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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 27th July, 2022

 

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

1. Details Of What President Buhari Said In Liberia About Credible Elections, Security Emerges

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Liberia, emphasized the need to deepen democracy in the West African subregion.

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 on the continent.

Naija News reports President Buhari stated these in a goodwill message to the Government and people of Liberia on the occasion of the 175th Independence Anniversary of the West African nation.

According to the details made available in a statement on Tuesday by his senior special adviser on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the Nigerian leader “called on leaders in West Africa to do all within their powers to ensure that elections are conducted in their countries in an atmosphere of trust, freedom and transparency as this is the only way the sub-region can be insulated from the scourge of unconstitutional takeovers that reared its head in three countries recently.”

2. NLC Gives FG Ultimatum To End ASUU Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Lagos State chapter, has given the Federal Government two weeks ultimatum to resolve its issues with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

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

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

“If the Federal Government does not resolve the strike within two weeks, there would be a nationwide mass protest. In fact, the ENDSARS protest would be a child’s play,” Sessy said.

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

3. Abuja: Police Speak On FCT Security Amidst Concerns Of Terrorist Attack

The Nigeria Police Force has assured residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja of total security and protection.

The assurance was given in a statement on Tuesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi.

He assured that the Police is leaving no stone unturned in securing and fortifying Abuja and its environs, adding that the Force is working with other security agencies in the country to protect the lives and property of the residents of the capital city.

Adejobi assured that they are all out to forestall any ugly incidence or occurrence in the city and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the deployment of additional assets in the FCT.

4. Osun Governor-Elect, Adeleke Sets Up 37-Member Transition Committee

The Osun State Governor-Elect, Ademola Adeleke, has constituted a 37-member Transition Committee.

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

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Adeleke as the winner of the July 16th 2022 governorship election in Osun State.

Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party defeated the state Governor, Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress.

Adeleke’s Media office on Tuesday noted that the transition committee comprises seasoned technocrats, present and former public office holders, and experts from diverse fields.

The statement titled ‘Adeleke constitutes Transition Committee’ was released by the Media Director of PDP in the state, Oladele Bamiji on Tuesday.

5. Insecurity: Account For $1b Security Funds – Ortom Tells FG

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to account for the one billion dollars in security funds jointly put together by the 36 states of the federation to fight insurgency in the country.

Ortom made the call while addressing journalists in Makurdi on the security challenges in the state, wondering how the federal government had expended the huge sum of money and insecurity has continued unabated in the country.

The Governor disclosed that he had mandated his deputy, Benson Abounu who represented him at a virtual meeting of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF to seek clarifications on the matter.

6. Buhari Seeks Senate Confirmation For 19 Nominees As INEC Commissioners

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

The President made the plea in the letter dated 25th July 2022 and forwarded to the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

The letter was read by the Senate President on Tuesday during plenary.

President Buhari noted that the request before the lawmakers is in accordance 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 chamber are Resident Electoral Commissioners for renewal, while the other fourteen (14) are for fresh appointments.

7. Interstate Transport Company Owners To Increase Bus Fares, List Problems Affecting Industry

All Private Interstate Passengers Transport Company Owners of Nigeria (APTCON) have concluded plans to increase bus fares across interstate routes by 25 percent.

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

According to the Internal Memo, APTCON asked members to kickstart the increased fares by 25th August, 2022, blaming “harsh economic situation as well as the recently announced increase in petrol pump price across the country” for the increment in bus fares.

APTCON stated that, in collaboration with its member companies, they unanimously agreed that a marginal increase in interstate transportation fares is inevitable.

8. Buhari Forwards Justice Ariwoola’s Name To Senate For Confirmation As CJN

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

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

Justice Muhammad reportedly resigned from office on the 27th of June, 2022 over health-related issues.

Tanko’s resignation came barely two weeks after fourteen Justices of the Supreme Court filed a petition on allegations of corruption against him.

The Judges in the petition accused Tanko of non-payment of their legitimate entitlements, including poor working conditions

President Buhari on Tuesday in a letter forwarded to the upper chamber and read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary, called for Justice Olukayode to be made the substantive CJN.

9. NLC Protest: Buhari Must Go, I’m Fully With The Striking Lecturers – Falana

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

Speaking on Tuesday in Lagos State during the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protest organized in solidarity with the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Falana said rather than address the issues, Buhari has resorted to travelling needlessly around the world.

The senior lawyer, therefore, called on the President to go as he seems tired of governance.

10. Lawmakers Deny Alleged Plan To Impeach Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Tuesday distanced themselves from an alleged plan to impeach the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.

There had been reports (not from Naija News) that the Northern Caucus in the lower chamber has the intention to impeach Gbajabiamila over the controversial Water Resources Bill.

The controversial Water Resources Bill, which seeks to bring all water resources (surface and underground) and the banks of the water sources under the control of the Federal Government, was first introduced in the 8th Assembly.

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

The bill was again reintroduced in the House of Representatives chamber on June 29.

The lawmakers, however, during plenary on Tuesday debunked the report of planning to impeach Gbajabiamila.

Members of the House condemned the report, insisting that they are solidly behind the speaker.

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

Those are the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.