These are our Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, 3rd February 2020
Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is under pressure from top members in the Southwest to resign. According to report, these top members have begun consultations and campaigns to convince other stakeholders in the party to remove Secondus as the party’s national chairman. Their grievance is hinged on House of Representative’s crisis, constitutional breaches and failure of the National Working Committee (NWC) under his watch to get victory for the party in the 2019 presidential election.
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abia State chapter, Donatus Nwankpa, says Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, lacks the moral standing to call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation.
Abaribe, Abia South senatorial district senator had called on Buhari to resign over the worsening state of security in the country.
Former lawmaker, Shehu Sani and Femi Fani-Kayode have commended Pastor Enoch Adeboye for embarking on protest alongside members of his church against killings in the country. The protest is coming few weeks after Boko Haram fighters beheaded the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) in Adamawa, after a failed negotiation.
The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has departed Nigeria to the United States-Nigeria Bi-national Commission in Washington DC.Umar Gwandu, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations in the Office of the Minister made this known in a statement on Sunday. The Minister is expected to, on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, sign a tripartite agreement with Nigeria, the Island of New Jersey and the United States of America at the 3-day meeting to repatriate 321m US dollars looted assets.
Following the proposed permanent residency ban on Nigerian and 5 other countries by the administration of Donald Trump, the US Congress has described the move as outrageous and hinted at a move to unban the affected countries.
This was contained in a statement that was released by Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker.
The Oluwo of Iwoland, OOba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, has charged the southwest governors to ensure that Amotekun, is also made to fight ritual killings. This was made known to the newsmen by the press secretary of the monarch, Ali Ibrahim. The monarch pointed out that ritual killing is deadlier and more recurrent than herdsmen’s heinous activities in the region.
The Lagos state government on Saturday said there is no confirmed case of coronavirus in the state.
Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health, said there has been no confirmed case of the new virus following the quarantine of a Nigerian who just returned from China. Speaking via a series of tweets, he said the China returnee had presented himself at a hospital in the Lekki area of the state where he was screened and found to be in good condition…
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his sympathy to China over the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
Over 300 persons have been killed by the novel virus which broke out in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province in China.