Top Newspaper Headlines Today, Tuesday, 20th December 2022 can be accessed below.
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1. A Federal High Court in Abuja has convicted a former Special Adviser to the President on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe over the diversion of arms funds from the office of the National Security Adviser. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu on Monday held that the prosecution made out a case of money laundering against Okupe and awarded the total sum of N13 million in fines against him.
2. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday expressed concern that persistent attacks on its facilities were threatening the successful conduct of the 2023 elections. The commission also lamented that its past efforts to curb vote-buying failed, adding that the vice could mar the successful conduct of the elections.
3. The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Monday, met with the leaders of the Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, among others, where he promised to end unemployment if elected in 2023. At the event, the organised labour presented the APC candidate with their demands, which included a total war on corruption.
4. Policemen attached to the Sagamu Road Police Division, Lagos State Police Command, have allegedly shot dead a motorcyclist, Stephen Alabi, aka Doctor, at Sabo Market, in the Ikorodu area of the State. Alabi and his colleagues were said to be at a park close to the Sabo Market when the policemen arrived to impound motorcycles from riders operating against the ban on motorcycle operations in some parts of the State.
5. Military raids involving Air Force officers have claimed the lives of no fewer than 40 bandits in Malele village, in the Dansadau Local Government Area of Zamfara State. It was gathered that the Air Force, during a series of airstrikes undertaken by the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji, neutralised the terrorists at their hideouts in the village.
6. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday, gave strong assurances that the lingering crisis bedevilling the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its national level will soon be over. He stated this while addressing Benue State PDP stakeholders during a meeting at the Government House, Makurdi.
7. Petroleum products marketers on the platform of the Natural Oil and Gas Suppliers Association of Nigeria (NOGASA) have distanced themselves from the traumatising petroleum products scarcity and high cost, saying the ugly development stems from market forces and logistics challenges beyond their control. The National President of the Association, Mr Benneth Korie stated this yesterday.
8. The Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate for Abia State, Alex Otti has cleared the air on the controversy over the money the party’s presidential candidate; Peter Obi said he left as Governor of Anambra State, declaring that Obi was right in his claim. Otti, who was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Diamond Bank then, said he supervised the transaction and knew of the investment made for the State.
9. Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has accused all political parties in Nigeria of shutting women out of the 2023 general election. She said despite years of sensitising women and urging them to contest for elective positions, leadership of all the political parties hijacked the party structures and shut women out.
10. The Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting at Okoita, in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of the State, has sentenced a man, Kingsley Eyo, to 10-year imprisonment for abducting a six-year-old boy, Godnews Essien. Eyo, 34, who hailed from Ikot Otoinyie village in the Uruan Local Government Area, was convicted on Monday by Justice Okon Okon, having been found guilty by the court.