Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Monday, April 25, 2022.
1. Oil Theft: Navy Seizes 6 Million Litres of Stolen Crude from Illegal Refiners [ThisDay Newspaper]
In furtherance of Operation Dakatar Da Barawo (OPDDB) that was launched to checkmate crude oil theft and related acts of economic sabotage, the Nigerian Navy said it seized 6, 000, 000 litres of stolen crude oil estimated at N264 billion.
This is just as President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed “shock and trauma” about the death of over 100 people in an explosion at an illegal oil refinery in Imo State.
2. 2023: North divided over power shift to South [Vanguard Newspaper]
Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, northern leaders are divided over the clamour for a power shift to the South.
While some northern leaders want the power to return to the South after President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term and are spearheading the quest of some southern presidential aspirants, some northerners, especially the Core North, still want the region to retain power, a top politician from the North claimed.
3. 2023: Why Northern Elders Forum endorsed us as consensus candidates — Bauchi Governor [NewsWireNGR]
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has ascribed his endorsement as northern presidential consensus candidate of the PDP alongside former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, as the work of God. Read more.
4. Amaechi demolished mosques as governor – Arewa Consultative Forum alleges [NewsWireNGR]
A chieftain of the Arewa Consultative Forum and leader of Arewa Community in South-South and South-East geo-political zone, Alhaji Musa Saidu, has cautioned Northerners against supporting the presidential aspiration of Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi.
According to the ACF chieftain, the minister was only pretending to love northerners, adding that his antecedent as governor of Rivers State did not attest to that. Read more.
5. Insecurity: Bishop Kukah, other opponents of Buhari’s government reason for 12 Super Tucano delivery delay — Presidency [NewsWireNGR]
The presidency has blamed the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, Mathew Kukah and other opponents of the Buhari’s government for the delay in delivery of the 12 Super Tucano fighter jets promised by the United States government.
In a statement by the Senior Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media, Garba Shehu, the presidency said; “It is a pity that US policy and support towards our country, including during the Buhari administration, has been so inconsistent. Read more.
6. The corpse of late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, should not have been displayed [NewsWireNGR]
A traditionalist, Oba Adetoyese Olakisan, on Sunday said the corpse of late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, should not have been displayed outside for people to see before he was buried.
Olakisan, who is Oluaye Oba Ogboni Agbaye, during an interview with newsmen, said since the monarch was neither installed in church nor in a mosque, but was made an Oba through traditional procedures, the same should have been adopted for his burial to avoid negative repercussions. Read more.
7. Aisha Buhari wants women adopted as running mates to candidates [NewsWireNGR]
The first lady, Aisha Buhari, has urged political parties to always consider women as running mates to candidates contesting elections into various positions across the country.
Buhari was speaking on Saturday night when she hosted Presidential Aspirants from various political parties to a Ramadan (Iftar) breakfast at the State House, Abuja. Read more.
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