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Good morning, to you and welcome to Ejes Gist’ roundup of top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today, Tuesday, October 4th, 2022.
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1. Anger wells up in APC over party leaders wooing Wike
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate, and the governors of the South-West have been urged by APC stakeholders in the South-South, particularly in Rivers State, and contenders for the 2023 elections to quit socializing with Governor Nyesom Wike.
It is demoralizing for party members in Rivers State to see APC leaders they look up to romancing a well-known political rival like Governor Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, according to the stakeholders, who include candidates for the National Assembly and State House of Assembly as well as other party supporters.
They disapproved of the leaders’ efforts to support the PDP in Rivers by endorsing Wike ahead of the general election, going so far as to visit the state to dedicate projects at the governor’s invitation.
2. Peacemaker stabbed to death in Ondo
Abidemi Oguntuyi, 23, was detained after it was claimed that he killed his 40-year-old female co-tenant, Abiye Friday, in Ibaka quarters in the Akungba-Akoko council area of Ondo State, in an effort to mediate a peace.
According to a source, the suspect stabbed the victim in the neck and other places on her body while attempting to resolve a dispute between her and his brother. This information was provided to Ejes Gist Newspaper in Akure.
According to information obtained by Ejes Gist Newspaper, the victim attempted to mediate a dispute between the siblings but was fatally injured in the process.
3. Strike: Court hears ASUU’s appeal today
The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ appeal against the National Industrial Court’s decision will be heard by the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday (today), Ejes Gist Newspaper learned.
As conversations and discussions between the union and the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, have persisted.
The team led by Gbajabiamila would meet with President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) today.
This was revealed to our journalist on Sunday in a conversation with a source with knowledge of the situation.
The source texted our journalist, “The court will hear the appeal on Tuesday,” according to the message.
4. Outrage trails Mbaka’s transfer to monastery
As a result, Rev. Fr. Anthony Amadi has been chosen to take over as the new chaplain of the Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy in place of him (Mbaka).
The Catholic Secretariat’s decision has angered Mbaka’s followers, who have denounced it and expelled the new chaplain from the ministry.
This occurred at the same time that the church clarified the transfer reports.
In a statement headlined “Fr. Mbaka: The True Position,” Padre Nsikak-Umoh, the National Director of Social Communications for CSN, revealed this on Monday.
Nsikak-Umoh pointed out that Mbaka, not Most Reverend Callistus Onaga, Bishop of the Enugu Diocese, was the one who nominated his replacement to lead the ministry during the period he would be in the monastry “in solitude.”
5. Presidency Debunks National Awards List
On Monday, the Federal Government called the alleged list of candidates for national honours being making rounds in some internet media outlets a hoax.
Ejes Gist Newspaper gathered that during the weekend, the media was flooded with a number of names that were allegedly on the list of Nigerians who would be given national awards.
However, the list of nominees, which has now become widely circulated online, has drawn criticism, particularly about the calibre of those up for honours.
However, the government refuted the list in a statement released by Julie Jacobs, Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, and promised to reveal the real list when it was suitable.
6. Football Player Slumps, Dies On Pitch In Lagos
At the Green Field Football Ground in the Lekki district of Lagos State, an unidentified football player collapsed and passed away while participating in a game.
On Monday, Benjamin Hundeyin, the state command’s police public relations officer (PPRO), corroborated the occurrence on his verified Twitter account.
Officers from the Maroko Police Division brought the information in on Friday, according to Hundeyin.
He stated that the 31-year-old football player passed away on Friday at 6.30 p.m.
According to the PPRO, he was taken urgently to the Ever Care Hospital in Lekki for treatment, where the attending physician pronounced him dead.
7. Litigations Dog Primaries As INEC Releases Final List Today
Multiple lawsuits are following the major political parties’ primaries, according to reports from the states before today’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) publishing of the final list of nominated governorship candidates.
According to section 32 (1) of the Electoral Act 2022, which mandates that the list of candidates be released at least 150 days before the election, the electoral board had set today for the publishing of the final list of nominated candidates for governorship and state houses of assembly.
The governorship and state houses of assembly elections would be held on March 11, 2023, according to the timeline and programme of events for the 2023 general elections announced by INEC.
In 28 states, there would be governorship elections. Eight states—Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Ondo, and Osun—had previously been excluded from the general election due to legal disputes.
According to reports from our correspondent, the litigations arising from the governorship primaries have not yet been resolved four months after they were held.
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8. Truck driver ties wife to well over alleged infidelity as boyfriend escapes
Muyiwa Sikiru, a Truck driver publicly humiliated his wife by tying her to a well in the Oke-Aro neighbourhood of Akure, the capital of Ondo State, after learning of her alleged infidelity.
Ejes Gist Newspaper learned that the husband had been away for three months and had returned to find his wife living with another man in their matrimonial house.
He lives with his wife and their three-year-old boy in the Akure city even though he works outside the state.
When he arrived at his home, sources claim his friends and neighbours told him about his wife’s antics after noticing that another man had moved in with his wife.
He reportedly took the wife from the room and chained her to the well outside the house after receiving the unfavourable news.
The partner reportedly in the bathroom while he was taking a bath, fled via the window after hearing the man shouting loudly.
9. Second Niger Bridge to be commissioned in December
Seyi Martins, the acting Federal Controller of Works in Anambra State, has pledged that the second Niger Bridge will be operational by December of this year in order to facilitate travel into the South East.
He provided the reassurance while hosting members of the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), who visited the Onitsha plant over the weekend for an inspection.
Martins clarified that work on the gateway had achieved 95% completion and that the bridge, which is around 1.7 kilometres parallel to the current one, has a dual carriageway with three lanes on each sides and measures about 1.6 kilometres in length.
The controller disclosed that the first stage of the project, the bridge itself, had been largely finished, leaving only the final asphalt paving on the carriageway lane heading into Asaba.
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10. Obi supporters halt activities in Asaba, Calabar
Supporters of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi and his running mate Yusuf Datti-Ahmed shut down major streets in the capital cities of Asaba, Delta State, and Calabar, Cross River State, for hours Yesterday.
Commercial tricycle drivers in Asaba experienced extreme congestion during the road walk, which started at the Inter Bau Flyover and travelled to Ogbogonogo before returning to the flyover.
It was the second shutdown in Asaba; the “Obidient” Movement, which consists of diverse supporters of the Obi/Datti presidential ticket, held a similar one over the weekend.
They sung and danced to music from different DJs, bringing in more individuals who showed a desire to support LP in the upcoming presidential election.
They further stated that if Obi were to win the presidency, Nigeria and Nigerians would receive a breath of fresh air since they are sick of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
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