Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Friday, June 24th 2022.
The PUNCH: National Assembly members, who failed to win their parties’ tickets for the 2023 elections, are set for a showdown with state governors and their aides. Findings by our correspondents showed that in states such as Benue, Kebbi, Zamfara, Delta, Ekiti and Ogun, governors or their loyalists defeated incumbent Senators and the House of Representatives members to clinch their parties’ tickets during last month’s primaries.
The Guardian: Almost two years after the Federal Government launched the Autogas Initiative on the back of National Gas Expansion Programme, prevailing circumstances, especially with rising cost of diesel, is forcing motorists, most importantly those with high fuel-consuming vehicles, to convert their diesel engines to petrol, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
Vanguard: Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife Beatrice, were, yesterday, remanded in the UK Police custody, after they were arraigned before the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court for alleged conspiracy to facilitate the travel of another person for organ harvesting.
The Nation: Couple arrested at airport in presence of High Commission officials. Remanded till July 7 over allegations of organ harvest, others.
The desperation to save the life of their daughter yesterday landed former Senate Deputy President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka, in London detention.
Daily Trust: Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, charged with alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child in the United Kingdom, face life imprisonment if found guilty and convicted to maximum sentence under the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015).
Thank you for reading, that is all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.