Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines & Naija News Today, Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 can be accessed below.
Below are the Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers today:
POLITICS AND NATIONAL NEWS
1. From Conscience To Power: Buhari Applauds Nigerians For Defying Vote Buying, Building Stronger Democracy
EKO HOT BLOG reports that President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, narrated how he told the electorate to collect money from candidates that offered money to them to buy their votes in the February 25 and March 18 elections but vote according to their conscience.
2. Tinubu’s Victory: Atiku Approaches Tribunal To Challenge President Election Results
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate for president, has filed a petition with the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the declaration of Bola Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the election.
3. 2023 Elections: Protesters Demand Immediate Arrest Of INEC Chairman
EKO HOT BLOG reports that protesters under the aegis of Free Nigeria Movement on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately arrest and prosecution of Prof Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for allegedly supervising what they described as a fraudulent presidential election.
4. Abia Guber: INEC Denies Manipulating Election Results
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has debunked viral reports suggesting that its Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu is attempting to manipulate the Governorship election result in Abia State.
5. Abia: Alex Otti Demands Victory At Guber Polls: Calls On INEC ‘Uphold The Will Of the People’
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the The Abia governorship candidate of Labour Party, Alex Otti has demanded his declaration as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
6. Aggrieved Youths Set Ebonyi High Court Ablaze Over Election Results
EKO HOT BLOG reports that aggrieved youths have reportedly set ablaze a state High Court in Owutu Edda community in Ebonyi State.
7. Nasarawa Women Demand Justice: Protest To Cancel ‘Inconclusive’ Governorship Election Results
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the no fewer than 500 women from across the 13 local government areas of Nasarawa State on Tuesday stormed Lafia, the state capital to demand the cancellation of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
8. INSIGHT: What Does Tinubu’s Loss In Lagos Portend For Sanwo-Olu’s Reelection Bid?
On Saturday February 25th, 2023, Lagosians, alongside their fellow countrymen and women, flocked to the polls in the hopes of appointing their next president. Bola Tinubu, the perceived invincible don of Lagos politics and candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), was widely anticipated to triumph in the Centre of Excellence
9. A Call For Civic Engagement In Troubled Times; Do Not Boycott The Gubernatorial Election
In due course, a thorough analysis of the February 25 presidential poll in Nigeria will be conducted and recorded for historical reference. But for now, those who botched the election and restricted the people’s ability to openly choose their leader already bear the stigma of infamy.
10. The ‘Obidient’ Fear In The Southeast Ahead Of Elections
The upcoming gubernatorial elections in the Southeastern states of Nigeria have ignited a tumultuous atmosphere of anxiety and apprehension, particularly for incumbent governors aspiring to secure another term in office or maneuvering their chosen heirs into positions of power.
11. The Contest For Kwara: Can AbdulRazaq Secure Another Term As Governor?
In the imminent gubernatorial race, the odds seem to be in favour of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State. As an incumbent, he has a clear upper hand over his rivals from opposing political parties. Additionally, the All Progressives Congress (APC) party’s remarkable performance during the February 25, 2023, presidential and National Assembly elections, where they claimed all three senatorial seats and six House of Representatives positions, provides an extra advantage to AbdulRazaq’s pursuit for re-election.
12. Makinde Awaiting The Consequences Of His Political Decisions; What Will They Be?
Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, a former engineer and expert on fluid and gas metering, became the Executive Governor of Oyo State. Since taking office, he has focused on improving infrastructure, ensuring prompt payment of workers’ salaries and pensions, constructing major roads, and providing capacity-building opportunities for the youth.
13. US Condemns Alleged Voter Suppression In Lagos, Others; Threatens Sanctions
Eko Hot Blog reports that the United States (US) has condemned acts of violent voter intimidation and suppression that plagued the governorship and house of assembly elections in some parts of Nigeria, including Lagos and Kano States last Saturday.
14. PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu Receives Official Results Confirming His Reelection As Lagos Governor
Eko Hot Blog reports that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has received the official results confirming his reelection
15. Lagos Red Line Railway’s Vehicular Flyover At 85% Completion Rate – Sanwo-Olu
Eko Hot Blog reports that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, visited the Yaba station of the Lagos Red Line Railway which runs from Oyingbo to Agbado to inspect the progress of the project.
