What are the Nigerian newspapers headlines for today?
- President Bola Tinubu Set to Hold Crucial Meeting with Opposition Lawmakers-Elect
President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to convene a significant gathering on Monday, as he seeks to engage lawmakers-elect from various opposition parties in the National Assembly regarding an ongoing leadership dispute.
The anticipated meeting, taking place at the State House in Abuja, will see the participation of Senators-elect and House of Representatives members-elect from the Peoples Democratic Party, Labour Party, and other opposition parties. The discussions aim to address the pressing issue of leadership and foster dialogue among the diverse political factions.
- Former President Muhammadu Buhari Submits Assets Declaration Form
In a recent development, former President Muhammadu Buhari has fulfilled his obligation by submitting his assets declaration form to the Code of Conduct Bureau. Garba Shehu, Buhari’s media aide, took to Twitter on Saturday to confirm this submission, accompanying the announcement with a photograph of the acknowledgement slip received from the CCB.
Shehu emphasized that Buhari had neither taken any loans nor had any liabilities, underscoring his commitment to transparency in his personal financial affairs.
- UTC Shopping Complex in Abuja Demolished by Federal Capital Territory Administration
The UTC Shopping Complex, located in the Garki area of Abuja, faced a dramatic demolition on Saturday, orchestrated by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). Shop owners were caught off guard as the Joint Task Force of the FCTA descended upon the area in the early hours of the day, denying them access to their valuable possessions before the demolition commenced.
The sudden destruction of the shopping complex has left many retailers distraught and seeking answers from the authorities.
- Akwa Ibom High Court Sentences Three Women to Death for Child Kidnapping
In a landmark ruling, an Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo has handed down death sentences to three women found guilty of kidnapping three children. The convicted individuals, identified as Enobong Sunday, Getrude Akpan, and Mary James, were also found guilty of subsequently selling the abducted children in Aba, Abia State, for the sum of N1.1 million.
The presiding judge, Justice Gabriel Ette, delivered the verdict, underscoring the severity of the crime and the need to deter such heinous acts in society.
- Ebonyi State Governor Terminates Appointments Made by Predecessor
Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State has taken decisive action by terminating the appointments of political officeholders appointed by his predecessor, Chief David Umahi.
The announcement was made through a statement issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Dr. Monday Uzor, on Saturday night. With this move, Governor Nwifuru aims to assert his administration’s direction and priorities, marking a significant transition from the policies and personnel of the previous government.
- Kano State Governor Initiates Demolition of Structures on Public Lands
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has launched a demolition campaign targeting structures allegedly constructed on public lands. The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, confirmed the development through a statement provided to reporters.
The ongoing demolition seeks to address concerns surrounding encroachment on public lands and to restore order in accordance with the law. This initiative reflects the state government’s commitment to effective urban planning and governance.