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Major Highlights Of Nigerian Newspapers – Saturday 18th June, 2022

Major Highlights Of Nigerian Newspapers – Saturday 18th June, 2022

1. Ekiti gov election: APC, PDP, SDP, others do battle, INEC begins e-transmission of results

The ruling All Progressives Congress, Peoples Party, Social Democratic Party and 13 other political parties are jostling to produce the next governor of Ekiti State in today’s election. The exercise is scheduled to hold across the 2,445 polling units in the 16 local government areas of the state.

2. We’ve interest in Nigeria because it determines Africa’s development – US

The United States of America’s Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, has said that the US government is strategically interested in Nigeria because the country practices democracy and is the sole decider in the growth of the African continent. Ambassador Nuland said this during a press briefing with selected media correspondents on Thursday at the US Ambassador to Nigeria’s residence, Maitama, Abuja.

3. We’re not beggars, hunger won’t force us to resume, ASUU tells FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said its members are not beggars and the stoppage of their salaries by the government won’t force them to call off their strike. The leadership of the union also commended the members for keeping faith with the union despite the hardship imposed on their families as a result of the No-Work-No-Pay directive of the Federal Government.

4. Tinubu still searching for running mate, will submit Masari – Campaign spokesman

In order to beat the deadline stipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the submission of parties’ presidential forms, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has listed Ibrahim Masari as his running mate. Masari is however not Tinubu’d intended candidate.

5. Owo massacre: We can’t be slaves in our land – Akeredolu

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his wife, Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu attended the funeral mass held for the victims of the church attack at Owo. Akeredolu, who wept during his speech said the government failed to protect the victims of the terror attack.

6. CBN intervention funds fueling inflation, warns Nigeria

The has said the Central Bank of Nigeria’s development finance intervention is fuelling inflation in the short term and weakening the ability of the apex bank to control inflation. According to the global bank, the CBN’s continued provision of subsidised funding to certain sectors has to slow down as it is undermining the ability of commercial banks to lend on a risk-adjusted pricing basis. It added that the apex bank’s disbursement in the private sector as its share of private sector credit rose from 6.5 per cent in 2019 to 10 per cent in 2021.

7. 2023: Tinubu meets Uzodinma, other leaders from southeast

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 General Elections, Asiwaju was today received by Gov Hope Uzodimma at the Governor’s residence in Abuja together with other top Imo Leaders. The meeting was for a consultative forum to brainstorm in preparation for victory at the 2023 General Election and Government formation.

8. 2023 Running mates: Tinubu names Masari, Obi picks Okupe

In compliance with the Electoral Law and Guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, the standard bearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his Labour Party counterpart, Mr Peter Obi yesterday returned their duly completed nomination forms to the commission with the names of their running mates.

9. ThisDay publisher, Nduka Obaigena, loses mother

The mother of ThisDay publisher, Nduka Obaigena, Princess Margaret Obaigbena, nee Usifoh has died aged 88 years.

10. NIMASA takes delivery of unmanned aircraft, others

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has taken delivery of additional mobile assets for enhanced maritime security under his deep blue project. According to the agency, two unmanned aircraft system, nine interceptor patrol boats and 10 armoured vehicles have been added to the existing assets earlier procured by the Federal Government.

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