Naija News, read Top Headlines today, Saturday 7 January 2023 below.
Below are the Newspaper Headlines & Naija News today from Nigerian Newspapers. Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The Atiku-Okowa-led Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign has slammed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over his continuous gaffes during his campaign rallies.
2. A total of 206 students of the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, on Friday bagged First-Class degrees at its 2021/2022 Convocation. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, disclosed this during the 17th Convocation Ceremony and Conferment of First and Higher Degrees, and presentation of prizes in Ota.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday signed into law his government’s eighth and final appropriation bill, despite unreconciled and frivolous estimates transmitted to him by the National Assembly. Although the parliament jacked up the budget by a whopping N1.32 trillion (or 6.1 percent) to N21.83 trillion, the President still appended his signature, hoping that the parliament would “cooperate” with his Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, in reconciling the discrepancies. Perhaps, what the federal government cared about was its commitment to the January to December budget cycle.
4. The International Counsel for the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra( IPOB), Bruce Fein has demanded for his immediate and unconditional release.
IDOMA VOICE gathered that Fein in an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari dated January 6, expressed shock that it’s been about six months after the United Nations’ (UN) opinion was offered to the Nigerian Government to release the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu but he is yet to comply.
5. Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has threatened his Commissioner for Works, George-Kelly Alabo, with termination over delay on a road construction project in the Abua/Odu al Local Government Area (LGA) in the state. Wike gave the commissioner a 24-hour ultimatum while conducting the flag-off of the construction of Ekagho-Ogboloma-Adada Link Road in the state on Friday.
6. The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule has revealed why Northern Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) want Bola Tinubu as the next president of Nigeria. He said nobody will respect the northerners if a person from the region takes over from President Muhammadu Buhari after his own eight years in office.
7. For the 4th time in a role, the Senior Pastor of Dunamis Dr. Paul Enenche MD, has been listed among the 2023 ‘100 Most Reputable Africans’. Nigerians made the 2023 ‘roll of honor’ released by Reputation Poll International (RPI), a global reputation firm. The list features individuals from diverse sectors including; Governance/Leadership, Entertainment, Human rights/Advocacy, Education, and Business. The selection criteria are Integrity, Visibility, and Impact.
8. In a statement released on Friday, Festus Keyamo, spokesperson of the APC campaign council, said Buhari has provided “sterling and inspirational leadership” for the APC. He listed the states where the president is expected to join the campaign train as Lagos, Adamawa, Cross River, Katsina, Imo, Yobe, Kwara, Sokoto, Ogun and Nasarawa.
9. The spokesperson for the Atiku, Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Daniel Bwala has denied that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is using the face of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, to campaign in some northern States. Bwala made the clarification on Thursday while fielding questions on the Arise Television Morning Show programme.
10. The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu has disclosed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo punished him while he was governor of Lagos State. Tinubu explained that the decision was not a personal punishment but an action taken against the Lagos State Government.