These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Sunday morning.
1. 2023 PRESIDENCY: Ohanaeze youths ask Igbo govs, senators to join APC
In a bid for the Southeast geopolitical zone to secure the Nigerian presidency in 2023, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has advocated that at least two governors and some senators in the zone defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the group, this will ensure that the Southeast is proportionally represented in the two dominant parties in the country, the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
2. Niger govt issues strict regulations against movement of trailers, other heavy-duty vehicles
The Niger State government has issued an executive order restricting the movement of articulated vehicles across the state. The new order which was signed by the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, repealed the old one and regulates the movement of heavy-duty vehicles to the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily. While speaking with newsmen in Minna on Saturday, the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Adamu Mohammed, explained that the order known as ‘Trailers, Tankers and other Heavy motor vehicles Order no.2, 2019’, has since come into effect.
3. Disobedience to court orders dangerous to Nigeria’s development — CJN
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed, Saturday warned against disobedience to court orders, saying such an act would hamper the country’s growth and development going forward. Justice Mohammed, who spoke at the 7th convocation ceremony of Nile University in Abuja, also decried youth indulgence in crimes and other social ills in the country. He urged educational institutions to rise up to the challenge and effectively tackle it.
4. KANO: Victory for APC’s Dambazau as court upholds election
The Appeal Court has affirmed Shamsudeen Dambazau of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the lawmaker representing Takai/Sumaila federal constituency election in Kano State. Dambazau who is the son of former Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, won his appeal against an earlier ruling of the Kano State Governorship and House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, which sacked him and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Suraja Kanawa. The Appeal Court ordered INEC to reinstate Dambazau as the representative of the Takai/Sumaila constituency.
5. Again, Lagos Assembly summons Ambode
For the second time in less than one month, the Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned the immediate past governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, to appear before it and give an account of his stewardship in office. The assembly, in a letter of invitation published in The Nation, asked the former governor to appear before the committee of the house by 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, to give details of financial transactions under his watch.
6. Led by Air Peace owner, Onyema, Miyetti Allah meets Gov Ortom, apologises for herdsmen attacks
Fulani Socio-cultural organization, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has condemned herdsmen attacks and killings in Benue State. The body apologized to the state Governor, Samuel Ortom and the entire state over the killings and pledged to ensure peaceful coexistence between herdsmen and farmers moving forward. National Secretary of the association, Saleh Alhassan, made the apology during a peace initiative brokered by the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, on Saturday.
7. KOGI GUBER: Clerics admonish INEC, security agencies against electoral violence
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies have been warned not to compromise the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State. Clerics in the state gave this warning during a stakeholders’ interactive session held in Lokoja on Saturday. The meeting was attended by representatives of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Jamatul Nasril Islam (JNI), Council of Ulamah, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and other stakeholders.
8. Army’s raids on bandits, insurgents’ hideouts record ‘remarkable successes’
The Nigerian Army claimed on Saturday that its troops have recorded remarkable successes in their onslaught on insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements nationwide. The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. Iliyasu said that one of such operations involved troops of 342 Artillery Regiment that raided a suspected kidnappers’ den at Ihie Community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.
9. Floods sack 40 villages in Adamawa
At least 40 villages have been sacked by floods in Adamawa. The Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Dr Muhammad Sulaiman, confirmed this on Saturday in Yola, the state capital. Sulaiman said the development followed heavy downpour recorded in the last three days in some parts of the state.
10. FIFA U-17: Golden Eaglets begin campaign for sixth title with win over Hungary
The Golden Eaglets have kicked off their 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign, gunning for their sixth title, with a 4-2 victory over Hungary on Saturday night. The Manu Garba team fought back twice to secure the win in their opening Group B game at the U-17 World Cup in Brazil. At half time, team Nigeria were trailing 2-1 but came back in the second half to seal the victory with two goals in two minutes and another late on.