Start your day with the latest news in Nigeria on the Naija News roundup of top newspapers headlines for today, Saturday, 18th June 2022.
All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has submitted the name of Alhaji Kabir Ibrahim Masari as his running mate for the 2023 Presidential election.
Sources confirmed that Tinubu submitted his name as a placeholder ahead of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline for parties to submit the names of their candidates for the 2023 elections.
The running mate of the APC Presidential Candidate hails from Masari, a village in Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The Lagos State Government has confiscated the land on which a 21-storey building collapsed in Ikoyi in November 2021.
The government said it has handed over the remaining skyscrapers on the land to a contractor to demolish within 90 days.
Recall that the 21-storey building belonging to Fourscore Heights Limited which was located on Gerrard Road in Ikoyi collapsed on November 1, 2021, killing 44 people including the firm’s Managing Director, Femi Osibona; his friend, a United States of America-based Nigerian businessman, Wale Bob-Oseni; his personal assistant, Oyinye Enekwe, and clients.
The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, AMEN, Fr Ejike Mbaka has revealed why Presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi will never become the next President of Nigeria.
The fiery Priest who made this known at the Adoration ground said that Mr Obi is stingy and has been cursed, stressing that it would be better to have an old man as President than a ‘stingy young man’.
Hear him, “A stingy man, that cannot give people his money, with this hunger ravaging the land, and you are saying he is the one you want. You want to die of hunger? Are you people insane? Where is the Holy Spirit?
Former governor of Kano State and presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has ruled out the possibility of stepping down for any other candidate, noting that neither Atiku Abubakar nor Bola Tinubu can defeat him in 2023 if the election is free and fair.
Kwankwaso said his Kwankwasiya movement is very popular and will even win in the North-Eastern region, the region of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the PDP.
The former Kano governor who spoke in an interview with the Punch, noted that the signing of the electoral act into law is a good development as it would reduce electoral malpractice and work in his favour.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the decision to ban commercial motorcycles, known as ‘Okada’ in the state was not easy while seeking reelection.
The governor, in May, slammed a complete ban on Okada in six LGAs of the state, with effect from June 1.
Local government areas affected by the ban include Ikeja, Surulere, Eti Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island and Apapa.