Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News’ roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday 12th February 2022.
When the 200-year-old UK Guardian reported in July 2020 that Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), better known as petrol, imported into Nigeria from Europe was highly toxic and “dirtier” than those derived from illegal refineries in the Niger Delta, Nigerian authorities categorically denied the newspaper article which was based on laboratory analysis. However, the misery of the last days has blasted strident rebuttal in the faces of the country’s officials. The past week has been highly embarrassing for Nigeria and agonizing for citizens as the oil-rich country has suffered the exasperating impact associated with the cleanup of the import of 170.25 million liters of adulterated fuel into the country.
The Nigeria Police have been instructed by the Police Services Commission to conclude their investigation into the case involving the suspended Deputy Police Commissioner, Abba Kyari, within two weeks.
Commission spokesman Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement on Friday, ordered that the investigation be conducted by another panel.
The decision was taken at the 14th Plenary Meeting chaired by retired Inspector General of Police and Chairman of the Commission, Musiliu Smith.
The Supreme Court on Friday declared Executive Order 10 issued by President Muhammadu Buhari to be illegal and unconstitutional.
Naija News reports that six of the seven members of the Supreme Court panel spoke out against the executive order and gave victory to state governors who had challenged the president’s statement.
The Supreme Court, by its ruling, has now struck down Executive Order 10, also known as the Financial Self-Reliance Order
Presidential hopeful and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has appointed Muhammad Mahmud as national media coordinator.
Naija News reports that Mahmud made this known in an interview with reporters in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, on Thursday.
The native of Borno State appreciated the former Governor of Lagos for his appointment as the National Coordinator of the Tinubu Media Support Group.
The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has attacked the Coalition of Northern Groups for portraying Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu as a threat to democracy.
PANDEF said on Friday that the CNG is irrational and delusional for attacking Governor Akeredolu over his statement on the 2023 presidency which he says must be zoned south as the region will not support any northern candidate or the party that presents a northerner.
Naija News reported that Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, said that any political party who presents a candidate from the North in the presidential election of 2023 will lose.
Two factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) clashed on Friday morning in the Agbado area of Alimosho Local Government Area in Lagos State.
Naija News reports that this has caused pandemonium among the locals.
Road users and bystanders were found to rush for their safety as the two factions violently engaged.
An eyewitness told The PUNCH gunshots were also heard during the dispute over ticket collection at the parks.
The presidency said the terrorist group Boko Haram had almost taken over the entire country, wreaking havoc everywhere before President Muhammadu Buhari became Nigeria’s leader in 2015.
The presidency, however, argued that Buhari turned things around after he came to power.
The president’s special adviser for media and publicity, Femi Adesina, made the presentation in the latest of his weekly articles titled “Zulum zooms in” which was published on Thursday.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has again denied the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, a change of cloth despite a court order.
Recall that Judge Binta Nyako had on January 18, 2022, ordered the DSS to allow the head of the IPOB to change his outfit before the next trial date.
But Nnamdi Kanu returned to the Federal High Court in Abuja on the 19th with the same dress, incitement and investigation from the trial judge.
DSS lawyer Labaran had claimed the pro-Biafra activist refused to change his clothes, but was quickly countered by Nnamdi Kanu’s lead lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, who said his team could not. not get new clothes for the IPOB leader in the short term. .
Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has postponed its North West Zonal Congress scheduled earlier on Saturday, February 12, 2022.
In a terse statement released on Friday (today), the party’s National Working Committee said a new date would be made public in due course.
Naija News observed that the party did not state the reason for the postponement of the congress.
The senator representing Ekiti Central in the National Assembly, Opeyemi Bamidele, has suspended his plan to overthrow the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement he personally signed on Friday, Bamidele also said he had shelved plans to take the ruling party to court over the conduct of its primary elections in the state.
The former Lagos commissioner reiterated that the primary election that made Biodun Oyebanji the party’s standard bearer in the upcoming gubernatorial elections is “a fraudulent and fictitious vote count”.
These are the headlines of Nigerian newspapers today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you tomorrow.
Source: Naija News