Nigerian Newspapers Today Monday June 27, 2022: 10 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, Monday , June 27 , 2022.

Today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers is as follows:

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1. Governors take scary steps to battle worsening insecurity

  • Matawalle asks residents to buy guns, okays shoot on site for motorcyclists

  • Makinde to hire 500 more for Amotekun

  • Ondo Assembly to tighten Amotekun law after Akeredolu’s compulsory CCTV order

  • Uzodimma issues ultimatum to bandits.

To combat the growing insecurity in their states, governors are taking dramatic steps.

Bandits, terrorists, and other types of criminals never cease in their evil deeds.

Governor Bello Matawalle ordered Zamfara residents to get guns so they could defend themselves against invading rebels who threatened their peace and tranquility in order to stop the tide.

Additionally, he ordered security personnel to kill any motorcyclists they see to remind them that motorcycles are still not permitted for commercial purposes.

The Zamfara governor’s decision received some support from Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), but retired Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) police Hakeem Odumosu said it was a prescription for more turmoil.

The House of Assembly in Ondo State has unveiled plans to tighten the law establishing the security firm, Amotekun, in response to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s directive for the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) in public and private institutions, including schools, churches, and mosques.

40 worshipers at St. Francis Catholic Church were killed on June 5 when terrorists raided Owo. 61 other people suffered injuries.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State commanded the hiring of an additional 500 personnel to bolster Amotekun.

 

The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, gave robbers a 10-day deadline to accept amnesty or risk being shot at.

When discussing the country’s security situation two weeks ago, Akeredolu warned that governors cannot simply lay down their arms or rely solely on the far-off federal police to appropriately secure residents’ lives and property.

He added that the federal government should be prepared for a scenario in which citizens decide to take control of their own fate and arm themselves against terrorism.

When discussing the state’s new security measures, Ibrahim Dosara, the information commissioner for Zamfara State, said: “The government has now ordered people to get ready and get guns to protect themselves against the bandits.

The state commissioner of police has been instructed by the government to grant licenses to anyone who meets the requirements and wants to purchase such weapons for self-defense.

“The government is prepared to make it easier for anyone, particularly our farmers, to obtain simple guns for self-defense.

The government has already made plans to issue 500 application forms to each of the state’s 19 emirates for those wishing to purchase firearms for self-defense.

The commissioner declared that the government had made a decision to address the recent rise in bandit attacks, kidnappings, and violence inflicted on communities.

“The people and government of the state have been worried and concerned,” he added of the terrorist attack.

“Therefore, the government has no choice but to adopt these actions in order to deal with the problem decisively.”

The commissioner did issue a warning, noting that people needed a license from the Commissioner of Police in order to possess firearms and other basic self-defense weapons.

Dosara declared: “A secretariat or center would be set up to gather information regarding the activities of informants.

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2. I’m Still Searching For My Running Mate – Bola Tinubu 

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Weekend said he is still desperately looking for his running mate.

He made this statement in Abuja during his keynote speech at the Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, 60th birthday celebration. The former governor of Lagos also praised the Speaker for his support of democracy and his political aspirations to lead Nigeria, while praising his deputy, Hon. Idris Wase, for being a dependable ally.

3.Ekweremadu’s organ ‘donor’ serial liar – Forensic psychologist

Dr. Law Mefor, a forensic psychologist, has referred to David Nwamini Ukpo and his wife Dr. Beatrice as serial liars who should not be believed. David Nwamini Ukpo is the man at the center of the organ saga that resulted in the arrest and detention of former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.

 

Mefor was responding to a Facebook post purportedly made by Ukpo, who claimed that Ekweremadu and his wife tried to take his kidney for their daughter’s illness after luring him to Europe with the promise of a better life.

 

Ukpo was called a “serial liar and manipulator seeking sympathy when he should face the full weight of both the British and Nigerian laws” by Mefor in a post on Sunday.

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 4. Nigerian Immigration Finally Releases Real Age Of Ekweremadu ‘Kidney Donor’

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), the kidney donor in the case against former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Ukpo Nwamini David, is actually 21 years old and not 15.

After speaking with journalists on Sunday, Amos Okpu, the NIS spokesperson, revealed this in a statement.

 

Okpu said that Ukpo’s birth certificate and National Identity Number (NIN) slip, both of which were given during the foreign passport registration process, prove his age to be 21.

 

In a Zoom briefing with journalists, Isah Idris, the comptroller general of the NIS, stated that Mr. Nwanini applied for his foreign passport, which was issued following careful inspections by the passport issuing office.

