Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News’ roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Wednesday 6th July 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of Hajiya Saratu A. Umar as Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC).

Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement by Buhari’s media assistant, Garba Shehu.

Saratu Umar’s appointment is for a further five-year term.

Umar, who was first appointed to the post in July 2014, holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University and an MBA in Finance and Banking.

Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general election, Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday approved the appointment of three additional assistants to his media team.

Naija News reports that the appointment was announced in a statement signed by Paul Ibe, Atiku’s media adviser.

The names of the three new media assistants are Eta Uso, Abdulrasheed Shehu and Demola Olanrewaju.

This newspaper reports that their appointments take effect immediately.

A former police affairs minister, Adamu Waziri, has disapproved of the People’s Democratic Party’s decision to plead with Governor Nyesom Wike over the choice of Ifeanyi Okowa as the party’s vice-presidential candidate.

The PDP BoT member said Wike was desperate and needed time to be comforted by what had happened.

Wike had remained silent since the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, announced the governor of Delta State as his running mate.

Waziri spoke out against the party sending delegates to kneel for Governor of Rivers State.

It comes after PDP BoT chairman Walid Jibrin said the party would send a delegation which would include Atiku, Okowa and others to reconcile with Wike.

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has come to the defense of its presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso after allegations that the former governor of Kano State is an ethnic bigot.

NNPP National Chairman, Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali, in a statement Tuesday in Abuja, said Kwankwaso’s remarks about the Igbos and their political roles in Nigeria were taken out of context.

He said that Kwankwaso and the entire NNPP have nothing but respect for all the people of the South East and all Nigerians, adding that the presidential candidate of the party will never speak less of an ethnic group or a religion.

Naija News reports that Kwankwaso had been in the eye of the storm and branded an ethnic/religious bigot following his statement in Gombe State over the weekend during the inauguration of the executive. Gombe’s state of the party in which he allegedly said that the Igbos were good business people but poor politicians.

However, Alkali, in his defense Tuesday after the backlash generated by the statement, said Kwanwaso’s remarks were taken out of context.

he then listed some of the great political achievements of the South East and the Igbo people in the Nigerian political space.

National Consultative Front (NCFront) Spokesperson Yunusa Tanko has revealed why alliance talks between New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) presidential candidate Rabiu Kwankwaso and the Labor Party (LP) have failed .

According to Tanko, the talks failed because the former governor of Kano state wanted Peter Obi, the LP’s presidential candidate, as his running mate.

Tanko, in an interview with Daily Sun, however, said that LP and NNPP are ready to collaborate in other areas.

The Muhammadu Buhari government has revealed the reason why it cannot scrap the controversial petrol subsidy.

In an interview with Reuters on Monday, Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed said now was not the right time to scrap the costly fuel subsidy.

Mohammed said the federal government has postponed the planned removal of gasoline subsidies until further notice due to economic hardship and social discord in the country.

He added that many other countries have introduced measures to help citizens cope with high oil energy prices due to the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Speaking further, the minister said the Nigerian government was doing its best to deal with the threat of pipeline vandalism in the country.

Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola has declared his support for All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential candidate Bola Tinubu.

Naija News earlier reported that Tinubu traveled to France after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Taking to his Instagram on Tuesday, the billionaire businessman shared photos of himself and France’s APC leader while praying for God to grant him his heart’s desire to become the country’s president. .

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has issued a statement to the presidential candidate of the Nigerian New People’s Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, regarding the group’s alleged relationship with the presidential candidate of the Labor Party, Peter Obi.

Secessionist agitators said they were aware of a statement credited to Kwankwaso that linked Obi to the Biafra group.

IPOB said it was necessary to state categorically that the former governor of Anambra State is not one of its members and has never supported agitation for self-determination; therefore, Kwankwaso should refrain from such relationships.

The Biafra group in the letter signed and published by its spokesperson, Emma Mighty, said that the group led by its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not interested in the Nigerian election process.

IPOB said it observed that Kwankwaso, because of his ethnicity, was not prepared to play second fiddle to a Southerner, especially a Christian presidential candidate, pointing out that the man from the Kano State should settle its differences with the presidential hopeful instead of tying him to the Biafra group. .

The winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in the Yobe North Senatorial District, Bashir Machina, has informed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that a plan to forge his signature on a resignation letter in order to to pave the way for Senate President Ahmad Lawan is underway.

The spokesperson for the senatorial candidates’ campaign organization Yobe North APC, Husaini Mohammed Isah, made the allegations in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.

In the statement, Isah condemned the alleged plot, adding that some leaders had become slaves to corruption and crime in the country.

He went ahead to announce that any alleged letter claiming that Machina quit is forged and not from him.

Incessant banditry attacks and other terrorist activities have led to the closure of no less than sixty-nine (69) primary health care facilities in Katsina State.

Naija News understands that the government led by Governor Aminu Masari has ordered the closure of health centers in the communities most affected by the terrorist attacks in the state.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday (today), Katsina State Primary Health Care Agency Executive Secretary Dr. Shamsudeen Yahaya said the affected facilities were located in Jibia, Safana, Batsari, Faskari, Sabuwa and other similar communities with security issues.

The government official said that two of these newly renovated facilities were set on fire by terrorists in Batsari local government area, Naija News reports.

Yahaya added that there was a lament from Agency staff who work in hard-to-reach communities every week.

He noted that some of them had asked to be moved to other areas considered safer.

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