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Top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for today, Thursday, 23rd September 2021

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top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for today, Thursday, 23rd September 2021

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1. UNGA: Nigeria Ready To Tackle And Reverse Biodiversity Loss - Buhari

 President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared that Federal Government has initiated some specific actions to tackle and reverse the severe trend of biodiversity loss which affects the whole world. 

This was made known in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. 

The President spoke in a video message to the hybrid High-Level event tagged “Transformative Actions for Nature and People” on the margins of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76).

 2. Open Grazing Ban: There’s No Wisdom In What You Said - Akeredolu Fires Back At El-Rufai 

The Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has hit hard at his Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai over his position on the move against the open grazing of animals. 

3. Senate Okays N13.98tr 2022 Budget Figure As It Passes 2022-2024 MTEF/FSP.

The federal government Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) has been approved on Wednesday by the Senate. 

In approving the framework, the lawmakers assumed an international oil price of $57 per barrel and daily crude oil production of 1.88 million barrels. 

Other parameters assumed by the legislators in passing the fiscal framework include an exchange rate of N410 to a dollar and an inflation rate of 13%.

 4. FG Set To Recover £200m Looted Fund Stashed In UK.

The Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has disclosed that it is planning to recover looted 200 million pounds stashed in the United Kingdom. 

Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, made this known on Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. 

According to the minister, the Federal Government is embarking on a massive recovery of assets belonging to the country, adding that it is employing a strategy to recover the looted funds. 

Malami explained that the government’s fight against corruption and illicit financial flow in the country is already yielding positive results. 

5. Kumuyi Tells FG What’s More Important Than Punishing Repentant Boko Haram Terrorists 

The General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to use the stick-and-carrot formula for Boko Haram members that surrender. 

He stated that having the reign of peace in Nigeria is more important than punishing repentant terrorists hence the government should use more of the carrot approach in dealing with terrorists. 

Speaking at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport upon arrival for a five-day crusade in Abuja, Kumuyi said Nigeria will experience real independence from attacks, oppression and torture as she celebrates Independence Day on October 1. 

6. Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB To ‘Totally Lockdown’ Southeast For One Month If...

 The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has stated that it would totally lockdown the southeast if the Department of State Services, DSS, refuses to bring its leader to court. 

The trial of Nnamdi Kanu at the Abuja High Court is expected to continue on October 7th, 2021. 

In a statement on Wednesday through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB stated that it would lockdown the whole region from October 21 if Kanu is not produced in court. 

7. Buhari Has Put Northern Nigeria In Serious Trouble.

 A northern group, Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has described Muhammadu Buhari as a regional president. 

The group added that by insisting on a leader from the North, the region is now in serious trouble.Buhari is from Katsina State, which is in the North. 

He defeated the incumbent, former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 to get into office and was reelected in 2019. 

But Buhari's time in office has been characterised by growing insecurity, worsening economy, increasing debts, among others. 

8. FG Takes Over Former Kwara Governor’s Mansion.

 The Federal Government has taken over a mansion belonging to former Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatai Ahmed, over an N5 billion debt.

 The spokesman of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Jude Nwazor, made this known in an interview with Daily Trust on Wednesday.

 According to the AMCON spokesman, the house seized is located at Abdulrazaq road, GRA, Ilorin, the state capital. 

9. Fulani Herdsmen More Dangerous Than IPOB, Buhari Govt Happy With Insecurity - Ortom

 Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has stated that armed Fulani Herdsmen are more dangerous than the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which was proscribed by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. 

Speaking in an interview with Daily Post, the Benue governor accused the Buhari-led government of being happy with the Insecurity rocking the nation.

 He stated that Fulani Herdsmen killing and kidnapping people in Nigeria are mostly foreigners from Mali and Niger Republic. 

10. Properties Destroyed As Fire Guts NPA Headquarters In Lagos.

 The headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Lagos was gutted by fire on Wednesday, destroying properties worth millions of naira. 

Recall that the building located on Broad Street, Lagos Island was on set on fire by thugs during the #EndSARS protest last year October. 

In a statement on Wednesday released by the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication of NPA, Olaseni Alakija, the agency stated that no life was in the inferno.

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