Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Sunday, June 12, 2022

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Democracy Day: President Buhari to Address Nigerians

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, will address the citizens of the country on the occasion of the celebration of Democracy Day 2022.

Naija News reports that the President will deliver the speech on Sunday, June 12 at 7 a.m. as part of activities marking this year’s Democracy Day.

This was confirmed in a statement on Saturday by the President’s special adviser for media and publicity, Femi Adesina, who urged all television, radio stations and electronic media to join the show.

Earlier, to mark the celebration of Democracy Day 2022, the administration led by Muhammadu Buhari declared Monday, June 13, 2022 a public holiday.

Kidnapped Abuja-Kaduna train passengers are freed

After spending 74 days in a terrorist’s lair, some victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack in March have regained their freedom.

Naija News recalls that the train bound for Kaduna was attacked by terrible terrorists on March 28, 2022.

The assailants had opened fire on the moving train, killing at least nine people as they drove away to an unknown location as many as sixty others, including children and the elderly.

Information reaching this news platform at present confirmed that the terrorists had released six female and five male victims of Saturday’s train attack.

2023: INEC speaks out on expanding voter registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it was considering expanding the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.

Naija News reports that the national chairman of the electoral agency, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this known in a tweet on the official INEC account on Saturday.

Yakubu said the commission had heard the demands of Nigerians regarding the extension of the CVR recording, adding that the agency would make a decision on the matter soon.

He also assured Nigerians that they will be able to register to vote in the 2023 elections, stating that their vote will count.

Tinubu: Why defeating Atiku Abubakar will be difficult – Femi Fani-Kayode

Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode said it will be very difficult to beat Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today program, Fani-Kayode, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), described Atiku as a formidable opponent.

According to the APC leader, the ruling party will work against Atiku very forcefully and decisively.

While insisting that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will defeat the PDP presidential candidate, Fani-Kayode said that Atiku is a strong, focused and experienced politician.

He dismissed claims that the former vice president would be a walk in the park, stressing that the election would be difficult.

Tinubu: Atiku to meet Peter Obi and Kwankwaso as PDP eyes collaboration against APC

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar may meet with Labor Party presidential candidates Peter Obi and New Nigeria Peoples Party Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to start talks on an alliance against the Congress presidential candidate of All Progressives (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Recall that Peter Obi and Kwankwaso were members of the PDP before defecting to pursue their presidential aspirations.

It was understood that Obi’s exit from the PDP would affect his vote in the South which was the main stronghold of the opposition party, as well as Kwankwaso’s emergence as the NNPP candidate will split the votes in the North, especially Kano.

Political analysts believe this will give the advantage to the ruling APC.

2023: NNPP’s Kwankwaso talks about quitting for Atiku, Tinubu

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has denied reports of plans to drop his ambition to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

Naija News understands that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar is planning to meet with Kwankwaso and Peter Obi of the Labor Party over a proposed alliance to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate. ), Bola Tinubu.

But speaking to The PUNCH, Kwankwaso said he wouldn’t quit for anyone.

While insisting he would emerge victorious in the 2023 elections, Kwankwaso said the Kwankwasiyya movement was popular across the country.

2023: Onanuga reveals who will determine Tinubu’s running mate

Tinubu Campaign Organization spokesman Bayo Onanuga has revealed who will determine the running mate of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Onanuga has revealed that the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) will decide who becomes Tinubu’s running mate in the 2023 general election.

In conversation with reporters on Friday, Onanuga said Tinubu had reached an agreement with APC governors that they would decide on his choice of running mate if he ran as a candidate.

He said Tinubu’s running mate can be from any region and religion, but the PGF has the task of selecting a competent deputy for the APC candidate.

El-Rufai reveals why northern governors chose Tinubu over Osinbajo

A few days after the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention held in Abuja, Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai explained why the Northern Governor supported Bola Tinubu over vice -President Yemi Osinbajo.

Speaking on Tinubu’s victory at the just-concluded national party convention, El-Rufai said APC delegates and governors from the North West and North East met and decided to support Tinubu after seeing him as the most salable of the five Southern contenders submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari earlier.

He said the president declined to choose any particular candidate and asked the governor to let the delegates decide.

El-Rufai insisted that Tinubu was the best bet and therefore Northern stakeholders choose him over Osinbajo, Amaechi and others.

Oshiomhole talks about Tinubu’s emergence as APC presidential candidate

A former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, reacted to Bola Tinubu’s emergence as the party’s presidential candidate.

Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State, won the APC presidential primary by a landslide on Wednesday, beating thirteen candidates in the process, Naija News reports.

In a statement he personally signed on Friday, Oshiomhole described Tinubu’s win as a reaffirmation of his much-acclaimed unique ability.

The former governor of Edo said the APC presidential candidate represents a movement, a force full of energy and radiating hope for a better future to come.

2023: Governors of the Southeast are real Igbo enemies – Ohanaeze Youths

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) has accused the South East Governors of being the true enemies of the South East region.

The council said governors should be blamed for the dismal outing of presidential aspirants of Igbo descent in the recently held presidential primaries of the APC and PDP.

In a statement on Saturday by the general chairman of the council, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the council said the governors had traded the fate of the people for political positions during the events.

He was reacting to threats by the Movement for Actualizing the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to South East delegates to the primaries for raising money and betraying their brothers.

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