Monday, January 21, 2019


Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1. Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari has taken Nigeria back to the era of late General Sani Abacha.

Obasanjo, speaking on Sunday in his state of the nation address, which he tagged “Points for Concern and Action”, said just like the Abacha era, state institutions are being used to fight perceived enemies of the head of state.

2. President Muhammadu Buhari, Sunday night, lambasted former President Olusegun Obasanjo for attacking his government.

Buhari said all the former president needed was a good doctor for good treatment and to say to him, “Get well soon.”

3. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has advised Nigerians to collect the bribes offered by politicians during the 2019 general elections.

He said the money had been stolen from them and that voters should not reject such offer.

4. Gunmen, said to be in their hundreds, have attacked Bare, a community in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State, reportedly razing houses and structures, including a Catholic seminary there.

Witnesses said the attackers were herdsmen, and that this latest incident would be a continuation of past similar attacks over grazing land that made many residents to leave the community.

5. President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday told Nigerians to look forward to greater prosperity and impactful leadership should he be reelected and return to power in the forthcoming election.

He said from the personal accounts of testifiers, it was obvious that the administration had positively impacted on the people.

6. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the weekend revealed that the union can only suspend its ongoing industrial action when the federal government releases the sum of N50billion revitalisation fund.

ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi who stated this in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, insisted that the federal government must pay the N50 billion revitalisation fund for the union to consider suspending the ongoing strike.

7. The Federal Government says it has released N9.5 billion for the payment of backlog of scholarship allowances owed Nigerian students at home and abroad up to December 2018.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari had already expended over N800 million in 2018 for the payment of scholarship stipends to students at home and abroad.

8. The Nigerian Navy has said that it has commenced the recruitment of interested applicants for the year 2019.

Commodore Suleman Dahun, the Navy Director of Information, said interested members of the public are requested to apply online at

9. Special Forces from the Nigerian Army, Navy and the Air Force operating under the auspices of Operation Lafiya Dole in the ongoing counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in northern Borno northeast Nigeria have killed many terrorists and also destroyed many weapons in a fresh fight, at Baga.

The fight which took place late hours of 19th January 2019, resulted in further pushing back the militants away from the Nigerian territory and gave the troops confidence on taking full control of the area.

10. Two groups, the Biafra Government in Exile (BGIE) and the Biafra Shadow Government (BSG), have urged the people of the area not to participate in the 2019 general elections.

The pro-Biafra groups said precedents showed that whether or not they voted, the administration that would emerge after the election would still not favour their course.

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