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Top 15 Nigerian Newspapers headlines for today, April 2 2022

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Good morning Nigeria! Here is Connectley top 15 Nigerian Newspapers headlines for today, April 2 2022.

  1. Train Attack: Kaduna Receives Luggage Of 100 Affected Passengers

The Kaduna State Government has received luggage, valuables and other belongings of some passengers who were on the Abuja-Kaduna train which was attacked by terrorists on March 28, 2022.

  1. yet-to-be-identified gunmen set 3 police stations ablaze in Anambra

Rampaging unknown gunmen, in the early hours of yesterday set ablaze Osumenyi, Amichi and Ezinifite police stations all in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

  1. ASUU Strike: Let students return to schools – Lawmaker begs ASUU, FG

A Lagos lawmaker, Mr. Rasheed Makinde, has advised the Federal Government and striking workers’ unions in Nigerian universities to resolve disagreements for students to return to school for academic activities.

  1. UK jails Nigerian four years for instigating violence against Igbo

A Nigerian based in West London, Adeyinka Shoyemi, 45, of Powis Terrace in Notting Hill, who incite racial hatred with inflammatory messages encouraging violence in Nigeria has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

  1. Train attack: Terrorists yet to request ransom – El-Rufa’i
  Public Holidays: FG declares two days as holidays for Easter Celebration

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday in Abuja updated the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on security developments in his state following the Monday night’s terror attack on Abuja-Kaduna bound train.

  1. Gernot Rohr: I would have done better than Eguavoen

Former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has urged the sports ministry to probe the Nigerian Football Federation for Super Eagles’ inability to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

  1. New APC chairman Adamu threatens probe of national secretariat, directors

The new National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may soon commence a probe of the party’s National Secretariat, National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu hinted yesterday.

  1. PDP zoning crisis deepens as Atiku, Wike’s men dig in

Fresh intrigues are unsettling the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as leaders and members of the party await the recommendation of the 37-member zoning committee inaugurated on March 24 by the National Chairman of the party, Dr Iyorchia Ayu.

  1. Muhammadu Buhari – Nigeria Ready to Lead Africa’s Digital Tech Race

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the readiness of Nigeria to lead the digital technology aspiration of the 54 African countries after Microsoft opens a $200m centre in Abuja.

  1. Gunmen Bomb Imo Commissioner’s House
  ASUU strike: Students ask FG, ASUU to find common ground

Unknown attackers in the early hours of yesterday, Petrol bombed the country home of the Imo State Commissioner for Labour, Employment, and Productivity, Ford Ozumba.

  1. Nigeria Committed to Fight Against Terrorism in Lake Chad Region – Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari while hosting Chadian President Mahamat Idris Deby at the State House in Abuja yesterday, has expressed the commitment of his administration towards ensuring that the terrorism challenge in the Lake Chad region is addressed.

  1. NDLEA Arraigns General Overseer for Trafficking in Marijuana

The founder and General Overseer of Christ Living Hope Church, Reverend Ekwem Emmanuel Ugochukwu arrested for allegedly being in possession of Cannabis Sativa, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

  1. Presidency: Bandits don’t deserve to live, should be killed

President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Friday has said the bandits who are currently rampaging the Northern part of the country do not deserve to live, saying they should be killed.

  1. Don’t vote for Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwa, others – Obasanjo hints Nigerians
  Davido berates Lai Mohammed for saying railways are safe

The former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has told Nigerians not to vote for some presidential aspirants who claimed their nomination forms were purchased for them by youths, saying they are trying to deceive the people.

  1. Court strikes out suit challenging CBN’s cashless policy

On grounds of incompetence, lack of proof, and absence of jurisdiction, a Federal High Court in Lagos has struck out a suit challenging the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s Cashless Policy.

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Buhari directed us to drop Osinbajo from Tinubu’s campaign – APC

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Buhari directed us to drop Osinbajo from Tinubu’s campaign – APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Muhammadu Buhari, directed that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, be dropped from the Campaign Council of the party’s Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Naija News 247 had reported that Osinbajo’s name was missing from the he 422-man list realised by the Presidential Campaign Council Secretary, James Faleke, in Abuja on Friday night on Friday night.

