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Top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

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Top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

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Morning Nigeria, welcome to PRUDENTJ2 roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

 1. Buhari Different From Obasanjo, Jonathan Who Borrowed To Loot - Presidency

 Unlike the administrations of ex-presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, who borrowed on behalf of Nigeria only to steal the money, President Muhammadu Buhari takes loans to develop the country, claims the Presidency. 

“We are borrowing for development, and that is the difference between this administration and perhaps others before it, who borrowed to steal, who borrowed to pocket (and) who borrowed to waste,” 

Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s media aide, said Monday on Channels TV. 2. 

2. The North Is Rich, Can Survive Without Billions Generated From Southern States - NEF 

The Northern Elders Forum has said that the northern region of Nigeria is rich and can survive on its resources without relying on money generated via VAT in Southern states. 

NEF Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, made this known on Tuesday, September 21, during an interview on Arise TV’s show.

 3. Why Nigeria Should Reduce 109 Senators To 36 - Rochas Okorocha.

 Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC-Imo West) has called for the reduction of Nigerian lawmakers to cut cost.

 He made the call while speaking in Abuja on Monday when fielding questions from members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). 

The former Imo governor was at the NUJ for conversation with Abuja Journalists, as part of activities lined up for his 59th birthday anniversary, slated for the 22nd September, 2021.

 4. Boko Haram, ISWAP Appoint New Deputy Leader, Commanders..

 The Boko Haram faction under the leadership of Amir Bakoura Buduma has appointed a new deputy leader for the terrorist group.

 The new deputy (Jaysh) identified as Mallam Tahiru Damboa was said to have been picked by Buduma himself. 

In a closely related development, Huozaifah Ibn Sadiq, has been appointed as the Ameerul Fiya at Timbuktu Faruuq triangle by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). 

5. We Must Suffer To Get Things Right, Stop Cursing Your Leaders - Sanusi Begs Nigerians.

 Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has told Nigerians to stop cursing their leaders over hardship. 

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and leader of the Tijjaniyya Sect in Nigeria, said this while addressing members of the Sect from seven states of the North West, in Sokoto on Tuesday September 21. 

6. Buhari Will Not Name, Shame Boko Haram Financiers - Femi Adesina.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime will not name and shame Boko Haram financiers and other sponsors of terrorism in Nigeria, says his media aide Femi Adesina. 

“Naming and shaming will not be the motive. Bringing malefactors to justice will be it,” Mr Adesina told Channels TV on Monday.

 “Nigeria is not interested in naming and shaming anybody. Rather, it wants to bring them to justice.” 

In May, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, announced that high-profile Nigerians were financing terrorism in the country.

 7. Southern Governors Passed Anti-Open Grazing Laws They Know it Cannot Be Implemented - El-Rufai

 The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has stated that it is difficult to execute the Anti-Open Grazing laws which his counterparts in the Southern part of Nigeria have passed to curb insecurity in the region.

 He, then, cautioned them not to deploy much energy on the laws, adding that it would take time for it to materialise.

 8. Buhari Hired Pro-Government Protesters In New York, Paid Them $50 Per Hour.

 Pro-government Nigerian protesters who countered groups agitating for self-determination in New York, United States on Monday were paid $50 per hour, SaharaReporters has gathered.

 One of the people involved in “the deal” told SaharaReporters that the “One Nigeria” protesters were promised $50 for one hour and $150 for three hours to be at the venue of the protest and to show support for the President Muhammadu Buhari regime despite the glaring failures.


9. Davido’s Official Photographer is Dead

Davido’s official photographer, Fortunate Umurname Peter is reportedly dead. He was aged 24.

 According to several posts on social media, the celebrity photographer died on Tuesday.

 Peter was the brain behind most of Davido’s photos on Instagram and also a member of the singer’s crew.

 He was born and raised in Bariga, Lagos but hails from Owerri in Imo state. 

10. Obadiah Mailafia: UniAbuja Hospital Reveals What Killed Ex-CBN Deputy Gov, Narrates How He Died

 The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) has rejected claims that it treated Obadiah Mailafia, the former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), shabbily before his death. 

Recall that the Middle-Belt Forum had in a statement accused doctors at the hospital of refusing to resuscitate Obadiah.

 That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today.

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