Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 2nd February 2020

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US Travel Ban Caused By Leadership Failure: Peter Obi

Peter Obi, a former Anambra State governor says the immigration visa ban imposed on Nigeria by the United States was caused by leadership failure. Countries affected by the ban alongside Nigeria are Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Tanzania.

The travel ban for these countries will only apply to immigrant visa, according to an official. “It’s focused on people who want to reside in the U.S, not people who want to visit.

Pandemonium As Strange Disease Kills Four In Benue

More than 100 persons are battling with head, stomach aches, fever, diarrhea as strange ailment kills five in Benue state. The strange ailment reportedly broke out in the border settlement of Oye-Obi, an Island bordering Obi and Oju Local Government Areas, LGA, of Benue State. Caretaker Chairman of Oju LGA, Mr Alicia Eru while speaking in Makurdi on Friday said some of the victims had been moved from the Oju General Hospital, GHO, to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, BSUTH, for further investigation and treatment.

Nigeria Can Tackle Coronavirus: Health Minister

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, says the Nigeria has the capacity to detect and respond to the coronavirus if it finds its way into the country.More than 170 persons have been killed while thousands infected by the deadly coronavirus,which originated in Wuhan, China.There are reports that the new vurus originated from a food market that “conducted illegal transactions of wild animals” in Wuhan.

Living In Nigeria Is More Life-Threatening: Peter Obi

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, says living in Nigeria, is more life-threatening than anything else.

Obi, who was the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, said this during an interview with ThisDay.

On whether he has ever had a near-death experience, he said: “What is more threatening to someone than living in Nigeria? We live under constant threats here.

EFCC Subjected Me To Traumatising Interrogation: Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central at the 8th Senate has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of subjecting him to trauma, arising interrogation in their custody. The former Senator, who spent a month in the custody of the anti-graft agency, made this known in a press statement made available to the media on Saturday. He accused operatives of the EFCC of subjecting him to polygraph lie detector tests and also seized his phones.

Call Oshiomhole To Order, Obaseki Tells Presidency, IGP

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, has called on the presidency and inspector-general of police to caution Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying no k e is above the law.

According to the Edo state governor, Oshiomhole’s ambition to be “ultimate godfather” is not worth the lives of people of the state.

In a statement by Crusoe Osagie, media aide to the governor, Obaseki said this when he received a delegation from the Omega Fire Ministries International led by Azemhe Azena, a pastor.

Why Goje’s Criminal Case Was Withrawn 3 Days After Pulling Out From Senate President Race: Malami

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation says the N25 billion fraud case against Danjuma Goje, senator representing Gombe central, was withdrawn because the federal government has the constitutional right to do so.Shortly after Goje withdrew from the race for Senate president and endorsed Ahmad Lawan, the consensus candidate of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the criminal case against him by the FG was dropped.

US Visa Ban: Don’t Punish Nigerians Because Of Buhari’s Failures, Atiku Tells Trump

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has urged President Donald Trump not to punish Nigerians for the shortcomings and failure of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Atiku was reacting to the immigrant visa ban placed by the United States on Nigeria, saying that Nigeria has been a major force for America’s development.

Buhari Is Not A Religious Bigot: Apostle Suleman

Apostle Johnson Suleman, senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), says President Muhammadu Buhari is not a religious bigot.

Speaking in an open letter he wrote to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman whom he had earlier lambasted over his comment against the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN), the cleric said he has deep respect for Buhari.

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