Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines & Naija News Today, Monday, August 15th 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 the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to intervene in the court case of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who is facing trial over an allegation that he wanted to harvest an organ of one David Nwamini in the United Kingdom.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has said after failing to deliver its electoral promises, Nigerians should be ready to kick out both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no candidate for Yobe North and Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial Districts.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Osun State governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said he will defend and retain his electoral victory before the Election Petition Tribunal.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has declared that he won’t be resigning his ministerial position because of his recent appointment as the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, who spoke during the stakeholders’ meeting in Alausa, described the construction of the Opebi-Mende link Bridge and approach roads as an iconic project that would help in addressing the Traffic and Transportation and the Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy Pillars of the T.H.E.M.E.S. Agenda of the Lagos State Government.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso has reassured Lagosians that there is no need to panic over the recent reports of security threats in some States, including Lagos.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Lagos State Government has directed heads of private schools in the state that the teaching of History as a stand-alone subject has been re-introduced to schools.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the Industrial Leather Hub being constructed by the Lagos State Government in Matori Industrial Area, Mushin, had reached 65 per cent completion stage
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Lagos State Government has explained why the teaching of History as a subject was returned to schools in the state.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that a US congressional delegation has arrived for an unannounced visit to Taiwan, 12 days after a tour of the island by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that more than 40 people were killed when a fire ripped through a Coptic Christian church in a working-class district of Greater Cairo during mass on Sunday.
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EKO HOT BLOG report that Big Brother Naija Season 7 housemate, Khalid, has been evicted from the reality TV show.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he clashed with his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart, Antonio Conte, after a 2-2 draw on Sunday.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Ajax forward Antony has not ruled out a move to Manchester United this summer, although insists he is happy with the Dutch club and is not focused on a move to the Premier League.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Super Eagles striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has ended Nottingham Forest’s 23-year Premier League goal drought in his debut match against West Ham United.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the week 6 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. Six feared dead as tankers explode in Rivers
A wildfire from two petrol tankers has resulted in the death of six persons who were said to be scooping diesel in Eteo, Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State.
It was gathered that the truck containing 33,000 litres of suspected illegally refined Automotive Gas popularly known as AGO was set on fire by security men.
The incident occurred in a bush near Trailer Park Junction, a popular business point at the Eleme section of the East-West Road.
An eyewitness identified as Gideon said drivers of two tankers were forced at gunpoint to drive into the bush, where the security agents set the tankers on fire.
Gideon alleged that the drivers may have refused to part with some cash which spurred the men to take such action.
He said, “They (security men) forced the truck owners at gunpoint to drive to the point where this happened.
“Remember, things like this often happen when the tanker drivers refuse to settle them for the amount of money they demand from them.
2. Alleged fraud: Investors protest at Rivers Christ Embassy
Scores of victims of a forex firm, MBA Trading and Capital Investment Limited picketed the Christ Embassy Church located on Peter Odili Road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Sunday.
The protesters numbering over 50 said they invested various sums of money in the company with a promise to get their payment, but two years after, nothing has been heard from the company’s Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Maxwell Odum.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had declared the company’s Maxwell Oko wanted for alleged fraud in 2021, following a petition it received from the victims who stormed its premises to protest and demand the former’s arrest.
The protesters, including women, said they were going through untold hardship and suffering since the company allegedly collapsed, saying some of them had died from depression, while some had been evicted from their houses due to their inability to pay rent.
The protesters, under the aegis of ‘victims of MBA forex fraud’ gathered at the road leading to the church with placards chanting songs to drive home their demands, saying, ‘Maxwell Odum pay us our money.’
3. Senate: Why Umahi’s female rival was expelled – APC
The All Progressives Congress, Ebonyi Chapter, has said it suspended and expelled the factional Senatorial candidate of the party for Ebonyi South Zone, Mrs Ann Agom-Eze, owing to alleged gross misconducts.
The party said, “Mrs Agomeze has rebelliously jeopardised her membership by vehemently violating the party’s Constitution, which prohibits any act of dishonesty capable of disparaging it or its member(s).”
The Chairman of the party in the state, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, stated this while briefing journalists, in Abakaliki, on Sunday evening.
He said, “Mrs Agomeze has recklessly disparaged herself too by eating back her words in an effort to satisfy her paymasters. How can a woman who voluntarily wrote, signed and submitted her letter of withdrawal from the a Senatorial primary that gave the Federal High Court, Abakakili the impetus to order for a fresh election still denies it in a broad daylight?
