Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines & Naija News Monday, June 27th 2022 can be accessed below.
Below are the Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers today:
POLITICS AND NATIONAL NEWS
EKO HOT BLOG reports that ahead of the 2023 general election, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Sunday said he is still searching for his running mate.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that a former member of the House of Representatives Abdulmumin Jibrin has ruled out speculations that Rabiu Kwankwaso will be a running mate to Peter Obi.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has denied reports that the passport issued to David Nwamina was fraudulently procured.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to return to the party he helped build.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, is only enjoying social media frenzy at the moment.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that in order to solve flooding along Oba Ogunji Road in Ogba, the Lagos State Government has announced a traffic diversion to erect a precast concrete culvert across Metal Box Road from Tuesday, June 28, till Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the remarks made by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, regarding borehole contamination in the state have been criticized by the national president of the Nigeria Borehole Drillers Association, Ale Micheal, as evidence that the state government has failed to provide safe water.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, or LASBCA, have begun the dismantling of five substandard buildings in Ikoyi in order to prevent any potential accidental collapse and to save lives.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that at the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) Y2022 ceremony held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos Island, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, was recognized as the Health Tech Governor of the Year.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that two Catholic priests and two others abducted by suspected gunmen at Saint Patrick Catholic Church Gidan Maikambo, Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State have regained freedom.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that dozens of Russian missiles have struck targets across Ukraine, with the capital Kyiv enduring the heaviest barrage in months.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy will urge world powers to step up their support for Ukraine when he addresses the G7 summit on Monday, as Kyiv reels from the first Russian strikes on the capital in weeks.
Political parties must come up with ideas and programmes that will endear them to the people, writes Abiodun Komolafe
Babatunde Raji Fashola, God bless him. When you watch American presidents, past and present, and hear how inspirational words drip with honey from their mouths, you wonder why inspiration is almost non-existent among Nigerian leaders just as black is non-existent among rainbow’s seven colours.
Quality sleep is essential for maintaining health and functioning at every level.
Many people drive their cars, trucks, or other types of vehicles without following road safety procedures, instead engaging in unsafe activities that jeopardize their lives and the lives of other road users.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag will finally get his hands on the squad as they return for pre-season next week, and he’s put new plans in place for them upon their arrival at Carrington.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Manchester United have blocked Barcelona’s attempts to include Harry Maguire in the deal for Frenkie de Jong.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Thomas Tuchel’s side have considered offering Juve Timo Werner or Christian Pulisic as part of a lucrative package for De Ligt.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the week 51 pool results are for forty-nine (49) football matches for UK football 2021/2022 from the pool agent.
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Major Newspapers in Nigeria
1. #EndSARS victims yet to get justice, Amnesty International says
Global human rights advocacy group, Amnesty International, has revealed that many victims and survivors of brutality by the defunct Special Anti-robbery Squad, including those who testified at the judicial panels set up by state governments to address cases of police brutality and human rights violations, are yet to get justice.
The rights body stated that this was despite resolutions made by panels and promises made by the government to compensate the victims.
In a report to track the effectiveness of the Anti-Torture Act of 2017, Amnesty said, “Many victims and survivors including those who testified at the #EndSars judicial panels are yet to receive the justice they deserved, despite the conclusion of the work of panels and government’s promise to implement the recommendations.”
In October 2020, numerous youths across Nigeria took to the streets to demand an end to extrajudicial killings by SARS operatives, as well as police brutality, harassment, and bad governance.
On October 20, 2020, when the demonstration was at its climax, security operatives were said to have opened fire on the protesters at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos State.
2. IPMAN members protest evacuation of fuel from depot
Some members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Ondo State chapter, have raised the alarm over the alleged illegal evacuation of fuel from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Depot in Ore, Ondo State.
According to them, the products allegedly evacuated included diesel, kerosene, and Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol.
The protesters, who had shut the main entrance of the Ore depot since Friday, alleged that the depot had been neglected for over 15 years, saying it was worrisome that the products meant for Ondo and Ekiti states were currently being diverted to other parts of the country.
The leader of the protesters, Salisu Ojo, disclosed that some people came with letters from the NNPC headquarters to evacuate the diesel and kerosene from the depot and said the development would not be acceptable.
