Sunday, November 13, 2022 news from Nigeria and the Naija can be found in the links below.
Naija news headlines from today’s major Nigerian newspapers have been collated by Obaland Magazine; this page, therefore, contains the most recent Naija news, top newspaper headlines, and events from Nigeria.
The following is a synopsis of today’s Nigerian newspapers:
On Saturday, the police reported that five individuals had been slain in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, specifically in the Isuofia community, in a fight between soldiers and some suspected gunmen. It was learned that the gunmen attacked the military checkpoint stationed at the Afor-Uzo Junction in Isuofia on Saturday.
The Independent Nationwide Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ogun State was recently burned, and the incident has been criticized by the Obi-Datti Media Organisation, which called it “a national sabotage capable of disrupting the 2023 general elections.” The Obi-Datti Media Organisation has issued a statement under the signature of its Head, Diran Onifade, accusing opponents who have predicted defeat in the polls of plotting to disrupt them.
The government of Bayelsa State has started closing down Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps after providing aid to people displaced by the recent flood in the State for about four weeks. However, the decision to close the IDP camps has been met with some resistance from the detainees, who had hoped to remain there.
1, Oba of Benin asks Obi, “Can you handle the temptations of being president?
At the weekend, Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), pleaded with Nigerians not to lose up on the ruling party in advance of next year’s general elections. The funeral for Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu, mother of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, was conducted at the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew in Imola, Owo, where Tinubu made his appeal to the Nigerian people.
The minority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, yesterday asked the federal government to take steps to dredge rivers and canals as a long-term solution to the scourge of flooding, which has devastated many houses and towns.
A new wave of continuous recovery has sent the naira back up against the dollar, and it closed yesterday at N680/$ on the parallel market, after weeks of devaluation. The recovery of the local currency is linked to ease in dollar demand and release of massive amounts by forex speculators who intended to take advantage of prior rate increases in the market.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has been accused of drug trafficking, although INEC has denied writing a statement on the matter. Our correspondent was told by Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, the chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, that the statement was false.
For its illegal tax on subsistence farmers and fishermen, the Shura Council of the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) has outlawed the use of the Nigerian currency, the naira. The ISWAP population in the Tumbus of Lake Chad was reportedly thrown into uncertainty by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s decision to alter the Naira notes.
9. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that Peter Obi, presidential candidate for the Labour Party, is “contributing to how Nigeria is going down.” Oshiomhole made these remarks in Auchi, Edo State, at the launch of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign and senatorial election.
11. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, is expected to rely heavily on contributions from the party’s 22 governors.