Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 18th June 2022.
Ahead of the 2023 election, the Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party and national leader of the Kwankwasiya movement, Rabiu Kwankwaso has affirmed that victory is sure and Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubarkar are no threats to him.
Speaking in an interview with Punch, Kwankwaso said NNPP is popular across the country and he will not be stepping down for anyone.
The presidential candidate said Nigerians are yearning for someone who can unite the country, improve the education system and end the issues of insecurity.
The Deputy Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Mohammed has been impeached.
Naija News gathered that Mohammed who represents Akpa 1 State Constituency was impeached during an emergency sitting held at the State Assembly complex in Lokoja.
Hon. Enema Paul, the member representing Dekina/Okura Constituency made this known in a motion of urgent importance reason the floor of the assembly.
The assembly accused Muhammed alongside 3 other principal officers of gross misconduct and arbitrary use of their offices. The three principal leaders are; Bello Hassan Balogun (Majority Leader), Idris Ndako (Deputy Majority Leader), and Hon. Edoko Moses Ododo (Chief Whip).
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has disclosed the names of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) commanders that were killed by troops of the Nigerian Army recently.
ISIS released the list of ISWAP commanders killed by soldiers and Multinational Joint Task Force operatives in a video following the continued attack on the terrorists in Lake Chad and the fringes of Sambisa forest.
According to an intelligence report, troops of the Nigerian Army had some weeks ago stormed the camp of the terrorists, which harboured more than 3,000 ISWAP fighters.
Naija News gathered that the troops and the ISWAP terrorists were locked in a gun battle which lasted for more than three hours during the encounter.
The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has issued a stern warning to unknown gunmen terrorizing the southeast.
Kanu in a statement on Friday said the days of the unknown gunmen and their activities are numbered in the southeast as they will be arrested and made to face the law.
The position of Kanu was made known by his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor who disclosed that the IPOB leader spoke during their meeting with him at the facility of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday.
A few hours before the commencement of the 2022 governorship election in Ekiti State, Segun Oni may be disqualified as the candidate for the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
This is as the SDP has filed a suit before a federal high court in Ado Ekiti seeking his disqualification as the party’s governorship candidate.
Naija News understands the plaintiffs in the case submitted that Oni didn’t participate in any valid primary election conducted by the party.
The suit marked FHC/C/31/2022 and filed on Wednesday, has the SDP as the first plaintiff, while Ishola Agboola, Tunde Alabi and Kehinde Rufus are the second, third and fourth plaintiffs, respectively.
A political activist and social commentator, Deji Adeyanju has submitted that the 2023 presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu must tell the public the source of his income.
He questioned the general submission that Tinubu made his money in the past as no one is able to categorically point to his business interests and sources of income.
Making reference to the bullion vans spotted at Tinubu’s Lagos residence on the eve of the 2019 presidential election, Adeyanju queried how the APC candidate can lay claim to so much wealth that it takes more than one bullion van to move his cash.
Apex Igbo Socio-Cultural Organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi to forgive the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Fr. Ejike Mbaka for tagging him ‘stingy man’.
The group commended the Enugu Diocese of Catholic Church, led by Bishop Onaga for distancing itself from the statement of Mbaka against Obi.
According to Ohanaeze, Mbaka was paid by a South-East Governor to sow seeds of discord in attempting to halt his presidential ambition.
The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has been condemned by some groups for accepting to be the running mate of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.
Naija News had earlier reported that former Vice President announced Okowa as his running mate on Thursday at the national secretariat of the PDP.
The groups claimed that Okowa betrayed the stand that power should shift to the South ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
According to the groups, its is disappointing that Okowa who is the Chairman of the South-South Governors’ Forum would go against the stand of other Southern Governors.
The camp of the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has condemned the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar for picking the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
Naija News had earlier reported that the former Vice President on Thursday announced Okowa as his running mate at the National Secretariat of the party.
The loyalists of Governor Wike who stated that it was the right of Atiku to pick his running, condemned him for not following the decision of a committee set up to pick the party’s Vice Presidential candidate.
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have hailed the emergence of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as the running mate of the party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Naija News had earlier reported that Atiku announced Okowa as his running mate at the National Secretariat of the opposition party in Abuja on Thursday.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Atiku revealed that he chose Okowa because he has the qualities to be the President and has an appreciation of the deep rot in which the country has been put into.