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Top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for today, Tuesday, 28th September 2021. PRUDENTJ2 NEWS

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top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for today, Tuesday, 28th September 2021. PRUDENTJ2 NEWS

Today's Headlines: 

Sponsor of Pro-Buhari Protest Busted, Corps Members To Serve In Home States 

Hi 👋👋, welcome to the PRUDENTJ2 roundup of top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for today, Tuesday, 28th September 2021. 

Here are the major headlines:

 1. Sponsor Of Pro-Buhari Protest In New York Identified 

As APC Chieftain, Nasiru Danu According to a news source, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasiru Haladu Danu sponsored the pro-President Muhammadu Buhari protest which was recently held in New York, United States. 

Danu, a businessman, was said to have single-handedly ensured the payment of $50 per hour to over 50 men and women who came out for the rally. 

A copy of a mail written by one of the organizers of the protest was discovered. 

It reads: “Good evening, I need 50 people men and women, preferably black, to come support and cheer for a black government official at the United Nations headquarters on midtown East Manhattan at exactly 11.30am.

 The whole gig will be around a hour (sic) and a half to 2 hours, you'll be compensated on the spot by me 50 dollars a hour.

 Text or call me asap if interested 7184130053 for more details, bring more people if you can please. See you all tomorrow.” 

2. 2023: Northern Governors Reveal Their Position On Zoning Presidency To The South Governors from the Northern region of Nigeria on Monday, September 27, rejected the idea of zoning the 2023 presidency to the southern part of the country. They also condemned the position earlier adopted by their southern counterparts, arguing that zoning is not a constitutional issue. 

The Northern Governors made their position known in a communique at the end of their meeting in Kaduna State which was signed by Simon Lalong, the governor of Plateau and chairman of the forum. 

3. Army Officer Slams N2billion Suit Against Nigerian Army, Bank Over Freezing Of Account

 A jailed Major in the Nigerian Army, Akeem Adeeogba Osenifor has slammed a N2billion suit against the Nigerian Army and the First City Monument Bank (FCMB). 

The Major accused Army and the bank of freezing his bank account and searching his house without a court order.

 In the suit filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja, the officer is praying the court to order the two respondents to pay him another sum of N16.6million being the amount allegedly carted away from his private apartment along with other valuable properties.

 4. Sultan Speaks On Street Begging, Says Almajiri Not Islamic 

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has disclosed that he and many other notable northerners were products of the traditional Almajiri system but nothing linked their quest for Arabic and Islamic knowledge with begging on the streets. 

PRUDENTJ2 reports that Abubakar stated this during the closing of a two-day workshop for the modernisation of the Almajiri- Nizamiyya Education system in Sokoto at the weekend, where he advocated the use of Islamic and western education to end the Almajiris syndrome in the North. 

He maintained that the sultanate council and others must unite for the success of the initiative aimed at ending street begging in the state and northern Nigeria. 

5. Insecurity: Allow Corps Members Serve In Home States – Afenifere Tells NYSC 

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has been issued an advisory to allow corps members to serve in their respective home states. 

PRUDENTJ2 understands that the advisory was issued on Monday, September 27 by the Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere. 

Afenifere challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to do all that he had said to world leaders at the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York last week.

 6. Nigeria's Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Collected $300,000 Per Oil Contract To Fund Jonathan’s 2015 Election – FBI 

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, implemented a controversial scheme that required contractors of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to pay $300,000 per month as bribes for oil deals to support the then-President Goodluck Jonathan’s fated reelection bid. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said in court documents filed in the United States that Mrs Alison-Madueke accepted bribes in millions of dollars from oil contractors and cargoes beginning in 2014 and lasting for several months preceding the March 2015 polls. 

7. Ember months: Police heighten security in Lagos 

The Lagos Police Command has heightened security across the state. On Monday, Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu directed all field commanders to beef up security in their areas. 

The order is part of moves to secure Lagos during the ’ember months’ period and beyond. 

8. Court Orders AGF To Prosecute Former Imo Governor Over Nude Photos 

A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over on Monday by Justice Taiwo Taiwo has ruled that former Imo Governor, Ikedi Ohakim has a case to answer over alleged threats to release nude photos of a businesswoman. 

This follows the attempt by the Nigeria Police Force to discontinue the case against the former Governor but which was rejected by Justice Taiwo.

 The Judge held that the matter has become a criminal matter and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice should take over the prosecution. 

9. Former APC spokesman dumps party 

The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Ogbanna Nwuke has officially dumped the APC. 

Addressing journalists in Port Harcourt on Monday, Nwuke said his decision followed his perceived “marginalization and abandonment of Etche people” under the watch of his friend and the current administration of federal government led by the APC. 

The former APC spokesman, however, explained that he was yet to decide on the political party to join but failed to rule out the People’s Democratic party as his next destination even as he noted that he has now decided to ” align with those who are ready to develop Etche”. 

10. Nigeria’s E-naira Platform Goes Live.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has launched the official website for the upcoming digital currency, eNaira. 

The development is coming exactly a week to the planned launch of the initiative. 

According to analytics, the website has recorded over one million hits in the last 24-hours. 

The traffic which has been spotted on the website shows the level of interest in digital currency.

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