Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News’ roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Thursday 14th July 2022
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday shared a vital lesson he learned about life when he was locked up in prison for more than three years.
According to President Buhari, he was locked up after leading the country and during his incarceration he learned that a person’s net worth is what is in his head and not what was acquired in life.
This, he said, is a principle he has decided to instill in his children, adding that education is the best legacy he leaves for his children because they already know that he does not leave them. nothing inherited.
Naija News reports that Buhari made the submission in Daura, Katsina State when he paid homage in Sallah to Emir of Daura, Dr. Faruk Umar Faruk in his palace and stressed the importance of train and educate children on good values.
A statement on the visit by the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, quoted him for imploring parents to instill the right values in children, including deep fear of God, respect for the authorities and the fact of lead a useful life through continuous education.
The president also instructed young people to seek education, not for government jobs that are unavailable, but to arm themselves with skills and capacities to fight poverty and meet the needs of the 21st century.
The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, Abdullahi Adamu, said the party’s 2023 Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket was God’s will.
Adamu said this on Wednesday in Daura, Katsina state, when he led other party leaders in a tribute from Sallah to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He stressed that the party does not regret presenting a Muslim-Muslim ticket, saying human beings cannot always have what they want.
According to him, the APC Vice Presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima who was unveiled by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Sunday as his running mate is a human being and a Nigerian first before his religious leanings.
The national president of the APC however assured that despite the agitations which welcomed the selection, the Christians do not have to worry.
Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has responded to remarks made by All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Bola Tinubu in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State.
Recall that Tinubu had on Tuesday at the big rally for the re-election of the APC gubernatorial candidate, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labor Party (LP) would work until their death.
Tinubu said, “I kindly ask you to do the same as you did to Ekiti. Go out with your PVCs and vote massively for APC.
“The vote is now in your hands. Be very vigilant. Be careful. You will not do this in vain.
“Think of your children and vote accordingly to see the future. Get out in droves. Don’t mind the PDP and other mushroom parties, parties like Labour; they will work until they die. God will not of you workers.
Speaking at the campaign rally for LP gubernatorial candidate Yusuf Lasun on Wednesday, Obi asked party supporters to respond with love to the hateful comments.
Obi also called on the people of Osun to support the party’s candidate in the gubernatorial ballot to give the state better leadership.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike was not seen among the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governors who arrived in Osun State to support Ademola Adeleke, who is the party’s candidate for the Saturday’s gubernatorial elections.
In photos that have surfaced on social media, key governors such as Douye Diri, Godwin Obaseki, Aminu Tambuwal, Ifeanyi Okowa, who is also the party’s vice-presidential candidate as well as former Senate speaker, Bukola Saraki, were spotted.
However, Wike, who remained silent after being dumped by PDP presidential flag bearer Atiku Abubakar for the party’s vice-presidential candidate spot, was not among the PDP governors captured in the photos. .
Ademola Adeleke is the PDP’s flag bearer in the upcoming Osun gubernatorial elections, while Gboyega Oyetola, the incumbent governor, is the APC candidate, and Lasun Yusuf is the Labor Party (LP) candidate. .
The other candidates are Akin Ogunbiyi from the Accord Party and Goke Omigbodun from the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has ordered a nationwide ban on the use of spy vehicle license plates.
Naija News reports that the Force’s Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement released in Abuja on Wednesday.
Baba said all approvals for all spy vehicle license plates have been revoked indefinitely, whether authorized or not.
He said the ban followed the continued disregard of traffic rules, regulations and other applicable laws guiding the use of the road by people wearing Spy plates.
Baba ordered police officers and officers from other security agencies attached to the VIPs to ensure prompt compliance or be arrested.
He told state police commissioners, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and deputy police inspectors general to take action.
The police boss specifically ordered officers to ensure that any SPY license plates used are confiscated.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State attacked a former Federation government secretary, Babachir Lawal, that the Ganduje Foundation was being used to force some Christian worshipers to join Islam.
