Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 2nd January 2021.
Nigeria’s leader, President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not blame Nigerians who feel his government hasn’t done enough in the area of security in the past five years.
Speaking during his 2021 New Year message to Nigerians on Friday, President Buhari said he holds no grudge against any Nigerian who thinks his administration has failed to secure the lives and properties of its citizens.
The publisher of the Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has been reportedly arrested again by men of the Nigeria Police Force.
According to a report by Sahara Reporters on Friday morning, January 1, 2021, policemen suspected to be with the Rapid Response Squad stormed Gudu junction in Abuja and went away with the activist.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a new year day speech on Friday outlined his plans for Nigerians in the year 2021.
Naija News reports that Buhari in his speech talked about security, the economy, the fight against corruption and many others.
The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has warned the federal government not to reopen schools across the country on January 18.
The group’s secretary-general, Dr Mike Ike-Ene, who made the announcement in an interview with Punch newspaper, said there was no need to rush back to school, as long as there was an increase in COVID-19 infections.
Ike-Ene announced that if COVID-19 infections continue to increase, teachers will stay home.
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has alleged that Senator Rochas Okorocha is planning to dump the All Progressives Congress but wants to destroy the party before leaving.
Uzodinma added on Friday, January 1 that Okorocha is an ‘internally displaced politician’ who is fast losing relevance and therefore making unfounded claims to make the news.
The Governor made the submissions in a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Print Media, Modestus Nwamkpa in response to earlier claims by Okorocha who accused Uzodinma of failing to carry along political leaders in the state and the region in his administration.
The major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, on Friday, noted that the 2021 New Year address of President Muhammadu Buhari lacks strategy and direction.
The party noted that the statement of the president shows that Nigeria is heading to a failed state.
“As a president, President Muhammadu Buhari has not demonstrated the capacity to play his own part, as he claimed, having failed to find a solution for the security and economic challenges that pervade our nation under his incompetent and lethargic watch,” the PDP said in a statement on January 1, 2021.
Founder of the Excellent Christian Ministry Int’l Inc, Apostle Dr. Ogochukwu Amaukwu has releases 2023 new year prophecies.
Naija News understands that the clergyman released the 2021 prophecies as early as October and tagged 2021 as the Year for Justice as taken from Genesis 27: 40.
He revealed there will be a revolution in Nigeria, noting that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will become the country’s president.
Former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Femi Fani-Kayode has released powerful prophecies for the year 2021.
Fani-Kayode, who also was a former Minister of Culture and Tourism, released the prophecies in a series of posts on his Twitter page on Friday.
He revealed that people will be shocked and awe as there will be an earthshaking and monumental change.
The founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has warned that when the church goes against a system, that system will crash.
The popular cleric stated this on Thursday night during a physical crossover service at the church’s headquarters in Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State.
Speaking on a message ‘We Are On The Way To Our Promised Land’, Oyedepo also stated that when the church goes against a man, his destiny is finished.
According to him, the COVID-19 pandemic was produced by the devil to attack the church.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said restated his commitment to implementing the five demands made by youths during the #ENDSARS protests that swept across the country in October.
President Buhari made the promise in his New Year message, stressing the fact that “Our young people are our most valuable natural resource, at home and abroad.”
He made the pledge on the solemn reality that he is the elected President and Commander-in-Chief of the country, calling the youths the most valuable resources.