Dazzling morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija Knowledge roundup of top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for on the present time, Monday, 25th April 2022
1. Buhari Reacts To Imo Fire Which Killed Over 100 Folks, Disorders Directive
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to clamp down more on owners and operators of illegal refineries in the nation.
The President issued the directive in a assertion on Sunday by his senior particular assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu titled “Imo ‘Refinery’ deaths, a nationwide catastrophe” in which he reacted to the Imo refinery fireplace.
Naija Knowledge recalls about 100 people lost their lives in an illegal crude oil refining position at Abaezi forest, in Ohaji-Egbema Native Executive Situation of Imo Assert whereas yet every other one hundred and fifty others reportedly suffered grave accidents.
Updates on the advance has it that the loss of life toll has elevated to 109 with many others serene unaccounted for.
Reacting to the unhappy incident, Buhari described it as a nationwide catastrophe and a catastrophe.
2. Buhari Govt’s Opponents, Collectively with Bishop Kukah Reason For Delayed Supply Of Tucano Jets – Presidency
Opponents of the Muhammadu Buhari led-administration, including the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah, contain been accused of lobbying the United States Congress, main to the delayed arrival of 12 Huge Tucano jet opponents.
In a assertion on Sunday by Buhari’s Particular Assistant of Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the jets are wanted to boost the Nigerian Military in the fight in opposition to insecurity.
The Presidency, in its assertion titled ‘Predicting Nigeria’s collapse is a perennial pursuit of US deem tanks and policy experts,’ accused the contemporary administration’s enemies of heightening the division between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.
While slamming the US policy experts and deem tanks for predicting Nigeria’s collapse, the Presidency moreover accused the US of being inconsistent with its give a boost to to Nigeria in combating insecurity.
3. ISWAP Claims Responsibility For Killing Of Police Officers In Kogi
The Islamic Assert in West African Province, ISWAP has claimed accountability for the gruesome killing of officers of the Nigeria Police Power in Kogi Assert on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
Naija Knowledge had reported earlier that unknown gunmen numbering about six attacked a police space in Adavi Native Executive Situation of Kogi Assert the day prior to this.
The assault based fully totally on reviews, took articulate around 2 a.m in the morning.
The terrorists are said to contain attacked the police space from a form of angles, taking pictures at officers on accountability.
The Assert Police Public Relatives Officer, PPRO, SP William Aya, has since confirmed the incident.
An emerging tale, nonetheless, on Sunday from the Allege of The US said ISWAP released a assertion claiming accountability for the assault.
4. 2023: Saraki Reacts To Northern Elders’ Resolution On PDP Consensus Presidential Aspirants
Worn president of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has lauded the decision of the Northern Elders’ Forum to endorse him and Bauchi Assert Governor, Bala Mohammed, because the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) consensus presidential aspirants in the north.
Naija Knowledge reviews that the NEF prior to the 2023 normal election on Friday, confirmed Saraki and Governor Mohammed because the consensus aspirants for PDP.
The NEF is claimed to contain adopted some processes sooner than concluding on the duo prior to the 2023 presidential primaries of the occasion.
Despite the proven truth that Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto Assert and yet every other stakeholders contain since rejected NEF’s decision claiming it became as soon as no longer based fully totally on the precept of equity and transparency, Naija Knowledge reviews.
Reacting, nonetheless, to his title on the consensus list, Saraki in a brief message on Sunday by his media adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the direction of of arriving on the Northern PDP consensus aspirants became as soon as wretchedness-staking, thorough and transparent.
5. NIN-SIM Linkage: Buhari Dragged To Court docket Over Blocked Traces
President Muhammadu Buhari has been dragged to courtroom over his failure to order the unblocking of millions of unregistered lines.
Naija Knowledge recalls that the Federal Executive had directed telecommunications companies to block outgoing calls on all lines no longer linked to the National Identification Number (NIN) as of March 31.
Following the directive, the Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Federal Executive to unblock millions of unregistered lines.
In the swimsuit quantity FHC/L/CS/711/2022 filed on the Federal High Court docket in Lagos, SERAP sought an order to space apart the directive by Buhari to telecommunications companies to block outgoing calls on all unlinked lines without due direction of of laws.