The spokesman of the campaign, Festus Keyamo, said President Buhari asked that Osinbajo alongside Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, should not be part of the campaign council so they could focus on governance.

Keyamo disclosed this on Saturday in a statement while explaining the reason behind the decision to drop the vice president

  Public Holidays: FG declares two days as holidays for Easter Celebration

The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to some stories making the rounds that there may be something amiss within the family of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the name of our own revered and respected Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, is not included in the list of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.”

“Nothing can be farther from the facts. For the avoidance of doubt, President Muhammadu Buhari , GCFR, is the Chairman of the Campaign Council. As a result, Mr. President has SPECIFICALLY directed that the Vice-President and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha should be left out of the Campaign Council to concentrate on the governance of the country and administration of Government. As a responsible Party and Government, all the key functionaries of government cannot abandon their positions for electioneering campaigns. The APC has the mandate of the Nigerian people to administer the country on their behalf at least till May, 29, 2023, and this we intend to do with all sense of responsibility.

  INEC rejects Gov. Abu Bello as Chairman, Mamman as Secretary of APC CECPC

“We will not toe the path of those who governed the country in an irresponsible manner before us and our Party is not in total disarray like those who wish to ‘rescue’ the country, but cannot simply manage their own internal affairs.”

  ASUU strike: Students ask FG, ASUU to find common ground

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Again, three storey building collapses in Lagos

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Again, three storey building collapses in Lagos

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A three storey building has collapsed on Sonuga Street, Palm Avenue, Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State.

According to Vanguard, an eyewitness said the incident happened at 12 noon on Friday amid heavy rainfall.

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyinyolu, who confirmed the development said, “A building has collapsed in Mushin few minutes ago. The rescue operation is ongoing,” PUNCH reports.

  Public Holidays: FG declares two days as holidays for Easter Celebration

As of the time of filing this report, it could not be established if anyone was trapped in the rubble of the collapsed structure.

However, LASEMA, and Lagos State Rescue and Fire Service, have arrived the scene on rescue victims mission.

  INEC rejects Gov. Abu Bello as Chairman, Mamman as Secretary of APC CECPC

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Ayu manipulated PDP presidential primary – Wike

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Ayu manipulated PDP presidential primary – Wike

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The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu, of manipulating delegates at the party’s convention for former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, to clinch the PDP presidential ticket.

The governor revealed this on Friday in an ongoing media parley.

Wike alleged that Ayu played a vital role that was detrimental to other aspirants in the emergence of Atiku as PDP flagbearer.

He said if not for the love he and others in his camp had for the main opposition party, they could have prevented the PDP convention from holding.

  Public Holidays: FG declares two days as holidays for Easter Celebration

The governor alleged that Ayu called several presidential aspirants to step down for the former vice president during the convention.

“He was calling aspirants to withdraw for Atiku. I was there, Saraki and others were there.

“He manipulated the delegates. There was nothing Ayu did not do to ensure Wike didn’t emerge,” Wike said.

The governor added, “Meetings upon meetings were going. Pressures were being mounted on people to step down.

“Even on the night of the convention meetings were going on. That is why we started our convention late.

“Some of the retired generals were involved. Some of the meetings were held in their houses. There is nothing they didn’t do for me to step down.

  INEC rejects Gov. Abu Bello as Chairman, Mamman as Secretary of APC CECPC

“Those who know me, know that I would have stopped the convention, even if heaven falls.”

Naija News 247 had reported that Wike camp announced their plan not to participate in the campaign council which was scheduled for inauguration next Wednesday after a meeting at Wike’s private residence in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Wednesday morning.

Reacting to the withdrawal from Wike’s camp, Atiku in a statement he personally signed reiterated his decision not to interfere in the demands for Ayu’s removal.

  ASUU strike: Students ask FG, ASUU to find common ground

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