Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Saturday 16th April 2022

Nigeria Hello, welcome to Naija News roundup of the top headlines in Nigeria today, Saturday, 16th April 2022.

Nigerians can be compared to being in a pressure cooker right now: lives, limbs and livelihoods are being smothered at will. elements of terror are on the prowl showing the monopoly of violence with the government in an apparent lack of ability to assume its primary responsibility. pure anarchy is loosed on the earth, precipitating sorrows, tears and blood. Residents are in decline of humanity as it no longer makes headlines when citizens scores are killed in cold blood. Nigeria has unfortunately become one huge killing field and one big funeral parlour.

The United States government has approved the sale of 12 AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters and other weapons to Nigeria worth nearly $1 billion.

Other weapons include Cobras made by Bell; 28 T700-401C engines manufactured by General Electric; 2,000 advanced precision weapons and targeting and navigation systems.

The sale of the helicopters and related defense systems to the Nigerian government announced in a statement by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency on Thursday.

Terrorist bandits have freed four abducted students from the College of Health Sciences and Technology in Tsafe, Tsafe Local Government Area, Zamfara State.

Naija News reported that the gunmen had in the early hours of Wednesday raided a hostel located outside the school campus and kidnapped five female college students.

According to the vice-rector of the college, Jamilu Lawal, students kidnapped were freed safe and sound women Thursday night.

The residence of Tonye Princewill, an ally of Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was attacked by gunmen on Friday morning.

The All Progressives Congress chieftain revealed that the gunmen after breaking into his residence headed straight for a room they thought was his, broke in, but didn’t meet him.

According to Princewill, the invaders did not take valuables from his home, but took the hard drive from his CCTV recorder.

Senate Vice President Ovie Omo-Agege has declared his intention to join the race for governor of the Delta in the 2023 election.

He made his intention known to his supporters and all Progressive Congressmen (APCs) during a rally inside the Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE), Effurun, Warri, on Thursday.

The senator who represents the Delta Central ward in the National Assembly said he will contest for the seat of governor on the APC platform.

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (SDMPI) said its members are not responsible for the murder of an ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in Imo State.

IPOB said the enemies of their group are responsible for the attack.

Recall, Naija News earlier reported that around 12 gunmen attacked Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area in Imo State during a voter registration exercise.

Presidential Spokesperson Femi Adesina has revealed the reason why the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has demanded the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Naija News reported on Tuesday that the NEF had asked Buhari to step down due to the continued attacks and killings in the North and across the country.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the forum said the government led by the All Progressives Congress had failed to protect the lives and property of Nigerians.

In an article titled “Hiding Under the Umbrella of Insecurity” on Thursday, Adesina said the call for the NEF’s resignation was political and unnecessary, adding that forum members were simply frustrated.

The decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set April 20 for its first meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) under the National Working Committee led by Abdullahi Adamu (NWC).

Naija News said that the new NWC party was elected at its national convention held Saturday, March 26 in Abuja, the national capital.

According to a statement released Friday by the spokesperson of the party, Felix Morka, the meeting is mandatory for all members of the NEC.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) continued to castigate the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari over the worsening insecurity in the country.

According to the opposition party, the ruling party has failed to protect the lives and properties of citizens and is unable to fight against the insecurity rocking the nation.

Naija News reports that the PDP said in a statement released Thursday by his national secretary for advertising, Debo Ologunagba.

Veteran Nigerian Highlife musician, Orlando Julius Olusanya Ekemode, better known as Orlando Julius, died.

Naija News has learned that the saxophonist, native Ijebu Ijesha in Osun State, died Friday at 3 o’clock in the morning at the age of 79.

His death was confirmed in a Facebook post by the director general of music evergreen, Bimbo Esho.

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