Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Saturday 12th March 2022

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Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday 12th March 2022.

Here is another example of the political class taking Nigerians for a ride. In February 2021, Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, was caught in a viral video assaulting a security guard, Clement Sargwak, on duty at Bannex Plaza Abuja. This was met with public outcry as Sargwak, through his lawyer, Timizing Venyir Ramnap, petitioned the Senate which referred the complaint to its Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions Committee for investigate the assault allegation made against Umar by Sargwak.

Midway through its sessions, the Senate committee said it was suspending the investigation of Umar in deference to the litigation he launched against it and the upper legislative chambers. Umar had, in the lawsuit numbered FHC/ABJ/CS/671/2021, challenged the constitutional powers of the committee to conduct the investigation. Ramnap, however, insisted that the original summonses issued to the panel by Umar’s lawyer were merely legal proceedings and not declaratory orders to be complied with.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) denied knowledge of the change in leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

It was gathered that INEC made this known on Thursday in a letter sent to Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger, who is the interim chairman of the party’s interim committee.

The officials pleaded not to be named and revealed that Sani-Bello wrote to INEC on Wednesday in his capacity as acting national chair of the APC Acting Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) inviting the commission at the scheduled National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting. for next week Thursday via zoom.

Sources have confirmed to the Daily Trust that the APC sent a letter to the electoral commission revealing a change in the custody of Governor Mai Mala Buni at Sani Bello.

Embattled Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi met with All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday.

Naija News reports that ruling party leaders met in Abuja.

This was made known by the Special Assistant to the Governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Nwaze.

He, however, did not reveal the details of the meeting while sharing photos of the meeting in a Facebook post.

Former Senate Deputy Speaker, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has officially declared that he will run for the governorship of Enugu State in 2023.

Naija News understands that there has been speculation that the legislator will join the Enugu Guber 2023.

Ekweremadu, who represents the senatorial area of ​​Enugu West, however, ended speculation on Friday by making a public statement.

The legislator confirmed his interest during a speech at an interactive media forum in Enugu moments ago, Naija News reports.

The Ebonyi State High Court has granted an interim order to Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, stopping their removal from office.

The order was obtained following the ex parte motion filed by the duo’s lawyer, Roy Umahi, pursuant to Rule 3(3) of the Rules of the Ebonyi State High Court in Case No. °HAB/13/22.

Recall that the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered their dismissal for abandoning the People’s Democratic Party for the Progressive Congress.

The court also ordered the PDP to field another candidate or the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would have to organize a new election within 90 days.

The National Publicity Secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Emmanuel Yawe, has died.

According to Tribune, Yawe died today in Abuja after a long illness.

Secretariat staff described him as a dedicated and professional member of the forum.

Naija News reports that the ACF spokesperson died in his sleep on Friday.

Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni is set to meet President Muhammadu Buhari in London, UK over the leadership crisis in the All Progressives Congress.

According to The Nation, sources have revealed that the embattled APC chief was due to return to Nigeria on Wednesday after his medical trip to Dubai, but he has changed his mind.

A source said: “He will now travel to London to meet President Muhammadu Buhari on the situation within the party.”

It has been said that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has arrived in London to also meet President Buhari.

The Ebonyi State High Court has granted an interim order to Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, stopping their removal from office.

The order was obtained following the ex parte motion filed by the duo’s lawyer, Roy Umahi, pursuant to Rule 3(3) of the Rules of the Ebonyi State High Court in Case No. °HAB/13/22.

Recall that the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered their dismissal for abandoning the People’s Democratic Party for the Progressive Congress.

The court also ordered the PDP to field another candidate or the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would have to organize a new election within 90 days.

Oba Lekan Balogun was appointed 42nd Olubadan of Ibadan by Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde.

Naija News reports that the coronation ceremony of the new monarch was held in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.

According to reports, the ceremony was officially declared open at 11:14 a.m. sharp with the recitation of the national anthem, the Oyo state anthem as well as the Ibadan anthem.

Christians, Muslims and traditional Araba Awo from Ibadanland recited the opening prayers.

Zamfara State Governor Bello Matagall said on Friday that Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Matawalle had contributed immensely to the growth of the All Progressives Congress.

Matawall, while speaking about the leadership crisis in the party, warned against disagreements among ruling party stakeholders.

He condemned party members who linked President Muhammadu Buhari to the crisis within the party.

Recall that the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, had claimed that President Buhari had ordered the dismissal of Buni as interim president of the ruling party.

These are the headlines of Nigerian newspapers today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you tomorrow.

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