Commissioner, Operations, Ilyasu Yahaya; and Assistant Commissioner, Operations, James Aikai, by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
5. “They Know How To Kill People And They Are Afraid Not To Be Killed” – Army Reacts To ‘Benue Killings’
The Nigerian Army has denied reports that its personnel has killed about 70 innocent persons in recent raids in Benue State.
The spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Brig General Mohammad Yerima in a reaction on Friday to the allegation that soldiers have killed several innocent civilians in Mbator, Shangev-Tiev of Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue d3scribed the allegation as untrue.
He added that contrary to the allegation, the on-going operation in Benue State is to fish out hoodlums who attacked and killed eleven Army personnel, including one officer and ten soldiers.
Prominent Nigerians converged on Thursday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja for the launch of a book written in honour of First Lady Aisha Buhari.
Though some top Nigerians who were invited did not show up, the launch of the biography titled, ‘Aisha Buhari: Being different’, was well attended.
The book was written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani.
The names and pictures of some inmates who escaped from the Owerri Correctional Centre, Imo state, have been released.
Recall that some gunmen on Monday attacked the Imo Police Command Headquarters and the federal prison, releasing over 2,000 prisoners during the attack.
Vehicles and part of some buildings within the two federal facilities were set ablaze by the hoodlums.
In a series of tweets via its Twitter handle on Friday, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) released the first batch of prisoners who escaped from the center in Owerri.
The Duke of Edinburg, Prince Philip who is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England is dead.
He died on Friday at the age of 99 as confirmed by Naija News in a statement released by Buckingham Palace.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the palace said.
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” the statement reads.
Veteran US rapper, Earl Simmons, also known as DMX, has died at the age of 50, his family has announced on Friday.
Naija News reports that the iconic rapper was rushed to the hospital on April 2 after suffering a heart attack following a drug overdose.
On Thursday, his manager had confirmed that he was in a vegetative state and doctors warned that he might not survive the attack.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has granted the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) permission to freeze 194 bank accounts belonging to firms, Bureaux de Change and others.
Naija News reports that documents on its website show that the freezing would the CBN to conduct investigations into suspicious activities.
In one of the three documents on its website, the apex said it got an order to freeze 60 bank accounts of Bluebeam Capital Limited domiciled in 13 different banks.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
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