Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines & Naija News Today, Saturday, June 10th, 2023, can be accessed below.
Below are the Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers today
POLITICS AND NATIONAL NEWS
1. June 12: Tinubu Set To Make First Official Broadcast On Monday
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the President, Bola Tinubu, will on Monday make his first official broadcast as part of the June 12 celebration.
2. Tinubu Suspends Emefiele As CBN Governor
Eko Hot Blog reports that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has suspended the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, CFR, from office with “immediate effect.”
3. Meet Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi, The Trained Mechanical Engineer Who Is Now Acting CBN governor
On Friday, President Bola Tinubu appointed Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi, the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as the apex bank’s acting governor
4. ‘I am Happy For CBN, Nigeria’ – Keyamo Reacts To Emefiele’s Suspension
EKO HOT BLOG reports that a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the suspension of Godwin Emefiele as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
5. Tinubu Amplifies Energy Sector with Game-Changing Act
EKO HOT BLOG reports that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assented to the Electricity Act 2023 which was initially passed by lawmakers in July 2022. The Electricity Act will replace the Electricity and Power Sector Reform Act of 2005.
6. Tinubu’s ‘Surprising’ Preparedness Leaves LP Member-elect In Awe
EKO HOT BLOG reports that at the meeting, President Tinubu urged the 10th National Assembly to work with his administration and also appealed to the incoming lawmakers to back the preferred candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for leadership positions.
7. ‘I Will Visit Tinubu Again And Again’ – Makinde Responds To Crititsm
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, said on Friday (today) that he will visit President Bola Tinubu in Aso Rock, Abuja, again and again in the interest of the people of his state.
8. ‘Almost 30% Of All Africa’s FDI Ends In Nigeria’, Says NITDA
Eko Hot Blog reports the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, has said that almost 30 per cent of Africa’s Foreign Direct Investment ends in Nigeria.
9. “Non-Functional Refineries Soaked Up Funds Greater Than Dangote Refinery’s Worth Under Buhari’s Administration” – Gov Sule
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule noted that the government under former President Muhammadu Buhari spent more than the $19 billion used to build the Dangote Refinery, Africa’s largest petrochemical refinery, on maintaining Nigeria’s refineries.
10. Doctors Suspend Indefinite Strike In Abia
Eko Hot Blog reports that Doctors in Abia State on Friday suspended their indefinite strike declared during the immediate-past administration of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu.
11. SDP Urges Akeredolu: Safeguard The Ship Of State, Hand Over To Your Deputy And Steer Clear Of Constitutional Turmoil
Eko Hot Blog reports that the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has been told to hand over to his deputy to avert any eventualities of a constitutional crisis.
12. Man On The Run After Killing Pregnant Wife
Eko Hot Blog reports that a father of three, simply identified as Inuaghata, was said to have fled his home in Edo State, after allegedly slaughtering his wife, Osaretin, and mother of his three children.
13. FACT CHECK: Did Sanwo-Olu Direct LASTMA Officers To Stop Arresting Motorists?
Recently, there were speculations that Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to stop arresting motorists in the state.
14. Lagos Police Intensify Crackdown On Cable Thieves As RRS Operatives Arrest 8
Eko Hot Blog reports that operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested eight suspected cable thieves.
15. Lagos Teenager In Court For Allegedly Stealing SUV
Eko Hot Blog reports that a teenager, Lekan Wasiu, has landed at the Ogudu Magistrates Court in Lagos State over attempted theft.
16. See Details Of Criminal Charges Against Donald Trump
Eko Hot Blog reports that the historic federal indictment filed against former President Donald Trump was made public Friday, detailing the charges the former president is facing related to his handling of sensitive government records after leaving the White House.
17. Former UK PM Boris Johnson Resigns Amidst Controversial Probe
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Former United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced his resignation as a member of parliament on Friday.
18. Opinion!!! Sen. Jimoh Ibrahim’s Insouciant And Irresponsible Commentary
It is expected that all manner of characters are going to be found in our nation’s legislature in a representative democracy.
19. Ooni: The Public Displays of a King (1)
Nature was enveloped in darkness as dawn quickened in the womb of time, pushing towards the birth canal, carrying on its head daylight.
20. Senate Presidency: Abdulaziz Yari And His Impetuous Ambition (Opinion)
Legend told us, in one of the parables of the Tortoise, that, in his usual boastful, self-conceited, larger-than-life image of himself, announced to his neighbors that he would soon be setting out on a journey.
21. Opinion!!! Obafemi Awolowo and Nigeria’s Latter-Day Progressives
There’s an awe of a legend; and this awe is fed or fuelled by the happenings in the life of that legend. When Obafemi Awolowo said certain things during his lifetime, subsequent events could only be explained and substantiated, at times, by the metaphysical analysis of those events
22. Tinubu: The Crowning Of The Spiderman (Opinion)
From football to jollof rice, and other sundry striving like music and acting, I love the healthy rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana. But truly, Ghanaians know which is the giant of the two countries just as Nigerians know that the tattered singlet of Musa at the gate is worthier that the starched khaki of the brain-lazy, woebegone retired Major-General.
23. Timeless Was Not Released For Awards Nomination — Davido
EKO HOT BLOG reports that in a recent interview with Brut, Nigerian music sensation Davido opened up about his latest album, ‘Timeless,’ and shared his perspective on awards and collaborations.
