Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Saturday 25th June 2022

Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday 25th June 2022.

The enthusiasm of young Nigerians to decide the country’s next president is not what many saw coming. Many did not expect a day to come when “lazy” young Nigerians would stage a protest to force the hand of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to facilitate their registration as potential voters. The frantic quest of a section of the population who have never voted in their entire lives to do so in 2023 has been dismissed by entrenched politicians as mere fad rather than the revolution it rightly is. However, the fact remains that since the beginning of the Fourth Republic in 1999, it is the first CINE which will be confronted with such a boom in the permanent voter card (PVC).

On Tuesday, chants of “INEC, give us more machines”, “PVC is our right”, “INEC joked with us, recording is slow” rented the air in Enugu as thousands of protesters marched from Okpara Square to the state office of INEC, where they demanded the deployment of more machines to allow people to register and get their voter cards. They denounced a situation where only two aircraft are supposed to serve each local government area. One of the protesters, Ezeaputa Ike, told reporters that “it is unfair that INEC is thwarting the efforts of young Nigerians who have woken up and are ready to participate in the political process to change bad governance in the country.” . Indeed, Nigerian youth have woken up. Previously, INEC was overwhelmed by the thousands of young people who gathered for the CVR at Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, and the Old Parade Ground in Garki, Abuja.

The Supreme Court dismissed the complaint seeking to strike down the provision of Section 84(12) of the Elections Act 2022.

Naija News reported earlier that President Muhammadu Buhari and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami on April 29 filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of Section 84(12) of the Act. electoral.

In a judgment on Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that President Buhari could not seek to challenge its provisions of the electoral law after participating in the drafting of the law by approving it.

A seven-member Supreme Court panel, led by Justice Musa Dattijo Mohammed, delivered the unanimous judgment on Friday.

Viral reports claiming nearly two billion naira in cash were recovered from the house of former army chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, have been implicated by the accused , reports Naija News.

It was earlier reported that officers from the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission, ICPC stormed the former COAS house in Wuse, Abuja and recovered $1 .85 billion naira and some other items.

According to reports, the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) alerted the ICPC when it opened an investigation into an alleged military contractor named Salisu.

The massive defections that are currently rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) may not end soon, with opposition parties recruiting ruling party members.

Hon. Abubakar Sarki Dahiru, representing the Lafia/Obi federal constituency, has become the latest ruling party member to announce his resignation.

Naija News has exclusively gathered that the Hon. Dahiru plots to join the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

A reliable source told this newspaper that Dahiru, who has not officially announced his new party, may pitch his tent with Hon. Ahmed Wadada, former member of the House of Representatives and prominent member of the APC and Hon. Jonathan Gaza, a two-term member of the House of Representatives representing the federal constituency of Karu/Keffi/Kokona, who recently joined the SDP.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Crimes Commission (ICPC) has said the house in Abuja recently raided by its agents does not belong to former army chief of staff, Tukur Buratai.

ICPC spokeswoman Azuka Ogugua made the clarification in a statement made available to Naija News on Friday.

He said that contrary to previous reports, the house is in fact owned by a military contractor who is the owner of K Salam Construction Company and urged members of the public to ignore inaccurate reports of what happened.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State took his annual leave and transferred powers to his deputy, Philip Shaibu, to act in his place during his absence.

This was announced in a statement sent to Naija News on Friday by the Governor’s Special Advisor for Media Projects, Crusoe Osagie.

Osagie said Obaseki had written to the Edo State Assembly to inform the House of the development.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have accused President Muhammadu Buhari of showing hatred towards the Igbos in the country.

He also accused Buhari and the presidency of interfering in an ongoing court case against its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, while also trying to intimidate members of the group.

The group therefore called on the President to end the open display of ignorance and hatred towards the Igbo people.

A controversial Nollywood actress and philanthropist, Tonto Dikeh has reportedly been chosen as the running mate of Tonte Ibraye, the gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers State, for the 2023 elections.

The actress took to her Instagram page a few minutes ago to make the announcement alongside her campaign poster with the hashtag “Rivers Rescue Mission 2023.”

Tonto Dikeh thanked the gubernatorial candidate, saying he was eager to invest heavily in social protection, create social value for young people and increase the inclusion of women in the governance system.

The government led by Muhammadu Buhari has hinted that it is planning a possible wage increase for federal workers across the country.

President Buhari hinted at the inauguration of the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (FCSSIP) and cultural change video in Abuja on Thursday.

The President, who is in Rwanda to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, was represented by Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Mohammed Bello.

The presidency has warned bishops, pastors and imams against speech that could incite hatred from the pulpit.

Femi Adesina, spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari in his article said that President Buhari on the sidelines of the 26th edition of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) visited the Rwanda Genocide Museum where nearly of a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide by Hutus because of hatred.

He urged clergy to refrain from inciting the public with hate speech and see what it has done to Rwanda. He added that hatred could end up destroying the country.

These are the headlines of Nigerian newspapers today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you tomorrow.