Nigerian Newspapers headlines for today Monday, June 12, 2023: 10 things you need to know

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A female Master Warrant Officer (MWO) serving with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Lagos has tragically died by suicide in the barracks. The deceased, identified as George, was found lifeless in her residence at Sam Ethnam Base in Ikeja. Medical personnel from the NAF hospital were called in to handle the situation.

Commodore Ayodele Famuyiwa, the spokesperson for the NAF, confirmed the incident and announced the formation of an investigative committee to determine the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

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1. President Bola Tinubu Commends Late MKO Abiola as Symbol of Democracy.


President Bola Tinubu expressed his admiration for the late Chief MKO Abiola, the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. Despite his tragic demise under suspicious circumstances following the annulment of his victory by the late Gen Sani Abacha, President Tinubu hailed Abiola as a symbol of democracy.


2. Passport of Suspended Central Bank Governor Confiscated by Department of State Services.



The Department of State Services has taken possession of the passport belonging to Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Furthermore, it has been revealed that the security agency may conduct searches of Emefiele’s residence and office in the coming week.


3. Presidency Explains Backing of Christian Senate President.



In a recent explanation from the Presidency, it was stated that Nigeria, having previously had Muslims as both the President and Vice-President, cannot afford to have a Muslim as the Senate President at this time. Vice-President Kashim Shettima made this assertion during a dinner with lawmakers in Abuja.



4. Falana: DSS Lacks Constitutional Power to Prosecute Suspended CBN Governor.

Prominent human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has argued that the Department of State Services does not possess the constitutional authority to investigate and prosecute Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Falana has suggested that Emefiele should instead be transferred to the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which holds the legal mandate for prosecuting him.



5. Chief Edwin Clark Awaits Outcome of Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal

Elder statesman and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has chosen to withhold substantial comments on the prospect of a Bola Tinubu presidency until the conclusion of the election petitions tribunal, where the results of the February 25 presidential poll are being challenged. Speaking in an interview with NAN in Abuja, Clark emphasized his stance ahead of the 30th anniversary of the annulment of the June 12 presidential election.



6. Imo State Labour Party Initiates Reconciliation Process to Challenge Governor Uzodimma

The Imo State chapter of the Labour Party has commenced a reconciliatory effort aimed at uniting dissatisfied party leaders in the state. According to Calistus Ihejiagwa, the newly inaugurated state chairman, the goal is to ensure the defeat of Governor Hope Uzodimma in the upcoming November 11 governorship election.



7. Coalition of Members-Elect Backs APC Consensus Speakership Candidate

The Joint Task – 10th Assembly, a coalition of members-elect from various political parties in the 10th House of Representatives, announced that two leading contenders, Aliyu Betara and Yusuf Gagdi, have withdrawn from the speakership race in favor of Tajudeen Abbas, the All Progressives Congress (APC) consensus candidate.


8. Kano State Resumes Demolition of Structures Sold Illegally

The Kano State government has resumed the demolition of structures erected on public land that were allegedly sold off during the previous administration of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. This action comes shortly after heated exchanges between two former governors of the state, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Ganduje, regarding the demolitions.

9. Former Aviation Minister Accuses Lawmaker of Soliciting Shares in National Carrier

During his appearance on Arise TV on Sunday, former Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, made serious allegations against lawmaker Nnolim Nnaji. Sirika claimed that Nnaji, who had publicly criticized the launch of Nigeria Air as fraudulent, had privately approached him with a demand for a five percent stake in the National Carrier Air, both for himself and his associates


10. Man Arrested for Shooting Wife During Argument in Edo State


In a disturbing incident that took place on June 3, a man identified as Okhiria has been apprehended by the Edo State Police Command for allegedly shooting his wife during a heated argument. The incident occurred in the Ekae community, located in the New Etete area of GRA, Benin.


According to reports, the suspect and his wife engaged in a dispute that escalated, leading Okhiria to retrieve a firearm. He allegedly fired a shot, which struck his wife’s left hand, causing injury.


Law enforcement authorities swiftly responded to the scene and took the suspect into custody. The Edo State Police Command is currently conducting a thorough investigation into the incident.


Cases of domestic violence remain a concerning issue, and incidents like this underscore the need for increased awareness and preventive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals within their homes.



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