Here is a roundup of all the top news on Nigerian Newspapers today, Thursday, 2nd September 2021.
The presidency on Wednesday maintained its stand that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a terrorist organization.
The presidency accused IPOB of having weapons and bombs in mass.
The presidency in a statement signed by Garba Shehu accused IPOB of being responsible for various attacks in the southeast including the killing of police officers and the destruction of many public and private buildings.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sacked two of his Ministers and also announced their replacement.
The sacked were the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, and the Minister of Power, Mr. Saleh Mamman.
They were replaced by Mohammed Abubakar and Mr. Abubakar Aliyu respectively. The development was confirmed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
3. Zamfara Shut Down All Schools, Imposes Curfew After Fresh Attacks
Zamfara state Governor Matawall has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in all 14 local government areas in the state.
Infoexpert24 reports government also closed schools, both private and public, operating in all the local governments in the state.
“The move, according to authorities, is to control the rising cases of banditry and kidnapping in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sent condolences to Hajiya Aisha Abubakar following the death of her son, Aliyu Abubakar.
Aisha Abubakar was the former Minister of State, Industry, Trade, and Investment.
Infoexpert24 reports that in a message to the family President Buhari described the death of the young Aliyu as extremely sad.
President Buhari prayed for a quick recovery for two brothers and sisters of the deceased, who are currently on admission in hospital following a road accident that claimed the life of the deceased.
5. ‘Don’t Set Nigeria On Fire’ – FG Warns Ortom, Others Against Inciting Comments
The Federal Government has warned various Nigerian leaders against making comments that are capable of setting the country on fire.
This is following the reaction to comments made by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State against the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The governor had alleged that he has proof that the Fulani-speaking people are planning to take over Nigeria in a similar way the Taliban took over Afghanistan recently.
Nigerian Newspapers: Top News In Nigeria Today, Thursday, 2nd Sept 2021
6. Learn To Tolerate Citizens’ Criticism Of Your Govt – CAN Tells Buhari
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Buhari to learn to tolerate citizens’ criticism of his administration.
In a statement on Wednesday CAN asked the Federal Government to always exercise caution in the way it treats Nigerians’ observations so as not to further plunge the nation into unnecessary crisis.
7. IPOB: You Have No Right To Operate In Nigeria – Presidency Tells Amnesty International
The presidency has accused Amnesty International of taking sides with terrorists and attempting to paint the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in bad light before western countries and the international community at large.
The presidency accused the international human rights group of blindly defending Nnamdi Kanu and his proscribed IPOB group.
In a statement on Wednesday signed by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the presidency told Amnesty International that it has no legal right to be operating in Nigeria, adding that the organization has lost neutrality in its operations.
8. Why I Sacked Two Of My Ministers – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed why he SACKED two of his Ministers of their duties on Wednesday.
Infoexpert24 on Wednesday reported that President sacked the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, and the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman.
A statement on Wednesday signed by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the two ministers were sacked due to the independent and critical review of their ministries.
9. Many Students Abducted As Bandit Terrorists Strike Zamfara School
Gunmen Suspected to be bandit terrorists have abducted students of Kaya Junior Secondary School in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State.
It was gathered that the gunmen had broken into the secondary school on Wednesday morning. The bandits’ gunmen who came on motorcycles stormed the school shooting sporadically
A teacher in the school told the BBC Hausa that he and others managed to escape by running away under the cover of farms near the school.
10. Secondus In Fresh Trouble As PDP Suspends National Chairman
Embattled PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus has been suspended by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ward 5 in Ikuru town, Andoni LGA of Rivers State.
Secondus suspension was announced on Wednesday by the Ward Chairman of the Party, George Christopher, during the extraordinary meeting at the party’s Secretariat at Ikuru town, Andoni.
According to Christopher, eleven out of the 17 executive members endorsed Secondus suspension from the party.