Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Saturday 7th May 2022

Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News’ roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday 7th May 2022.

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) looked helpless as it lamented that the country’s political leaders no longer care about the protracted ASUU strike but are now concerned about the 2023 elections. the NANS, Comrade Sunday Asefon, is even more depressing with the obsession of the Nigerian political class when it comes to pursuing their political ambitions. As things stand, nothing else matters but the plot as to who gets what in the next political dispensation. Nigerian teachers and students are unfortunately caught in the whirlwind of all this. However, the solution lies within them, not outside!

A faction of Boko Haram, the Ansaru terrorists, has reportedly started an aggressive recruitment of new members in Kaduna State.

Naija News understands that the notorious terrorist group started the recruitment process during a visit to some villages in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of ​​the state on Wednesday.

According to Daily Trust, the terrorists, during their visit, shared gifts with locals to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and entice them to join them.

Some of the villages visited by the terrorist group include Damari, Farin Ruwa, Kwasa Kwasa, Kuyello, Gobirawa, Tabanni, Kutemeshi and Kazage.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele has reportedly taken over the presidential nomination and expression of interest form from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party.

It was gathered that Emefiele collected the N100 million forms from the Party Organizing Secretary at the International Conference Center (ICC) in Abuja on Friday.

Efiele’s spokesperson did not return a request for comment, however, and the CBN governor himself declined comment.

The purchase of the presidential form of the APC by Emefiele ends speculation that he is plotting to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

Former Governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima has declared his intention to run in the 2023 presidential race.

Naija News reports that Yerima made the statement on Friday at Aso Rock Villa in Abuja shortly after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking to State House correspondents, Yerima said he was at the Villa to brief President Buhari on his intention to succeed him in 2023.

He added that he would retrieve his forms from the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform and also make the official statement today.

Niger Delta activists have called on the All Progressive Congress, APC, to give their 2023 presidential ticket to the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

The group has promised to give up if its demand is met by the ruling party.

The gunmen made their demands known in a viral video clip posted on the internet.

Naija News reports that Emefiele picked up the presidential nomination and expression of interest form from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday (today).

Economists collected the N100 million forms from the Party Organizing Secretary at the International Conference Center (ICC) in Abuja on Friday morning.

Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi said on Friday that he still disagreed with the activities and modus operandi of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

Umahi made the statement during a meeting between some Igbo leaders and President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on a two-day working visit to Ebonyi State.

The governor pointed out that at the beginning of IPOB’s activities, he had always openly condemned their mode of operation, but other actors in the region decided to play politics with what was happening.

He added that now the whole southeast is suffering from the challenges of insecurity and everyone is running in search of a solution.

President Muhammadu Buhari has again been urged to release the detained leader of the outlaw Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Naija News reports that the head of IPOB, who is being held at the Department of State Services (DSS) headquarters, faces seven counts of terrorism.

In a meeting with the president on Friday, Southeast leaders said the release of the IPOB leader will bring peace to the region and stop the outlawed group’s agitation.

The leaders made this known during a meeting with Buhari in the Executive Council Chamber, New Government House Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will not interfere in the trial of detained Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu.

The Nigerian leader made this known on Friday during a meeting with Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the South East leaders at the Ebonyi government headquarters in Abakaliki, the state capital.

President Buhari has urged Igbo leaders to allow the court to decide the fate of the IPOB leader and other Igbo youths in detention across the country.

The president reiterated that interference in Kanu’s trial would be unconstitutional and contravene the powers of the judiciary.

The United Kingdom (UK) government has labeled the Proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organization.

The UK’s recognition of IPOB as a terrorist group is contained in an updated asylum policy statement issued via the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) website.

The policy updated in May 2022 says it agrees with the Nigerian government which has branded the IPOB and its militant arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), as terrorist organisations.

The British government has also blamed the IPOB and the ESN led by arrested Nnamdi Kanu for the increase in violence and human rights abuses in the southeastern region of the country, ordering its visa officers to exclude members of the group from its asylum programme.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu has declared his intention to run in the presidential election of 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

Onu, while declaring his intention at an event in Abuja on Friday, revealed why it took him time to express his ambition for 2023.

According to the former Governor of Abia State, he delayed his statement to allow Nigerians to return from the festivities given the importance of his ambition.

Onu in his statement described himself as a “man of great compassion”, adding that he provided free care in public hospitals as governor.

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