Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Tuesday July 19, 2022

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Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News’ roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Tuesday, July 19, 2022

In order to curb the relentless attacks on schools in rural areas of the country, the federal government is considering adopting specific measures to prevent bandits and other criminal elements from committing their despicable acts.

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Andrew David Adejo revealed this today, Monday, during the 81st Joint Advisory Committee on Education, held in Yola, the capital of the Adamawa State.

He said some of the measures will include abolishing boarding schools in rural areas for now, creating a special security unit for schools, introducing security studies into the curriculum of our institutions.

According to him, other measures will be the instruction of students and teachers on emergency measures, the construction of perimeter walls around schools and the installation of video surveillance/alarm systems in our schools.

A former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, said Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike was incited by some people against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar .

It was just as the PDP leader added that the crisis rocking the party would be handled wisely, saying it was normal to have infighting in politics.

Lamido, a former foreign minister under the administration of former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, however, revealed that Governor Wike is a committed and responsible man but shows signs of youthful exuberance.

Speaking in an interview with Kano-anchored BBC Hausa, Alhaji Lamido said the victory of the PDP in the Osun state gubernatorial elections was a good sign for the party.

Members of the Oyo State Assembly have removed Engineer Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan as deputy governor of the state.

Naija News understands lawmakers impeached Olaniyan around 11:30 a.m. Monday during the House plenary, noting that the impeachment takes effect immediately.

This follows the reading and adoption of the recommendations of a report by the seven-man panel set up by the state’s Chief Justice, Munta Abimbola, to investigate the allegations made against the Deputy Governor.

The report was read on the floor by House Majority Leader Sanjo Adedoyin and Olaniyan was found guilty of all charges against him.

Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has reacted to a video showing him limping.
Atiku, in a statement released by his press aide, Paul Ibe, said he was in good and robust health.

He questioned the purpose of the people behind the viral video.

The statement released by the former Vice President reads: “Our attention has been drawn to a report and video in a section of the media claiming to be a ‘sick’ Atiku Abubakar being helped by an assistant strapped to his seatbelt. .

Nothing could be further from the truth. For the record, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is in good health.

Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the investigation of controversial singer Portable for his allegations of forming ‘A Million Boys’ and ‘Ajah boy’.

Naija News understands that the rising singer [Habeeb Okikiola] claimed in a viral video that he founded the murderous sectarian group terrorizing the people of Lagos and Ogun states.

Portable’s comment has since sparked backlash on social media as netizens demand the singer be warned.

“Open your ears and listen to me, have you heard of Ajah Boys, One Million Boys, I am their founder. Go ask Sammy larry,” Portable said in the viral video shared earlier.

Responding, Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi announced on Monday evening that IGP Baba had ordered an investigation into the singer.

Adejobi said the investigation was necessary as part of the forceful effort to fish out stalwarts and sponsors of sectarian groups in the country.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has yet to make a final decision on whether or not to retain sensitive election materials for the 2023 elections with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as it usually does.

This was made known by the CENI Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye.

It will be recalled that INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu had, following the declared interest of CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele in the 2023 presidential race before eventually stepping down, said that the Electoral body may need to consider alternative options for storing sensitive information. materials so as not to compromise the process.

However, Okoye said, due to the logistics involved in holding a general election and the volume of material that needs to be moved, INEC is actively weighing its options.

He added during a Sunrise Daily interview session with Channels TV that a final decision on the matter has yet to be made as the commission has yet to meet with the CBN to review plans for the elections. of 2023.

Okoye disclosed that for the logistics involved in the Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) moved the materials to the airport and they were sent directly to the government offices. ‘INEC.

He pointed out that this was possible as these were stand-alone elections with a limited number of voters and the strategy might not work in the 2023 general elections where many states and Abuja will be involved simultaneously.

The Oyo State Assembly has approved the appointment of Adebayo Lawal as Deputy Governor of the State.

This follows the removal of engineer Rauf Olaniyan by lawmakers on Monday.

As previously reported by Naija News, lawmakers impeached Olaniyan around 11:30 a.m. Monday during the House plenary, noting that the impeachment takes effect immediately.

This follows the reading and adoption of the recommendations of a report by the seven-man panel set up by the state’s Chief Justice, Munta Abimbola, to investigate the allegations made against the Deputy Governor.

The report was read on the floor by House Majority Leader Sanjo Adedoyin and Olaniyan was found guilty of all charges against him.

In a quick move, state lawmakers have now approved Lawal’s nomination as Olaniyan’s replacement.

It is understood that state governor Seyi Makinde had earlier forwarded Lawal’s name for consideration and approval by lawmakers.

It’s more than 24 hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party the winner of the Osun gubernatorial election and the All Progressives Congress, the APC has yet to have them. congratulated.

The PDP standard bearer defeated incumbent governor Gboyega Oyetola in a hotly contested battle.

The former senator won in 17 of 30 local government areas in the poll of 3,763 units. Adeleke received 403,371 votes while Oyetola got 375,027.

Oyetola spoke on Sunday but declined to congratulate his challenger.

However, DAILY POST reported that the APC has yet to issue a congratulatory message as they do not want to preempt the incumbent governor.

According to the publication, a source told their correspondent that the ruling party is studying the election result.

The Zamfara State government under Governor Bello Matawalle has suspended the Emir of Birnin’ Yandoto, Alhaji Aliyu Marafa for bestowing a chieftaincy title on a notorious notorious bandit leader, Ada Aleru.

A report had emerged earlier that the emirate had decided to give Aleru a traditional title in a bid to find lasting peace in the crisis-torn emirates of Tsafe and Yandoton Daji and other parts of Zamfara and Tajik states. Katsina, which the terrorist had constantly attacked with his fighters.

Naija News has learned that the awarding of the title followed a dialogue between the elders of the emirate and the terrorist leader.

The emirate’s elders had called on the murderous bandit in March to stop attacking communities in the emirate.

The state government, however, just 24 hours after the terrorist was awarded the chieftaincy title, announced the suspension of the monarch involved with immediate effect.

The development was confirmed in a statement by Zamfara State Cabinet Secretary Kabiru Balarabe Sardauna, Naija News reports.

The government therefore appointed the head of ‘Yandoto district, Alhaji Mahe Garba Marafa, to take charge of the affairs of the emirate.

The deposed Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan has reacted to the report of the seven-man panel which recommended his removal.

Naija News earlier reported that assembly members impeached Olaniyan around 11:30 a.m. Monday during the chamber plenum, noting that the impeachment takes effect immediately.

This follows the reading and adoption of the recommendations of a report by the seven-man panel set up by the state’s Chief Justice, Munta Abimbola, to investigate the allegations made against the Deputy Governor.

The report was read on the floor by House Majority Leader Sanjo Adedoyin and Olaniyan was found guilty of all charges against him.

Speaking about the verdict, Olaniyan, in a statement from his attorney on Monday, faulted the state’s Chief Justice, Judge Munta Abimbola, for assembling the seven-man panel, alleging that the panel formed to investigate him had been paid to do what they did.

He described the panel as a charade, adding that it is unfortunate that the panel members allowed themselves to be used for dirty work.

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

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