12 Things That Rocked Newspaper Headlines Last Week

Buhari gave his last Democracy Day Speech.

Last Sunday, being a democracy day was the last democracy day to be witnessed by the Buhari administration. As usual, President Muhammadu Buhari gave his democracy speech. He reminded Nigerians why the Democracy Day was moved to June 13 while also commending the conducts of major party primaries. President Buhari also asserted that elections is not a do or die affair.

Nigeria’s National electricity Grid collapses for the 5th time this Year.

The national grid collapsed for the 5th time this year.

Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) confirm this through its verified Facebook page on Sunday night.

“Please be informed that the current power outage is due to a system failure from the National Grid. The system collapsed at about 6.49pm today June, 2022, causing the outage currently being experienced.

“We appeal for your understanding as all stakeholders are working hard to restore normal supply,” said the management of AEDC.

FG resumes talks with ASUU.

Hopes of resumption of university was raised as talks between the federal government and ASUU leaders was rescheduled. Earlier negotiations between both parties have not been successful. It however, seems there is a renewed vigor by the federal government to reach an agreement with ASUU as soon as possible.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles annihilate their opponent with an historic 10-0 win over Sao tome.

Super Eagles surprised doubters by thrashing the football team of Sao Tome by 10-0. This win is historic as it marks the biggest win of the Super Eagles since the inception of football in Nigeria. Three first half goals and Seven second half goals were enough to complete the victory.

Nigeria systematically begin Social media regulation with a step forward.

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has announced the release of the Code of Practice on Monday.

The Code of Practice was developed by NITDA alongside the Nigerian Communications Commission and the National Broadcasting Commission, with input from platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Google, and Tik Tok.

Aside from asking each online platform to have a country representative, who will interface with the Nigerian authorities, it also requires any platform with over 100,000 Nigerian users to have an office in Nigeria.

The platforms were also asked to exercise due diligence to ensure that no unlawful content is uploaded to their platform.

Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan descends into a row with aspiring successor.

The drama started after Lawan had contested but lost the party’s presidential primary held earlier in the month.Bashir Machina, on the other hand contested and won the primary election for senatorial election in Yobe State, a seat which Senator Ahmed Lawan currently occupies.

Machina however, claimed he was being pressured to relinquish his ticket for the lawmaker. In an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today earlier in the week, he vowed not to step down. According to him, the Senate President did not have plans to contest for the post.

Eventually, APC gave the senatorial ticket to Ahmed Lawan leaving Bashir Goje raging over that move.

Nigeria loses $1.7 Billion JP Morgan Chase case.

Nigeria has lost its $1.7 billion claim against JP Morgan Chase Bank over the transfer of proceeds from the sale of OPL 245 in the controversial Malabu oil deal.

Judge Sara Cockerill ruled Tuesday that the Nigerian government could not show that it had been defrauded in the case.

In the suit, Nigeria claimed more than $1.7 billion for the bank’s role in the controversial deal. Nigeria also alleged that JP Morgan was “grossly negligent” in its decision to transfer funds paid by oil giants Shell and Eni into an escrow account controlled by a former Nigerian oil minister, Dan Etete.

Peter Obi goes to Egypt amidst Controversy on Social media

Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate and former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi announced earlier this week that he will be traveling to Egypt to understudy their Electricity system. This move generated controversy with some arguing that he is supposed to be in Ekiti State to support Labour Party’s gubernatorial candidate in the upcoming Governorship elections in Ekiti State.

Prof. Wole Soyinka loses Younger Brother

Prof. Femi Soyinka, a Professor of Dermatology, Venereology and Clinical Immunology, is dead.

He was a younger brother to the renowned playwright and first black African Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka.

According to a statement from the Soyinka Family of Ake/Isara, Ogun State, Prof. Soyinka died in the early hours of Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at his home in Kukumada village, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Another Chibok girl with a Baby found by Soldiers.

The Nigerian army says it has found a woman believed to be one of the girls abducted from a school in the town of Chibok in 2014.

A short statement on its social media page said a patrol had intercepted her and her son on Tuesday around Ngoshe village in the north-eastern state of Borno.

She was identified as Mrs Mary Ngoshe – no further details were given about what had happened to her.

Ifeanyi Okowa emerges Vice-presidential candidate for PDP.

The 2023 presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar unveiled Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate on Thursday.

This was contrary to a selection made by a 19-Man committee setup to select the party’s vice-presidential candidate. The committee has opted for Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony at the party’s national secreteriat, Atiku revealed that his running mate has to be someone he can ‘work’ with, trust and will support him wholeheartedly to steer the country to greater heights.

Owo massacre victims get befitting final mass burial

Friday was a solemn day in Iwo, Ondo State as the victims of the deadly attack on St. Francis Catholic Church are laid to rest in the town.

This followed a funeral mass held on Friday in honour of the victims whose remains had been deposited at the morgue of the Saint Louis Catholic Hospital in owo.

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and a former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko, were among the dignitaries present at the mass.

Some clergymen, including Bishop Jude Arogundade of Ondo Catholic Diocese and Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, were also in attendance.

No fewer than 40 persons were killed in the attack which has received wide condemnation across the country.

The mass funeral comes barely thirteen days after the attack by gunmen on worshippers at Saint Francis Catholic Church, owo, Ondo State, with no fewer than 40 persons gruesomely murdered

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