Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Wednesday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

1. House of Reps rescinds decisions on Gender Bills [NewsWireNGR]

The House of Representatives has rescinded its decisions on three women-related bills for re-consideration.

In a press statement published on its official Twitter page, the Green Chamber posted; “Constitution Review: House of Reps rescinds decisons on three women-related bills for re-consideration. They are the bills on citizenship, indigenship and 35% affirmative action for women. Read more.

2. Police DIG, Joseph Egbunike, slumps, dies in Abuja [NewsWireNGR]

The Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Mr Joseph Egbunike is dead.

Until his death, Egbunike was in charge of the highest investigating arm of the Nigeria Police Force

The police investigation boss died on Tuesday night after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja due to a brief illness. DIG Egbunike was due to retire from the service in the next two months. Read more.

3. Get PVC to actively participate in politics, INEC urges women [NewsWireNGR]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has urged women to get registered, collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) and participate actively in supporting women seeking elective offices.

Mrs Naomi Yusuf, INEC Gender officer in Bauchi, made the call at a one-day symposium to commemorate the 2022 International Women’s Day on Tuesday in Bauchi.

She urged women, particularly at the community level, to ensure that they got registered and obtained their PVC to enable them to vote for women seeking elective offices in their respective communities. Read more.

4. Sack: I won’t vacate office for anyone — Umahi [NewsWireNGR]

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has said that he remains the govenor of the state and will not vacate office for anyone.

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday sacked the govenor and his Deputy, Dr Kelechi Igwe for defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Umahi, who described the judgement as a ‘sham’, accused the Presiding Judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo of doing a hatchet job. Read more.

5. Sister of the 22-year old Bamise Ayanwole and other protesters demand justice for the victim  [NewsWireNGR]

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has pledged that the parliament will ensure justice for Bamise Ayanwole.

Miss Ayanwole, a 22-year-old fashion designer went missing on Saturday, February 26, while heading home to Ota from Ajah. She boarded a BRT bus with number 240257 going to Oshodi at about 7 p.m. at Chevron Bus-Stop.

Addressing some protesters who stormed the House to urge the lawmakers to act on the case, Obasa sympathised with the family and friends of the victim, saying he and his colleagues were very concerned about the incident. Read more.

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