Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 25th December, 2021

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Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 25th December 2021.

Nigeria’s business, banking and financial world got a shocker yesterday with reports of the official take over of Union Bank by Titan Trust Bank.

Not much was known about Titan Trust Bank aside the fact that it is reportedly owned by Tunde Lemo, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Naija News reports that the Board of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (Union Bank) had on Thursday notified the NGX and Securities Exchange Commission of the take over.

Former Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has endorsed the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo to take over power in 2023.

Babangida endorsed the Vice President when he was visited by the Osinbajo Grassroots Organisation at his Hilltop residence in Minna, Niger capital, on Thursday.

The elder statesman while speaking during the visit charged Osinbajo to be resilient and contest in the 2023 general elections.

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in the newly-appointed Minister of State for Works and Housing, Malam Muazu Sambo.

Naija News reports that Buhari carried out the swearing-in on Friday shortly before the opening of the meeting of the National Security Council in the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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Those in attendance of the security meeting include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers of Justice, Defence, Interior, Police Affairs and Foreign Affairs.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday presided over an emergency security council meeting at the State House in Abuja.

Naija News gathered that the meeting, which is the last for the year was held at the Council Chambers of the State House.

Those in attendance at the meeting include the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Minister of Defence, Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, and other heads of security agencies.

The Nigerian military airstrike has killed an ISWAP Commander, Modu Kime, also known as Abou Maryam, and his fighters.

It was gathered that the airstrikes was coordinated along the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.

According to PRNigeria, Modu Kime was killed in an airstrikes executed at the river banks of Bisko and Tumbum Tawaye in Abadam Local Government Area.

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba says the terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) were unable to hit their targets with rockets launched into Borno State because of the efforts of security operatives.

The IGP stated that it is a worrisome development that the terrorists now have the ability to launch rockets but the security operatives will continue to checkmate their moves just as they’ve been doing.

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The Police Chief made the submission on Friday while speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja shortly after attending the emergency security meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari has in his 2021 Christmas message told Nigerians that his government will not fail to accomplish all its campaign promises before leaving office in 2023.

Naija News reports that the number one citizen felicitated with Christians and the entire citizens as they celebrate another Christmas in commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Buhari in a statement signed by him and made available to newsmen on Friday (today) expressed sorry that the world will not be able to celebrate Christmas again this year as it used to in years past, due to the resurgence of the Coronavirus pandemic in its new variant, Omicron.

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday approved a request by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for a loan of N18,225,336,103.89 from the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning.

Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Eromosele Ebhomele.

The loan is meant to ensure speedy completion of projects like the Lekki-Epe Expressway.

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reacted to the limitation of religious gatherings to 50 percent capacity by the Federal Government.

Naija News reports that the Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, had announced that religious gatherings will be reduced to 50 percent capacity.

In a statement on Thursday in Abuja, Mustapha directed that the restriction must be adhered to with full compliance to public health measures.

Human rights activist and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore has called out former Nigerian military president, General Ibrahim Babangida for endorsing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for the 2023 presidency.

Sowore on Friday criticized Babangida as someone with little political relevance in the present dispensation.

Naija News recalls Babangida endorsed the Vice President when he was visited by the Osinbajo Grassroots Organisation at his Hilltop residence in Minna, Niger capital, on Thursday.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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