Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Thursday, March 31, 2022.
1. Kaduna train attack questions our capacity to govern — Govs [Vanguard Newspaper]
Governors of the 36 states of the federation yesterday condemned the terrorist attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train service, saying the attack and other acts of violence in the country questioned their capacity to govern.
The governors’ reaction came as the Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, lamented that with the attack which left eight passengers dead and 41 others injured, mourning had now become a daily ritual in the country.
2. Train attack: El-Rufai carpets military, ACF laments, DHQ fails to deploy Tucano in N’West [Punch Newspaper]
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday, said he was frustrated and helpless, adding that the military knew the location of the bandits wreaking havoc in the state, but was refusing to bomb their hideouts.
This is just five months after a Federal High Court designated bandits as terrorists, the Nigerian military had yet to deploy the Super Tucano aircraft in the North-West.
3. 2023: Why I dropped my ambition to support Peter Obi — Doyin Okupe [NewsWireNGR]
Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday announced his withdrawal from the 2023 presidential race and declared his support for ex-governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi.
He disclosed this in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital while addressing newsmen.
According to Okupe; “I observed that the leadership of the PDP seems to be driving us all towards a fait accompli. The most central consideration concerning the presidential primaries is the issue of zoning. Read more.
4. Nigeria Vs Ghana: Doping Control Officer died of cardiac arrest — NFF [NewsWireNGR]
The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed shock and sorrow over the death of FIFA/CAF Medical Officer, Dr Joseph Kabungo, who died on Tuesday after the FIFA World Cup playoff match between Nigeria and Ghana at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. Dr Kabungo was appointed as Doping Control Officer for the match.
“We are terribly shocked at this sad development. The NFF commiserates with world football –body FIFA, the Confederation of African Football, the Football Association of Zambia, and the family of Dr Kabungo on his sudden passing. His death pains us very much and we are in a state of deep shock. Read more.
5. Senate directs DStv, other pay tv providers to implement pay-per-view [NewsWireNGR]
The Senate on Wednesday adopted a motion directing all pay television service providers (including DStv) to implement pay per view module as against the mandatory monthly subscription.
In a sponsored motion by Senator representing Benue South Senatorial district, Abba Moro, he lamented the incessant hike in price of various bouquets by the service providers which he described as exploitative. Read more.
6. “Myself and my sister were to be on the attacked train” – Nigerian Actress, Rahama Sadau blast Arewa after terrorists attack [NewsWireNGR]
Nigerian Actress, Rahama Sadau has reacted to the terrorists attack that left scores killed and injured in Abuja – Kaduna bound train.
The actress took to late Tuesday on social microblogging site twitter where she expressed displeasure at the level of insecurity under the President Muhammadu Buhari Government across the North.
She wrote, “Myself and my sister were to be on the attacked train last night but we missed it. WE MISSED IT!!”, she continued “it could’ve been me & mine but it’s actually Us… We had friends & family in that train”. Read more.
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