Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Monday morning

February 22nd, 2024 6:30 pm

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Monday morning

1. Everything is prepared for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the president-elect of Nigeria, to take the oath of office today. Presently in the nation for the event are delegates and several foreign leaders.

2. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, claims that attending Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s inauguration will be “extremely weird” for him. In addition, Obi, who stated via his assistant Tai Obasi, denied organizing a protest before the incoming President’s inauguration today.

3. On Sunday, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia took over as governor of Benue State from outgoing governor Samuel Ortom. The Old Banquet Hall of Government House in Makurdi served as the venue for the occasion. In his speech, Ortom stated that his administration was turning over a N187 billion debt, which was made up of loans, contractual commitments, unpaid salaries, and other debts.

4. A woman who has not yet been identified passed away after learning of her son’s passing. According to reports, the late son, Christian Ugbede Abuka, was killed in a car accident on his way home from Kwara State, where he had gone to get his paperwork for the National Youth Service Corps. On May 28, an incident took place in Kogi State’s Yagba West Local Government Area.

5. Ahead of the May 29 presidential inauguration and that of new administrations across the nation, agents with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency allegedly intercepted a shipment of 32 improvised explosive devices on their way to a bandit camp in Niger State, which borders the Federal Capital Territory.

6. Oluremi Tinubu, the president-elect’s wife, has assured Nigerians that her family is blessed by God and does not require the nation’s money to survive. She announced this at the Sunday interdenominational church service held at the National Christian Centre in Abuja.

7. The jailed IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s family has dissociated itself from any claimed intentions to obstruct Monday’s inauguration of the new government in Abia State or anywhere else in the nation. The family further stated that the organization is not a part of any plan to wreak havoc on May 29 across the nation.

8. The New Nigeria Peoples Party declared on Sunday that Rabiu Kwankwaso, its candidate for president in the most recent election, will not join the governing All Progressives Congress. The gathering between Kwankwaso and President-elect Bola Tinubu recently in Paris, France, sparked rumors that he might defect to the APC, and the party was responding to that.

9. On Sunday night, Bola Tinubu, the incoming president of Nigeria, pleaded with Nigerians not to feel sorry for him since he has the great responsibility of developing the country ahead of him. In spite of the difficulties the nation faces, Tinubu claimed to be fully aware of the task at hand and did not look to Nigerians for sympathy.

10. Before Muhammadu Buhari’s homecoming following the inauguration of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday, security has been stepped up in Daura, his hometown. After today’s handover, Buhari will fly from Abuja to Daura and then to Katsina.

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