These are the Top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Friday 22 July 2022, reviewed by The Informant247 Nigeria News.
The Osun State Government has described as untrue the claim by the Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, that government officials are diverting and looting government assets.
Adeleke had in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, alleged that Oyetola’s allies and top government officials were diverting and looting government assets.
He also claimed that the governor had allegedly embarked on a borrowing spree.
The government in its response signed by the State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, accused the PDP of peddling lies and propaganda just to curry undeserved public sympathy.
Following the continued activities of terrorists in Nigeria, the Federal Government is considering a ban on the use of commercial motorcycles known as Okada, and mining activities in the country.
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said the measure would cut off funding of terrorists and bandits in Nigeria.
Aisha Yesufu, a rights activist, has reacted to the allegation of fake Bishops present at the official unveiling of Kashim Shettima as the running mate to the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Yesufu alleged that the campaign team of Tinubu used the fake Bishops to divert political discourse from the Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Wednesday, disclosed that over N80 billion has been expended on the establishment of King David University of Medical Sciences located in Uburu, Ebonyi State.
The Governor, speaking during a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, Arc Sonny Echono, in Abuja, also solicited for a take-off fund for the university.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and heads of higher education institutions in Nigeria have picked the minimum cut-off mark for admissions in the 2022/2023 academic session.
The minimum cut-off mark for Nigerian universities is 140.
The minimum cut-off mark for Nigerian polytechnics and colleges of education, respectively, are 100.
Five persons have lost their lives following the outbreak of cholera in Kano State.
Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, the State Commissioner for Health, who confirmed the incident to newsmen at a briefing, revealed that of the 189 cases recorded in the State, five lost their lives.
CHRISTOPHER Bakare, the farm supervisor at late former Governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala’s farm, who was kidnapped, on Saturday evening by suspected Fulani herdsmen and freed after payment of N5million ransom, has narrated his ordeal.
A family source told Vanguard that the victim was subjected to severe beatings from his abductors.
Police operatives in Anambra State have reportedly arrested two suspected cultists, who participated in the killing of a rival cultist, beheading and playing soccer with his head last year.
A video had trended last year September, showing some young men, suspected to be cultists, who dragged out another young man, suspected to be a member of a rival cult group, gunned him down in cold blood, after which they beheaded him.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has suggested a solution to the ceaseless collapse of the national grid.
The former vice president has suggested innovative financing of infrastructure in the power sector.
The former VP has via post on his Facebook page, wrote: “I am reliably informed that there was a total National Grid Collapse at precisely 12:23pm today. This is one collapse too many. It is the 6th time this is happening this year alone.
One of the clergymen who was allegedly hired to participate in the unveiling of the All Progressives Congress, APC vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima has claimed that they were promised N100,000 but paid N40,000.
It could be recalled that Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, unveiled the former Borno State governor as his running mate on Wednesday in Abuja.
Footages of bishops dressed in cassocks who attended the event have flooded social media amid controversy surrounding the same faith ticket.
A 15-year-old teenager, who was allegedly abducted, drugged and raped by four men in the Igando area of Lagos State, has been found.
She was found last Friday, five days after she went missing and a search party was raised by her family.
The victim’s father, Tony, who spoke to newsmen, said his daughter had just finished sitting her West African Senior Secondary School Examination and was on her way to church when she was abducted.
Suspended DCP Abba Kyari has narrated how he hid from the terrorists who invaded Kuje custodial centre in Abuja.
On 5 July, the Boko Haram breakaway faction, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), led an attack on the custodial centre.
Speaking through Onyekachi Ikpeazu, his counsel, on Wednesday, Kyari prayed to a Federal High Court in Abuja to grant him bail.