Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News’ roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday 8th May 2022.
Former member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin announced his defection from the All Progressive Congress (APC) in power.
In a post on his Twitter account on Saturday, campaign group leader Bola Tinubu said he would soon announce his new political party.
Jibrin wrote, “I did my best for APC. It is time to move on. I will announce my new political party in the next 24 hours insha Allah. I will make an official statement in due course.
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has broken silence on the report of his presidential ambition.
The CBN governor, in a series of posts to his Twitter account on Saturday, claimed he hadn’t decided the presidential race.
Emefiele appreciated farms and patriots for going so far as to raise funds and gift him with presidential nomination forms.
There had been reports that the CBN Governor had collected the ruling party’s 100 million naira forms on Friday.
According to Emefiele, he would use his money to buy the form if he finally decided to enter the race.
President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the UK for outlawing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Buhari’s praise comes despite the UK denying it banned the pro-Biafra group in his country.
There had been reports in the early hours of Friday that the UK had banned the IPOB, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra and other groups in Biafra from participating in its programme. of asylum.
But the British High Commission, in a statement, condemned reports claiming it had outlawed the IPOB as a terrorist group in the UK.
Unaware of the UK’s denial, Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the violent secessionist organization had long been outlawed as such in Nigeria, hailing Birtain for his “decision”.
On Friday, Southwest presidential hopefuls under the All Progressives Congress failed to agree on a consensus presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 general election.
This is how former ruling party chairman Bisi Akande warned aspirants not to let the South West miss the chance to emerge as the party’s presidential candidate.
Party leaders in the region met the presidential candidates on Friday evening at Lagos House.
In the meantime, it has been established that the issue of name-calling and other personal attacks was resolved during the closed meeting.
African Development Bank President and former Agriculture Minister Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on Saturday obtained copies of his nomination and expression of interest forms to compete for the All Progressives Congress presidential ticket.
A coalition of 28 groups has purchased All Progressives Congress nomination and expression of interest forms for African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina.
The group consists of the Youth Arise movement, Nigerians from the Diaspora One Nigeria group, the Young Cautious Association of Nigeria, women’s groups, farmers, people with disabilities and other civil society groups.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike overthrew 2,023 presidential candidates under the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform who said they wanted to continue what President Muhammadu Buhari had started.
According to Wike, there is nothing good the Buhari administration has achieved since taking power in 2015 that is worth pursuing.
He argued that insecurity, crippled economy and increasing hunger have been the hallmark of the current administration and Nigerians do not want this to continue.
The Governor of Rivers State made the presentation during an interactive session with People’s Democratic Party (PDP) delegates in Bayelsa State as part of his consultations for the emergence of the presidential candidate of left.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it has not granted further approval for the electricity tariff increase in Nigeria.
The commission said what is called a new/increased tariff by the electricity distribution companies is the approval granted since December 31, 2021, but which did not come into effect until February 2022.
NERC Chairman Mr. Sanusi Garba made the clarification on Friday during a conversation with reporters in Abuja.
Naija News reports that there has been outcry from Nigerians following news that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved tariff increases for six electricity distribution companies (DisCos ).
General overseer of Living Faith Church, popularly known as Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo has described the contest for the presidency in the 2023 race as a demotion.
The cleric said so during a leadership summit broadcast around the world.
Oyedepo in his statement said it was too late for him to challenge the highest political position in the country.
The cleric called on the church workforce to devote themselves to the service of God.
Another building has collapsed in Lagos State, five days after a three-storey building collapsed in the state.
Naija News has learned that the two-storey building on Chris Igadi Street in the Ago Palace Way area of the state collapsed on Saturday morning.
Another report said the building’s occupants left the residence after noticing signs of cracks in the structure.
The development was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu.
Another traditional ruler of Oyo State, the Onijeru of Ijeru land, Oba Elijah Olaniyi Popoola has passed away.
The Yoruba monarch joined his ancestors on Friday at the age of 85 after a brief illness.
Oba Popoola’s death comes after the deaths of some prominent traditional rulers in the state.
The Onijeru Land of Ijeru is in the Ogbomoso South Local Government Area of Oyo State.