Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Sunday 6th March 2022


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Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News’ roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday 6th March 2022.

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Saturday that some presidential candidates should be in jail.

The former statesman noted that some politicians interested in becoming president should be in jail if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) fulfills its mission.

Obasanjo said so during a speech at an international symposium to mark his 85th birthday in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.

The event was a team theme, “Africa Narrative with Nigeria Situation”.

Presidential aspirant and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu revealed that he has helped many people achieve their political goals.

The former Governor of Lagos State made this known during a visit to the traditional rulers of the three Senatorial Districts of Ondo State.

Speaking at Akure’s Deji Palace, Tinubu said he was in the state to seek the monarch’s support for his presidential aspiration.

According to him, he helped Muhammadu Buhari to become president.

Notorious bandit ringleader Bello Turji has revealed that he joined banditry to protect the lives of his people who are being killed by a group called Yan Sakai.

In an interview with Trust TV, Turji said he became a bandit following the constant attacks on his village, Fakai village in Shinkafi local government in Zamfara state.

He claimed that members of Yan Sakai during an attack on his village stole more than 1,000 head of cattle, injured villagers and killed six children, pointing out that the group’s activities had transformed him and others. other young Fulani, as bandits.

The ringleader of the bandits also accused Yan Sakai members of colluding with security officers to harass and extort Fulani people in the state.

Presidential hopeful and All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Bola Tinubu hailed former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 85th birthday.

In a congratulatory statement sent to Naija News on Saturday by his media assistant, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu praised Obasanjo for his patriotism and unwavering commitment to the unity of the country.

He said that although he disagreed with Obasanjo on many important issues, he added that their deliberations always remained professional.

The Emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmuminin Kabir Usman, has revealed why he supports the presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Usman said he supports Tinubu to become the next president in 2023 because the presidential hopeful helped him in many ways when he was district chief.

The monarch said he would contribute to the former Lagos governor’s campaign and advise him if needed given their long-standing relationship.

He made this known on Friday when he received members of the Movement of Arewa Organizations for Asiwaju led by Senator Abu Ibrahim at his palace in Katsina.

The Nigerian government has received the third batch of stranded Nigerians from Ukraine in Abuja.

Naija News gathered as evacuees arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport at 11:50 p.m. Friday from Budapest, Hungary aboard Air Peace.

In a tweet via its Twitter account, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) said the Nigerians were received by its officials at Abuja airport.

Notorious bandit ringleader Bello Turji has revealed that he has no ties to ISWAP and Boko Haram members.

A notorious bandit, Bello Turji made the submission in an interview with Trust Television published on Daily Trust on Saturday.

Turji said he did not need to have ties to ISWAP and Boko Haram as he did not have a political agenda or sought to establish his own territory.

He said, “We are not interested in creating a religious organization. We do not aspire to have a territory of our own, and we have no political aspirations.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set a date to end the ongoing nationwide continuous voter registration exercise.

In a conversation with reporters on Friday, Rotimi Oyekanmi, spokesman for INEC chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the electorate could suspend the exercise in July.

He let the journalists know on the sidelines of the ongoing two-day Editorial Capacity Building Workshop for INEC Public Affairs Officers in Lagos.

Oyekanmi said INEC had decided to release the suspension date to deter Nigerians who were waiting for the last minute rush before registering.

Havillah Event Centre, Oniru, where petrol was used as a souvenir at a party, has been sealed by the Lagos State Government for breaching safety regulations.

Punch reports that the center of the event was sealed off by officials from the Lagos Safety Commission and the Rapid Response Squad “for violation of public safety rules”.

Gbenga Omotoso, spokesperson for the Lagos State Information and Strategy Commissioner, revealed on Saturday that the state government would investigate the use of petrol as a souvenir at a party.

The statement came after the agency’s attention was drawn to a viral video showing drums of petrol being distributed as souvenirs at an event center in Lagos.

The socialite who shared fuel as a souvenir in Lagos State at a recent event has been identified as Pearl Chidinma Ogbolu.

Ogbolu, while explaining the reason for her action, said she only wanted to show her appreciation to the guests who showed up for her chieftaincy installation ceremony despite the hard times caused by fuel shortage.

Taking to her Instagram account on Saturday where she shared a statement, she also apologized for her action which she called a “momentary indiscretion”.

Ogbolu wrote, “I want to use this medium to apologize for the momentary indiscretion of bringing fuel memories into the room.”

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