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Good morning, to you and welcome to Ejes Gist’ roundup of top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today, Thursday, October 6th, 2022.

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1. Terrorists release 23 remaining Abuja-Kaduna train attack victims

Almost six months after Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped the passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train, the remaining 23 hostages have finally been freed. The hostages were taken hostage by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Usman Yusuf, Secretary of the Chief of Defence Staff Action Committee (CDSAC) broke the good news yesterday.

It is being reported that a Presidential Committee that was established by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, to investigate the kidnapping of victims of the Kaduna-Abuja train attack was successful in securing the release of the 23 victims who were still being held captive by the terrorists.

Yusuf issued a statement in which he said, “I am pleased to announce to the nation and the world that at 1600Hrs, Wednesday, 5-10-2022, the seven-man Presidential Committee assembled by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General L.E.O. Irabor, secured the release and took custody of all the 23 remaining passengers held hostage by Boko Haram terrorists following the attack on the Abuja to Kaduna train on 28-3-2022.

2. Okowa, Oshiomhole clash over poll violence allegation

Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta State, took on Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State, yesterday in response to Oshiomhole’s claims that governors are to blame for electoral violence in the country. Okowa criticised Oshiomhole for his statements.

This took place on the same day that the Arewa Consultative Forum, also known as the ACF, issued a warning against election rigging and the use of thugs during the upcoming general elections, while also bemoaning the fact that the Federal Government is moving too slowly in the fight against terrorism in the country.

At a citizens’ election dialogue on the theme,” What makes a good election in Nigeria?” held in Abuja on Tuesday, Oshiomhole, who is also the Deputy Director-General of the Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had alleged that governors were to blame for electoral violence seen in previous elections.

But Okowa, who is also the presidential running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the elections of 2023, stated that governors never participated in electoral violence, stating that perhaps Oshiomhole did so during his tenure as governor of Edo State.

3. Consider out-of-court settlement, court tells FG, ASUU

The Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities were ordered by the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday to settle their disagreement peacefully outside of court.

The court recommended giving the parties 24 hours to reflect, consult, and come up with a solution that would satisfy Nigerians.

When the Federal Government and ASUU met for a hearing in the appeal filed by ASUU against the decision of the National Industrial Court, Justice Georgewill Abraham issued the order.

Justice Abraham instructed James Igwe (SAN), counsel for the Federal Government, and Femi Falana (SAN), counsel for ASUU, to first sit down as attorneys, adopt nationalistic viewpoints, and then communicate such positions to their clients.

There is a time for everything, even war and peace, the judge remarked. We want to see the two of you, senior attorneys, support and look into an amicable resolution to this disagreement as ministers in the temple of justice.

4. CONUA rules out strike, says action overused

The Congress of Nigerian Universities Academics, a newly registered organisation, has disallowed the use of industrial action to advocate for demands.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ rival organisation recently claimed that it is present in no fewer than 17 universities across the nation and pledged to strive toward the registration of additional members.

Dr. Niyi Sunmonu, the union’s national coordinator, revealed this in an interview on Tuesday in Abuja, shortly after Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, announced the registration of two more university-based unions—CONUA and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics—in Abuja.

5. Court clears Magu, cleric of N573m fraud

Ibrahim Magu, a former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has been cleared of charges stemming from allegations that he was helped in laundering N573 million by Pastor Emmanuel Omale of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry and his wife, Deborah.

Following a lawsuit brought by Omale, his wife, and the church with the case number FCT/HC/CV2541/2020, Justice Yusuf Halilu ruled on Tuesday that Magu was not guilty of money laundering.

It was claimed that an investigation by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit during the investigation of Magu by the Justice Isa Salami-led presidential investigation panel revealed that Magu paid N573 million into Omale’s church’s account, which was then allegedly used to purchase a property in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Read More

6. Presidency dismisses Obi’s accusations of ‘silent arrests

The Presidency has rejected claims made on social media by Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi that some of his fans, referred to as “Obidients,” had been “silently arrested” as unfounded and untrue.

Under the condition of anonymity, a State House source claimed that the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) had both formally certified that no such arrests of any kind had taken place.

The source claims that none of Obi’s supporters have been “silently arrested” or, for that matter, “openly arrested.”

According to the source, Nigeria’s political process is free and fair, and all candidates, whether they are affiliated with major parties or smaller ones, have a fundamental constitutional right to freely and unhinderedly conduct their campaigns.

7. Buhari to restore OML 46 to Bayelsa

On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to return the Oil Mining License, OML 46, to Bayelsa State “promptly and immediately.”

Buhari assured the governor of Bayelsa State, Duoye Diri, that he would reply to their concerns as soon as possible during a meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

When he met the President with Senator Seriake Dickson, the President’s predecessor, Diri presented three requests to Buhari.

The Federal Government taking over the Bayelsa State Medical University, the quick completion of three Federal roads in each of the Senatorial Districts, and the restoration of the Oil Mining Licence, “OML 46,” to Bayelsa State, which he (Diri) claimed was unfairly revoked and given to a private company, are among them, according to a statement signed by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

“President Buhari Assures Governor Diri of a Good Listening Ear to Bayelsa State,” reads the statement.

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8. Buhari Appoints Adepoju As NIPOST Postmaster General

Sunday Adeyemi Adepoju has been appointed as the new Postmaster General/Chief Executive Officer (PMG) of the Nigerian Postal Service, with the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari (NIPOST).

This was contained in a press release made available to Newsmen on Wednesday signed by Uwa Suleiman, the media assistant to Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy.

Suleiman claimed that Adepoju’s appointment was done in accordance with Pantami’s suggestions.

The new NIPOST postmaster general is appointed for a five-year starting term. Read More

9. Kogi Head of Service frustrating govt efforts – School teachers

Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), which represents secondary school teachers, has accused Kogi State Head of Service Mrs. Hannah Odiyo of purposefully undermining the government’s efforts to improve the welfare of teachers in the State.

Comrade Ranti Ojo, the Kogi State Chairman of ASUSS, made this announcement alongside this year’s World Teachers Day celebration in Lokoja. He said the head of service had continued to put off the release of the circular for the Governor Yahaya Bello’s approval on the extension of the teachers retirement age of 65 years in service.

Comrade Ojo acknowledged that teachers are suffering as a result of their low pay while urging the Head of Service to take immediate action.

He urged all levels of government to give the welfare of teachers in every country first priority, noting that this appeal had become essential in light of the enormous challenges the educational sector was currently facing.

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10. Catholic Church yet to decide on APC’s same-faith ticket — Cardinal Onaiyekan

The Catholic Church has not taken a position on the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2023 presidential elections, according to Cardinal John Onaiyekan, the archbishop emeritus of Abuja.

However, he stated that Catholic voters will choose their own candidate to support in the presidential election, but pledged not to support the ruling party due to their ticket of the same religion.

At the First Synod of the Catholic Diocese of Osogbo, which is currently taking place at the St. Kizito Pastoral Centre in Ede, Osun State, Cardinal Onaiyekan spoke on behalf of the church as an agent of dialogue and reconciliation in our community in search of a just and peaceful social order. He said: “You will note that the Catholic Bishop Conference has not taken any action on Muslim-Muslim ticket of All Progressives Congress on this matter.

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