Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 16th November 2022

Top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Wednesday, 16th November 20221. Buhari Orders Thorough Probe Of Imo Monarch’s Murder

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the murder of the traditional ruler of the Obudi-Agwa community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Ignitus Asor.

Truetells Nigeria reports that daredevil gunmen, on Monday, invaded the traditional ruler’s palace and opened fire on him and four other persons during a meeting.

The monarch, two palace chiefs, and two other members of the community were reported dead in the incident.

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In a statement issued on Tuesday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari condemned the murder of the traditional ruler and other members of his community by gunmen.

The President directed security agencies in the state to thoroughly investigate the dastardly act and ensure that the perpetrators face the full wrath of the law.

Buhari, however, commiserated with the family of the bereaved, the Obudi-Agwa community, and all those affected by the attacks. He also prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured.

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2. 2023: Buhari Leads Governors, Senators To Jos As Tinubu Kicks Off Campaign

The President of Nigeria and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Jos, Plateau State for the kick-off of the party’s presidential campaign.

The ruling party is officially commencing the campaign of its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and his running mate, Kashim Shettima.

President Buhari on Tuesday led top members of the party to the campaign ground.

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Truetells Nigeria reports that the campaign is ongoing at Ruwang Pam Township Stadium.

President Buhari alongside governors elected on the platform of the party moved from the airport where he was welcomed to the venue of the event.

The likes of Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, Dapo Abiodun (Ogun State), the director-general of Tinubu/Shettima campaign council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa State), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos State) and several others were at the airport to receive President Buhari.

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The ruling party is hoping to retain power in 2023 at the end of President Buhari’s tenure in office.

3. Peter Obi Replies Soludo Over ‘Explosive’ Statement

The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has replied former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Chukwuma Charles Soludo, over his explosive letter which faulted his (Obi) administration as Governor of Anambra State.

Recall that Soludo, who currently serves as the Governor of Anambra State, berated Obi’s performance while he was a governor, stating that the investment Obi left in government is worth next to nothing today.

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In another publication on Monday, Soludo tackled the presidential candidate, saying he can’t win the 2023 presidential election.

Replying to the former CBN governor, Obi, while addressing elites on Tuesday at the 2022 Lagos Business School (LBS) Alumni Conference in Lagos, said he is praying for Soludo.

The presidential hopeful said he did his little as governor of Anambra State and urged the incumbent governor to also do his best in the state as an economics professor.

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Obi, who described Soludo as his brother, said when a government vacates office, another takes over and continues with the other projects left undone.

4. 2023: Why Osinbajo Didn’t Attend Tinubu’s Campaign Flag-off In Plateau

The reason behind Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s absence on Tuesday in Jos, Plateau State for the flag-off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaigns for 2023 has emerged.

Truetells Nigeria earlier reported that Osinbajo was conspicuously missing at the official kick-off of the presidential campaigns by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima.

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The event which held at the Rwang Pam township stadium in Jos, the Plateau State capital had many APC stalwarts in attendance as a massive crowd stormed the venue to witness the event.

President Muhammadu Buhari led other party stalwarts including Governors and lawmakers to the campaign ground.

However, following the observation about Osinbajo’s absence at the major party event, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande has explained the reason for his principal’s absence.

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According to Akande, Vice President Osinbajo is representing President Buhari at the global conference on world tourism holding in Lagos State.

5. Gboyega Aribisogan Emerges As New Ekiti Speaker

The lawmaker representing the Ikole constituency in Ekiti State, Gboyega Aribisogan has emerged as the new Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly.

Truetells Nigeria reports that lawmakers in the state elected Aribisogan on Tuesday as the new speaker of the state.

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His emergence as the new speaker follows the death of Speaker Funminiyi Afuye after suffering cardiac arrest.

Aribisogan, who hails from Ijesha-Isu in Ikole Local Government Area, was sworn in at the plenary this morning by the clerk of the House, Tola Esan.

Recall that Truetells Nigeria reported the death of Afuye last four weeks.

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Afuye who represented Ikere constituency 1 of the state, died on Wednesday, October 19 at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) and was interred last Friday in his country home, Ikere-Ekiti.

6. No Use Of Residential Buildings As Campaign Offices – Wike Issues Fresh Executive Order In Rivers State

Ahead of the 2023 elections, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has signed into law a new executive order (order 22) that regulates the kind of building political parties can use as campaign offices.

According to a statement on Tuesday by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Alagbo Chris Finebone, the new order comes into effect on Friday.

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He added that before any residential building can be used as a campaign office, due permission and approval must be obtained from the Rivers State Commissioner for Urban and Physical Planning.

Truetells Nigeria reports that executive order 22 also banned the indiscriminate posting of campaign flyers, bills, and posters in unauthorized places.

According to the statement, many public properties in the state have been defaced by the constant posting of banners, bills, and other campaign materials.

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7. 2023: I Want A Small, Effective Government – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar says he would cut down the waste of resources in governance if elected as the next Nigerian leader in 2023.

He stated this on Tuesday while speaking at the Lagos Business School Alumni Day 2022. According to the former Vice President, he wants a small but effective government.

Atiku promised to implement the recommendations of the Orosanye committee on cutting the cost of governance if elected in 2023.

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The PDP candidate also promised to privatize the refineries, diversify the nation’s economy and carry out other reforms that would make the country better.

According to the former Vice President, Nigerians have experienced the All Progressives Congress (APC) and can now easily pick between the party and the PDP.

8. Tinubu-Atiku Meeting: Politicians Are Friends, Don’t Die For Them – Kukah Urges Supporters

Eligible voters and supporters of flagbearers in the 2023 general elections have been advised by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah not to kill themselves over politicians.

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Kukah noted that politicians in the country are friends contesting for their share of the national cake.

The cleric stated this while speaking on Channels TV on Tuesday.

Recall that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Monday met at the private wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.

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Kukah called on the supporters of politicians to learn from the public exchange of pleasantries between Tinubu and Atiku.

According to Kukah, the message from the banter between Tinubu and Atiku is that Nigerians should be wise, eschew violence, and not kill themselves for people drinking from the same pool.

9. Nigeria Better Under Buhari, Tinubu Will Continue In 2023 – Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Tuesday declared that Nigeria has become better under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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He said since taking over in 2015, President Buhari has turned around the fortunes of the country and made it better than that of some developed countries.

The Governor said this was achieved despite inheriting a challenged economy coupled with the global economic recession.

Particularly, Bello said Buhari has done well with infrastructure and the economy.

Truetells Nigeria reports he made the submission in Jos, Plateau State during the official flag-off of campaigns by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and his running mate, Kashim Shettima.

10. Akpabio Reacts As Appeal Court Nullifies His APC Senatorial Candidacy

Former Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio has reacted to his sack by the Court of Appeal as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District.

Truetells Nigeria reported that a three-member panel of justices led by Justice Danlami Senchi while delivering judgement on Monday held that Akpabio failed to file proof of arguments within the time provided by the rules.

 

 

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