Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 26th October, 2021
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Top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today, Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
1.Yoruba Nation: What Buhari Sent Us To Tell Sunday Igboho – Ooni
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has expressed sadness for the detention of Yoruba Nation activist Sunday Adeyemo alias Igboho in Benin Republic, revealing that the agitator turned down counsel from monarchs dispatched to converse with him.
Touchaheart reports that The pro-Yoruba self-determination activist is now being held in a Benin Republic jail center after being arrested with his wife in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on July 16, 2021, while traveling to Germany.
In an interview with the BBC, Ojaja II revealed that he met with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss Sunday Igboho’s plight and informed him of the grounds for Igboho’s unrest.
He cited Buhari as saying that Igboho should be “cool and patient” and that he sent monarchs to the south-west to counsel Igboho against unlawful actions.
The traditional ruler, although acknowledging that the Igboho have a legitimate reason to fight, said he should have been more polite.
2. ‘Behave Yourself’ – NSA Monguno Issues Warning To IPOB Ahead Anambra Election
Babagana Moguno, the National Security Adviser, has warned the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against attempting to sabotage the governorship election in Anambra State on November 6.
If Kanu is not released from custody by November 4, the separatist group has vowed to shut down the region.
The projected sit-at-home protest, according to the Biafra group, will have an impact on the November 6 governorship election in Anambra.
Monguno warned IPOB members to abandon their plans to cause violence during the election during a meeting of the Special Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security in Abuja on Monday.
Security agencies will deal with anyone or any group attempting to sabotage the poll, according to Monguno, who also stated that the Federal Government would assure the election’s success.
He went on to say that security agencies have been instructed to act responsibly, show the utmost professionalism, and work within the bounds of the law.
3. Buhari Officially Launches Nigerian Digital Currency E-Naira
E–Naira, Nigeria’s digital money, was officially unveiled at the State House in Abuja on Monday, October 25th.
President Muhammadu Buhari will debut the e-Naira on Monday (today), according to the Central Bank of Nigeria.
President Buhari declared the official use of the new age electronic form of the nation’s indigenous paper money on Monday, bringing his promise to fruition.
According to Naija News, the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, were present at the unveiling.
The CBN will issue the E-Naira, which will have the same value as the paper currency. The money, according to Nigerian authorities, is not designed to replace cash, but rather to serve as a safe and efficient means of payment.
4. It Will Be Foolhardy To Reject COVID-19 Vaccine – NLC President Says, Urges Touchaheart reports that FG To Engage Workers Ayuba Wabba, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has urged all civil officials in the country to get vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of their feelings towards the disease.
On Monday, the NLC President made the plea, emphasizing that the immunization is about more than personal feelings; it is also about public health and safety.
While some people may have genuine reasons for refusing to take the vaccination, scientific data has demonstrated that it is safer for them and the wider public to get vaccinated, according to Wabba.
During a COVID-19 vaccination advise for federal civil personnel in Abuja, he made the appeal.
Against the backdrop of the federal government’s threat that workers who fail to show proof of vaccination will be barred from coming to work as of December 1, Wabba urged the government to use persuasion instead of force.
5. Give Us Project Funds Or Nigeria May Have To Depend On UK To Get Its Own Information Soon – Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, cautioned on Monday that Nigeria is rapidly losing her historical information and that immediate action is needed to reverse the trend.
Many historical records that should have been maintained digitally are still kept on paper, according to the Minister, and recovering such records in the event of a disaster such as a flood or fire may be impossible.
“Very soon we will be going to the U.K. to get information pertaining to us,’’
He expressed his displeasure in Abuja on Monday, when he testified before the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics, and Values to defend his ministry’s budget estimates for 2022.
If full monetary allocations are not obtained to complete the digital switchover so that national archives are no longer stored manually, Nigeria risks losing significant material, and future generations may not have access to it, according to Mohammed.
He went on to say that the difficulty stems from the meager funds allotted to his ministry and the failure to release what has been allocated.
6. Seven Kidnapped, 18 Killed As Gunmen Attack Mosque In Niger
During an attack on a mosque in Mazukaka village, Niger State, gunmen suspected of being bandits kidnapped seven worshippers and killed eighteen others.
In the early hours of Monday, gunmen stormed the worship hall in the state’s Mashegu Local Government Area, where attendees were attending early morning prayers.
According to a local, the terrorists arrived on motorcycles and proceeded straight to the mosque, where they shot the worshippers at close range.
Monday Kuryas, the Commissioner of Police, acknowledged the incident to reporters and blamed the attack on communal tensions.
The gunmen also burned a property belonging to Abubakar Maigandus in the hamlet, according to the police commissioner.
7. IPOB Is Very Big Force, Members Not In Nigeria – Senator Warns FG Over Nnamdi Kanu
Ifeanyi Ubah, the Senator representing Anambra South, said on Monday that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a powerful force since the bulk of its members are not Nigerians.
He cautioned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to take IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu seriously, noting that he has a large support in the South-east.
Ubah, who is seeking a court order to visit Kanu in DSS prison, indicated that he wants to “get him to communicate to his followers” about the proscribed group’s position on the governorship race in Anambra State on November 6.
8. 2023: North Will Decide Who Becomes Next President – Bakare
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that Tunde Bakare, a prominent priest and televangelist, has declared that the Northern region will determine who succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Bakare said in an interview with ThisDay over the weekend that any person who wants to run the country must engage with the North if he or she wants to see their aspirations realized.
The Citadel Global Community Church’s Serving Overseer stated that Nigeria is constructed in such a way that no region can win an election on its own, stressing the importance of dialogue.
Bakare remarked that the North is no longer as viable as it once was, and that the region is unlikely to readily relinquish power.
9. Gumi Warns Against Tagging Bandits As Terrorists Ahmad Gumi, a controversial Islamic preacher, warned against labeling bandits as terrorists on Sunday, saying that such a decision would come with a price.
Following attacks in the northern region of the country, legislators in the National Assembly demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari declare bandits terrorists.
Gumi said on his Facebook page that the actions of bandits in the Northwest, which have resulted in the deaths of innocent people, are comparable to terrorism.
However, he claims that if bandits are designated terrorists, direct international Jihadist movements would spring up, and many unemployed youths will find it appealing. Nothing, according to Gumi, prevents kinetic acts from taking place without a semantics debate.
An Igbo priest has been asked by an Islamic cleric to reach out to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and reason with them, while a pastor in the Southwest does the same to bring peace to the country as a whole.
10. IPOB Sit-At-Home: Anambra Govt Orders Saturday School In Place Of Monday The government of Anambra State has declared Saturday as a school day for students and teachers in the state.
The administration was obliged to make the decision after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) issued a sit-at-home order, which hampered Monday academic and other activities in the state.
The Anambra government has permitted Saturday courses for private and public schools from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to compensate for the time missed on Mondays since the sit-at-home ban was implemented.
Saturday lectures will resume on October 30, 2021.