Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines & Naija News Today, Wednesday, August 17th 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 meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the negotiation team of the Federal Government ended in a deadlock.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the camp of the presidential candidate of Labour party (LP), Peter Obi has disclosed that his meeting with some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains was to forge a united front for a winning alliance against the big two – PDP and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that members of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) have concluded plans to stage a massive rally in support of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that a former lead negotiator for the release of the Kaduna-bound train attack, Malam Tukur Mamu, has said contrary to rumours that all the remaining kidnapped victims were released on Monday, the victims are in a very bad condition in captivity.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that an Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced a judge to death for murdering his wife, the judiciary said, in the third high-profile femicide case in the country in two months.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that UK ministers who backed sending asylum seekers to Rwanda were warned by their own adviser that its government tortures and kills political opponents.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that week after an apparent Ukrainian attack on a Russian military base in occupied Crimea, an arms store at another military facility has been hit by a series of explosions.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday that he will meet with Turkish and Ukrainian presidents in Ukraine’s Lviv city on Aug. 18.
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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Major Newspapers in Nigeria
1. Train attack hostages ill in terrorists’ den – Ex-negotiator
Malam Tukur Mamu, the media consultant to controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has said that many of the hostages held by the terrorists that attacked the AK-9 Abuja-Kaduna train passengers on March 28 have fallen ill in the terrorists’ den.
Mamu, a former negotiator and Publisher of Kaduna-based Desert Herald newspaper, who stated this in a statement obtained by The PUNCH in Kaduna on Tuesday, said the condition of the remaining 27 victims was deteriorating.
He, therefore, urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to speed up the release of the remaining hostages.
He also debunked the news making the rounds on social media that the remaining victims had been released by the hoodlums, saying that there was no iota of truth in that report.
Saying that although he had withdrawn as one of the negotiators of the train victims, he was still under intense pressure from the families of the hostages as regards their freedom.
2. Lagos policemen allegedly shoot motorcyclist, drive corpse away
There was outrage Tuesday evening, as some yet-to-be-identified policemen reportedly shot a motorcyclist and drove away with the corpse.
The incident was said to have happened at Olayiwola street, social club junction, Abule egba, Lagos at around 6:30 pm.
A source in the area, who spoke with our correspondent, revealed that the policemen drove the corpse away after the incident.
“They (policemen) were stoned by the people to drive them off,” he added.
A video obtained by our correspondent from the scene showed traces of blood on the floor while the people were lamenting as there was still commotion in the area.
3. FCTA moves to resuscitate mass transit service
The Federal Capital Territory Executive Committee has set up a Ministerial Technical Task Team to work out the modalities for the resuscitation of the Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company Limited.
The committee also directed that the transport company should be resuscitated to meet the goals of providing effective and efficient mass transportation services to the residents.
According to a statement on Tuesday by the FCT Director, Information & Communication, Muhammad Sule, said the decisions were taken during the FCT Executive Committee Meeting.
The statement partly read, “At the meeting chaired by the FCT Minister, Bello challenged the technical team drawn from the Transportation Secretariat, Legal Services Secretariat, Department of Treasury, Abuja Investment Company Limited, and Abuja Infrastructure Investment Centre to ensure that AUMTCO is revived to deliver a world-class, affordable and reliable bus mass transit system for the FCT.
4. Brain drain: Nigeria may import medical doctors in future — NMA
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says the nation’s skyrocketing brain drain wave may culminate in the country resorting to hiring medical doctors to treat local patients in the future.
The NMA also warned that if urgent steps were not taken to fix the deteriorating situation, it may lead to total collapse of the health system in the country.
The Oyo State NMA Chairman, Dr. Ayotunde Fasunla, raised the alarm in Ibadan on Tuesday, at the official opening of the 2022 scientific conference, titled: ‘National Health Authority Act – The Sound Bites’.