Recall that Naija News reported earlier that Babachir Lawal accused Ganduje and some northern governors of trying to Islamize Nigeria.
Babachir made the accusation in a lengthy article on Tuesday night when reacting to APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu’s decision to choose former Borno state governor Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
The former SGF claimed that Ganduje was among the northern governors and northern Muslim elites who persuaded Tinubu to choose a Muslim as his running mate.
Babachir said the APC’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket is just one indicator of the country’s alleged Islamization agenda, adding that Ganduje had already confirmed that Tinubu would be content with the controversial ticket.
The former SGF claimed that Ganduje fully supported the Muslim-Muslim ticket because he ran a foundation aimed at converting Christians to Muslims.
Reacting in a statement issued by Kano State Information Commissioner Mallam Muhammad Garba on Wednesday, the governor called the allegations unjustifiable.
He said these claims are completely false given that although there is no compulsion in religion, Islam gives individuals the freedom to choose their own religion and also grants non-Muslims economic rights. , cultural and administrative.
Ganduje assured that the Bola Tinubu-Kashim Shettima ticket would in no way lead to the abandonment of Christians in the country.
The Governor urged Babachir Lawal, members of the Christian Party and other Nigerians “to be heedful of their statements, especially on religious matters and to support the APC for quality leadership that will deliver the country from its challenges.” .
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said the Biafra agitation was in no way hampered.
Naija News reports that IPOB spokeswoman Emma Powerful made this known in a statement on Wednesday when reacting to the claim by an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi.
Recall that the cleric claimed that the unrest of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has diminished since the emergence of Peter Obi as the presidential candidate of the Labor Party.
Gumi, in a post on his Facebook account on Monday, claimed the unrest across the country is a political gimmick to gain power in the 2023 general election.
He further said that the call for the Yoruba nation has diminished since Bola Tinubu became the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Reacting, Powerful said the Biafra turmoil is still intact and nothing will change for any politician, adding that the breakaway group does not know Peter Obi.
He said the cleric’s comments show the level of ignorance and misinformation he is about the IPOB movement and its activities.
One of the criminals who escaped from Kuje Medium Security Center met his waterloo in Ogun State.
Recall that the Kuje Correctional Center in Abuja was attacked last week on Tuesday by terrorists suspected of belonging to the dreaded Boko Haram/ISWAP group.
The terrorists reportedly escaped with their limbs as they also cleared the way for other criminals from the facility to escape.
However, reports reaching Naija News at present indicate that one of the escapees, Yakubu AbdulMumuni, was arrested by police in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of State. of Ogun.
The 28-year-old criminal was reportedly arrested on Monday by officers from the command.
Confirming the development in a statement released today, Ogun Police Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi said AbdulMumuni was apprehended following information received by officers at the division headquarters. of Sango-Ota that the condemned man had been seen somewhere around Sango Ota.
Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts and progress in office since he came to power in 2015.
Speaking on Wednesday during a tribute visit to Sallah at the Emir of Daura Palace, Governor Masari said President Buhari’s government had registered huge achievements in the areas of social security, which enabled the poor and less privileged in society to be better off. supported.
“No government in the history of this country has done more to reduce poverty than the administration of President Buhari,” he said.
Masari added that religious and community leaders need to shed light on successful government programs such as the Social Investment Program, SIP through which 120,000 poor citizens in 12 local government areas of the state receive a monthly payment of 5,000 N and it happens. in all states of the federation.
A former Kano state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who is the NNPP presidential candidate and Omoyele Sowore, who is the AAC candidate, have not yet posted their nominations for the presidential election of 2023.
Naija News reports that this was announced in a statement from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday.
The INEC National Commissioner for the Voter Information and Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said the New Nigeria Peoples Party and the African Action Congress still have three days to nominate candidates for the elections.
According to Okoye, 6,995 nomination forms uploaded by 16 of the 18 political parties for constituencies were processed.