Nigerian Newspapers Today Friday June 17, 2022: 11 things you need to know

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Good morning Nigeria, and welcome to the Ejes Gist News roundup of today’s top newspaper headlines in Nigeria, Friday, June 17, 2022.

Today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers is as follows:

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Air Peace boss, Allen Onyema laments rising forex, as dollar hits N616.

Allen Onyema, Vice Chairman of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) and founder of Air Peace, the rise in foreign exchange is threatening the continuation of aviation operations in Nigeria.

 

The businessman explained that the strengthening of the dollar against the naira had made the purchase of aviation fuel prohibitively expensive for airline operators, potentially forcing them to close their doors.

 

Onyeama made this statement at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria’s (FAAN) National Aviation Conference (FNAC) on Wednesday, where he discussed the challenges facing the Nigerian aviation industry in the face of rising global oil prices.

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo apex socio-political organization, threatened yesterday to punish the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for failing to include the Southeast in the selection of Atiku Abubakar’s running mate. Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, issued the threat in a statement.

On Thursday, the Benue State Police Command announced the arrest of four suspects in connection with the recent attack and killing of some residents in Okpokwu. Suspected herders attacked Igama community in the state’s Okpokwu LGA, killing over 30 people and setting fire to several homes.

The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has condemned Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, a Catholic priest and the founder of Adoration Ministry Enugu, for making inflammatory political remarks against Peter Obi. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu, Rev Ernest Obodo, condemned and distanced the church from the comments.

There was commotion at the All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat in Abuja yesterday, as a group of youths stormed the premises, chanting slogans against Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the party’s national chairman. While a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) was in progress, a group of youths from Kogi State stormed the party’s headquarters.

Idi Barde Gubana, the Deputy Governor of Yobe State, has lost another child, his 16-year-old daughter Khadija Idi Barde (Siyama), who was injured in the same accident that killed her brother. On Saturday, a vehicle carrying the deputy governor’s children was involved in an accident on the Maiduguri-Kano highway.

On Thursday in Kano, President Muhammadu Buhari said his government would deal with those profiting from the country’s fear and insecurity. He spoke at the Nigeria Police Academy’s Regular Course 4/2016 Cadets’ Passing Out Parade in Wudil, Kano.

Mr. Ibrahim Lawal, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to detained House of Representatives member Farah Dagogo, has expressed his displeasure with his principal’s continued detention. In a statement released in Port Harcourt on Thursday, Lawal said Dagogo, a Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, was illegally detained after he was “unlawfully declared wanted by Governor Nyesom Wike.”

The Indigenous People of Biafra has warned criminal elements in the South-East not to use its name to commit crimes. The secessionist movement distanced itself from the criminals, claiming that it was never a part of or responsible for the region’s ongoing insecurity and criminality.

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has named Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as Atiku Abubakar Running Mate. The party’s presidential candidate, Atiku made the announcement at the party’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.

Operation Yaki, a joint operation between the Special Tactical Squad and the Kaduna State security outfit, has killed four suspected bandits on the Saminaka-Jos expressway. Mohammed Jalige, the spokesman for the Kaduna Police Command, made the announcement in a statement on Thursday.

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