Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines for Sunday, July 23, 2023.
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1. Presidential spokesperson, Dele Alake, has strongly criticized the allegations made by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar against the governing All Progressives Congress (APC). Alake dismissed the claims, labeling them as “laughable, jejune, and ill-thought-out.”
2. Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State has raised concerns over the suspended N8,000 cash transfer palliative initiated by President Bola Tinubu’s administration for indigent households. He referred to the scheme as “a scam,” citing the lack of a reliable and up-to-date database of beneficiaries.
3. In the early hours of Saturday, members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) reportedly fled various camps in Asaba, Delta State, following a joint raid conducted by Nigerian military troops and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
4. Hundreds of bags of locally processed maize, rice, and other items worth millions of naira were allegedly stolen by youths in Jalingo, Taraba State. The incident occurred when a large group of youths stormed a warehouse located near the 6 Army Brigade on Friday midnight.
5. The Enugu State government has issued a reminder that the ban on the illegal Monday sit-at-home order remains in effect. The statement, issued on Saturday night by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Chidiebere Onyia, emphasized the government’s stance.
6. Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has refuted allegations made by his successor, Dr. Alex Otti, claiming that the state government owed commercial banks during his tenure. Ikpeazu dismissed the N2 billion loan claim as baseless and the product of malicious intent.
7. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed rumors of a crisis within the party following the resignation of its National Chairman and National Secretary. The party maintains that it remains solid and united despite the agitation for their successors.
8. Tragedy struck in Ogbogbo, Ijebu-North East area of Ogun State, where six individuals reportedly lost their lives after consuming alcohol allegedly served by their friend. The incident occurred during a gathering of seven friends at a joint for merry-making.
9. A saddening incident occurred in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, where an electrician identified as Tajudeen took his own life by hanging in his room at Sabo community on Friday. The reason behind his action remains unknown, but it was noted that he had lost his wife two years prior.
10. In Oben, a border town between Edo and Delta States, suspected gunmen abducted nine travelers along Jesse-Oben Road on Friday night, causing panic in the community. A witness, Mr. Obehe Adika, reported hearing gunshots and tire-screeching sounds from the nearby bush while he was hunting around 9 pm.
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