Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Sunday 13th March 2022


Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday 13th March 2022.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has reprimanded Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu for threatening to quit the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Recall that Shaibu had in an interview on Channels TV on Monday accused the national leadership of the PDP of causing friction in the state chapter of the party.

He said the challenges rocking Edo’s PDP are why some of those who joined Governor Godwin Obaseki in getting rid of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are considering quitting the party again.

Shaibu however said that despite the obvious challenges facing the party, he would stay with the PDP.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may face more legal hurdles as reports have emerged claiming that some of the governors are planning to go to court to suspend Governor Mai Mala Buni from acting as as president of the ruling party.

It has been understood that governors opposed to Buni want the court to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello as the genuine president even though President Muhammadu Buhari did not intervene in the crisis. .

A senior source at The PUNCH says Buhari’s refusal to take decisive action is one of the main causes of the crisis in the APC.

He said: “Buni sided with some of those governors who had problems with their ministers or senators after the controversial congresses. At least seven of these governors are with Buni contrary to what El-Rufai said. And in the coming days, others will follow the INEC verdict.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had denied backing the Southeast to produce the next president in the 2023 general election.

Obasanjo made this known in a statement released by his spokesperson, Kehinde Akinyemi, and made available to reporters in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.

The former leader was reacting to a report by an online news platform that he had backed an Igbo man to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 and that the Southeast could develop the country if elected.

He reportedly said this as he received presidential candidate and leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Mao Ohuabunwa, at his residence in Abeokuta on Thursday.

Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed confirmed the removal of electricity subsidies, saying the government had carefully adjusted electricity tariffs in the country.

According to the Minister, the government is working on the abolition of all forms of subsidies including that on fuel.

She said that currently there is no form of subsidy in the electricity sector.

Naija News understands that Ms Ahmed made the revelation on Thursday during a virtual meeting of African finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund.

The government led by Muhammadu Buhari has shut down some illegal financial institutions operating in parts of Lagos State.

Naija News reports that illegal financial institutions have been shut down following customer complaints of malpractice and breach of privacy.

In a conversation with reporters on Friday, the Director General of the Federal Competition Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), Babatunde Irukera, said the illegal online banks were located at Opebi Road in the Ikeja area of ​​Lagos.

Irukera listed some of the attacked illegal fast loan companies like GoCash, Okash, EasyCredit, Kashkash, Speedy Choice, Easy Moni.

Presidential hopeful Dele Momodu has criticized the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) for creating a policy and governance directorate.

In a memo dated February 28, which was signed by Assistant General Overseer (Administration/Staff), Rev. JF Odesola, the church announced the creation of the Policy and Governance Directorate ahead of the general elections in 2023.

The RCCG said the newly created leadership, which will be led by Pastor Timothy Olaniyan, is to coordinate the affairs and activities of members interested in seeking political office in 2023.

In a statement on Friday, the church denied creating its leadership to support the alleged 2023 presidential ambition of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo or any member of the church.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) moved the holding of its area conventions from March 12 to March 26, 2022

Naija News reports that Acting Interim Committee Spokesperson and APC Youth Leader Ismaeel Ahmed made the point during a press conference in Abuja on Friday.

Ahmed said the zonal conventions will be held on the same day billed for his national convention, adding that preparations for the success of the national convention are in high gear.

He added that the party’s national convention subcommittee list had been reduced because the previous one was unnecessary, which he said could reduce their effectiveness.

Bandit terrorists killed a trader and injured many others in an attack on a market in Chibani, a community in Munya Local Government Area in Niger State on Friday.

According to Daily Trust, the bandits attacked the market around midday when the market was filled to capacity and operated for about three hours.

A resident, Shehu Abubakar, said the terrorists took food after traders fled from the market.

It was learned that the terrorists also invaded the Mararaban-Daudu community, also in the same local government and kidnapped residents.

A doctor identified as Onyinyechi Anoke has revealed how BRT driver Andrew Nice, who has been linked to the death of Oluwabamise Ayanwole, attempted to rape her.

Anoke’s account makes her the second lady to charge Nice who was remanded on Friday for Bamise’s death.

The doctor in an interview with Punch revealed that Nice tried to rape her, a month after he allegedly raped a former shop assistant in Lagos.

Anoke, while recounting the event, revealed that she was returning home from visiting a friend the day she met Nice.

Video on social media showed an as-yet-unidentified rider being beaten by angry crowds after a child was found inside the courier.

Naija News learned that the incident happened in Sangotedo in the early hours of Saturday, March 12.

However, details on the development were sketchy at press time.

In the video that surfaced on social media, the dispatch rider could be seen beaten by the angry mob who found the child inside the box.

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