Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News’ summary of the top headlines in Nigeria for today, Monday January 3, 2022

The presidency on Sunday denied any disagreement between President Muhammadu Buhari and the leaders of the National Assembly, Senator Ahmad Lawan and the Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila on the 2022 budget figures.

The clarification has become necessary following concerns raised by President Buhari on certain adjustments and insertions made to the 2022 budget by the National Assembly after its presentation by the executive.

The presidency explained that the relations between the executive and the 9th National Assembly, unlike what was achieved during the 8th Assembly, remain cordial as both parties are working in the best interests of Nigerians.

Naija News recalls that the president, when signing the bill last Friday, expressed deep concern over some of the disturbing changes made by the National Assembly to the document.

But presidential spokesman Garba Shehu in a statement released on Sunday denied any crisis between the legislative and executive arms of the government over the 2022 budget.

He added that what happened is a normal thing in the relations between the executive and the parliament and there is no truth in the reports that President Buhari has lambasted or lambasted lawmakers although he has clearly expressed its reservations.

All does not seem to be going for the best among the individuals fighting for the freedom of the detained Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.

This follows the resignation of Pelumi Olajengbesi, one of the lawyers representing Igboho in Nigeria.

The unrest appears to have started after Ilana Omo Oodua’s leader, Professor Banji Akintoye, threatened that no governorship elections would be allowed to be held in Ekiti and Osun this year.

Dissatisfied with the statement, Olajengbesi said voting remains a human right, adding that Akintoye does not speak for his client and the people of the southwest.

In response, the Ilana Omo Oodua group accused the lawyer of trying to please the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement released on Sunday, Olajengbesi announced that his cabinet and cabinet would withdraw legal services from Sunday Igboho.

Ibadan’s Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, is dead, reports Naija News.

It has been heard that the traditional Yoruba ruler joined his ancestors in the early hours of Sunday at the University Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo state.

This online newspaper reports that the Oba was 93 years old.

Adetunji ascended to the throne in March 2016 after the death of his predecessor Samuel Odulana Odungade.

Prior to his coronation as Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji was the Balogun of the land of Ibadan.

Oba Adetunji, who was Ibadan’s 41st Olubadan, was a successful businessman.

Popular Ijaw leader Edwin Clark called on Nigerians to come together and fight bandits and terrorists as a common enemy.
Naija News reports that the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) made this known in his New Year’s message to Nigerians.

Clark said Nigerians must therefore all resolve to live together in love and unity as equal partners regardless of religion, tribe and ethnicity.

He stressed the need to put all hands on the bridge to nip terrorism in the bud, because the death of every Nigerian is a loss for all of us, no matter what family they come from.

Southern Leader, Middle Belt Leaders Forum, SMBLF urged Nigerians, in the spirit of the new year, regardless of religion or ethnicity, to love their neighbor as themselves and as equal citizens with equal rights, without envy or hatred.

Three governors from northern Nigeria left the country for the Republic of Niger to seek a solution to the bandit attacks across the borders of the two African countries.

Naija News understands that the Governors, the Hon. Badaru Abubakar from Jigawa and Senator Atiku Bagudu from Kebbi State were led by Zamfara State Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle.

The closed-door meeting with Nigerien President Alhaji Mohamud Bazoum reportedly lasted more than four hours.

A statement signed and made available to journalists in Gusau, capital of Zamfara state on Sunday by Governor Matawalle’s special advisor for media and advertising affairs, Comrade Zailani Bappa, noted that the four leaders discussed means by which they can jointly end the series of disturbing troubles. attack bandits.

Naija News has learned that Nigerian governors arrived in the country’s capital, Niamey, on Friday, where they held a preliminary meeting with officials from the Republic of Niger.

As many as seven people were reportedly killed in recent attacks by unknown gunmen suspected of being bandits in different local government areas in Kaduna state.

Naija News understands that the attacks were carried out in Igabi, Chikun and Zango-Kataf, all local government areas of the state, over the past weekend.

Six victims, in separate attacks, were reportedly recorded in Igabi alone.

Confirming the sad development in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday, January 2, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Internal Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said that dozens of people were injured in the attacks.

According to the commissioner, the terrorist bandits first invaded Kerawa, a village in Igabi LG where four people were killed and one injured.

He revealed the identity of the first four victims in Igabi as Lado Shuaibu, Usman Haruna
Ayuba Muntari and Jafar Abdullahi.

Former Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has hinted he may return to power, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In an interview with PUNCH on Saturday, the former defense minister left the door open to a possible return to the APC.

The former senator added that he looks at history and looks into the future, ensuring this country achieves the best leadership in 2023.

Naija News reports that Kwankwaso left the APC for the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 general election.

The federal government led by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed that it has paid around $ 300 million to poor and vulnerable Nigerians over the past four years.

According to the government, the beneficiaries were registered in its national social register through cash transfers of 5,000 naira.

The national coordinator of the National Social Safety Nets Coordination Office, Apera Iorwa, made this known in an interview with Sunday Punch.

He added that Muhammadu Buhari’s government has reached around 10 million people through the social intervention program.

Adeola Oloko, spokesman for the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has denied rumors that the late monarch has died of COVID-19.

Recall that Oba Adetunji died at University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, in the early hours of Sunday. The late monarch was 93 years old.

Oba Adetunji was crowned Olubadan after the death of his predecessor, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade.

In a conversation with reporters on Sunday morning inside the palace, Oloko said the monarch died from a brief illness and not from COVID-19.

Terrorist bandits freed two other kidnapped students from Bethel Baptist High School in Maraban Damishi in Kaduna state.
The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna state, Reverend Joseph John Hayab, made the disclosure on Saturday.

He revealed that one of the students was released on December 28, 2021, while the other student was released on January 1, 2022.

Hayab said only one student is still with the bandits, adding that efforts are being made to secure the student’s release.

The CAN president in Kaduna therefore revealed that a total of 120 students at Bethel Baptist High School have so far been freed by the bandits.

These are the main headlines of Nigerian newspapers today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you tomorrow.

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