Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
1. Electoral Act: Amaechi, Ngige, others risk disqualification over failure to resign [Punch Newspaper]
There are strong indications that the All Progressives Congress may disqualify political appointees contesting the 2023 elections who have not resigned their appointments. The PUNCH, on Monday, gathered that the party would not risk being disqualified by fielding political appointees in contravention of Section 84 (12).
Political appointees who have signified their interest to contest the presidency on the platform of the APC included the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and his counterpart for Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who joined the race on Tuesday last week.
2. 2023: Buhari deceiving Jonathan, others — Adebanjo [Vanguard Newspaper]
Southern and Middle Belt leaders yesterday converged on Abuja, the nation’s capital, and again restated their call for power-shift to the South-East, saying since all the other zones have taken their turns at the presidency, it would be unjust to deny Ndigbo a seat at the table.
This is even as one of them who is the leader of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, warned former President Goodluck Jonathan, and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that they were being deceived by President Muhammadu Buhari in their quests to become president in 2023.
3. Why a Catholic Church Priest in Ebonyi, Reverend Father Timothy Ngwuta was incarcerated [NewsWireNGR]
The Catholic Church in Ebonyi is seeking justice for Reverend Father Timothy Ngwuta incarcerated over alleged involvement in the Effium-Ezza Effium fratricidal conflict in the state.
The Church, in a statement signed by Rev. Fr Mathew Uzoma, Chancellor, Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki, said that Ngwuta vehemently denied all charges brought against him before the bishop of the diocese and implored those responsible for the priest’s incarceration to “listen to the voice of right conscience”. Read more.
4. 2023: It will be great injustice if I didn’t contest — Osinbajo [NewsWireNGR]
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, said it would be injustice if he did not contest the 2023 election with his vast experience in the last seven years in office.
Osinbajo said this when he visited Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Ondo State in his office in Akure.
The vice president hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s open mindedness in delegating to him serious tasks that had aided his experience. Read more.
5. NASU, SSANU extend warning strike by one-month [NewsWireNGR]
The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) on Monday extended their two-weeks warning strike by one month.
The unions under the aegis of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) stated this in a circular, addressed to the branch chairmen and jointly signed by Mr Peter Adeyemi, General Secretary, NASU and Mr Monhammed Ibrahim, National President, SSANU. Read more.
6. 2023: ‘It’s unconstitutional for parties to charge for forms’ [NewsWireNGR]
The Campaign for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (CCHR) says it is unconstitutional for political parties in Nigeria to charge aspirants for nomination and expression of interest forms.
The Publicity Secretary of CCHR, Mr Adebukola Yussuf, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.
Yussuf said it was discrimination against Nigerians for political parties to charge for nomination and expression of interest forms to run for elective posts. Read more.