Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
1. Heavy criticism for FG as 24 states lose foreign investments [Punch Newspaper]
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad lll- led Jamaatul Nasril Islam, some state governments and the Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria have taken a swipe at the Federal Government over its failure to address the rising insecurity in the country.
The groups stated this on Monday as killings and other forms of insecurity took a toll on investments in the country with foreign investors shunning 24 states in 2021.
2. Sultan, Catholic Bishops lambast FG on insecurity [Vanguard Newspaper]
Leader of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, and Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar III, said yesterday that any government that cannot provide security for its citizens had no moral justification to exist.
He spoke on a day the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, asked the Federal Government to rise to its responsibility of arresting and prosecuting those terrorising innocent Nigerians, rather than playing the ostrich on matters of insecurity.
3. Only 4.7% of specialists remain as 9,000 Nigerian doctors move to UK, EU, Canada [NewsWireNGR]
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has lamented the brain drain in the country as it noted that only 4.7% of specialists were left to take care of Nigerians’ health issues.
Speaking in Abuja at at the NMA’s maiden annual lecture with a theme: “Brain Drain and Medical Tourism: The Twin Evil in Nigeria’s Health System”, the Association’s president, Professor Innocent Ujah, noted that over 9,000 medical doctors of Nigerian origin left the shores of the country in search for greener pastures in the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada in two years (2016-2018). Read more.
4. Abuja Imam gets new appointment after sack for criticising Buhari [NewsWireNGR]
The Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Juma’at Mosque in Abuja, Sheikh Nurudeen Khalid, who was expelled for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over the Kaduna train bombing has gotten a new appointment.
Khalid in a chat with Vanguard said the termination of his appointment by the mosque’s management committee was a necessary price he had to pay for identifying with the suffering masses and speaking truth to power. Read more.
5. Adams Oshiomhole to run for Edo North Senatorial seat [NewsWireNGR]
A former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has declared his intention to run for the Edo North Senatorial seat under the platform of his party.
Oshiomhole, who was also a two-time governor of the state, made the declaration at his 70th birthday party at Iyamoh in Edo State on Monday. Read more.
6. Soludo declares end to sit-at-home in Anambra [NewsWireNGR]
Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has declared an end to the Monday sit-at-home in Anambra State and is offering amnesty to agitators still in hideouts.
“Following the unanimous agreement of our leaders across board, and the endorsement of the entire body of Christ, I am pleased to inform our people that today, Monday, April 4, 2022, marks the official end to the ‘Monday sit-at-home’ in Anambra State,” the governor tweeted on his official handle on Monday evening. Read more.
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