SERAP joined the Attorney Total of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and his Communications and Digital Financial system counterpart, Isa Pantami as respondents in the swimsuit.
6. Makinde Visits Alaafin’s Palace Over Oba Adeyemi’s Death
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo Assert on Sunday visited the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, to condole with the family of the slack monarch.
Naija Knowledge reviews that the governor arrived on the palace following the loss of life of the smartly-known ragged ruler on Friday on the Afe Babalola Teaching Sanatorium in Ado-Ekiti.
Makinde became as soon as welcomed to the palace by the Bashorun of Oyo, High Chief Yusuf Ayoola, eldest son of the slack monarch, Prince Babatunde Adeyemo.
For the interval of the governor’s search the advice of with, particular prayers were offered for the repose of the soul of the deceased in Christian, Muslim and ragged techniques.
7. PDP To APC: Dogara Appeals Court docket Judgment, Vows To Reclaim Seat
Worn Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has reacted to his sack by the Federal High Court docket sitting in Abuja on Friday.
Naija Knowledge had reported that the courtroom sacked the dilapidated speaker over his defection from the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a ruling, Justice D.U. Okoronkwo declared the seat occupied by the lawmaker representing Tafawa Balewa/ Bogoro/Dass federal constituency in the Inexperienced Chamber vacant following his defection.
Reacting to the judgment, Dogara rejected the courtroom judgment that sacked him from office and vowed to reclaim his seat by animated the ruling.
Talking by his counsel, J.J. Usman (SAN), the dilapidated speaker said that the decision of the courtroom that there’s evidence of defection to APC is no longer substantiated by any shred of evidence.
8. Alaafin: Gbajabiamila’s Installation As Aare Baasofin Suspended
A planned chieftaincy title set up ceremony for the Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has been placed on maintain till additional survey.
Naija Knowledge understands that the lawmaker became as soon as to be put in because the Aare Baasofin of Yorubaland (the Supreme Lawmaker of Yorubaland) in Could maybe well 2022.
However, the set up match has been suspended following the death of a top Yoruba monarch, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III.
Alaafin of Oyo had died on Friday evening on the age of 83, Naija Knowledge reviews.
Oba Adeyemi died after serving as Alaafin of Oyo for 52 years. The revered monarch has been mourned by top political and ragged rulers across the nation, including your entire Yoruba urge.
In this regard, the Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity to Gbajabiamila printed in a assertion on Sunday that the chieftaincy title conferment ceremony earlier scheduled for Friday, Could maybe well 27, 2022, would no longer maintain as planned.
9. Presidency: Moghalu Decides On Dumping ADC For Both APC, PDP
Nigerian political economist, Kingsley Moghalu has said categorically that he remains a member and 2023 presidential aspirant of the African Democratic Congress, Naija Knowledge reviews.
Moghalu in a Twitter thread on Sunday morning, April 24, 2023, printed that he has been consulted by both the ruling All Revolutionary Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, to determine their tickets for the 2023 presidential election.
The economist has, nonetheless, turned down the presents, pledging his allegiance to the ADC.
Moghalu printed in the outlet of his thread that he has moreover been wooed by a Coalition of 57 Northern Early life Toughen Teams beneath the management of the Arewa Early life Assembly to contest the 2023 presidential beneath the umbrella of the APC.
10. 2023: Valuable facets Of Aisha Buhari’s Assembly With Presidential Aspirants Emerge
The fundamental points of the assembly between the First Girl, Aisha Buhari and some presidential aspirants on the Assert Home contain emerged.
Naija Knowledge learned that Mrs Buhari had requested the presidential aspirants to expend females as their working mates prior to the 2023 normal elections.
The First Girl said the cause of racy the presidential hopefuls to dinner on the Presidential Villa became as soon as to solicit their cooperation and presents a boost to for more females’s involvement in governance.
She spoke on Saturday evening when she hosted presidential aspirants from a form of political parties to a Ramadan (Iftar) breaking of snappy on the Assert Home, Abuja.
The spouse of the President suggested political parties to give females the likelihood to contest elections for diverse optionally available in the market positions across the nation, adding that stunning play for females in politics is a truly noteworthy.
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