 

He said that Mr. Nwamini’s paperwork from the National Population Commission (NPC) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) listed October 12, 2000 as his date of birth.

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5. Ejeviome Otobo, missing ex-Nigerian diplomat, found dead in U.S.

Ejeviome Otobo, a former Nigerian ambassador, has passed away. On June 15, Otobo was last seen in Tuckahoe, New York.

 

On June 19, the Tuckahoe police department posted on Facebook that Otobo was missing and asked for assistance from the general public.

A few days later, the police extended condolences to Otobo’s family and reported that Otobo had been discovered dead.

When he passed away, he was 70 years old.

The statement read, “The Tuckahoe Police Department regrets to tell community members that Ejeviome Otobo was located yesterday afternoon and is deceased.”

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7. Deputy Governorship: I Have Never Failed With Leadership – Tonto Dikeh.

Tonto Dikeh, an actress turned politician, asserts that she has never failed in a leadership position and so is confident in her ability to be a successful deputy governor of Rivers State.

Dikeh made the remarks while discussing her candidacy with the African Democratic Congress on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics (ADC).

She claims that, in spite of rumors and the attention she has received, she carefully considered her decision to enter politics and that she has been working toward it for at least three years.

“I am prepared for anything, truthfully. I have had three years to work on this, its not something that I just came out or emerged with. We’ve had a lot of time to work on this and for this. Criticism, I am ready, non-criticism I am ready. So, it doesn’t matter where the questions are coming from.

“I have failed in my life and I’m not denying that. Everyone has seen that.

“But am I going to fail with leadership. Have I failed in leadership? Start from motherhood, have I ever failed in motherhood, talk about my foundation. I think it was one of the foundations that stood up for this country, in the time of the pandemic, with no assistance whatsoever. I did even more than the government,” she said.

8. ASUU strike Nigeria:   Buhari to decide on UTAS, wage increase for varsity lecturers, others, says Ngige.

Chris Ngige, the minister of labor and employment, hinted Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari would soon make a decision regarding the contentious University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) and the terms of service for varsity instructors.

The inter-ministerial departments and agencies committees of the Federal Government will submit their reports on Wednesday to assist the President in making a decision.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ four-month strike could come to an end as a result of the committees’ conclusions (ASUU).

In a statement released yesterday by Olajide Oshundun, the spokesman for his ministry, Dr. Ngige gave the indication.

The government-approved Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and the ASUU-preferred UTAS are at odds over which payment platform should be used in public universities.

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9. 23 killed attempting to cross from Morocco to the Spanish enclave of Melilla.

According to Moroccan official media, over 23 people have perished trying to get from Morocco to the Spanish exclave of Melilla.

Late on Friday, 2,000 people attempted to enter the port city in North Africa; 500 were successful after smashing over the fence, according to a statement from Spanish authorities.

Initial reports stated that 13 individuals had passed away from their wounds following altercations with security forces; however, on Saturday night, this number was increased to 23.

A Moroccan official reported that 76 migrants and 140 security officers had suffered injuries when “some fell from the top of the barrier” dividing the two sides.

The “violent assault,” which the Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez attributed to “mafias who deal in human beings,” was denounced.

Melilla, along with the other Spanish exclave of Ceuta, serves as a hub for migrants trying to enter the EU.

The attempt on Friday marked the resumption of diplomatic relations between Spain and Morocco after a 15-month dispute over Madrid’s alleged support for the secessionist Polisario Front.

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10. Terrorists ban political activities in Kaduna communities.

According to a report issued yesterday by the Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressives’ Union (BEPU), the Ansaru terrorist group has outlawed political activity in numerous communities in the eastern portion of Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area in Kaduna State.

In an effort to build an Islamic state in Nigeria, the terrorist organisation has persisted in indoctrinating and enlisting people, particularly youths.

The Ansaru group’s presence in Birnin Gwari’s Kanuku woodland was confirmed by the Kaduna State Government during the release of the first quarter 2022/security report.

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Samuel Aruwan, commissioner of internal security and home affairs, also expressed concern that the terrorists were recruiting local teenagers by offering them material goods.

According to reports, the terrorists are saying they prefer the Kaduna forest than Sambisa, according to Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

The western portion of Birnin-Gwari Local Government only contains eight political wards out of the 11 total.

The group has continued to acquire momentum in the region, according to the BEPU report that was signed by Ishaq Usman Kasai, the Union’s chairman.

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