Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
2023: Lawan Throws Tinubu, Osinbajo Other Aspirants Camps Into Disarray
For me, it is the turn of the North-East. I will rather vote for a North Easterner because it is the North East and South-East that have not produced a president of Nigeria. The North-West, South-West and South-South have had their fair share. So, I won’t waste my time, I will rather align with North East. READ MORE
Fresh Crisis Rocks PDP, As Delegates Lists Tear Party Apart
A top-ranking member of the party leadership who spoke in confidence said, “This is politics, we need to reduce friction as much as possible, we intend to build consensus so that the primaries and the national convention will be as rancour-free as possible. READ MORE
Buhari Congratulates New Somali President For Staging Comeback
“President Mahmud’s return to power is a resounding vote of confidence in his ability and leadership skills, which he had demonstrated while he was previously in power, but most importantly signifies that Somalians are committed to a democratic process.” READ MORE
NDLEA Busts Drug Cartel, Nabs ‘Wanted Drug Baroness’, Seals Her Mansion In Delta
“No fewer than nine of her staff and associates were arrested along with her in coordinated simultaneous operations at her expansive residence and drug bunks where she accommodates drug users and sells illicit substances to them and others in parts of Warri, Delta State,” the statement said. READ MORE
Osinbajo Formally Receives ‘Leadership Person Of The Year’ Award
The VP added “we must build a Nigeria where a boy or girl does not say that, ‘I am from the South-West, or I am from the North-West, or South-South or North-East, or North-Central or South-East, but that I am a Nigerian, a citizen of one of the greatest and most prosperous nations on earth. READ MORE
FG Warns Facebook, Set To Clampdown On Social Media Platform For Not Doing Enough To Stop IPOB
“Most often than not, nothing is done about such complaints. The truth is that whatever Facebook is doing to check these people is mere tokenism and is totally ineffective,” Mohammed said. READ MORE
At $115 a barrel, Oil Prices Hit Highest In Seven Weeks
Jeffrey Halley, an analyst at brokerage OANDA, said: “Oil prices have remained near multi-week highs this week, supported by surging gasoline and distillate prices in the U.S., and fears around an EU ban on Russian oil imports remaining in play”. READ MORE
EPL: Liverpool Pile Pressure On Man City With Victory Over Southampton
Klopp’s side suffered a setback within 15 minutes as Nathan Redmond saw his curling effort find the top right-hand corner via a slight deflection. Minamino then smashed in the equaliser against his former side 12 minutes later after Diogo Jota controlled Joe Gomez’s fizzed pass and played the Japanese forward in. READ MORE
New York City Hit With High COVID-19 Alert Status
“New York City has transitioned to a high COVID alert level, meaning now is the time to double down on protecting ourselves and each other by making choices that can keep our friends, neighbours, relatives and coworkers from getting sick,’’ the city’s Health Commissioner Dr Ashwin Vasan said in a written statement. READ MORE
2023: Why I am Joining YPP- Adamu Garba
“The youth don’t have a future in the APC or PDP. I was a strong member of the PDP in 1999, in 2003 we moved to ANPP and in 2007 we came to PDP and stayed till 2014 when APC founded and we moved,” he said. READ MORE
IPMAN urges FG To Pay N40b Owed For Fuel Haulage
He said the agreement signed between the association and the Federal Government was for the latter to pay fuel haulage claims on weekly-basis.
“It has been 11 months now that the Federal Government has not paid our members. This money is not subsidy claim.
“It is the cost of our individual contributions to fuel distribution based on agreement entered with the government.
“The marketers contribute certain percentage and the importers also made their own contribution to the haulage charges; we wonder why government will not pay our money,’’ he said. “The youth don’t have a future in the APC or PDP. I was a strong member of the PDP in 1999, in 2003 we moved to ANPP and in 2007 we came to PDP and stayed till 2014 when APC founded and we moved,” he said. READ MORE
Many Travelers Abducted As Bandits Block Kaduna-Abuja Highway
Terrorists have reportedly abducted an unspecified number of commuters along the Abuja-Kaduna road on Tuesday.
Reports stated that the presence of the assailants had led to a standstill on the highway.
A Facebook user, Hf Dauda MoiSoro posted, “Motorists are at standstill on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.” He subsequently updated the information saying, “Many people just Kidnapped! Inna lillahi wa Inna ilaihin raji’un”. READ MORE
Buhari To Unveil New NNPC Ltd July 18 – Kyari
The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Malam Mele Kyari, said this on Tuesday while receiving the CEO of the Year 2021 Award of the Leadership Newspapers Group in Abuja.
The Leadership Annual Conference and Awards also saw Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala receive the Leadership Person of the Year Awards.
Speaking virtually from Luanda, Angola where he is attending the meeting of African Petroleum Conference (CAPDE VIII), Kyari expressed “profound appreciation” toward the award. READ MORE
Retail Price For Petrol Increases To N172.61 In April 2022- NBS
This is according to the NBS Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) Price Watch for April 2022. released in Abuja on Tuesday.
The report said the increase indicates a 3.74 per cent increase when compared to the value recorded in April 2021 at N166.38.
“Likewise, on a month-on-month basis, the average retail price decreased by 6.85 per cent from N185.30 in March 2022, compared to the average retail price paid by consumers in April 2022.”
The report said that on state profile analysis, the highest average retail price for Petrol was recorded in Kaduna with N202.94, followed by Enugu and Abia with N197.51 and N195.27 respectively. READ MORE
Collapsed Ikoyi Building: No Registered Builder Was Part Of The Project – CORBON
Babatunde said that from the project board and all the information gathered, no registered builder was part of the project.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Babatunde testified before the Lagos Island Coroner Division, at Court 4, Surulere, unraveling the circumstances that led to the building’s collapse.
During cross-examination by State Counsel, Mr E.O. Akinde, the witness said that based on what was found on the site, there was no evidence that showed speed in the construction of the building.
He said, “The said building could have collapsed as a result of what we call premature loading, shock and vibration. READ MORE