16. ‘A New Era Of Prosperity’ — Oladunjoye Congratulates Sanwo-Olu, Ogunkelu, Tobun On Reelection
Eko Hot Blog reports that the Lagos East Vice-Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barrister Olayinka Oladunjoye, has congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat for their electoral exploits at the just concluded gubernatorial election in Lagos.
17. It Was Not About Victory – Epe Community Reminds APC On The Governorship Election
So much was said heading into the 2023 general elections and even in its aftermath, as well as the governorship elections, prior to the polls taking hold.
18. Hon. Ogunkelu Sylvester Declared Winner Of Epe Constituency II
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Hon. Ogunkelu Sylvester has been declared the winner of the house of assembly polls conducted in Epe federal constituency, with the councilor emerging victorious in Epe constituency II.
19. Epe Club President Rasheed Shabi Wins Lagos Mainland II State Assembly Seat By Landslide
Eko Hot Blog reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the President of Epe Club, Rasheed Adebola Shabi, as the winner of the Lagos Mainland II State Constituency election.
20. “Our Youths Cannot See Clearly” — Ex-Lagos Commissioner Garbadeen Reacts To Anger Over Elections
Eko Hot Blog reports that the former Commissioner of the Lagos State Civil Service Commission, Duke Olabode Garbadeen, has scolded youths that are angry over recent elections, saying they cannot see clearly.
21. Ikuforiji Congratulates Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat, Tobun, Sketel On Elections
Eko Hot Blog reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) secured victory in the governorship and house of assembly polls in the polling unit of the former Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji.
22. APC’s Abiodun Tobun Wins His And Hamzat’s Polling Unit
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Dr. Obafemi Kadri Hamzat, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, has delivered a significant victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his polling unit of Oke Balogun ward 004, Epe I constituency.
23. Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat Delivers Polling Unit For The APC
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Kadri Hamzat has delivered his polling unit for the All Progressives Congress.
24. EpeDecides: Mammoth Crowd Follows Lagos Deputy Governor At Polling Unit
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr.Obafemi Hamzat was present at his polling unit in Polling 002 Ward A4 area of Epe when voting commenced.
25. The View From Epe Ahead Of The Gubernatorial Elections
EKO HOT BLOG reports on the feeling and the mood within the Epe community in Epe ahead of the governorship election on March 18, 2023, as a window into the opinion of the people was uncovered going into the very morning of the elections.
26. US: The Race To Resuscitate The Financial System Continues
Eko Hot Blog reports that The global economy is facing a slew of problems – and all eyes are looking in one direction: America.
27. Sydney: Two Arrested After Mob Attacks LGBT Protesters
Eko Hot Blog reports that Two men have been arrested after a mob clashed with LGBT activists outside a Sydney church, Australian police say.
28. Uganda: Parliament Passes Bill To Criminalize Gay People
Eko Hot Blog reports that Uganda’s parliament has passed a bill which would criminalise people who identify as gay, or a sexual minority.
29. Switzerland: Family Died Due To Conspiracy Theories- Police
Eko Hot Blog reports that Adults in a family who led their family to their deaths in Switzerland planned the event, Swiss investigators say.
30. US: CDC Raises Alarm On A Spreading Deadly Fungi
Eko Hot Blog reports that A deadly fungal infection that is hard to treat is spreading rapidly at an “alarming” rate, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
31. Breakfast: 5 Best Nigerians Meals To Start Your Day
Nigeria, also known as the “Giant of Africa,” is a country with a rich and diverse culinary heritage. Nigerian breakfasts are known for their hearty and flavorful dishes that are perfect for starting your day off right.
32. Miracle OP Predicts Winner Of BBTitans
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Miracle Op, one of the recently evicted housemates from the Big Brother Titans show, has predicted that Khosi is the likely winner of the show. The 24-year-old Anambra indigene made this prediction in an interview with NAN on Tuesday, saying it was based on his observations since his eviction.
33. Yul Edochie Pens Touching Tribute To Funke Akindele’s Efforts In Politics
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Nollywood actor and politician, Yul Edochie has reached out to Funke Akindele, a fellow actress who recently lost her bid to become the Deputy Governor of Lagos State in Nigeria’s just-concluded gubernatorial elections.
