Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Friday, 4th December 2020
Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said the Boko Haram terrorist group no longer occupies any part of the country and hence they no longer receive tax from citizens.
The Minister stated this on Thursday, December 3 during an interaction with the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigerian, NPAN in Lagos State.
The wanted former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina has been successfully extradited to Nigeria from Niger Republic.
Naija News gathered Maina was brought back into the country on Thursday by a plane which landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at around 2.15pm.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday, held a closed-door meeting with Governor Gboyega Oyetola and his predecessor and current Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.
The meeting held at the residence of another chieftain of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande who is also attending the meeting.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been described by the Northern Elders Forum as a leader without empathy who has failed to see that Nigeria has a serious problem.
Hakeem Baba Ahmed, the spokesperson of the group, stated this while speaking on Channels TV over the increasing rate of insecurity in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Police Force has activated legal procedures to stop the #EndSARS judicial panels of inquiries set up by state governments to probe alleged cases of police brutality and other cases of human rights abuses.
The Police in a suit filed by its lawyer, Mr. O. M. Atoyebi before the Federal High Court in Abuja asked the court to stop the panels as the Police Force is not answerable to state governments under Nigeria’s constitution.
Foreign military contractors (mercenaries) engaged by the administration of Immediate Past President Goodluck Jonathan have vowed never to return to Nigeria Naija News reports.
Recall that North East Governors had called on the Federal Government to engage foreign mercenaries in routing Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa forest and other insurgents’ enclaves.
The Northern Elders Forum has been called out by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for calling for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation.
The Minister noted that his principal would complete his tenure despite calls from several quarters to resign.
Ibrahim Shekarau, former Governor of Kano State on Thursday stated that the Southern part of Nigeria should produce the next president.
Shekarau while speaking on Channels TV noted that President Muhammadu Buhari who is from the North by 2023 would have completed eight years in power, hence the need to shift power to the South.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that there is a possibility of more terrorist activities in Nigeria for the next 20 years.
In a message posted on his Facebook page, Buratai said: “There is a general misunderstanding of what insurgency and terrorism entail. There is the likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years.”.
The Federal High Court in Abuja has allowed Mr Adeola Adedipe to withdraw from the corruption case against the former chairman of the Pensions Committee, Abdulrasheed Maina.
At a court hearing in Abuja on Thursday, Judge Kong Abang allowed the lawyer to resign because his employer had not yet to be paid for his services and is unable to locate Mr. Maina who engaged him to represent the company listed as the second defendant in the case.
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