Top Headlines from Today’s Nigerian Newspapers, Thursday, October 14, 2021
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The federal government has said workers will be refused entry to their offices from December 1 if they are unable to prove they have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic or a PCR test of polymerase chain reaction performed within 72 hours.
Mr. Boss Mustapha, president of the Presidential Steering Committee of the CPS on COVID-19 and government secretary of the SGF Federation announced it on Wednesday, during a press briefing.
He said: “As of December 1, 2021, federal government employees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours, to access their offices, in all cases. locations in Nigeria and our missions. An appropriate department-wide notice / circular will be issued to guide the process.
Coming out of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock Villa on Wednesday, Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki reiterated his determination not to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) even though he addressed the lingering crisis in the state chapter. of his new party.
He said it was not his willingness to leave the political platform that sponsored his election in his first term, but that he was kicked out of the party when he wanted to run for the second term.
Naija News reported on the governor’s visit to the presidential villa barely a day after explaining why he had yet to sign the anti-open grazing law that the governors of the south have decided to pass in their states.
Asked by State House correspondents if he was considering a return to the APC, Obaseki said: “I think I have shown that I am a politician with integrity and I made it clear that I did not let the other. gone to own.
Prior to the election of Governor of Anambra on November 6, the Deputy State Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke, formally abandoned the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that Okeke also met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday.
Okeke was referred to the chairman by the chairman of the interim APC committee and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, and the governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma.
Informing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Uzodinma said there would be more defections from the ruling party ahead of the next state governor election.
The beleaguered Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, was reportedly rushed to hospital.
It was confirmed to reporters on Wednesday October 13 by one of the agitator’s legal advisers, Yomi Aliyu, that this Igboho is seriously ill and has been rushed to hospital.
Naija News reports that Aliyu, during his interactions with BBC Yoruba earlier, claimed that the human rights activist developed the disease while in detention in the Republic of Benin.
According to him, the agitator was also seriously ill and was rushed to hospital for treatment. The lawyer has sounded the alarm that Igboho is in urgent need of medical treatment.
The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rejected the adoption of the direct primary for the selection of candidates for election to political parties.
Naija News reports that the opposition party’s national advertising secretary Kola Ologbondiyan said so in a statement on Tuesday.
This news outlet reported that the Senate approved Tuesday that all political parties should use the direct primary for the election of candidates.
But according to the PDP, the Senate’s decision to adopt the direct primary is an obstacle to the development of democratic standards and a plot to introduce anarchy into the parties.
The PDP said the adoption is a regressive provision that seeks to erase gains made in the country’s electoral practice since 1999.
He said such a direct primary was not operational and did not reflect the wishes and aspirations of the majority of Nigerians, asking the Senate to immediately reverse its decision.
The Nigerian military has refuted reports that it was building a Ruga settlement in the southeastern region of the country.
In a statement on Wednesday, October 13, the military warned members of the public to ignore the viral claims, saying the information was far from the truth.
The communiqué which was signed and released by Major Abubakar Abdullahi, Acting Deputy Director of Public Relations of the Army, read: The Army is currently building a Ruga settlement in the Igbo-Etiti community of the government area local in Udi, Enugu State.
Naija News reports that the Nigerian military has maintained that it remains a credible institution that unites the nation, adding that it has no room for ethnoreligious feelings.
Giving clarification on the alleged creation of ruga, the military said it was instead building a military training center in the Igbo-Etiti community of Udi local government area in Enugu state, and not ruga as some neighborhoods claim.
Some political parties, no less than seven, are eagerly working in time for Nigeria’s 2023 elections to present a mega party capable of challenging the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was revealed by a politician and former vice-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu.
He said the aim was to present Nigerians with a credible and alternative platform different from the APC and PDP which he described as “the same side of a coin”.
Moghalu made this known when responding to questions from reporters in Abuja when he greeted the African Democratic Party (ADC) candidate in the November 6 election of governor in Anambra state, Nzeh Akachukwu.
The Center-North zone of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accepted the choice of former Benue-born Senate speaker Iyorchia Ayu as the candidate for the post of national president of the party.
This was revealed to reporters by Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom after a stakeholder meeting held at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro on Tuesday evening.
The meeting was also attended by former Senate Presidents David Mark, Bukola Saraki and Iyorchia Ayu himself.
Other people present at the meeting included the former Governor of Kogi State, Idris Ibrahim; PDP National Advertising Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan; the former governor of the State of Niger, Babangida Aliyu; and the former Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, and many others.
After the meeting, Ortom revealed that after several hours of meeting where 5 potential candidates were screened, they agreed on Ayu’s choice.
The Adeyemi College of Education has been transformed into a full-fledged university.
Naija News reports that the National Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill to modernize the federally-owned higher education institution located in Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria.
The development followed Senate approval of the House of Representatives bill that passed earlier in the Green House.
The institution, according to Naija News, will now have the new name of Adeyemi Federal University of Education, Ondo.
Speaking after the bill was passed, Nigerian Senate Speaker Ahmad Lawan said the bill repealed the law establishing the Adeyemi College of Education and enacted a new one for the establishment. of the Adeyemi Federal College of Education.
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State called on political and socio-cultural leaders to stop making comments that would divide the country.
Speaking at an event Tuesday in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, Fayemi advised leaders to seek a new way to communicate their views rather than making pushing statements that would cause division in the nation.
He added that Nigeria needs patriots, not entrepreneurs and bigots in ethnic crisis who see everything through the prism of ethnic and religious conspiracy.
The governor also called on politicians to communicate their policies responsibly and not to resort to ethnic chauvinism, sectarian rhetoric and division.