Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Sunday 15th May 2022

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Thugs protesting the arrest of Deborah Samuel’s suspected killers destroyed the Catholic Church’s Sokoto Diocese led by Bishop Matthew Kukah.

It has been established that the violence in the state forced Bishop Kukah, an outspoken critic of the government, to flee the North West State.

According to Peoples Gazette, St Bahkita, which serves as the secretariat for the diocese, was set on fire by the thugs according to photos and videos shared online.

After geotagging, the video showed that the church along Aliyu Jodi Road was the same building that was allegedly set on fire by rampaging thugs.

Contacted by The Gazette, Mr Kukah said he was in the process of leaving Sokoto. The windy background at the end of Bishop’s call confirmed that he was indeed on the move.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has lambasted a former minister of aviation and the All Progressives Congress (APC), Femi Fani-Kayode.

In a statement on Saturday by his special adviser, media and publicity, Terver Akase, Ortom described the former minister as someone who survives on cash-and-carry loyalty.

While reacting to a statement credited to Fani-Kayode, where he asked Ortom to “take charge of security in their states and not just leave the problem to the president alone”, the Governor of Benue State said said the APC leader is a merchant of acrimony who often launches into sterile narratives about substance and just good enough for the cesspool.

He said if a Nigerian fails the qualifying test to advise a leader on matters of good governance, that Nigerian is Femi Fani-Kayode.

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has declared a statewide curfew after violent protests broke out for the release of those who killed Deborah Samuel.

Naija News earlier reported that Deborah was lynched and set on fire by her fellow Muslims for allegedly insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

The angry mob had stormed Deborah’s inn, dragged her out before beating her to death and setting her body on fire.

The Sokoto State Police Command later announced that it had arrested two suspects and that investigations were underway to apprehend other killers.

The Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has given reasons why he has given up his ambition to become the next governor of Kebbi State.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday held a farewell session for members of his cabinet who resign to pursue their 2023 political ambitions, which Malami attended.

Malami, however, in a message to reporters on Saturday, confirmed that he had withdrawn from the race for governor of Kebbi State.

The minister said: “I did not resign as Attorney General of the Federation, but only withdrew from the race for the governorship of Kebbi.”

After much anticipation by the candidate, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has finally released the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The results, however, have not been uploaded to the official website of the examination body as usual, but an easy method of verification has been provided for the time being.

Naija News reports that Fabian Benjamin, Public Affairs and Protocol Manager, JAMB disclosed in a statement on Saturday.

How to Check JAMB 2022 UTME Results:

Different from the traditional way, the exam body this time, asked candidates to send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number used for registration to get their JAMB results on the palms.

The ruling All Progressives Congress moved the selection of the 28 presidential candidates who submitted their nomination forms to May 23.

The party moved screening following the decision of some presidential candidates to withdraw from the presidential race.

According to the APC, the party would select the remaining presidential candidates on the 23rd of this month.

The development was confirmed in a statement released on Saturday by the party’s National Organizing Secretary, Sulaiman Argungu.

Twenty-five presidential candidates have successfully submitted their All Progressives Congress (APC) expression of interest and nomination forms and are due to face the ruling party’s selection panel.

Naija News reports that the two-day screening will involve 25 of the 29 who purchased the forms.

The APC had set Friday, May 13, 2022 as its deadline for submitting all forms.

It was found that as of 9 p.m. on Friday evening, former President Goodluck Jonathan and Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele had failed to submit forms purchased for the time by “friends and supporters”.

A source told The Nation that the party’s legal directorate began checking documents submitted by all aspirants on Thursday to determine the authenticity of the documents.

A department source said the party leadership learned a big lesson from the last-minute disqualification of the party’s gubernatorial candidate and his deputy in Bayelsa State due to some shortcomings in the sub’s documentation. – governor-elect at the time.

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana said ministers who resigned from President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet due to their political ambitions can only be reappointed after confirmation by the Senate.

Recall that President Buhari has ordered ministers with political ambition to resign on or before May 16.

The development saw some ministers submit their resignation letters, while President Buhari met with outgoing ministers on Friday.

Ngige. however, announced his withdrawal from the 2023 presidential election in order to focus on his work.

According to reports, the Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has withdrawn from the race for the governorship of Kebbi.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opened a quiet investigation into the finances of presidential candidates from the country’s major political parties.

It was gathered that the EFCC has requested the Independent National Electoral Commission to provide it with the bank accounts and other financial details of 18 political parties in the country.

This follows high fees paid for expression of interest and nomination forms by candidates planning to run in the 2023 general election.

Naija News reports that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has sold its presidential forms for 100 million naira, the governorship for 50 million naira, the Senate, House of Representatives and state houses of assembly have paid 20 million naira, 10 million naira and 2 million naira respectively.

While the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential form sold for N40 million, the governor’s forms sold for N21 million; Senate, N3.5m; House of Representatives, N2.5m; and State Houses of Assembly, N600,000.

The son of a former inspector general of police, Mohammed Abubakar, Jamil Abubakar on Friday night defended the call for death as punishment for blasphemers.

According to Jamil, who is the president of the JMD Foundation, a non-profit organization, the penalty for blasphemy is death.

Jamil said this amid the murder of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto killed for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

The son-in-law of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, said all religions preach against blasphemy and warned people to respect people’s religion.

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