Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News’ roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Wednesday August 10, 2022
Defense Headquarters said the Nigerian Army arrested the attackers at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.
The Chief of the Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor, said so on Tuesday during a media briefing at the Defense Headquarters, Abuja.
Irabor revealed that the attackers were arrested by the army in collaboration with other security agencies, adding that the terrorists would face the wrath of the law.
The Chief of the Defense Staff added that the suspects would be paraded after the conclusion of the ongoing investigation into the matter.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said that the federal government under President Muhammadu Buharil has threatened the state and Ondo State over the Akure-Ado Ekiti road project.
The Governor revealed this when reacting to the visit of the Minister of State for Transport, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, to the Minister of Public Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, regarding the project.
Fayemi, via a statement made public on Tuesday, noted that the FG had refused to hand over the road project to the states concerned.
He said they asked for permission to do the road and the toll but the FG refused.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday denied accepting Senate President Ahmad Lawan and former Niger Delta Affairs Minister Godswill Akpabio as senatorial candidates for Yobe North and Akwa Ibom North senatorial districts. -West respectively.
The INEC also denied publishing the details of the two politicians as All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates for senatorial positions in their respective states.
The denial was contained in a statement by the national commissioner and chairman of the commission’s voter information and education committee, Festus Okoye, following online reports that the election arbitrator recognized Lawan and Akpabio as candidates for the 2023 senatorial elections.
Okoye added that following the INEC decision, the case has been taken to court by some of the parties involved and the court is yet to issue a final decision.
He clarified that the certified true copy (CTC) of Form EC9 submitted by APC which was submitted by INEC based on a court order is what some people misinterpret as Lawan and Akpabio were accepted as party candidates.
Chief of Defense Staff General Lucky Irabor said the military was doing its best to ensure the safe rescue of the remaining victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
Naija News recalls that more than 60 people were abducted and others killed in an attack on the train bound for Abuja-Kaduna on March 28, 2022.
Speaking at a Tuesday media conference in Abuja, Irabor said the military and other security agencies remained committed to rescuing the remaining passengers in captivity.
The Chief of Defense said that as a result of military air operations, many bandit leaders and their fighters were neutralized in the North West.
In particular, he revealed that the soldiers, on August 6, killed a notorious bandit leader, Alhaji Abdulkareen and his fighters in the region.
He said the army has stepped up air and ground operations to deal with criminals in all parts of the country, adding that several successes have been recorded lately.
The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, Abdullahi Adamu, has condemned the recent threat by minority lawmakers in the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that minority lawmakers in the Senate last week gave President Buhari six weeks to address general insecurity in the country or face impeachment.
The PDP caucus in the House of Representatives also joined the six-week ultimatum after a meeting of the PDP caucus in the National Assembly.
Although the presidency called the impeachment threat “childish antics of the opposition,” some APC senators supported the impeachment decision.
Speaking during an interview with Trust TV on Tuesday, Senator Adamu described the lawmakers’ decision to impeach President Buhari as a sad development.
The CPA president claimed that the minority lawmakers behind the impeachment threat no longer plan to carry him out.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has warned the youths to refrain from activities that could lead to another civil war in the country.
The Governor said this during his address at the closing ceremony of the orientation course held for National Youth Service Corps 2022 Batch B (Stream 2) members stationed in Kaduna State.
He said the country could not handle another civil war.
Represented by the state’s acting governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, El-Rufai described the civil war “as unnecessary savagery” that Nigeria cannot afford to repeat.
He pleaded with members of the corps to stand up for what is good for the country and what will build a united Nigeria.
The Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor, assured that despite rising insecurity in Nigeria, the upcoming general elections in 2023 will be held as scheduled.
Irabor, who spoke at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday at the Defense Headquarters in Abuja, said the military remained steadfast in its commitment to protecting the lives of citizens and democratic ideals in the country. .
He assured that his men will do everything possible so that nothing prevents the poll from being held.
Naija News understands that there are tensions in the country over whether the 2023 elections will be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the country as planned.
This is when the activities of terrorists and bandits continue to increase across the states despite the efforts of security officers.
However, Irabor on Tuesday reiterated the army’s commitment to protecting Nigerian democracy, noting that it has not changed its position.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has revealed why he is inviting opposition party members to commission projects in the state.
This comes after Governor Wike on Monday invited Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to commission projects in the state.
The governor-elect on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party welcomed former Sokoto State Governor Aliyu Wamakko to the state on Tuesday.
Wike, while defending the reason for inviting members of the opposition party, said he wanted them to come see what he did and take the message home.
The Governor of Rivers State said as much during the commissioning of the Ogbunuabali Eastern Bypass Dual Road in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
Nigerian pharmaceutical manufacturers have reportedly received as much as N100 billion to improve local production of drugs and medical consumables.
President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed this on Tuesday while addressing the new executive members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Naija News reports.
The Nigerian leader said the fund was approved and expanded through support from the Central Bank of Nigeria to the private pharmaceutical sector.
He added that the Health Sector Reform Committee chaired by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, is currently studying models for revitalizing the national health system that would improve the quality of care and social benefits for health care providers. care.
Buhari said he also requested the Honorable Minister of Health to consider ways to turn the “brain drain” into “brain gain” by engaging the best Nigerian medical experts in the Diaspora in the repatriation of the knowledge and skills.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has boasted that people in his state will always listen to him when he asks them to vote in a particular direction.
Naija News reports that the Governor said so during the commissioning of the Ogbunuabali – Eastern Bypass Road dual project in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
According to the governor, misguided politicians in Rivers on Monday misrepresented his claim that the state was entirely in his sway.
Wike explained, “Because some people went to school late, they don’t understand when someone says I’m responsible for this state.
“I never said I was in charge of the votes in this state, but I know I can talk to my people, and my people will listen to me. Some people say I only have one vote , I agree. I can’t vote twice. I will only vote once. But because of the service I have given to the people of this state, the state will listen to me.
He also said that his widely recognized outstanding stewardship reflects his ability and passion to deliver sustainable development to the people of Rivers State.
Wike said his ability to deliver has nothing to do with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).