Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Wednesday July 27, 2022

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Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News’ roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Wednesday 27th July 2022

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday stressed in Liberia the need to deepen democracy in the West African sub-region.

He also stressed that for peace and security to reign in Africa, democracy and good governance must be strengthened by the leaders of the countries of the continent.

Naija News reports that President Buhari declared them in a message of goodwill to the government and people of Liberia on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the West African nation’s independence.

According to details made available in a statement on Tuesday by his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the Nigerian leader “called on West African leaders to do everything in their power to s ensure that elections are held in their countries in an atmosphere of trust, freedom and transparency as this is the only way to protect the sub-region from the scourge of unconstitutional takeovers which have recently emerged in three countries .

The Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), the Lagos State chapter, has given the federal government a two-week ultimatum to resolve its issues with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Naija News reports that Lagos NLC Chairperson Agnes Sessy said this during a protest held in Ikeja, the state capital, on Tuesday.

She warned that failure to comply with ASUU’s demands could lead to a massive nationwide protest, similar to the infamous 2020 ENDSARS protest.

“If the federal government does not resolve the strike within two weeks, there will be a nationwide mass protest. In fact, the ENDSARS protest would be a breeze,” Sessy said.

This news platform reports that the union had taken to the streets of Lagos to protest against the ongoing ASUU strike.

The Nigerian Police has ensured the residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, with full security and protection.

The assurance was given in a statement on Tuesday by the Force’s public relations officer, Muyiwa Adejobi.

He assured that the police were sparing no effort to secure and fortify Abuja and its environs, adding that the Force was working with other security agencies in the country to protect the lives and property of the people of the capital.

Adejobi assured that they are all ready to prevent any unpleasant incident or happening in the city and Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba ordered the deployment of additional assets in the FCT.

Osun State Governor-elect Ademola Adeleke has formed a 37-member transition committee.

The committee would help facilitate a smooth transition between the incumbent administration led by Governor Gboyega Oyetola and his administration.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Adeleke the winner of the July 16, 2022 gubernatorial election in Osun State.

Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party beat state governor Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress.

Adeleke’s media office noted on Tuesday that the transition committee includes seasoned technocrats, current and former public office holders and experts from a variety of fields.

The statement titled “Adeleke Constitutes a Transitional Committee” was released by the PDP’s media director in the state, Oladele Bamiji, on Tuesday.

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Tuesday called on the federal government to be accountable for the billion-dollar security fund jointly set up by the federation’s 36 states to fight the insurgency in the country.

Ortom made the call as he spoke to Makurdi reporters about security issues in the state, wondering how the federal government had spent the huge sum of money and insecurity continued unabated in the country.

The governor revealed that he had mandated his deputy, Benson Abounu, who represented him in a virtual meeting of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, to seek clarification on the matter.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday delivered a letter to the 9th Senate led by Ahmad Lawan requesting the confirmation of 19 candidates as Resident Election Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The President made the request in a letter dated July 25, 2022 and sent to the upper house of the National Assembly.

The letter was read by the president of the Senate on Tuesday in plenary session.

President Buhari noted that the request submitted to the legislators is in line with the provisions of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

According to President Buhari, five of the names forwarded to the upper house are Resident Election Commissioners for reappointment, while the remaining fourteen (14) are for new appointments.

All owners of private interstate passenger transport companies in Nigeria (APTCON) have entered into plans to increase bus fares on interstate routes by 25%.

APTCON made this known in an internal memo sent to all members of the association titled “Notification of Price Increase Effective August 25, 2022” and obtained by Naija News.

According to the internal memo, APTCON asked members to initiate the rate increase by August 25, 2022, blaming “the difficult economic situation as well as the recently announced increase in gasoline prices at pumps across the countries” for the increase in bus fares.

APTCON said that together with its member companies, they have unanimously agreed that a marginal increase in interstate transmission rates is inevitable.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday forwarded the name of Nigeria’s Acting Chief Justice, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, to the Senate for confirmation.

Justice Ariwoola was appointed acting CJN following the retirement of his predecessor, Justice Tanko Muhammad.

Judge Muhammad reportedly resigned from office on June 27, 2022 over health concerns.

Tanko’s resignation came just two weeks after fourteen Supreme Court justices filed a motion over corruption allegations against him.

The judges in the motion accused Tanko of non-payment of their lawful rights, including poor working conditions

President Buhari called on Tuesday, in a letter forwarded to the upper house and read out by Senate President Ahmad Lawan during the plenary, for Justice Olukayode to become the substantive NJC.

Popular human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of inflicting hardship and suffering on Nigerians since he came to power in 2015.

Speaking in Lagos State on Tuesday at the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) protest held in solidarity with striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Falana said that rather than resolving the problems, Buhari resorted to unnecessary trips around the world. .

The lead attorney has therefore called the president out as he seems tired of governance.

On Tuesday, lawmakers in the House of Representatives distanced themselves from an alleged plan to impeach President Femi Gbajabiamila.

There had been reports (not from Naija News) that the Northern Caucus in the lower house intends to impeach Gbajabiamila over the controversial water resources bill.

The controversial Water Resources Bill, which seeks to bring all water resources (surface and groundwater) and shoreline water sources under federal control, was first introduced in the 8th Assembly.

The bill was rejected by lawmakers in the 8th Assembly.

The bill was again presented to the chamber of the House of Representatives on June 29.

Lawmakers, however, in Tuesday’s plenary debunked the report on Gbajabiamila’s impeachment planning.

House members condemned the report, insisting they strongly support the speaker.

The matter was then referred to the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges for further investigation.

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

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