Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 27th September 2020.
Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has spoken on the recent attack on his convoy by members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group.Recall that the attack, which was said to be an ambush, resulted in the killing of 30 security personnel including soldiers and policemen attached to the Governor’s convoy.
30 people have now died after the convoy of Borno State Governors, Babagana Zulum, was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists. Security sources have revealed to AFP that the number of fatalities from the attack Friday had doubled as more bodies were found and now included 12 policemen, five soldiers, four members of a government-backed militia, and nine civilians.
The Federal Government has warned civil servants against joining the planned strike by labour unions fixed for Monday, September 28, 2020. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and its affiliate unions had enjoined workers to embark on an indefinite strike, pending when the federal government reverses the price of petrol and electricity tariff.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on security agencies to change their strategy in their fight against Boko Haram terrorists group. Atiku was reacting to the latest attack on Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State by Boko Haram in Baga.
The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the killing of its officers during an attack on Governor Babagana Zulum by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Baga. Naija News reports that the attack, which was said to be an ambush, resulted in the killing of 15 security personnel including soldiers and policemen attached to the Governor’s convoy.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has revealed that he is not giving up on the actualization of a sovereign Biafra republic. The IPOB leader in a statement on Saturday, 26th September 2020, added that apart from Biafra, he is also looking forward to the actualization of an independent Oduduwa republic, Kwararafa republic (Middle Belt), and a return of the Kanem-Bornu empire.
Rumours about the intentions of the former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu to contest for Nigeria presidency in 2023 are beginning to appear true. Leading politicians in the Yoruba-dominated southwestern state have vowed to back the national leader of the All Progressives Congress to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has berated people referring to him as ‘Supreme Court’ governor, describing them as ignorant. He made this known while speaking on Channels Television’s Hard Copy programme on Friday.
Bilikisu Isah was allegedly tortured to death by police operatives attached to Bola Police Outpost in Maraba, Karu Local Government of Nasarawa State. In this interview, Zakaria Isah, the victim’s sister narrates how she died from complications she sustained from the torture, and other events which led to her death. It was learnt that the 20-year-old Bilikisu, an apprentice tailor, was arrested by the police on Monday, August 31, 2020, because her ex-boyfriend identified as Abdul, was alleged to have absconded after stealing N1.4 million in the car dealership center in Maitama, Abuja, where he was working for a Lebanese national.
Nigeria’s 2020 Vice Presidential candidate Peter Obi has said he has no hand in a poster with a picture of himself and former Kano governor Rabiu Kwankwaso running for the presidency. The poster which has been circulating on social media shows that Peter Obi is seeking the presidency of Nigeria while Kwankwaso is seeking the vice presidency in the 2023 election.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.