Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 4th September 2021.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has made good his threat and dragged the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume to court.
The suit filed at the Makurdi High Court on Friday, 3rd September is marked MHC/268/2021 and Ortom is accusing Akume of libel and defamation.
Naija News understands the suit was filed on the Governor’s behalf by Okon N. Efut, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), and four other lawyers.
The leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement and former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has confirmed he had a chance meeting with incumbent Kano Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
According to Kwankwaso, he was at the waiting room of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja when he was informed that Ganduje was also on his way to the airport.
The two leaders were later to board the same flight to Kano State.
The detained leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been prevented from seeing his legal team by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Naija News reports that this was disclosed in a statement on Friday by the IPOB leader’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
Ejiofor accused the DSS of preventing him and other lawyers including IPOB’s attorney in the United States, Bruce Fein from meeting with Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed Valentine Ozigbo as the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Anambra Governorship election.
Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed November 6, 2021, for the election.
The affirmation was made on Friday by a three-man panel of justices led by the President of the Court of Appeal, Honorable Justice Monica Dongban- Mensem.
This was following an appeal filed by Ozigbo challenging the ruling of the Akwa High Court.
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has come hard on Access Bank PLC for allegedly hoarding the money of the state and “making high profits from it to the detriment of the government and the people of the state”.
This was as the Assembly invited the Managing Director of the bank to explain in detail the non-payment or delay in the payment of contractors handling various State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) projects across the state.
Naija News reports that Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman House Committee on Education stated this when the management of Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board appeared for its 2021 Budget Assessment in Lafia on Thursday.
Recently sacked Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, has penned an emotional and appreciation note to President Muhammadu Buhari following his sack.
Naija News reports that Buhari had sacked Mamman and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabi Nanono, on Wednesday.
But in a post on his verified Facebook account on Thursday, Mamman appreciated the President for giving him the opportunity to serve in his cabinet and contribute his quota to the country.
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, former Kano State Governor and leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has blamed a group of ‘unprofessional politicians’ for the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He observed that this set of politicians are not only unprofessional but also selfish.
This is as he warned the leadership of the party to find a solution to the challenges rocking the party to avoid a breakup of the PDP.
In curbing the third wave of Coronavirus in the country, the Nigerian Government has vowed to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for federal civil servants.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made this known at a meeting of the Health Commissioners forum on Thursday in Abuja.
According to Mustapha, the reason for the compulsory vaccination of civil servants is that they sometimes travel abroad to represent Nigeria.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has said that Fulani indigenes are also victims of kidnapping and attacks from bandit terrorists in the North.
During an appearance on Channels Television on Thursday, Bagudu stated that not all Fulani herdsmen are involved in attacks leading to mass abduction of people.
The Kebbi governor said most Nigerians do not hear the experiences of the Fulani who are also kidnapped and their cattle rustled, before attributing violent crimes to them.
Popular Nigerian actress Annie Idibia has accused her husband Innocent Idibia, popularly known as TuFace, of engaging in extramarital affairs with one of his baby mamas Pero.
In series of post on her Instagram page on Thursday, the actress accused the music legend of allowing his extended family interfere in their marriage.
She wrote, “I am a patient woman!! But I am not a fool innocent! Your family never loved me from the beginning! No matter how hard I tried! I was never worthy to them!!! I have made so many sacrifices for you and all your children. God knows I have tried.”