Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for today, Sunday, 22nd, August 2021.
Dispute over the ratio to be adopted in sharing ransom payments from kidnappings has led two gangs of armed bandits in Giwa local council of Kaduna State to kill nine of their members during a gun duel.
Naija News got to know of this classic case of nemesis from a statement issued yesterday by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, Mr. Samuel Aruwan.
The commissioner said that reliable sources revealed that the fatal face-off between the bandit groups stemmed from a disagreement over sharing of accumulated ransoms, during which one of the groups felt cheated.
No fewer than 50,000 residents of 17 communities in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State have taken refuge in Niger Republic over incessant attacks by bandits.
This was disclosed by the member representing Sabon Birni North constituency at the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Aminu Almustapha Boza, who regretted joining politics over the development.
He said the villagers are currently taking refuge at Tudun Sunnah village, Gidan Runji Local Government in Maradi State of Niger Republic.
Sunday Igboho Would Have Been Doomed If He Was Captured Like Nnamdi Kanu, He Won’t Return Until Buhari Leaves – Lawyer
Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, won’t return to Nigeria until the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Naija News reports that this was disclosed by one of his lawyer Olusegun Falola.
He said the agitator is staying away from the hostile environment created by Buhari, adding that his stay in Benin Republic is a blessing in disguise.
Speaking on a radio interview monitored by The Nation, Falola claimed that Sunday Igboho would have been left for the worse if the Buhari government had succeeded in capturing him like the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom says President Muhammadu Buhari-led government’s insistence on carving out grazing routes and reserves for herdsmen across 25 states despite resistance by Nigerians is a final onslaught on the people and an invitation to crisis and anarchy.
Naija News reports that Ortom asked in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase in Makurdi, “What is the difference between the Buhari administration’s approach to insecurity and the Taliban agenda in Afghanistan?”
The President had on Thursday, August 19, approved recommendations of a committee to review “with dispatch” 368 grazing sites across 25 states in the country, “to determine the levels of encroachment.
The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has denied directing the Department of State Services, DSS, to attack the residence of Sunday Igboho.
Naija News recall that the DSS had on July 1st attacked Sunday Igboho’s residence in Soka Ibadan, killing two people and arresting many others.
Igboho had gone into hiding after escaping the attack by the Nigerian secret police.
He was however arrested in Benin Republic while trying to board a flight to Germany alongside his wife, Ropo.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a lawyer representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has warned prophets sending him message.
Naija News reports that Kanu has spent two months in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
In a statement to newsmen on Saturday, Ejiofor warned that he would no condone Prophecies and vision sent to him via mail or on his social media handles
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to work towards producing a nationally accepted presidential candidate in 2023.
Obasanjo gave the advice on Thursday during a meeting with the PDP National Working Committee led by its Chairman, Uche Secondus, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
A top source within the PDP told The PUNCH that Obasanjo asked the party leadership to resolve the crisis rocking the party and focus on reclaiming power in 2023.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly concluded plans to field Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and AGF Abubakar Malami as it’s President and VP candidate for the 2023 election.
Naija News reports that this was made known by a chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, and National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, Olusegun Bamgbose, on Friday.
He stated that the ruling party, through its cabal, has decided not to give it’s 2023 presidential ticket to its national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
A former military governor of Oyo State, Brigadier General Olatunji Idowu Olurin (rtd) is dead.
It was gathered that the former administrator died on Saturday morning at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital(LUTH) after a brief illness.
Aged 76, he is survived by is wife and children.
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain was a one-time sole administrator of Ekiti State after the impeachment of Governor Ayodele Fayose and his depth in 2006.
The 36 state governors in Nigeria have jointly denied receiving the sum of ₦243.8 billion Paris Club refund in the month of August.
The Governors in their refutal through the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) stated that the allegation of receiving such funds was done by a faceless individual.
The statement released in Abuja on Friday through the NGF head of media and public affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo warned those behind the rumours not to set Nigeria on fire.