Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Saturday 9th July 2022


Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday 9th July 2022.

An earlier call by the Islamic State to its members and affiliates to work for the release of their members from government prisons should have been enough signal for a sensible country shaken by ISWAP to fortify its prisons or at least move the terrorists held in a medium security prison. to a secure installation. Not Nigeria and the lethargic government it has been hitched with. Aside from this warning in the public domain, Nigerian taxpayer-run intelligence agencies should have more actionable information about what terrorists were doing in Nigeria. The reason why their plot to carry out a brazen attack on an alleged fortified installation in the Federal Capital Territory was not averted is a tar that can never be washed from the current administration.

Assuming the intelligence agencies have failed to live up to their raison d’etre, what about the intelligence shared by Tukur Mamu, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi’s media aide, regarding the impending attack on Kuje prison by Ansaru terrorists? On Wednesday, Nigerians woke up to news that terrorists had bombed Kuje medium security detention center in Abuja on Tuesday night. During the invasion of the facility guarded by dozens of soldiers, secret service agents, police officers and members of Nigeria’s Security and Civil Defense Corps, the terrorists freed 600 detainees. Reacting to the developments, Defense Minister Bashir Magashi revealed that the 64 Boko Haram terrorists held at the facility have escaped. Islamic State West Africa Province The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has since claimed responsibility for the attack, releasing a 30-second video clip of his gunmen setting fire to vehicles parked at the scene.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and other All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders visited Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Friday.

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was among the APC leaders who visited the Governor, with former Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose also present.

Naija News reports that APC leaders met Wike at the Rivers State Governor’s private residence in Port Harcourt.

Details of the closed-door meeting are not yet known, but it may have something to do with the 2023 presidential election.

Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi has unveiled his running mate for the 2023 parliamentary elections.

Naija News reports that Obi on Friday announced Senator Datti Baba Ahmed, a former presidential candidate, as his running mate.

Speaking at the unveiling, Baba-Ahmed said he agreed to be Obi’s running mate because he believed in his ability to make Nigeria live up to his bill.

He added that he was also confident that Obi would not mismanage the nation’s wealth.

Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, founder of Baze University Abuja, was announced Friday as the Labor Party vice-presidential candidate at the Labor Party national headquarters in Abuja.

The 46-year-old was a former lawmaker who represented the Kaduna North Senatorial District.

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje claimed on Friday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) could put forward a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential race.

According to Ganduje, the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu was advised to choose a Muslim running mate and he accepted.

The Kano State Governor made the revelation as he welcomed around 100 Islamic clerics to the Kano State government headquarters as part of activities marking this year’s Eid Al Kabir.

“We advised him to choose a Muslim MP and he accepted,” Ganduje reportedly said.

Defending his position, the Governor argued that a Muslim-Muslim ticket is not new in Nigeria and citizens should come to terms with the reality of what is to come.

Details of the emergency National Security Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday have been released.

Naija News earlier reported that President Buhari met with department heads at the presidential villa in Abuja following the attack on Kuje prison in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Federation Government Secretary Boss Mustapha and some ministers were present at the meeting.

Others present at the meeting included heads of departments, the president’s chief of staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Advisor (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retired).

Also present were interior ministers, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi; Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retired); and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

the Chief of the Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor; the Chief of the Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; and Air Chief of Staff Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao were also present.

The federal government led by Muhammadu Buhari has started uploading biographical data of terrorists and other criminals who escaped from Kuje Medium Correctional Center to the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) database.

Recall that members of the Islamic State in the West Africa Province (ISWAP) had attacked the establishment on Tuesday evening, freeing more than 500 detainees, including the main commanders of Boko Haram, Ansaru and kidnapping the kingpin Wadume.

Speaking to The PUNCH on Thursday, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) spokesman Umar Abubakar said details of most of the escapees had already been uploaded.

He said the NCoS had released the detainees’ names, photos and other data to other security agencies and border authorities.

The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked Kuje Maximum Correctional Center on Tuesday evening, freeing all 64 Boko Haram members at the facility.

Naija News reports that 994 detainees fled during the attack, 115 refused to escape while 445 were recaptured or surrendered to security officers.

It was found that on Thursday, 580 inmates were back at the facility and 414 of the escapees were still missing.

Among the 64 Boko Haram terrorists who sadly escaped on Tuesday night is a certain Mustapha Umar, a man who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison by a Federal High Court in 2013 for bombing the Kaduna office of the ThisDay newspapers.

Recall that Judge Adeniyi Ademola ordered Mustapha to spend the rest of his life in prison for bombing the ThisDay office with 12 gas canisters from the camp in 2012.

According to The PUNCH, others who escaped include Yasir Salihu aka Dan Birni, a Boko Haram member who confessed to killing an influential Kaduna cleric, Sheikh Auwal Albani, on the orders of late Boko Haram leader Abubakar. Shekau.

The Federal Government has released the biographical data and photos of sixty-four (64) terrorists who escaped from Kuje Medium Correctional Center in Abuja.

This is because they have all been declared wanted, reports Naija News.

According to information made available to reporters by the Nigerian Correctional Service Public Relations Officer, Abubakar Umar, the escapees are members of the terrorist group Boko Haram.

He urged members of the public with useful information that could lead to the re-arrest of fugitive detainees to contact the nearest security agency.

It will be recalled that following Tuesday’s attack on Kuje prison by terrorists in which many inmates were released and escaped, Defense Minister Bashir Magashi revealed that all terrorists held in Kuje prison escaped.

879 of the 994 detainees in police custody had escaped, including terrorists and high profile criminals. Officials said 64 of the escapees are members of the Boko Haram terror group.

Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was confirmed dead after he was shot dead during a campaign event on Friday.

The development was confirmed Friday morning by public broadcaster NHK and news agency Jiji.

Naija News previously shared a video of the moment the former Japanese prime minister was shot dead by an as yet unidentified man.

A man in a gray shirt and brown pants had approached from behind, before pulling something out of a bag and firing.

At least two shots appear to have been fired, each producing a cloud of smoke.

Video of the incident shows Abe collapsing in the street, with several security guards running towards him before he was rushed to hospital.

The decision of some People’s Democratic Party stakeholders to replace Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa with Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike as the party’s vice presidential candidate was rejected by Atiku Abubakar.

Actors from the main opposition party had taken the plunge as a means of restoring party unity.

Governor Wike and his loyalists do not appear to support Atiku’s presidential ambitions before the 2023 general election.

Recall that a committee responsible for choosing the party’s vice-presidential candidate chose Wike, but the former vice-president ignored their recommendation and announced Okowa as his running mate.

The development saw some governors and former governors of the party express their displeasure with the action of the party’s presidential candidate.

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


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