Infoexpert24 brings you the Top 10 stories from Nigerian Newspapers today Monday 1th October 2021.
- The National Union of Petroleum and Gas Workers (NUPENG) has announced the suspension of the planned strike by its affiliate members, Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD).
Infoexpert24 reports that the PTD had planned to embark on nationwide strike action on Monday over the state of bad highways across the country and other issues. The South-West Zonal Chairman of NUPENG, Tayo Aboyeji, disclosed that the strike was suspended because of the Federal Government’s intervention. He said the PTD suspended the industrial action so that they can meet with the federal government and iron out issues at stake.
2. Suspected members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant arm of the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), have written to Ukwulu Community in Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State, warning them of plans to attack the community over failure to observe sit-at-home order. According to sources, members of the community woke up on Sunday morning to a notice posted in parts of the area, warning them of not adhering to the exercise.
3. The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu has stated that only God gives and takes life. Infoexpert24 reports that the former Lagos State governor stated this while speaking at an event organized to welcome him back to the country.
Recall that Tinubu has been away from the country for the past three months during which time he underwent knee surgery and physiotherapy. Speaking on Sunday, Tinubu expressed thanks to God for bringing him back to Nigeria safely.
4. Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has written a letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), threatening to sue the AGF if he fails to recover $62bn from international oil companies as ordered by the Supreme Court. Falana said this in a letter on Sunday titled, ‘Request for Compliance with Judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in suit No SC. 964/2016 between Akwa Ibom & Two Others v Attorney-General of the Federation’.
5. The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, says only God can take his life. Tinubu stated this on Sunday at a welcome-back event held in his honor at the State House in Marina, Lagos. The event was attended by House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila; Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his deputy, Femi Hamzat; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, among other APC chieftains in Lagos.
6. The Chairman Emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, on Saturday said one of the greatest errors of his life was going into polygamy. According to him, contrary to the impression that he entered into polygamy because of his wealth, he revealed that it was due to internal family challenges. He stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja at the weekend as part of the activities to mark his 70th birthday.
7. The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), on Sunday, said that the planned strike by its affiliate members, Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), has been suspended. Mr. Tayo Aboyeji, the South-West Zonal Chairman of NUPENG, disclosed this in an interview on Sunday.
8. Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has picked holes in the zoning formula adopted by the party, saying the decision to “hang the Presidency” in the air is dangerous. According to Bode George, there should be no ambiguity about the fact that the Presidency should go to the South with the zoning of the chairmanship position to the North.
9. The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has pledged an N2 million cash reward to any person with vital information on the identity and activities of unknown gunmen terrorizing the state. He assured that the identity of the informant would remain secret. He made this known at the weekend during a one-day prayer summit, held at the newly built Christian Ecumenical center, Abakiliki city capital.
10. The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have berated individuals who still accuse the group or its Eastern Security Network, ESN, of being behind killings in the southeast. The group in a statement on Sunday through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, claimed that Governor Willie Obiano’s recent statements have absolved the group from killings in Anambra and Imo State.
Recall that Obiano, while giving reasons for not attending a meeting of southeast governors, traditional rulers, and stakeholders, had said he can’t discuss security with individuals sponsoring killings in his state. IPOB, in its statement, said Obiano’s revelation shows that the killings going on in the region are politically motivated.
According to IPOB, people have found it difficult to believe that they are not behind those attacks in the southeast. The pro-Biafra wondered if those people who fail to believe they are not behind such dastardly acts will believe if they said all southeast governors except Obiano are their members and sponsors.