3. Troops dislodge IPOB, ESN camps in Anambra
A joint security team consisting of troops of 302 Regiment of the Nigerian Army; operatives of the Nigerian Navy; officials of the Department of State Services, and the Nigeria Police Force have dislodged camps belonging to Indigenous People of Biafra and the Eastern Security Network at Idara Nnebo, Ihe Mbosi villages and Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
In an operation conducted in the early hours of Saturday, the troops cleared the hideouts of the groups.
In a statement on Sunday, the Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, said that during the operations, the troops recovered two AK-47 rifles, three magazines with five rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, two pump action rifles, and one locally fabricated gun.
Other items included three power generators, among others.
4. Strike: Varsity unions were not invited to last Thursday’s meeting -FG
THE Federal government, Sunday, said that the meeting it convened on Thursday was only for the government team involved in the resolution of the face-off with the university-based unions that led to the ongoing strike.
Recall that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige had on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting said that the government team involved in the industrial dispute with the university-based unions would be meeting the next day (Thursday) for progress report on efforts so far made towards finding a truce.
But appearing on Channels Television, the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke had said that government excluded his union in the invitation for the meeting.
However, reacting to the allegation of exclusion, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Ngige explained that invitation to the meeting was only sent to the government team involved in resolving the impasse
5. Strike: Our problem with ASUU – FG
THE Federal Government through the Ministry of Labour and employment, Sunday gave insight into why no unions in the nation’s university system education were invited to last Thursday’s meeting.
FG stated that the meeting was to assess the progress made so far on addressing the few outstanding demands of the striking university workers, such as the contentious payment platform and the renegotiation of their conditions of service.
In a statement by Head, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, lamented that the combative and several unfounded allegations by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU against the government, particularly, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, saying, “all insinuations that the Ministry of Labour does not sympathise with the students, unions and parents, of which the Minister is one, should be disabused.
6. CAN condemns killing of Kaduna Catholic Priest
The Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN) in Kaduna State has decried the continued killing of Christian leaders in Kaduna State, saying the killing yesterday of Rev.Fr Borogo was painful.
Rev.John Joseph Hayab, Chairman of CAN in Kaduna State, said that the killing of Rev.Borogo was condemable and a serious call on the church, Christian leaders, and any community that is exposed to the threat of the bandits to sleep no more and be awake and alert with what to defend themselves.
According to him, ” the killings are too much and the lack of concern by the Government is disappointing and disgraceful.”
“CAN will urge all Christians to continue to pray with one eye open and with their object for defense in their hands.”
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7. Soludo mocks Peter Obi, says LP ‘ll labour in vain
Anambra Governor Chukwuma Soludo has said those dreaming to win the 2023 general elections under new parties are jokers.
He specifically said those who joined the Labour Party (LP) like its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, will just labour in vain in 2023.
The Governor said a party without a councillor has nothing to offer.
He spoke at the weekend with APGA members at the Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area.
He made reference to the recent defections from APGA to the Labour Party(LP) , adding, APGA remained the most formidable party in the State.
8. Terrorists kill three vigilantes, injure several in Niger community
The Commander of the Vigilantes in Kpada Community in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State, Danladi Dobbo and two other vigilante members have been killed by terrorists during an attack on the community.
The incident, which occurred Friday afternoon, had several others injured while a tractor being used for farm activities was burnt by the terrorists.
It was learnt that the vigilantes had embarked on a rescue mission and were ambushed by the terrorists.
9. Kidnapped Catholic Priest, Fr Osia killed
Catholic Priest, Rev. Father Osia, who was abducted by gunmen early hour of today in Edo State has been reportedly killed.
DAILY POST had reported that the priest was kidnapped Ikabigbo community of Etsako West Local Government Area of the state on Sunday morning.
Fellow Catholic Priest, Fr Kelvin Ugwu confirmed the killing in a post on his verified Facebook page on Sunday night.
He wrote, “Sad News: The priest of Auchi diocese, Rev Fr Christopher Osia, that was kidnapped this morning the 26th of June 2022 on his way to mass has been killed”.
Details of the incident are sketchy as at the time of filing this report.
10. Hold Buhari responsible if anything happens to Nnamdi Kanu – IPOB to UK Prime Minister
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Sunday urged the world and the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible if anything happens to its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
IPOB said Buhari should be held responsible for the torture Kanu is going through in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Kanu has been locked up in DSS custody since June 2021 when he was arrested in Kenya and repatriated to Nigeria.
But, Buhari had told Johnson that Kanu may remain in detention because he jumped bail once.
Buhari disclosed this during his interaction with the UK Prime Minister in Kigali, Rwanda.
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