Start your day with the latest news in Nigeria on the Naija News roundup of top newspapers headlines for today, Tuesday, 5th July 2022.
The Tinubu Support Organisation has endorsed Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai as the vice-presidential candidate, ahead of the July 17 deadline given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for political parties to submit the lists of their candidates for the 2023 general elections.
Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had openly admitted that he is still searching for his running mate. Sources within the APC said the party’s candidate is considering Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum or his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima as preferred options.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime has offered to get Nigerian students whose academics have been affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine admission into Nigerian universities for them to complete their studies.
This offer came amid a prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which has ground academic activities in universities across the country.
Nigeria’s acting Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Chukwuyere Anamekwe, has been fired from his position.
According to reports, Mr. Okolieaboh Ezeoke Sylvis, a former TSA (Treasury Single Account) Director, took his place two weeks ago.
Following reports that he was under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Anamekwe was quietly removed from his position.
Unknown persons have set fire to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Igboeze North local government in Enugu, destroying vital electoral documents.
The National Commissioner of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed the development.
Okoye who described the incident as worrisome said no casualties were reported, but 748 ballot boxes, 240 voting cubicles, and equipment were destroyed.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced the appointment of Ifechukwude Emmanuel Ezinwa as its Acting Director, Human Resources Operations, Recruitment and Client Services Department.
A statement issued by the AfDB obtained by Journalists in Abuja on Saturday said that the appointment took effect from July 1.