Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 15th January 2022.
Hopes were high that Nigerians will soon be freely allowed to tweet again when President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed in his October 1 Independence Day broadcast that he has directed the lifting of the suspension his administration slammed on the operation of Twitter in Nigeria. He however made it clear that the lifting of the suspension is contingent on the micro-blogging platform committing to National Security and Cohesion; Registration, Physical presence and Representation; Fair Taxation; Dispute Resolution; and Local Content. Aside from these conditions, he also stated that the suspension will be lifted when Twitter INC “allow our citizens continue the use of the platform for business and positive engagements”.
Gunmen suspected to be bandit terrorists have abducted some students of Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State, from their campus.
It was gathered that the abducted students were whisked away by the gunmen at the university community in Maraba.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relation Officer of the institution, Abubakar Ibrahim, disclosed that four students were abducted.
The Islamic State in West Africa Province, ISWAP, on Friday released a video of its fighters invading Tukur Yusufu Buratai Institute for War and Peace (TBI).
TBI is a research Institute of the Nigerian Army University, located in Buratai Village, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.
The former Chief of Army Staff and current Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Tukur Buratai, is from the affected town.
The reason behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to appoint Margery Okadigbo as the Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) has emerged.
Naija News reports that President Buhari had dropped Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as the NNPC board chairman and replaced him with the wife of the late ex-Senate President, Chuba Okadigbo.
In a piece on Friday, titled, ‘PMB: Kind to the living and the dead’, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina suggested Buhari gave Okadigbo’s widow the job in order to compensate the family and repay the kindness shown to him by her husband.
A former Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has openly confirmed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has been factionalized.
The Minister of Interior revealed on Friday while addressing his supporters in Ilesa during an event organized for the commissioning of the Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC) that there are two factions of the party in Osun.
Aregbesola went ahead to openly declare that he belongs to the faction identified as The Osun Progressives (TOP) led by Rasaq Salinsile.
The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has donated N50 million to Zamfara communities recently attacked by terrorists.
Tinubu, who declared his presidential ambition on Monday, made the donation to the state governor, Bello Matawalle during a visit to Gusau, the state capital, on Thursday.
He was accompanied to Zamfara by former Borno governor, Senator Kashim Shettima; the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu and former APC National Vice Chairman, South-west, Chief Pius Akinyelure.
Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly abducted an unspecified number of mobile policemen at the police mobile training school in Limankara Gwoza LGA of Borno State.
Naija News reports that Limankara is the hometown of Senator Ali Ndume, the Chairman Senate Committee on Army.
Boko Haram terrorists attacked the training school around 8:22 on Thursday the 13 of January in the night with gun trucks and shot sporadically into the air before kidnapping the mobile Police instructors, The PUNCH reports.
Ahead of his scheduled court appearance, the embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has made a passionate appeal to his followers.
Kanu in a statement through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor pleaded with his followers and supporters to be peaceful and calm in court.
As earlier reported by Naija News, a date has been scheduled for judgment in the fundamental human rights suit submitted to an Abia State High Court by the embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has spoken in defence of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
According to the former Edo State Governor, no matter the good policies put in place by the government, some people have just made up their minds to be toxic to the government.
He, therefore, submitted that no matter how hard you try, you can’t please everyone, regardless of how good your intentions might be.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday questioned the Chairman, Cubana group of companies, Obi Iyiegbu.
It was gathered that the popular socialite was grilled over his alleged link to the illegal narcotic business.
Sources told The PUNCH that Iyiegbu was quizzed for about five hours at the Abuja headquarters of the NDLEA but was later released in bail.
The interrogation was reportedly related to suspicious payments made into Cubana’s account by three convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria and India.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
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