Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Online Today For Today Wednesday, March 30th.
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According to the Kaduna State government, several passengers who boarded the train that was attacked on Monday night have yet to be found. In the most recent update on the rescue operation, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said that while eight bodies had been recovered, 26 injured people were being treated.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed regret for the terrorist attack on a Kaduna-bound train on Monday, which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. On Tuesday, the President expressed his deep sorrow over the attack, which was the second of its kind in recent years.
3. The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) zoning committee was locked in a crucial meeting last night over which side of the country should produce the party’s presidential candidate. The meeting is being held at the Benue State governor’s lodge in Abuja, and is said to be presided over by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.
4. Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso dumps PDP
Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State, officially left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) yesterday (NNPP). Kwankwaso, who ran for president on the PDP platform in the 2019 general elections, has received his NNPP membership card from his Abuja ward chairman.
5. Bola Ahmed Tinubu Cancels annual colloquium
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC’s national leader, has cancelled his annual colloquium in response to the terrorist attack on a Kaduna-bound train on Monday. In honour of Tinubu’s 70th birthday, a colloquium was planned for Tuesday in Lagos.
Following a 1-1 draw with Ghana on Tuesday, Nigeria will not compete in the 2022 World Cup. The Super Eagles were unable to defeat the Black Stars in Kumasi, and were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw.
7. Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Soludo has submitted the names of 20 commissioners to the State House of Assembly for confirmation. 15 special advisers were also submitted to the house for confirmation. The list has already been sent to the House Appointments Committee.
8. With the help of a Kwara vigilante group and local hunters, the Police Command in Kwara State was able to apprehend three suspected kidnappers. The incident occurred in the Obbo Ile/Osi forest in the Ekiti Local Government Area of the State, according to the command’s spokesman, SP Okasanmi Ajayi.
9. According to the World Bank, poverty reduction has remained stagnant since 2015, with more Nigerians falling into poverty over time. The number of poor Nigerians is expected to reach 95.1 million in 2022, according to the Washington-based bank.
10. Adeoye Fadeyibi has been named as the new managing director/chief executive officer of Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc. Fadeyibi, a manager with over 20 years of executive management experience, succeeds Akinwumi Bada, according to the Disco.
11. Ukraine seeks security guarantees ‘stronger than NATO’s,’ outlines other terms for peace deal with Russia
Ukraine is seeking security guarantees that are stronger than NATO’s Article 5, David Arakhamia, the leader of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s faction in the parliament and head of the Ukrainian delegation during the ongoing peace negotiations with Russia, said on March 29. Arakhamia was speaking following a round of peace talks with Russia held in Istanbul earlier on that day.
NATO’s Article 5 commits each member state to consider an armed attack against one member state to be an armed attack against them all.
“We insist that this should be an agreement on security guarantees signed and ratified (by parliaments) to avoid repeating the mistake of the Budapest Memorandum,” Arakhamia said.
Under the non-binding 1994 Budapest Memorandum, Russia, the U.S. and the U.K. pledged not to use military force against Ukraine in exchange for it renouncing the nuclear weapons it had obtained from the Soviet Union. Russia violated the memorandum by invading Ukraine in 2014-2022 and other guarantor countries failed to protect Ukraine.
Under the guarantees proposed by Ukraine on March 29, guarantor countries must consult each other within three days after the beginning of military aggression or hybrid war, Arakhamia said. After consultations, these countries must provide aid to Ukraine by sending troops, supplying weapons and protecting Ukraine’s sky, he added.
Such guarantor countries may include the U.S., the U.K., China, Russia, France, Turkey, Germany, Canada, Italy, Poland, and Israel. Other countries will also be able to join, Arakhamia said. These guarantees should also help Ukraine join the European Union.