Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines & Naija News Today, Thursday, September 29th 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 former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has, ahead of the 2023 general elections, warned Nigerians against voting for unrighteous political leaders.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said the party’s presidential campaign council will be inaugurated next week.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has distanced himself from reports claiming he endorsed the presidential flagbearer of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
Eko Hot Blog reports that this was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mallam Gidado AbdulLateef Alakawa to commemorate this year’s World Rabies Day
The Lagos State Government has said it is investigating the fracas between warring factions of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN).
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated his administration’s determination to continue to support the construction industry by planning, coordinating and facilitating strategic investment in infrastructure that will produce the foundation for the long-term growth of the State.
The Lagos State Government has organised a one-day training and injection of occupational, safety and health Marshals into the five Technical Colleges in the state.
The Lagos State Taskforce has reclaimed, cleared and demolished all illegal structures on a portion of land belonging to the Lagos State Government allocated to the State Ambulance Services (LASAMBUS) from unauthorized occupants who had illegally occupied the space by erecting structures as against the original plans of usage by the State Government.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping is continuing with Beijing’s dynamic zero Covid policy attempting to track every case of the virus ahead of next month’s Communist Party congress where he hopes to be nominated for an unprecedented third term.
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EKO HOT BLOG reports that Grammy-winning rapper Coolio died of a heart attack on Wednesday evening in Los Angeles, his manager Jarel “Jarez” Posey confirmed to TMZ and Rolling Stone. He was 59.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea has been told that he “doesn’t deserve” a new contract at the club, as his current deal expires at the end of the season.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Everton attacker Anthony Gordon has finally opened up on Chelsea’s high-profile pursuit of him during the summer transfer window and believes the figures quoted were ‘crazy’.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that former Italy striker, Antonio Cassano, has advised Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo to retire or end up becoming a regular substitute following his recent struggles.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the week 12 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. FG charges event industry professionals on creativity
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Erewa, has urged professionals in the event industry to shift from the norm and think creatively, adding that this would encourage the commission to support the industry.
She made the call on Tuesday, in Lagos, at the 5th edition of The Event Industry Conference organised by the Association of Professional Party Organisers and Event Managers of Nigeria.
Dabiri, who was represented by Shalewa Ajila, said the surface of the sector was yet to be scratched, as the potential and innovation opportunities that lie within are endless.
She said, “Nigeria being the ‘owanbe’ capital of the world, this dynamic subsector within the hospitality value chain continues to grow. Despite the dramatic effect of the pandemic on the entertainment and events industry, the industry has been able to pick up and thrive again.
2. Loans: Banks should set up gender desks – FG
The Federal Government on Wednesday called on banks to set up gender desks with a view to going the extra mile in identifying and prioritising targets of potential women borrowers.
The government said that the platform would ascertain and provide financial empowerment African Development Bank to support women-led Farmers’ Based Associations and MSMEs to promote agriculture in certain African countries.
While describing women as drivers of the African economy, the government said that more women needed to be encouraged to go into technically oriented fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Maryam Yalwaji Katagum, represented by the Director of Commodity and Export Department, Suleiman A. Audu, stated this at the second series of African Women Trade Conference 2022 organised by the Organisation of Women in International Trade (Nigeria), in collaboration with other OWIT African countries with the theme, “Positioning African women for the next big opportunity in the regional and global marketplace.”
3. Buhari, Lalong’s absence responsible for campaign delay – Oshiomhole
The Deputy Director-General of the presidential campaign council, All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday night explained the reason for the delay in the commencement of the party’s campaign inauguration.
He attributed the rescheduling of the landmark event to the absence of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and the Director-General of the campaign council, Governor Simon Lalong, who were both in New York to attend the United Nations general assembly.
Oshiomhole made this known when he appeared on Channels TV Politics Today.
He said, “As far as I know, the campaign council has not been inaugurated because the chairman of the campaign council, President Muhammadu Buhari was not in the country.
4. Hamzat warns against discrimination on account of religion
The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Abdulkadri Obafemi Hamzat has warned against discrimination of any person on account of religion in the state or any part of the country.