“Do you know that she also sworn an affidavit to that effect and all these documents are substantially available including at the National Secretariat.
“Out of greed, the same Mrs Agomeze approached the state governor who also doubles as the candidate of APC for Ebonyi South Senatorial District, Engr David Nweze Umahi to give her a whooping sum of 20million naira and a Pedro Jeep. Just because her insatiable appetite for quick riches hit the rock, she decided to embrace the devil(opposition political party).
4. IG orders tight security around schools, hospitals, other national infrastructure
Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Baba, on Sunday ordered immediate deployment of security operatives to all schools, hospitals, and critical national infrastructure nationwide.
Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made the disclosure in a statement he issued on Sunday in Abuja
Baba also ordered regular patrols, stop-and-search, raids and show of force by tactical commanders to clamp down on crime and criminality in some states of the federation.
He gave the directive while reviewing the general security situation across the country in reports filed by police commands and formations.
5. IPMAN vows to shut down depots, filling stations over police harassment
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMAN), SouthEast Zone has vowed to shutdown depots and filling stations over an alleged incessant police harassment on its leaders.
South East Chairman of the association, Prince Bobby Eberechi Dick made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Enugu, during the weekend.
He said that the move to close all the depots and filling stations was reached at after series of meetings with some stakeholders from the zone on the alleged new move by the Police Legal unit at the force headquarters, Abuja.
He alleged that the move was to arrest its executives across the zone and possibly install factional leadership, nothing that “the action, if carried out, would lead to more crisis in the association in spite of various court pronouncements laying the matter to rest.”
6. BBNaija: Daniella’s lover, Khalid evicted
Khalid, one of the housemates of the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality television show, tagged ‘Level Up’, has been evicted from the house.
He becomes the fourth housemate to be evicted from the show.
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7. Condemnation trails Bowen varsity’s tweet on ‘ASUU strike’
Criticism has trailed the tweet of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State on its students that graduated from College of Health Sciences of the institution.
Many social media users accused the institution of mocking students in public varsities affected by ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The post on the verified handle of Bowen University reads: “This is what finishing four years in four calendar years in a Nigerian University looks like. You should be here too.”
The tweet was accompanied with photo of the students of the institution who stood by the signpost of College of Health Sciences(COHES).
8. Groovy’s charm creates tension between Phyna, Amaka
Barely a week after Beauty’s disqualification from the BBNaija Level Up house, Groovy seemed to have moved on.
Groovy’s irresistible charms that left Beauty insecure has created a seeming tension between Phyna and Amaka.
On Day 20, Amaka admitted his feelings for Groovy to Phyna during one of their chats.
Later that day, Groovy and Phyna spent a lot of time together, raising ed flags for Amaka.
Amaka decided to address it with Groovy and while in the kitchen, the two decided to have the discussion.
To Amaka’s surprise, Groovy laid down his boundaries, stating that he can initiate a relationship with whomever he pleases.
9. Arrest of Owo church assailants exonerates herdsmen – Fulani group
A Fulani group, Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) said the recent arrest of St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, assailants by security forces has clearly exonerated herdsmen who were wrongfully accused of carrying out the brutal attack on innocent worshippers.
Hon. Khalil Mohd Bello, KACRAN’S National President stated this in a statement issued on Sunday and made available to DAILY POST in Damaturu.
While commending Nigeria’s security agencies for a job well done leading to the exposure and continuous arrest of the assailants, Bello said this brings to an end the wrongful accusation of law-abiding Nigerians who have no hand in the Owo attack.
“The exculpation of our law-abiding herders who were residing in Ondo State, but were accused of being amongst the suspected master minders of the barbaric act as wrongly pointed out by the Ondo State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu subjected many herders to be victims of reprisal attacks by touts”, he added.
10. Tinubu will continue from where Buhari stops – Nasarawa Speaker
Nasarawa State House of Assembly Speaker, Ibrahim Abdullahi said All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu will perform well if elected.
The lawmaker noted that the former Lagos governor will consolidate President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements.
Abdullahi spoke on Sunday after a meeting of Speakers of the Houses of Assembly in the northern region.
“We are confident that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will continue from where President Buhari will stop”, NAN quoted him saying.
The APC chieftain thanked party members across the country for their “sense of unity and patriotism”.
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