Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Friday, September 2, 2022

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Ahmed Halilu has been confirmed as the new managing director of Nigerian printing and security minting company, NSPMC Plc.

Naija News reports that his nomination was confirmed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

Halidu’s appointment is said to have come on his recommendation from the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, who is chairman of the board of the NSPMC.

Naija News understands that the named person is an older brother of Buhari’s wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari.

Halidu had led NSPMC on an interim basis following the resignation of Abbas Masanawa on May 16. He also participated in the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru, Jos Senior Executive Course 39, 2017, culminating in the Fellowship Award of the National Institute.

Benue State Executive Governor Samuel Ortom has responded to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant for Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, following his response to the latter’s comment earlier on the issues of ongoing security in the country.

Ortom previously claimed in a statement that some senior military officials who confided in him, said President Buhari had warned them against repelling attacks on armed herdsmen.

In a quick response, Shehu mocked the Governor saying that Ortom expects Nigerians to believe senior security officials would share high level confidential information with him.

Responding to the presidential aide through his senior special assistant (new media) to Ortom, Raymond Magen, the governor said he had ever wondered what they (those who live inside of Aso Rock Villa) were smoking.

Magen said well-meaning Nigerians know the governor as a man who does not make baseless comments on sensitive issues.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set a date to publish the final lists of presidential and gubernatorial candidates.

INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu announced the dates on Thursday in Abuja.

Yakubu spoke at a meeting organized by the Center for Democracy and Development in Abuja on the theme “Conducting the 2023 Elections in Nigeria in an Unstable Security Environment”.

According to Yakubu, the final list of presidential candidates vying for the 2023 race would be released on September 20.

He further said that the list of gubernatorial candidates will be released by the commission on October 4.

Yakubu took the opportunity to instruct political parties and their candidates to focus on thematic campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has threatened to help the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, lose the 2023 elections.

Wike’s statement follows recent comments by PDP national chairman Iyorchia Ayu, who called out those who called for his resignation from the children.

Speaking during the commissioning of the inner road in Omerelu community in the Ikwerre local government area of ​​Rivers on Thursday, Wike said Ayu’s comment shows he is arrogant.

He said, “Doctor Ayu said we were children. Yeah, the kids pulled you out of the gutter to make you president.

“Now that we have seen that you don’t want the party to win the election, we will help you.

Those children you said we are, who pulled you out of nothingness.

Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi reacted to a statement made by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vice-presidential candidate Ifeanyi Okowa.

Naija News previously reported that Delta State Governor Okowa in an interview with reporters in Kano State on Wednesday warned Obi to stop stirring up feelings in the church.

Okowa had said that the church should not be drawn into politics and that the LP candidate should stop trying to use the church or lead Christians into politics because it is not their calling.

He was reacting to Obi’s recent visits to several churches, including the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja and the Redemption City of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, where he was warmly welcomed.

Responding in a statement on Thursday, the Obi campaign’s media office refuted Okowa’s claim that the LP candidate stirs up religious feelings, adding that his accusation was baseless.

The statement pointed out that Obi had visited churches even before becoming the current presidential candidate, saying any attempt to restrict him to any sector would fail.

Dozens of terrorist gunmen and operatives of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been eliminated by the Nigerian Military Air Task Force with the support of special forces on the ground in different communities Kaduna and Borno states.

A defense intelligence source told PRNigeria that the military raids were a continuation of intensive air and ground operations against terrorists and their enclaves.

According to him, the air component of Operation Whirl Punch on August 30, 2022 conducted air interdiction missions against identified terrorist hideouts at Alhaji Isiaka and Kuduru site in Igabi local government area of ​​the country. ‘State.

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu has spoken about his age ahead of the 2023 general election.

There has been controversy surrounding the age and other details of the former Governor of Lagos State’s identity.

Tinubu said on Wednesday that he was a few months older than the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah.

The presidential candidate said as much during his speech at the celebration of Bishop Kukah’s 70th birthday.

Tinubu praised the cleric for building an institution in honor of his age, adding that he (Tinubu) can also contribute even though he is older than Kukah.

He called on Kukah to help build Nigeria, saying the responsibility of building the country rests on his shoulder.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike reacted to a statement attributed to People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu.
On Wednesday, Ayu described people calling for his resignation ahead of the 2023 general election as childish.

The national president of the PDP, who insisted that he would not resign, added that he would not allow those calling for his resignation to destroy the PDP.

Wike, in his reaction to Thursday’s statement, condemned Ayu for showing ingratitude and arrogance after being helped to become the party’s national chairman.

The Governor of Rivers State called on Ayu to show himself as a man of honor and step down from office as he promised earlier.

It is claimed that Ayu promised to step down if the party’s presidential candidate emerges from the north.

Wike further said that the 14 billion naira the main opposition party made from the sale of primaries forms last May can be used to the advantage of the party.

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday accused All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima of distancing themselves from President Muhammadu’s Buhari administration.

PDP claimed that Tinubu, Shettima and other APC stakeholders were trying to identify themselves with former President Goodluck Jonathan in a bid to deceive Nigerians.

The PDP, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Debo Ologunagba, insisted that the recent encounter between the trio was an attempt to clean up Tinubu and Shettima’s image.

The Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo was arrested.

Information obtained by Naija News confirmed that the lawmaker was arrested on Thursday morning by officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

It was established that Oluomo was arrested at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.

Informed sources told Vanguard that the politician was taken to the office of the anti-corruption agency to answer questions relating to alleged financial crimes.

A commission official who spoke on condition of anonymity admitted that the chairman of Ogun state had been invited by the EFCC several times but had not honored the invitations.

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