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Nigerian Newspapers headlines for today Saturday, May 27, 2023: 11 things you need to know


Top for today Saturday May 27 , 2023 and top Naija headlines news today

1. Former Nigerian Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Files Libel Lawsuit Against EFCC and AGF

Diezani Alison-Madueke, the former Minister of Petroleum Resources in Nigeria, has taken legal action by filing a libel suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF). In her lawsuit, Alison-Madueke accuses the EFCC and AGF of publishing false and defamatory reports, alleging corruption, dishonesty, and moral decay during her tenure as a public official.

2. Catholic Priest Abducted by Gunmen on Imo State Highway.

In a distressing incident, Reverend Father Mathias Opara, a Catholic priest, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen along the Ejemekwuru-Ogbaku Road, a major highway connecting the Oguta and Mbaitoli local government areas of Imo State, Nigeria. Reverend Father Opara, who held the position of overseeing the Man of Order and Discipline within the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, became a victim of this unfortunate act.

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3. Brazen Robbery Gang Swiftly Steals $11 Million in Ogun State.

A daring four-man robbery gang executed a meticulously planned operation in the Oke-Sokori area of Abeokuta, situated in the Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State. Within a mere three minutes, they made off with a staggering sum of $11 million belonging to a trader. The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, has assured the public that law enforcement agencies are actively pursuing the criminals.

4. President Buhari Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Custodial Centre in Kano State.

On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari officially inaugurated a state-of-the-art custodial center with a capacity to hold 3000 inmates in Janguza, Kano State. During the commissioning ceremony, President Buhari emphasized that his administration has embarked on the construction of six similar mega custodial facilities across the six geopolitical zones of the country. The facility is expected to enhance the country’s capacity for effective incarceration and rehabilitation


5. Gombe State Governor Dissolves Cabinet Ahead of Inauguration.

Governor Muhammadu Yahaya of Gombe State, Nigeria, has dissolved his cabinet in preparation for the upcoming inauguration. However, the governor specified that the former cabinet members would remain available and on standby until May 29th, the date of the inauguration. Governor Yahaya made this announcement during a valedictory meeting held at the Government House council chamber.

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6. Ownership Controversy Surrounds Aircraft Used for Nigeria Air Unveiling.

Reports have emerged indicating a controversy surrounding the ownership of the Boeing 737-800 series aircraft that the Federal Government flew into Abuja for the unveiling of Nigeria Air. It has been revealed that the aircraft belongs to Ethiopia Airlines, as it departed from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday morning and landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja later in the day. The revelation has raised questions and concerns about the transparency of the Nigeria Air project.

7. President Buhari Takes President-elect Tinubu on Familiarization Tour of Aso Rock Villa.

As part of the preparations leading up to Monday’s presidential inauguration ceremony, President Muhammadu Buhari invited President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on a familiarization tour of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. The symbolic event took place after the two leaders observed Jum’aat prayers at the State House Mosque, serving as an opportunity for them to strengthen their rapport and exchange perspectives

8. Bayelsa State Police Arrest 22 Suspected Robbers and Cultists

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The Bayelsa State Police Command has made significant progress in combating crime as they recently apprehended 22 individuals suspected of being involved in robbery and cult-related activities. The Commissioner of Police, Romokere Ibani, shared this achievement during a press briefing held at the command’s headquarters in Yenagoa. The arrests highlight the continued efforts of the police to maintain law and order within the state.


9. Traditional Rulers Fatally Attacked in Imo State, Sparking Concerns

Tragedy struck the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State as gunmen carried out separate attacks, resulting in the death of two prominent traditional rulers. Eze Victor Ijioma, the traditional ruler of Orsu Obodo community, and the traditional prime minister of Mgbele community fell victim to the assailants. The incidents have raised concerns about the security situation in the region and the safety of community leaders.


10. Benue State University Chapter of ASUU Commences Indefinite Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at Benue State University (BSU) has initiated an indefinite strike. Dr. Kwaehfan Tarmombo, the Chairman of BSU ASUU, confirmed this development, citing several issues with the university administration as the reason behind the action. The strike has disrupted academic activities at the institution, prompting concerns about the welfare of students and the resolution of the ongoing disputes.

11. Federal Government Declares Work-Free Day to Commemorate Presidential Inauguration

In honor of the inauguration of the 16th democratically elected President, the Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, May 29, as a work-free day. The announcement was made by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, on behalf of the government. This decision aims to allow citizens the opportunity to participate in and celebrate the historic event.

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