Nigerian Newspapers Today Wed Apr 6, 2022: 11 things you need to know

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Hello and good morning! Today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers is as follows:

1. At St. Joseph’s Cathedral Church in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Area, Anambra State, gunmen killed two security men yesterday. They were allegedly assassinated for attending a prayer session called by the State on Monday.

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2. Collins Okechukwu, a 25-year-old student at the University of Lagos, Akoka, was sentenced to life in prison by a Lagos State Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court in Ikeja yesterday. Justice Abiola Soladoye, who delivered the verdict, said the prosecution had proven Okechukwu’s rape and robbery charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

3. Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai says Nigeria is at a “critical crossroads” due to “multiple quagmires.” El-Rufai made the remarks while receiving former Lagos Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who was in the state on a condolence visit following the bandits’ attack on a train bound for Kaduna.

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4. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared an open presidential ticket for the 2023 election, abandoning zoning, which has sparked recent controversy. Zoning has divided the party’s stakeholders, with Iyioricha Ayu, the party’s National Chairman, declaring that it is here to stay.


5. 2023: VP Osinbajo to declare his candidacy for president this week

According to reports, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will formally announce his intention to run for the All Progressives Congress’s (APC) sole presidential ticket on Thursday. A government source, on the other hand, refuted the claims.

6. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that any party that violates the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 will not be allowed to run candidates in the general elections of 2023. Festus Okoye, the commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, said this in a statement on Wednesday.

7. Mubarak Bala: 10 Facts About Nigerian atheist jailed 24 years for blasphemy over Facebook posts

Mubarak Bala, a self-confessed atheist, was sentenced to 24 years in prison for blasphemy by a Kano State High Court sitting in Audu Bako. Bala, who is also the president of the Nigerian Humanist Association, admitted to blasphemy against Allah (SWT) and Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

8. Popular deacon slumps and dies on alter during sermon against blood money

Francis Ogunnusi, a deacon at the Evangelical Church Winning All, Onikoko, Abeokuta, Ogun State, died on Sunday while preaching in the church. It was reported that Ogunnusi was preaching against the get-rich-quick mentality that had become prevalent in various parts of the country on Sunday.

9. Breaking: Terrorists kill 17 soldiers, Injured 20 (Photos)

Terrorists attacked a military base in Polwire, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, Kaduna State, killing 17 soldiers. According to a source, 40 wounded soldiers were transported to the 44 Army Reference Hospital, with 17 of them (soldiers) confirmed to have been killed by the terrorists.


10. Bola Tinubu has expressed his displeasure with the recent spate of banditry and terrorism in the country, claiming that Nigeria is bleeding. Tinubu, who paid Governor Nasir El-Rufai a condolence visit on Wednesday, donated M50 million to the victims of the attack.

11. New phase in war opens up as Ukraine defeats Russia in battle of Kyiv.

The Battle of Kyiv has ended, and Ukraine has emerged victorious.

Russian forces had withdrawn from battlefields in northern Ukraine within days after nearly 40 days of fierce fighting.

Despite a massive effort, Russia was unable to encircle Kiev and establish a blockade.

Russian forces retreated after suffering heavy losses and failing to achieve any of their key objectives, but not before wreaking havoc on Ukrainian towns and cities and committing numerous war crimes.

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The political decision to abandon Kyiv sent shockwaves throughout the country. Russian forces left Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts in early April, along with Kyiv Oblast.

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These actions marked Russia’s first significant setback in its all-out war against Ukraine. However, it also marked the start of a new phase in the war, in which Russia will attempt to regroup in order to pursue narrower objectives in Ukraine’s east and south.

The Battle of Kyiv may be over, but the Battle of Donbas will be even more decisive and difficult. This battle will almost certainly determine the war’s outcome.

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In late March, the outcome of the operation to encircle Kyiv became very clear.

Russian forces stationed west and northwest of Kyiv had yet to resolve serious logistical issues, particularly regarding food and fuel supplies, after nearly two weeks of inactivity.

By mid-March, Russia still controlled all major transportation hubs in the northwest, including the Bucha-Irpin-Hostomel triangle, Borodyanka, and Ivankiv. This provided Russian forces with an unobstructed long supply line between Belarus and the Chornobyl nuclear power plant area.

Parts of the E40 highway were also under Russian control, effectively cutting off key communications routes to the west. The plan was simple: encircle Kyiv from the west.

However, attempts to travel south of the E40 since mid-March have made little progress.

Russia continued its fierce attempts to advance east of Kyiv along the E95 and H07 highways, which run from Chernihiv and Sumy, respectively. Despite brutal fighting and heavy bombardment, it failed to seize either of the two cities in the first month of the war.

It also failed to maintain firm control over its long supply lines, which were subjected to devastating Ukrainian attacks along highways near the country’s northwest woods. Hit-and-run Ukrainian military and paramilitary units expertly targeted hostile armoured power and supply convoys, effectively wreaking havoc among Russian ranks.

The Russian military was eventually bogged down in close-quarter combat in dense urban terrain west of Kyiv, where Russian air and artillery power was rendered ineffective.

As Russian forces continued to suffer losses and supply shortages, the slow and painful advance came to a halt. It appears that attempts to use the operative lull to regroup and reassess its campaign near Kyiv also failed.

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