Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Saturday, December 26th, 2020.
Beneficiaries of the Nigerian government's N-Power initiative are calling on the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq to settle their outstanding stipends as soon as possible.
The National Social Investment Programmes NSIP (an idea the N-Power scheme is one of its elements), which was formerly under the office of the vice-president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and managed by Hajia Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social intervention, was moved to the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development on October 1, 2019. Read more here.
Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Biafra political activist, Nnamdi Kanu and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says 'part of the reason Nigeria is rapidly becoming a failed state is because of the tribalistic plot hatched by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to exclude Eastern Nigeria from the national scheme of things'.
Ejimakor made this allegation on his known Twitter handle on Friday. Read more here.
The Rivers state Commissioner of Police (CP), Joseph Mukan, on Thursday, paraded four persons suspected to be members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
IPOB is a group canvassing for the secession and sovereignty of Eastern Nigeria. Read more here.
Following the second wave of COVID-19, the National University Commission (NUC) has asked the management of Universities in Nigeria to immediately suspend academic activities that will lead to a large gathering in the school premises.
Announcing this development, Chris Maiyaki the deputy director of NUC said that classroom, hostels accommodation, conferences and seminars should be suspended. Read more here.
Mathew Kukah, the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, has on Friday warned that Nigeria under the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration is journeying into darkness.
Kukah who spoke on the current state of the nation said that the incessant killing of innocent citizens was related to a more sinister plot that is beyond the comprehension of Nigerians. Read more here.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has on Friday accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to attack governors elected on its platform.
According to PDP, APC is envious of Governors elected on the platform of the party in various states. Read more here.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Friday approved the deployment of the five newly-promoted Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) to various departments of the force.
AllNews gathered that the Police Force Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Frank Mba made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Read more here.
In President Muhammadu Buhari's Christmas message to Nigerians, the Federal Government expressed concerns about the second wave of COVID-19 and urged Nigerians to guard against further spread of the virus.
Allnews gathered that President Buhari wished Nigerians Merry Christmas alongside the State Governors and all other public holders on Thursday. Read more here.
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) activists, Nnamdi Kanu and Uche Mefor, on Friday felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the Christmas celebrations in the country.
Both men took their known Facebook page to share their special message. Read more here.
The English Premier League (EPL) returns on Boxing Day, December 26, with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Southampton in action.
AllNews reports that it is a battle of second and third as Leicester hosts Manchester United. Read more here.
That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on AllNews website.