34. PSG Readies Meeting With Osimhen’s Agent In The International Break
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) sporting director, Luis Ocampos, is set to meet with Victor Osimhen’s agent, Roberto Calenda, during the current international break to discuss the possibility of the Nigerian moving to the Ligue 1 champions this summer.
35. Arsenal Suffer Lengthy Injury Blow
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Arsenal have suffered a major blow as defender Takehiro Tomiyasu has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a “significant” knee injury.
36. Week 37 Pool Results For Sat 18 Mar 2023 – UK 2022/2023 – Pool Agent
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the week 37 pool fixtures are for forty-nine (49) football matches for UK football 2022/2023 from the pool agent.
Top Newspaper Headlines Wednesday, March 22nd 2023
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Major Newspapers in Nigeria
1. Tribunal gives Obi 21 days for hearing on election petition
The leadership of the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, have been given a window period of 21 days for the elections petition tribunal to fix a date for the hearing of his case.
This was disclosed by the Chief Spokesman of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Dr Yunusa Tanko, during an exclusive interview.
The development came in the wake of a report that Obi had formally filed the petition to protest the outcome of the February 25 poll to the tribunal on Tuesday.
An excited Tanko stated that the former governor of Anambra State has commenced the process of reclaiming the people’s mandate in court.
2. Napoli slap £150m price tag on Osimhen – Report
Napoli will demand £150million for their star striker Victor Osimhen this summer, according to reports, with Manchester United and Chelsea chasing his signature.
Osimhen is one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe and has turned heads with his clinical displays that have seen him net 25 goals for the Naples outfit and helped them go 19 points clear at the top of Serie A.
A report credited to Il Mattino by Mail Online says Napoli are braced for a flood of offers for the 24-year-old at the end of the season after his dazzling campaign – and have geared up for the interest by slapping a huge price tag on the Nigerian.
3. Tanzania confirms first-ever outbreak of Marburg virus disease
Tanzania on Tuesday confirmed its first-ever cases of Marburg Virus Disease after laboratory tests were carried out following reports of cases and deaths in the country’s north-west Kagera region.
This is coming five weeks after Equatorial Guinea confirmed its first-ever outbreak of Marburg virus disease after it killed nine persons in the country.
Tanzania’s National Public Health Laboratory analysed samples to determine the cause of illness after eight people developed symptoms including fever, vomiting, bleeding, and renal failure.
4. Kano APC wants governorship election declared inconclusive
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano has rejected the announcement of Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as the winner of the just concluded governorship election in Kano calling for immediate review of the election result by the electoral umpire within seven days.
The Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Abbas announced this to newsmen at an emergency press conference at the APC gubernatorial campaign office in Kano, Tuesday afternoon.
The APC chairman, who was represented by the party’s legal adviser, Abdul Adamu Fagge insists that the election should be declared inconclusive because the cancelled votes were greater than the margin between the first and the second parties of NNPP and APC respectively as provided by the Electoral Act.
The party also drew attention to the cancellation of sixteen House of Assembly elections in the state, sighting violence as the reason, while the same votes were considered in collating the governorship election. It expressed dismay saying the two elections took place the same day, same time, in same places and under the same circumstances.
5. Guber polls: Abia LP candidate, Otti, appeals for calm
The Abia State Governorship Candidate of the Labour Party, Dr Alex Otti, has appealed to the people of the state to remain calm even as he called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to expedite action on its review and release the outcome of the polls.
Otti made the appeal at a media briefing in Abuja, on Tuesday.
He urged INEC to rely only on the results using the BVAS and posted on its IREV.
According to him, officials of the electoral management body resisted attempts to foist contrived results from Obingwa and Isialangwa on them.
6. G5: I will never be member of APC – Fayose
Former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has vowed that he will never be a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Fayose made this vow while speaking in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday.
The former governor, who opposed his party – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar from northern Nigeria – had, just like the G-5 governors, maintained that power should move to the South.
According to Fayose, his support for president-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was based on the principles of equity which meant Southern Nigeria should take over power at the federal level.
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