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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Friday, 24 June 2022

These are the Top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Friday 24 June 2022, reviewed by The Informant247 Nigeria News.

Kaduna Police confirm killing of bandit in military uniform, recover arm, motorcycle

The Kaduna Police Command, on Thursday, confirmed the killing of a suspected bandit in military uniform.

In a statement on Thursday by DSP Mohammed Jalige, said the operatives, also recovered an AK49 assault rifle, a locally fabricated long-range revolver with its 12 polymer cased cartridges, and one operational motorcycle.

IPPIS exposed 70,000 ‘ghost’ workers, saved govt N220bn – FG

The Federal Government-backed Integration Personnel and Payroll Information System has, so far, exposed and eliminated about 70,000 ghost workers in the civil service system, the Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr Dasuki Arabi, revealed on Thursday.

Arabi added that the government has saved at least N220bn, and N10tn through the Treasury Single Account since it was fully implemented by the Buhari regime.

Court remands five youths for allegedly beating lady in viral video in Kwara

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, has ordered the remand of five young men who allegedly tortured a lady in a viral video at the Federal Correctional facility in Mandala, Ilorin till August 1, 2022.

The five accused persons, Jimoh Abdulfatai, Olamide Babatunde, Afeez Ayomide, Agboola Abdulsamad, and Yakubu Mustapha, were slammed with a five-count charge.

They were alleged to have assaulted and tortured a young lady, Ayomide Afolayan, of Songa village, Shao in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State on Monday, June 20, 2022.

Do everything possible to win Osun election – Adamu tells APC campaign council

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdulahi Adamu has charged the national campaign council for the Osun State Governorship election to do whatever it takes within the law to win the governorship election in that state scheduled for July 16.

Speaking on Thursday during the inauguration of the 86-member campaign council at the national secretariat in Abuja, Adamu urged the council to do whatever it takes to win the Osun State governorship poll.

President Buhari confesses two things Nigerians must do to avoid another civil war

President Muhammadu Buhari has fished out two things Nigerian people should do to avoid another civil war.

Buhari has implored the people of Nigeria to tolerate one another to prevent another civil war.

Buhari made this revelation during his visit to Kigali, Rwanda, where he is attending the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, on Thursday.

Osun announces Friday, June 24 holiday for PVC collection

The Informant247 reports that Osun state government has announced Friday, June 24, a work free day for civil servants to go and obtain their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs.

This is coming three weeks to the gubernatorial election in the state.

The state government has via a statement revealed that the development was to ensure all public and civil servants get their voters cards ahead of the July 16 governorship poll.

This was made public via a signed statement by Prince Wole Oyebamiji, the Secretary to the State Government.

Online betting gamers should link sports betting accounts with NIN – House of Reps

The Informant247 reports that the House of Representatives has implored the Federal Government of Nigeria to make sure that customers of online betting link their bank accounts with their National Identity Numbers.

The House ordered the National Lottery Regulatory Commission to make sure that all betting operators in Nigeria include the National Identity Number (NIN) in their data collection.

This resolution came following a motion moved by Ibrahim Isiaka on Thursday.

Human rights lawyer attends Supreme Court proceedings in traditional worshippers’ attire

There was mild drama at the Supreme Court, Abuja, on Thursday as a Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Malcom Omoirhobo caused a stir in the courtroom when he appeared in the full traditional attire of an “Olokun priest” to attend court proceedings.

The lawyer said he dressed to court in that manner to exercise his fundamental human rights following the judgment of the Supreme Court that allowed all Nigerians to express their way of worship and the use of hijab in schools and public places.

Qatar government bans sex during World Cup for players, fans, says violators risk seven years in jail

The Qatar government has banned sex-outside marriage by players and fans during the forthcoming 2022 World Cup Tournament and prescribed seven years’ imprisonment for anyone who is found guilty of the directive.

The country prohibits anyone from having sex outside of marriage, and World Cup fans are by no means exempt from this.

Qatar also has a strict “no drinking in public” law; moreover, the country prohibits anyone from being publicly intoxicated.

Group tells IGP, chief of army staff to resign over killings in Benue, others

The Coalition of Southern and Middle Belt Youth Leaders Assembly, COSMBYLA, has called on the Nigerian Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya, to tender their resignations over their inability to put an end to the killing of unsuspecting citizens of Benue State and other parts of Nigeria.

President-General of the coalition, Goodluck Ibem, has via a statement, condemned the manner some suspected Fulani terrorists killed 16 timber traders at Udei and Yelwata communities in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

Owo massacre: Amotekun arrests suspects in connection with attack

The Commander of the Ondo State Security Network, otherwise known as Amotekun, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, has revealed that some of the suspects involved in the June 5 terror attack at Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo, have been apprehended.

According to Adeleye, the vehicle that the gunmen used to escape from the scene of the attack had also been retrieved as well as some of the instruments used.

UK Police arrest, detain former deputy senate president, Ekweremadu, wife

The former Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, are currently in the custody of the Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London.

The Informant247 learnt that the former second in command in the Nigerian Senate and his wife were arrested and detained for alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child.

Nigerian governor approves N2.9bn benefits for retirees’

The Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has approved N2.9 billion as benefits for 1,172 retirees.

Safiyanu Garba Bena, the acting Head of Service, while addressing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on, Wednesday, posited that the funds were for local government, local education authority and state retirees for the year 2021. 

Unknown gunmen kidnap 8 persons in Kaduna

The Informant247 reports that seven persons have been reportedly abducted on Tuesday when some bandits launched an attack on Keke A and Keke B areas of New Millennium City, Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.

The residents of the affected area said that the attack which commenced around 11pm, lingered for about one hour before the security agents confronted the gunmen.

Osun poll: APC using Amotekun to intimidate, kill our members – PDP cries out

A former Deputy National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Diran Oduyemi, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of using the South Western security network, Amotekun, to kill and intimidate members of the opposition party ahead of the July 16 governorship election in Osun State.

According to him, the people have rejected the APC, and the party was bound to lose the forthcoming election no matter its antics.

24 states get N477bn refund for expenses on federal road projects, says FG

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, said that the Federal Government has so far reimbursed state governments about N447 billion for expenses incurred on construction and rehabilitation of federal roads and bridges.

Mohammed, who disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the release was the first tranche of such reimbursement.

The minister announced that following the money already released to the affected states, the council in yesterday’s sitting approved N18 billion refund for Yobe State out of the N20 billion bill it submitted.

FG disburses N56.8bn to states for teachers’ training

The Universal Basic Education Commission has disbursed N56, 821,751,416.12 to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory for teachers’ professional development.

The figure was contained in a UBEC document obtained by our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday. No fewer than 9,392 teachers were sacked by Kaduna, Anambra, Plateau, Abia and Niger state governments in two years.

The state governments had defended the sacking, claiming that the sacked teachers lacked necessary qualifications.

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