Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for today, Monday, 6th September 2021
The presidency on Sunday released a list of major projects and policy achievements completed by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari since 2015.
According to the statement signed by the special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari has broken many jinxes since assuming democratic leadership of the country in 2015.
Adesina, however, noted that the list is not exhaustive.
Naija News reports that the list released by the presidency contains achievements, projects, and policies such as the profit declared by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the 2020 CAMA, the overhaul of the Polic act which gave birth to Nigeria Police Act 2020, road projects across the country, the Lagos-Ibadan rail project and many others.
The Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has agreed to meet the demands of the striking Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD.
The federal government however insisted that it would implement its no-work, no-pay policy.
Naija News recalls that the NARD have been on strike over irregular payment of salaries, among other issues.
Following failed efforts to get the association to suspend its strike through the industrial court and other measures, the Buhari administration announced the implementation of the no-work, no-pay policy.
Speaking to State House correspondents on Sunday after meeting with Buhari, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige said the 12-point demands of NARD have been met.
He however added that the enforcement of section 43 of the Trade Dispute Act during the period of strike remains effective.
Former Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, on Sunday expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their condolence messages following the murder of his brother, Olajide Sowore.
Recall that the brother of the human rights activist was killed by gunmen on Saturday in the Okada area of Edo State.
Olajide before his death was a student of Igbinedion University, Okada, where he was studying Pharmacy.
In a message on Sunday, Sowore said his family is not aware of any investigation by security agencies despite the federal government’s promising to apprehend the killers of his brother.
The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has condemned individuals calling for Nigeria to break up.
The All Progressives Congress Governor described people calling for Biafra and Yoruba Nation as “unserious” people.
Oyetola on Sunday expressed confidence in economic restructuring for more economic and political powers in state governments, rather than call for separation.
He said: “What I believe in is that for us to live together as a people, every unit of the enclave should have rights and responsibilities clearly defined.
“To me, restructuring does not mean that people should separate. Whoever is thinking along that line is not serious.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the redeployment of Resident Electoral Commissioners and Directors.
This was made know in a statement titled, ‘Redeployment of five RECs and four Directors’ released to newsmen by INEC National Commissioner and chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye.
He said, “In the new postings, the REC, Osun State, Olusegun Agbaje, has been redeployed to Ogun State. At the same time, his counterpart in Ogun State, Prof. Abdulganiyu Olayinka Raji, will take charge as REC, Osun State.
“In the same vein, the REC, Bayelsa State, Dr. Cyril Omorogbe, will take up his new role as the REC for Cross River State, while Dr. Emmanuel Alex Hart proceeds to Bayelsa State as the REC from his former office in Cross River State.
“The REC, Zamfara State, Dr. Asmau Sani Maikudi, has also been redeployed to Kaduna State.
Former presidential media aide, Reno Omokri has revealed what will be his next line of action should Asiwaju Bola Tinubu emerge the next President of Nigeria in 2023.
According to Omokri, Nigerians may be setting themselves up for another ‘London-based’ President if Tinubu replaces President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
He observed in a post on his verified Facebook page that the APC National Leader, Tinubu may also have to embark on foreign medical trips, and should this happen, he won’t spearhead any campaigns against him like the usual #HarassBuhariOutofLondon for President Buhari.
Instead, Omokri said he would rather enjoy his life doing other things as voting Tinubu as President in 2023 will mean Nigerians are yet to learn their lessons.
The Edo State Police Command has released an update on the killers of Olajide Sowore, the brother of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore.
The state command said they are combing the forest to arrest the killers of Olajide who was shot dead on Saturday.
Recall that gunmen shot Olajide in Okada, Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state on Saturday morning.
The Police said Sowore was just a victim who unfortunately walked into an ongoing kidnap operation but he was not a direct target of the criminals.
The spokesman of the command, Kontongs Bello, on Sunday disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Benin.
Leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Odua, Professor Emeritus Banji Akintoye, has vowed not to abandon Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo.
Naija News reports that Sunday Igboho is currently locked up in prison in Benin Republic after fleeing the Department of State Services, DSS, in Nigeria.
Akintoye told Vanguard that he would not return to Nigeria until Igboho is set free from detention.
Speaking through his media aide, Maxwell Adeleye, Akintoye, said the process of securing the release of the Yoruba activist was ongoing.
9. ‘Despite One Term Pact With Obasanjo, Kwankwaso Begging Him Not To Contest, Jonathan Still Went Ahead’
Former Minister of Works and Housing, Adeseye Ogunlewe, has stated that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan went ahead to contest the 2015 despite the odds being against him.
Speaking to PUNCH in an interview published on Sunday, the APC chieftain claimed that Jonathan had an agreement with Olusegun Obasanjo to only contest the 2011 election which he won.
According to the former minister, former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, also asked Jonathan not to contest the 2015 election but he refused.
Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) has called for the prosecution of some members of the dreaded Boko Haram Insurgents who decide to surrender.
Naija News reports that thousands of terrorists have recently dropped arms and submitted themselves to the Nigerian troops.
Reports have also emerged that the government is planning to de-radicalize, rehabilitate, and reintegrate them back into the society.
Speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, Ndume insisted that terrorists who have killed should be investigated and prosecuted.