Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Tuesday, 15th December 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari was on Monday briefed by Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, on the incident that saw students of Government Science Secondary School in Kankara area of the state kidnapped.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, disclosed in a statement that the meeting was held in Daura, the president’s hometown.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, ordered the immediate deployment of officers under the Special Weapon and Tactical Team, SWAT.
Recall that the Nigerian Police Force had replaced the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS with SWAT following the call for its end across the country.
The Muhammadu Buhari-led government on Monday noted that it has taken a back seat in the reduction of petrol price in Nigeria.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated this while speaking at the Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa Abuja during the inauguration of the bipartite plus technical committee on Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, pricing framework on Monday.
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has revealed the government is in talks with bandits that abducted at least 333 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.
Naija News reports that Masari made this known on Monday when he briefed President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura.
The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi has hinted that Nigeria may be forced into another lockdown if cases of COVID-19 infections continue to increase.
The presidential media aide noted that the federal government might have to impose another lockdown by the first quarter of 2021 if things don’t improve.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on Monday swore in the 72 legal practitioners recently named Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SANs).
Though the CJN was absent, he was represented by the next most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour.
Speaking at the swearing-in, Justice Rhodes-Vivour warned the new SANs against disobeying court orders.
Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party in Bauchi State has declared the position of Yakubu Dogara vacant.
PDP in a court suit noted that the former Speaker of the House of Representatives is no longer entitled to “participate in the legislative proceedings and other businesses of the National Assembly and/or entitled to salaries and allowances as a member of the National Assembly.”
8. 19 Suspected Armed Robbers, Kidnappers Escape From Police Custody In Calabar
Suspected armed robbers, kidnappers believed to be nineteen in number have reportedly escaped from detention in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
CrossRiverWatch noted that the suspects escaped from police custody between Saturday night and Sunday morning after using a hacksaw to cut the key to the cell.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday, noted that he would continue to speak against perceived abnormalities in the Peoples Democratic Party.
This is coming after Wike criticized the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee.
The Nigerian Army has been advised by the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafia, to stop making reassuring noises and secure the release of students abducted from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
Recall that bandits last Friday kidnapped the students a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in the state.
Mailafia in his reaction to the incident noted on Monday that bandits must be treated as terrorists because they are enemies of the state.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News