Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Thursday, September 1, 2022

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The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, today, Tuesday, August 31, left Abuja for the United States of America.

This was announced in the early hours of Tuesday in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande.

He explained that the vice president was leading a federal government delegation to the United States to further discuss Nigeria’s energy transition plan.

During the visit, Osinbajo will meet with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, the President of the World Bank Group, and other senior government and private sector leaders.

Former Anambra State Governor and Labor Party Presidential candidate Peter Obi has questioned the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over the identities of those financing terrorism in the country.

Naija News recalls that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last year released the names of six Nigerian citizens who allegedly funded Boko Haram and other criminal activities in the country.

The UAE has revealed that the Nigerians placed on its watch list are Abdurrahaman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad.

Speaking ahead of the 2023 general election, Obi said the need to summon terrorist financiers had become imperative to ensure there were no “sacred cows” in the fight against terrorism, the fighting corruption and economic sabotage across the country.

In a tweet via his verified Twitter page on Wednesday, the LP presidential candidate said it had become necessary for the federal government to rise to the occasion.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) set new terms on Wednesday to end its persistent industrial action.

The strike declared on February 14 lasted six months.

ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke, speaking on Channels TV, called on the Federal Government to let Nigerians know what money it has approved for the revitalization, how much money and when it will would be unlocked.

Osodeke called on the federal government to be transparent about its position on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

He advised the government to confirm whether it accepted the deal ASUU had with its panel.

The ASUU president urged the federal government to come and tell the union if it was okay and not to speak to the press.

Minister of State for Labor and Employment, also a spokesperson for the presidential campaign organization Bola Tinubu, Festus Keyamo, said the Nigerian constitution allows the country’s vice president to be in charge of the security.

Keyamo made the claim on Wednesday in response to an earlier submission by Delta State Governor and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential candidate Ifeanyi Okowa.

Naija News recalls that Okowa earlier on Wednesday slammed his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Kashim Shettima, for a statement on taking over security if the APC is elected to power in 2023.

Shettima had said last week at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference in Lagos that if the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the 2023 elections, it would focus on security while the candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu, would focus on the economy.

The submission had drawn a lot of reactions and, adding her voice on Wednesday, Okowa said the move was absurd.

However, Keyamo disagrees with Okowa, saying the constitution allows the president to delegate such roles to any qualified person, including the vice president.

He added that such a person would carry out the responsibilities assigned by the president and report to the principal who has the responsibility to make the final decision.

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has condemned the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari for frustrating the efforts of state governors to address security issues in their domain.

The governor argued that the federal government had refused to strengthen security in individual states and had left them to their fate

In a statement he released Wednesday through his chief press secretary, the governor accused the federal government of empowering some private security teams around the country, while ignoring federated units.

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, says Nigerians have become more mentally aware than those who rule the country.

The outspoken cleric made the observation on Wednesday, adding that this is the reason why there are unrest from certain sections of the citizens.

He added that it would not be a bad idea if those who do not know seek knowledge.

Naija News reports that Kukah made the observation in Abuja while presenting his new book, ‘Broken Truth’, as part of his 70th birthday activities.

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has alleged that the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari is promoting insecurity in the country.

The governor said security agents told him the president had ordered them to leave the killer shepherds alone.

Ortom said so in an interview with ICIR published on Monday.

The governor claimed to have received confidential information from senior security officials that the regime had ordered them not to act against the killer herdsmen.

Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has distanced himself from reports of an agreement to back the candidacy of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer Atiku Abubakar in the general election of 2023.

Naija News earlier reported that Keyamo took to his Twitter page to share a report alleging Peter Obi agreed to pave the way for Atiku Abubakar to emerge.

He further mocked the ‘Obident movement’, stating that the former governor of Anambra State was taking them nowhere.

Speaking on Wednesday through his chief campaign organizing officer, Doyin Okupe, Obi denied the reports, saying they were completely untrue.

Okupe further noted that the former governor of Anambra State was ‘far ahead’ of all other presidential candidates in the country and as such he cannot give up his aspiration for anyone. that is.

He described the reports as cheap, self-serving and entertaining propaganda, while urging Obi supporters to stay focused on the mission to “take back” Nigeria.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has called out President Muhammadu Buhari and former Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi for alleged interference in the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state.

Naija News reports that Wike made the statement on Wednesday, during the launch ceremony for the construction of internal roads in Igwuruta, Ikwerre Local Government Area of ​​the state.

It comes just 24 hours after Buhari said he would not allow anyone to rig the election, while hosting members of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) led by President and Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, at the State House, Abuja.

Reacting to this, Wike claimed that the President used the security agencies through Rotimi Amaechi to interfere in the 2019 gubernatorial election.

He said the people of the state oppose the action of the security agencies.

The Muhammadu Buhari-led government has scheduled a meeting with the Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Chancellors and management of Federal Universities over the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) Administration, Chris Maiyaki, made the point in a letter on Tuesday.

Maiyaki said the meeting, which will take place on September 6, 2023 at the NUC Secretariat in Abuja, is with the Honorable Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

He said the meeting aims to update university boards and management on the decisions and actions that have been taken by the federal government regarding the strike and to provide an update on the current situation.

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