Naija News Headlines: 10 Things from Nigerian Newspapers You Need to Know Today, December 6, 2023

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Naija News Headlines – Wednesday, 6th December 2023.

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Tinubu Returns To Abuja From COP28 Summit In Dubai has returned to Abuja following his participation in the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai. The president was received at the airport by Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesome Wike, and of Imo State, among others. Tinubu highlighted Nigeria’s stance on renewable energy and climate financing at the summit.

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2. I Will Not Sit Down And Supervise What Is Not Fair And Just – Obaseki Speaks On Deputy’s Ambition Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State stated that he will not support anything that is not fair and just in the upcoming gubernatorial elections. Speaking about his deputy, ’s declaration of interest, Obaseki emphasized that the people of the state will determine Shaibu’s fate. He asserted that he would never be part of any endeavor that is not fair and just.

3. Supreme Court Dismisses Ihedioha’s Suit Against Uzodinma The Supreme Court has dismissed a suit filed by Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State. Ihedioha sought to be issued a certificate of return as the rightful Governor of Imo State, claiming that Governor wasn’t qualified to run. The Supreme Court, however, declared Uzodinma as the authentic winner of the election, dismissing Ihedioha’s application for lacking merit and awarding costs against Mike Ozekhome.

4. Army Chief Calls Kaduna Airstrike ‘Regrettable’, Vows To Prevent Future Incidents Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, expressed regret over the recent airstrike in Kaduna State that resulted in 85 fatalities. During his visit to Kaduna, Lagbaja assured measures would be taken to prevent such tragedies in future military operations. He conveyed sincere regrets and unreserved apologies on behalf of the Nigerian Army to the affected community in Tudun Biri.

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5. Court Clears APGA Chairman, Edozie Njoku Of Forgery Allegations The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has ruled in favor of Edozie Njoku, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), dismissing all forgery allegations made against him by the Nigeria Police. The court rejected all 14 counts brought against Njoku, clearing him of the charges, citing a lack of sufficient and credible evidence.

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6. ‘Incident Unfortunate’ – Tinubu Breaks Silence On Kaduna Bombing President expressed sadness over the bombing of Tudun Biri village in Kaduna State during the Maulud celebration, describing the incident as very unfortunate, disturbing, and painful. Tinubu has directed a thorough investigation into the incident and called for calm. He sympathized with the families of the victims, the people, and the government of Kaduna State.

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7. Court Orders Benin Republic To Pay Sunday Igboho 20 Million CFA The ECOWAS Court has ruled in favor of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, ordering the Government of Benin Republic to pay 20 million CFA as compensation for violating Igboho’s fundamental rights and unlawful detention. The court directed compliance with the order within three months and requested evidence of payment.

8. ’Mishap Is One Too Many’ – Peter Obi Reacts To Kaduna Bombing Presidential candidate of the (LP), , lamented the Kaduna bombing, describing it as highly regrettable. Obi called on the military to exercise utmost caution and professionalism to avoid embarrassment to both the military and the country. He also urged security agencies to rely on reliable human intelligence reports before offensive attacks.

9. ‘Everyone Knows Who Mr President Is’ – APC Chieftain Speaks On Tinubu Bearing Grudges Against Dogara APC chieftain, Godfrey Manasseh, stated that President Bola Tinubu has forgiven former Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, for not supporting his 2023 presidential ambition. Manasseh noted that Tinubu had already forgiven Dogara and urged him to unite with the President.

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10. 25 Political Associations Submit Application As Political Parties INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, announced that 25 political associations have applied for registration as political parties in preparation for the 2027 general elections. This information was shared during the Public Presentation of the ‘NEEDS Assessment of Political Parties in Nigeria.’ The event was organized by the Kukah Centre and the European Union (EU) in Abuja.

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