Hello! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian newspapers:
1. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has raised the alarm that the upcoming elections are at risk of being canceled or postponed if there is no improvement in the security challenges being witnessed all over the country. He noted that the upcoming elections face a serious threat of cancellation if the security situation across the country does not improve.
2. Six victims of Saturday’s train attack in the Igeben area of Edo state have been rescued. They were part of the 31 people kidnapped when armed men attacked a train station in Igueben, Municipality of Igueben in the State. The victims were said to be waiting to board a train headed for Warri in Delta state.
3. Former Adamawa State Governor, Senator Jibrilla Bindow, has left the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and is now backing Governor Umaru Fintiri’s re-election bid. This was revealed by the former governor to Governor Fintiri through a delegation of 250 leaders of his support groups.
4 The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has arrived in London to attend the invitation of the British Government. Atiku will engage with various government bodies. He is also scheduled to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury and attend other programs as well.
5 Former Tottenham and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has announced his retirement from club and international football. Bale retired at the age of 33 after leading Wales to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
6. Also in other news, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has announced his retirement from international football. The 2018 and 2022 World Cup finalist announced his retirement from international football on Monday. The goalkeeper said it was time to hand over to the youngest to continue.
7. Labor Party LP presidential candidate Peter Obi said those pushing the narrative that he was tight-fisted were those who felt threatened by his commitment to enforce fiscal discipline in the use of public funds. Obi said this while he was speaking as a special guest on a show on Human Rights Radio, popularly called Berekete Radio, in Abuja on Monday.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the rostrum yesterday as he stormed Yola, the Adamawa state capital, to seek votes for the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and other party candidates ahead of the February and March elections. 2023. The president also took the opportunity to advise the people of the state to make history by voting for Senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed-Binani as the first female governor of Nigeria during the gubernatorial elections in March 2023.
9. New Nigerian People’s Party NNPP presidential candidate Rabiu Kwankwaso introduced the party’s presidential campaign advice on Monday.
Kwankwaso said that the NNPP is working around the clock to start a campaign towards a new Nigeria which will take off on May 29, 2023.
10. Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi took his campaign to Delta state on Monday, saying the sufferings of Nigerians today know no religion, region or tribe. Addressing his supporters in Asaba, the capital of Delta state, Obi said that the Obi-Datti combination was the best and most reliable ticket to unite and secure the country.