Also the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III urged Muslims to remain united irrespective of differences.
Both leaders gave the charge at the N10bn Endowment Fundraising for the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) on Sunday, raising concerns about the alarming rate of religious intolerance in Nigeria.
The fundraising meant to build a world-class national secretariat, as well as a resource and entrepreneurial centre in Ibadan, Oyo State, was attended by prominent personalities in government and private establishments.
5. 2023: Atiku’s policy document, roadmap to nation’s success – Okowa
Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the party’s Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s policy document remains the hope of recovery for the nation.
Okowa, Governor of Delta, stated this at the inauguration of the Presidential Campaign Council of PDP on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said that Atiku was adequately prepared for the task of rescuing the nation from its current state and challenged other presidential candidates to show Nigerians what they intended to do so that they could assessed by Nigerians.
He appreciated the PDP flag-bearer for making a blueprint for the country, saying that it signposted the preparedness of a man ready to salvage the country.
6. Census: Time to address marginalisation — Gov Uzodimma
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has charged Ndi Imo and the entire Southeast region to take advantage of the 2023 Census to address marginalization.
Governor Hope Uzodimma made this charge at the Imo State Stakeholders Summit on Population and Housing Census Flag-Off Ceremony at the Eze Ndi Imo Palace, Mbari, Owerri.
The Governor stressed that the outcome of any census impacts everyone negatively or positively. He added that “If you don’t want to be cheated, the time to do it is now”.
He advised every Imo citizen irrespective of party affiliate, to be fully involved in the civic exercise as nonchalant attitudes will amount to being undercounted and shortchanged as a State and as a region.
Speaking earlier at the flag-off, the Speaker, Imo House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Prince Emeka Nduka disclosed that the opportunity for the Southeast to count its numerical strength is now. He added that anyone who impedes the smooth process of the census will be doing a disservice to the people of Imo State and the Southeast at large.
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7. Nigeria’s unity unshaken, says Lai Mohammed
Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed has said Nigeria’s unity remains unshaken and that “no region can do it all alone”.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the performance was part of the activities lined up for the celebration of the 2022 World Tourism Day, with the theme: Rethinking Tourism, being hosted in Calabar.
8. Kebbi Governor, NUT canvass tight security in schools as campaign begins
Kebbi Governor Abubakar Bagudu and the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) on Wednesday charged Federal and State Governments to scale up security in schools across the nation as the 2023 electioneering campaign begins.
They said adequate security in school becomes necessary to ensure a safe environment for effective teaching and learning during the campaign and election proper.
Speaking in Ibadan at the 7th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of NUT with the theme: “Terrorism and attacks on schools: Effect on education and Nigeria’s economy”, the Governor warned that tragedy might befall the country if education, which according to him is the custodian of the nation’s future is disrupted owing to electioneering activities.
9. 2023: Why we adopted Peter Obi as our candidate – MiddleBelt Forum
Ahead of the 2023 elections, the Middle Belt Forum on Wednesday, adopted the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi as their candidate.
The forum equally said it was throwing its weight behind Obi’s candidature because of its belief in “fairness, equity and justice”.
This was disclosed by chairman of the Forum and Convener of Middle Belt for OBIDATTI 2023, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, while unveiling Peter Obi and Yusuf Datti as their candidate for the 2023 presidential election at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Jos, Plateau State Capital.
Bitrus said, “We are here to tell Nigerians that the Middle Belt is fully in support of Peter Obi for the 2023 presidency.
10. Buhari sends message to new Saudi Prime Minister, Mohammed Bin Salman
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the newly-appointed Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Buhari welcomed the appointment, which is combined with the position of Defence Minister, the first ever in the history of the Kingdom.
This was disclosed in a statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, on Wednesday.
Buhari revealed that the government and the people of Nigeria looked forward to working with Bin Salman to further deepen and expand excellent bilateral relations.
The Nigerian leader also expressed confidence that with the dynamic and visionary leadership of the government by the Prime Minister under the guidance of his father, ruler of the Kingdom and Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the comprehensive strategic partnership of our two states will continue to blossom.
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