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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Monday, 6 June 2022

These are the Top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Friday 3rd of June 2022, reviewed by The Informant247 Nigeria News.

Governor Badaru: Only Buhari can zone presidency to South, we governors only advised

Badaru Abubakar, the Governor of Jigawa State and a presidential aspirant of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC has said that the Northern Governors are ready to obey President Muhammadu, as the president decides to zone the APC presidential ticket to Southern Nigeria.

The Governor made this revelation during an interview with BBC Hausa service on Sunday.

Many reported dead as explosion rocks church in Owo

An explosion on Sunday has reportedly rocked St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Sources have revealed that several lives have been lost, and many others injured, in the explosion. Another source has revealed that some herdsmen allegedly attacked the church and killed worshippers.

Many killed, houses on fire as communal crisis breaks out in Kogi

Many people have lost their lives and several houses were set on fire during a renewed Bassa-Igburra crisis in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Before now, there has been an age-long fracas between the two ethnic groups over land ownership and fish ponds.

APC Primaries: Kwara Commissioner’s thugs beat 5 party excos to stupor for demanding share of N4.9m

Thugs working for the Honourable Commissioner for Works and Transport, Rotimi Iliasu have allegedly beaten and injured five All Progressives Congress (APC) executives in Moro Local Government of Kwara State.

The Informant247 gathered that the thugs in their large numbers attacked the executives who were demanding their share of money paid to delegates in the just concluded APC primaries in the state.

The party primaries were conducted in Moro LG on the 28th of May, 2022 and the aspirants are waiting patiently for the announcement of results by INEC officials.

‘We were locked in the church for over 20 mins’, priest speaks on Ondo attack

One of the priests at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, has given account of what transpired at the affected church.

Rev Father Andrew Abayomi, has confirmed that there was an attack at the affected church by some gunmen.

The cleric has revealed to newsmen that some suspected bandits had invaded the church service, when it was almost coming to an end.

Buhari hosts Adamu, govs, others ahead of APC presidential primary

President Muhammadu Buhari is on Sunday night, hosting some members of the All Progressives Congress national caucus for a dinner at the State House Banquet Hall.

The APC chieftains at the dinner include the party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, former Chairmen, Bisi Akande, John Oyegun, the party’s Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, and some APC Governors.

The meeting is part of continued consultations the President is having with various party stakeholders to elect a consensus candidate ahead of this week’s Presidential Primary elections.

EFCC arrests 41 suspected ‘yahoo boys’ in Akure

41 suspected internet fraudsters met their waterloo, as they got arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Akure, the capital of Ondo.

The spokesperson of the anti graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, via a statement, said they were caught at their hideouts, following an intelligence report.

Those arrested by the EFCC are Tosin, Busayo Ayeni, Olumide Oluwalogbon, Temitayo Temenu, Victor Emaiku, Abiodun Babatunde, Ehuwayijomo Orowole, Odukoya Jesuseyiyan, Akinselure Bayo, Awopetu Abayomi, Adekanyi Ayo, Victor Ugwu and Omotehinse Joshua.

APC Northern govs back Southern presidential candidate, ask Lawan, others to withdraw

State governors from the North on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have backed a Nigerian President of southern extraction.

The Northern governors urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider a Southerner as his likely successor in 2023.

The governors issued a statement to this effect after a meeting on Saturday.

In the statement jointly signed by 11 northern governors, they urged Northern presidential aspirants to withdraw from the race in national interest.

Why I stopped Tinubu from being Buhari’s running mate in 2015 – Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has denied that he antagonized the ambition of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu to become President Muhmmadu Buhari’s running mate in 2014 for national interest.

The former presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stated this while reacting to Tinubu’s comment accusing Saraki of plotting against him in 2014.

Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State had, during a meeting with delegates in Ogun State, claimed that Saraki and others opposed his desire to be Buhari’s running mate in the 2015 elections because he was a Muslim.

2023: Only one APC presidential aspirant against consensus candidate – Oyegun

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential screening committee, John Oyegun, has claimed 99 percent of its presidential aspirants agreed to support a consensus candidate.

According to him, there was “only one exception”, although he did not mention any names.

Oyegun disclosed this while presenting the committee’s report to the National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu, on Friday.

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