Major Highlights Of Nigerian Newspapers – Tuesday 14th June, 2022

Major Highlights Of Nigerian Newspapers - Tuesday 14th June, 2022
Major Highlights Of Nigerian Newspapers – Tuesday 14th June, 2022

1.  South East Demands Atiku’s VP Slot, Party Dismisses Obi’s Threat

According to PUNCH, the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-East is reaching out to the leadership of the party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to ensure that the PDP standard-bearer picks his running mate from the zone.

2. FG Orders Twitter, Tik Tok, Others To Appoint Country’s Rep

The National Information Technology Development Agency has disclosed that interactive computer service platforms and Internet intermediaries are required to fulfil certain conditions in running their services in Nigeria.

3. VP: APC Eyes Shettima, Lalong; Wike, Okowa Battle In South East

According to Vanguard, the front runners for the APC VP position, as of last night, are Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State; his immediate predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima; Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State; and Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State.

4. 2023: Tinubu is a baby weight compared to Atiku

The lawmaker representing Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal constituency, Senator Dino Melaye, has described the presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as a baby weight compared to Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

5. Pakistan attacks Indian wheat consignment heading Afghanistan

The Indian humanitarian aid en route to Afghanistan has been reportedly smuggled and hoarded by Pakistan. According to a statement signed by Khaama P on May 31, the Taliban security officials in Helmand province prevented 50 wheat-laden trucks from unlawfully crossing the border to Pakistan.

6. National electricity grid crashes from 3,703MW to 9MW, says FG

Figures obtained on Monday from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm of the Federal Government’s power transmission company, showed that the national electricity grid actually crashed from a peak of 3,703 megawatts to as low as 9MW on Sunday. Nigeria witnessed widespread blackout on Sunday after the national grid collapsed around 6.49pm, before engineers from the Transmission Company of Nigeria strived to ensure the recovery of the grid.

7. 400 delegates sue INEC, PDP,  seek Ogun primary nullification

Some delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State have dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission before Justice O.O. Oguntoyinbo of a Federal High Court in Abeokuta over alleged disenfranchisement in the just concluded primaries of the party in the state.

8. Gunmen kill Benue female pupil sitting WASSCE

Gunmen on Friday killed a female Senior Secondary School 3 student of St. Monica Girls Secondary School, Otukpo, Benue State. The student was reportedly killed at the time she went to remove her clothes from where she hung them to dry.

9. ASUU Queries Universities Not Complying With Strike Order

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to query universities that have failed to comply with its decision to remain on strike while negotiations with the federal government continue. ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke said this in an interview yesterday.

10. Ebonyi People Will Vote Tinubu, Not Peter Obi – Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said the people of the State will vote for the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 poll. He said credible voters in the State will not vote for Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, adjudged as the most popular presidential candidate from the region.

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