The event has as a sub-theme: ‘Industrial Harmony in the Health Sector – A Necessity for Health Sector Growth.”
5. Electricity workers’ strike: You‘ve end of today to stop action, Labour tells Minister
THE Organized Labour in the nation’s Power sector has given the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba and the management of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, up till Wednsday to address their demands or workers would commence indefinite strike from as planned.
This followed the appeal to leaders of the organized Labour in the industry under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, to shelve the workers’ strike scheduled to start today and give him two weeks to address their grievances.
The Union is protesting the directive by “the TCN Board that all Principal Managers, PMs, in acting capacity going to Assistant General Managers, AGM, must appear for a promotion interview. This directive is in contravention of our Conditions of Service and Career Progression Paths, and unilaterally done without the relevant Stakeholders.”
Meanwhile, the TCN has announced the suspension of the planned promotional interview which triggered the Union’s reaction.
6. Reckless, endless borrowing will lead to disaster – Atiku
The Atiku Media Office has expressed sadness that the leadership of the All Progressive Congress was still advocating for reckless borrowing amidst an economic tailspin which Nigeria was currently grappling with.
It noted that despite several words of caution by the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who has consistently earned against the unwise decision by the current administration to engage of such borrowing.
Media Adviser to the PDP candidate, Mr. Paul Ibe, said this in a chat with VANGUARD, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
The Nation Newspaper
7. Wike, Obi, three Govs, Southsouth leaders meet in Rivers
Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi was in a closed door meeting with Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt on Monday night.
The meeting also had Benue Governor Samuel Ortom and his Abia counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu as well as former Cross River Governor Donald Duke, some key politicians and statesmen in the South-South region in attendance.
It lasted into early hours of Tuesday.
The Special Assistant to Governor Wike on Media, Kelvin Ebiri confirmed the meeting.
8. Matawalle signs death penalty for kidnappers, bandits, others in Zamfara
Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle has signed into law a death penalty on anybody found guilty of banditry, cattle rustling, cultism, or serving as a bandits’ informant.
Matawalle announced this in a broadcast to the people of the state on Tuesday morning.
He said: “On the 28th of June this year, I assented to the bill on Prohibition and Punishment for Banditry, Cattle Rustling, Cultism, Kidnapping and Other Incidental Offences, 2022.
9. Zamfara Assembly passes Child Protection Bill into law, others
Zamfara State House of Assembly has passed a Bill for a Law to Provide for the Protection of Children in the State and for Other Matters Related thereto.
The bill was passed after it scaled the 3rd reading at the 31st plenary of the 4th session of the State 6th Assembly.
This was contained in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital by the Director-General, Press Affairs of the House, Comrade Nasiru Biyabikki.
According to the statement, presenting the report before the House, the Chairman Joint Committee of Women, Children Affairs and Judiciary, Hon. Kabir Magaji Kwatarkwashi, appealed to his colleagues to accept the report, deliberate and consider to read the Bill for the 3rd time and pass it to law.
Hon. Kabir Kwatarkwashi further said that considering the nature and importance of the bill as well as the peculiarity of the state, the Joint Committee was able to engage islamic scholars, traditional leaders, partners, civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders through different fora in order to seek professional advice and input as directed by the leadership of the House.
10. NiMet predicts flooding in six states, urges residents to take precautions
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted that six states would experience flooding in a few weeks time.
Following this, the agency has warned those residing close to flood-prone areas to evacuate before this most dangerous time.
Director General of NiMet, Prof. Mansur Matazu, in a statement on Tuesday, he mentioned the six states as; Borno, Kebbi, Sokoto, Bayelsa and Delta States.
NiMet Director General further said its soil moisture analysis and the weather patterns showed that some parts of these states are flood high risk areas.
It stated, however, that flooding is already ravaging some communities in Jigawa and Sokoto states following increased rainfall in the last few days, as hundreds of houses and swathes of farmlands have been ravaged by the flood.
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