Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, SUNDAY
2023: Some Presidential Aspirants Should Be In Jail – Obasanjo
Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said some presidential aspirants should be in jail.
The elder statesman noted that some politician who are interested in becoming president should be in jail if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) performs its assignment.
Obasanjo stated this while speaking at an international symposium to mark his 85th birthday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The event was a teamed theme, ‘Africa Narrative with Nigeria Situation’.
I Helped Buhari, Aregbesola, Fayemi, Others Achieve Political Goals – Bola Tinubu Boasts
A presidential aspirant and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has revealed that he helped a lot of people achieve their political goals.
The former Lagos State governor made this known when a paid a visit to the traditional rulers in the three senatorial district of Ondo State.
Speaking at the palace of the Deji of Akure, Tinubu said he was in the state to seek the monarch’s support for his presidential aspiration.
According to him, he helped Muhammadu Buhari to become president.
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I Became A Bandit To Protect Lives Of My People – Bello Turji
Notorious bandit kingpin Bello Turji has disclosed that he joined banditry to protect the lives of his people that are being killed by a group called Yan Sakai.
In an interview with Trust TV, Turji said he became a bandit following the constant attacks on his village, Fakai village in Shinkafi Local Government in Zamfara State.
He claimed that Yan Sakai members during an attack on his village rustled over 1,000 cattle, injured villagers and killed six children, stressing that the activities of the group made him and some other Fulani youths become bandits.
The bandit kingpin also accused Yan Sakai members of connivance with security agents to harass and extort the Fulani in the state.
I Have Disagreed With Obasanjo On Important Issues – Bola Tinubu
Presidential hopeful and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has hailed former President Olusegun Obasanjo as he marks his 85th birthday.
In a congratulatory statement sent to Naija News on Saturday by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu praised Obasanjo for his patriotism and unfailing commitment to the unity of the country.
He stated that although he has disagreed with Obasanjo on many important issues, he added that their debates have always remained professional.
2023: Why I’m Backing Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition – Emir Of Katsina
The Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmuminin Kabir Usman, has revealed why he is backing the presidential ambition of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Usman said he is supporting Tinubu to become the next president in 2023 because the presidential hopeful assisted him in many ways when he was a district head.
The monarch said he will contribute to the campaign of the former governor of Lagos and advise him where necessary considering their long-standing relationship.
He made this known on Friday when he received members of the Arewa Organisations Movement for Asiwaju led by Senator Abu Ibrahim at his palace in Katsina.
Third Batch Of Nigerians Stranded In Ukraine Arrive Abuja
The Nigerian Government has received the third batch of stranded Nigerians from Ukraine in Abuja.
The evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, at 11:50 pm on Friday from Budapest, Hungary aboard Air Peace.
In a tweet via its Twitter handle, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) said the Nigerians were received by its officials at the Abuja airport.
Turji Speaks On Having Connection With ISWAP/Boko Haram
Notorious bandit kingpin Bello Turji has disclosed that he has no connection with ISWAP and Boko Haram members.
Notorious bandit, Bello Turji made this submission in an interview with Trust Television published on Daily Trust on Saturday.
Turji said he does not need to have any links with ISWAP and Boko Haram because he has no political agenda or looking to establish his own territory.
He said: “We are not interested in establishing any religious organization. We are not aspiring to have a territory of our own, and we don’t have any political aspirations.”
INEC Fixes Date To Suspend Continuous Voter Registration
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed a date to halt the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration exercise.
In a chat with reporters on Friday, Rotimi Oyekanmi, spokesman to the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said the electoral body might suspend the exercise in July.
He made this known to reporters on the side line of the ongoing two-day Editorial Capacity Building Workshop for INEC Public Affairs Officers in Lagos.
Oyekanmi stated that INEC decided to disclose the date for suspension in order to dissuade Nigerians who were waiting for the last-minute rush before registering.
Event Centre Where Petrol Was Used As Souvenir Sealed
Havillah Event Centre, Oniru, where petrol was used as a souvenir at a party has been sealed by the Lagos State Government for violating safety regulations.
Punch reports that the event centre was sealed by officials of the Lagos Safety Commission and the Rapid Response Squad “for Contravening Public Safety Rules”.
Gbenga Omotoso, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy spokesman, on Saturday revealed that the state government would probe the use of petrol as souvenir at a party.
The statement came after the agency’s attention was drawn to a viral video showing kegs of petrol being handed out as souvenirs at an events centre in Lagos.
Why I Shared Fuel As Souvenir At Lagos Party – Ogbolu
The socialite who shared fuel as a souvenir in Lagos State during a recent event has been identified as Pearl Chidinma Ogbolu.
Ogbolu while explaining the reason behind her action said she only wanted to show appreciation to guests who turned up for her chieftaincy installation ceremony despite the hard times caused by fuel scarcity.
Taking to her Instagram account on Saturday where she shared a statement, she also apologized for her action which she described as ‘momentary indiscretion.’
Ogbolu wrote: “I want to use this medium to apologize for the momentary indiscretion of bringing fuel souvernirs into the hall.”