Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Tuesday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

1. Ukraine-Russia war: FG to airlift 2,000 Nigerians, evacuation begins Wednesday [Punch Newspaper]

The Federal Government will from Wednesday begin the evacuation of about 2,000 Nigerians who have fled the war in Ukraine to neighbouring countries.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who disclosed this in an interview on a Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme, revealed the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had approved funds for the airlines to evacuate Nigerians.

2. Federal High Court in Abuja has declined to grant the bail application of suspended Abba Kyari [NewsWireNGR]

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has declined to grant the bail application of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari.

Justice Ekwo in a ruling, on Monday, said the application had been overtaken by events following an order of a sister court (Justice Zainab Abubakar), granting the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s (NDLEA) prayers to detain Kyari for another 14 days to enable it to conclude its investigation. Read more.

3. “Our colleagues are tired of these promises” – Updates on ASUU Strike [NewsWireNGR]

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) maintains that it will not back down on the current industrial action, accusing the Federal Government of not keeping to its promises. 

President of the union, Emmanuel Osodeke said this on Monday, more than two weeks after ASUU declared a one-month warning strike over the Federal Government’s inability to honour its agreement with the body. Read more.

4. “Just another psychiatric patient” – read the story Publisher, Betty Irabor Shared about her struggle with depression [NewsWireNGR]

Publisher of a lifestyle magazine, Genevieve, Betty Irabor, on Monday, shared her struggle with depression.

Irabor on Twitter said she was past being shamed or stigmatised, so she visited a psychiatric hospital in Dubai. Read more.

5. Court dismisses Ogbuoji’s suit to unseat Umahi over defection to APC [NewsWireNGR]

A High Court in Abakaliki on Monday dismissed a suit challenging the defection of Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi and his Deputy, Kelechi Igwe from the PDP to the APC.

Mr Sunny Ogbuoji sought an order to reinstate him as governor, instead of Umahi, who just defected to the party. Read more.

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