24. We Once Slept On Same Bed — Nigerian Singer On Wizkid
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Nigerian singer Adebayo Adeleke, popularly known as B-Red, recently made a surprising revelation during an episode of the Echoo Room audiovisual podcast hosted by Quincy Jonze.
25. France Football Gives Update On 2023 Ballon D’or
EKO HOT BLOG reports that France Football, the organizers of the prestigious Ballon d’Or award, have revealed the schedule for the announcement of this year’s nominees.
26. Kevin De Bruyne ‘Leaks’ Tactics Ahead Of UCL Final
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has shed light on his team’s strategy ahead of their highly anticipated UEFA Champions League final clash against Inter Milan.
27. Week 48 Pool Result For Sat 3 Jun 2023 – Pool Agent 2023
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the week 48 pool fixtures are for forty-nine (49) football matches for UK football 2022/2023 from the pool agent.
28. Week 48 Pool Result For Sat 10 Jun 2023 – Pool Agent 2023
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the week 49 pool fixtures are for forty-nine (49) football matches for UK football 2022/2023 from the pool agent.
Top Newspaper Headlines For Saturday, June 10th 2023
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Major Newspapers in Nigeria
1. Universities in Nigeria now 264 — NUC
The National Universities Commission revealed Friday that Nigeria now has 264 universities. The number includes universities owned by federal and state governments as well as private individuals and corporations.
The Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, revealed this while presenting provisional licences to some newly established private universities in Abuja.
Rasheed also noted that, despite the high demand for tertiary education, it is grossly inadequate compared to the number of institutions.
Rasheed also charged the proprietors of the newly established universities to ensure that the motive for creating the universities was not for money but for a higher and nobler goal.
”In establishing universities, you don’t expect to get financial rewards. If your main motive is to make money, then you are in the wrong place. You are here to pay back to humanity.
2. Fuel Subsidy: Finance Commissioners want all accruals put into Federation Account
The Forum of Commissioners for Finance of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to ensure that all accruals from the removal of fuel subsidy go into the Federation Account.
Outgoing Chairman of the Forum, Mr David Olofu gave the advise at a valedictory session for outgoing State Commissioners for Finance which held in Abuja on Friday.
Olofu is also the immediate past Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning, Benue State.
While commending President Bola Tinubu over the removal of subsidy, Olofu said, as financial experts, the Forum, like other Nigerians, had long yearned for it.
“We will like to sincerely commend the President for having the political will to do that, on the first day in office.
3. Court admits in evidence two video clips supporting Obi’s petition
The Presidential Election Petition Court admitted in evidence two video clips tendered by the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in aid of his petition challenging the conduct and outcome of the February 25 presidential election.
At the resumed hearing on Friday evening, the petitioners, through their counsel, Jubril Okutekpa, SAN, informed the court that they had subpoenaed Channels Television to produce the recordings contained in two flash drives.
Okutekpa disclosed that two separate subpoenas, dated May 30 and June 6, were served on the TV station, which he said sent one of its staff members, to tender the requested evidence.
Justice Haruna Tsammani-led’s five-member panel admitted the subpoenas in evidence and marked them as Exhibits PBH-1 and PBH-2.
4. Fight Against Corruption: EFCC, ICPC, others overwhelmed – NGO
The Coalition for Good Governance and Economic Justice in Africa, a non-profit and non-governmental NGO has expressed displeasure over the fight against corruption in the country saying it’s glaring the anti-corruption agencies may have been overwhelmed by the deluge of the scourge in the country.
The NGO said it’s interesting to note that non of the ex-Governors who recently completed their tenures of eight years in office nor ministers who served under former President Muhammadu Buhari have been invited or arrested for one financial infraction or the other.
The Country Director of the NGO, Mr. John Mayaki who raised the alarm that the scourge of corruption may have overwhelmed security agencies established to fight the vice in the society called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to improve the operational strength of the agencies through laws and the provision of human and material resources.
Mayaki said, “the institutions entrusted with the war against corruption might have been overwhelmed or withdrawn from their mandate to fight corruption in the country. The transition to a new government at the federal and state level ought to be followed by a searchlight beamed on those leaving office with the aim of ensuring that they held public trust with probity. But this has not been the case.”
5. Meet acting CBN Governor, Folashodun Shonubi
Mr. Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi is now the acting Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Who is Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi?
Mr. Folashodun Adebisi was born on the 7th of March, 1962. He attended the University of Lagos from 1978 to 1983 and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
He further obtained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1985 with bias in Production Engineering from the same University. From 1988-1989 he shifted grounds to Finance and obtained a Masters’ in Business Administration specializing in Finance.
6. UK ex-prime minister Boris Johnson resigns as MP
Britain’s former prime minister Boris Johnson on Friday said he was quitting as a member of parliament, claiming he had been forced out in a stitch-up by his political opponents.
The 58-year-old populist politician has been under investigation by a cross-party committee about whether he repeatedly lied to parliament over Covid lockdown-breaking parties when he was in office.
In evidence earlier this year he angrily insisted he had not.
But as the committee prepares to make public its findings, he said they had contacted him “making it clear… they are determined to use the proceedings against me to drive me out of parliament”.
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