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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 21 June 2022

These are the Top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Tuesday 21 June 2022, reviewed by The Informant247 Nigeria News.

Terrorists demand N100m ransom for release of abducted Kaduna worshippers

Terrorists who attacked two churches in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday have demanded N100m as ransom for the release of over 30 worshippers kidnapped during service.

Meanwhile, an eyewitness, Bashir Usman, said one of the female worshippers had one of her ears cut off by the attackers.

It was gathered that the suspected terrorists on motorcycles had, in the early hours of Sunday, attacked the Maranatan Baptist Church and the St. Moses Catholic Church, killing three worshippers and abducting several others.

Soldier allegedly kills fuel station attendant in Niger

A soldier on Monday allegedly killed a fuel station attendant in Minna, the Niger State capital, during a scuffle at the petrol station.

An eyewitness, who spoke in Hausa and only gave his name as Abdulkareem, said the soldier was engaged in a scuffle with the fuel station manager which led to both parties slapping each other.

Court stops INEC from ending voter registration

The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from ending voter registration on 30 June 2022.

Honourable Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon (Court 10) today granted an order of interim injunction following the hearing of an argument on motion exparte by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

Nigerian pastor tells Tinubu, Peter Obi to step down presidential ambitions for him

The founder and president of the Household of God Church, Chris Okotie, has called on the presidential candidates of the leading political parties in Nigeria to allow him become the next President.

While addressing newsmen on Sunday, the cleric persuaded them to support him to lead an interim government.

He however directed his appeal to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.

Unknown gunmen kidnap paramount ruler in Plateau

Some unknown gunmen have launched an attack on the palace of the paramount ruler of Panyam town, His Royal Highness, Aminu Derwan, in Mangu Local Government Area of the Plateau State.

The spokesman of the police in the State, DSP Alabo Alfred, while confirming the incident said, “As I am speaking to you now, efforts are in motion to rescue the victim. The DPO of the area, the anti-kidnapping unit and other tactical teams are there to ensure the rescue of the victim.”

INEC discloses how Peter Obi, Tinubu, others can change their running mates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared its position on the change of candidates for the 2023 presidential election.

The Informant247 had reported that some presidential candidates submitted the names of their running mates to the electoral commission, as space holders.

The space holders are running mates only on paper, and they could be substituted at any time.

Their names were just submitted to beat the deadline provided by the Electoral Act.

Former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar reportedly flown abroad over health issue

General Abdulsalami Abubakar, the former military Head of State, is said to have been seriously ill.

The former Nigerian leader may have suffered a partial stroke.

The report has it that the retired army general was flown oversea about three weeks ago for medical attention.

Corps member, pregnant woman, 5 others drown in Bayelsa boat crash

An unidentified female corp member, a pregnant woman and five other passengers were reported dead in a boat mishap in Bayelsa.

The accident occurred on Saturday afternoon between Otuan and Ayama communities in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.

The report has it that the boat has a capacity for 15 passengers.

Among the victims were a mother of two and a 70-year-old chief.

JAMB registrar condemns politicians buying N100m nomination forms

The Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, has condemned Nigerian politicians who he said preferred to spend as much as N100m to buy nomination forms of their political parties to equip health institutions with such money.

Oloyede spoke during the presentation of medical equipment to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Ilorin on Friday.

2023: There was gang-up against me before APC presidential primary, says Tinubu

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said that there was a gang-up against his person, recounting how he fought to win the ticket.

Tinubu stated this on Sunday, after he returned to Lagos State for the first time after defeating the ex-Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, among others to become the flag-bearer of the APC ahead of 2023 elections.

Abductors receive rice, cigarettes, release church leaders in Ogun

The two worshippers abducted last Monday by gunmen at the Celestial Church of Christ, Oshofa, Wasimi, in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, have been released.

The founder of the church, Oluwatomisin Olugbebi, confirmed that the victims were released on Saturday.

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