Connectley Naija News examines the top stories creating headlines on the front pages of top Nigerian newspapers. Headlines of Nigerian Newspapers like Vanguard, The Guardian, Daily Trust, The Sun, The Nation, The Punch, ThisDay, and Nigerian Tribune will be covered.
Vanguard Nigerian Newspaper
- What we know about ritual killings for money, Juju priests, Imams, Pastors, others speak
Certain killings in Nigeria, when the human body is decapitated and sensitive parts plucked, are said to be for ritual purposes these days. Some people think they must have been about making money in some cases, especially if the reason is unclear.
Taking about money rituals, a Catholic priest, Fr. Oluoma emphasized that Juju priests would have been on the World’s Richest Peoples list if killing for money practices had been proven to have any kind of effectiveness.
If money rituals have potency, juju priests would be on Forbes’ rich listFr. Oluoma
He criticized society’s concentration on financial prosperity for the pressure faced by individuals, particularly adolescents, who resort to voodoo to generate money in an exclusive interview with Saturday Vanguard.
Daily Trust Nigerian Newspaper
- Nigeria’s Deadly Marriages: How 49 Husbands, Wives Were Killed In 15 Months
Daily Trust Saturday reported that at least 49 spouses died between January 2021 and March 2022.
According to the data by Daily Trust, 35 women were murdered by their husbands, whereas 14 wives murdered their husbands.
Domestic violence was involved in 39 of the cases compiled by Daily Trust Saturday, while six people killed their wives over adultery suspicions.
Experts say mental illnesses, ritual killings, and forced marriages are other reasons of homicide.
The death of Osinachi Nwachukwu, an Abuja-based gospel singer, was the most recent occurrence that sparked outrage.
ThisDay Nigerian Newspaper
- Train Attack: Terrorists Release Photograph of Baby Delivered in Captivity By Abducted Woman
The abductors have shared a photograph of a new-born baby girl delivered in a terrorists’ den by a mother kidnapped during the March 28 attack on an Abuja-Kaduna-bound train.
Col. Abubakar Umar (rtd.), the former military governor of Kaduna State, told THISDAY that the situation was “so sad and very unfortunate.”
The Guardian Nigerian Newspaper
- ASUU Strike: Students, parents bash FG, politicians
According to The Guardian, students, parents, and other stakeholders were concerned about how the government could afford to allow students to stay at home as a result of its disagreement with ASUU while remaining confident in its election preparations.
They specifically targeted Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, and Minister of State for Education, Dr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, for their presidential ambitions in 2023 amid the strike.
They questioned how any of them could be trusted to handle the country’s welfare as president if they couldn’t resolve the issue of the country’s university education being disrupted by frequent ASUU strikes.
The Punch Newspaper
- INEC plans membership verification, may disqualify parties
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will authenticate the membership registers provided by political parties ahead of their primaries, which are set to end on June 3.
It does warn, however, that any political party that falsifies its data or has numerous registrations on its register risks having its candidate(s) disqualified.
The Sun Nigerian Newspaper
- 2023 Presidency: Northern elders move to draft in Lawan
- According to Sun Saturday, reliable sources claimed some northern elders who want the APC to keep power are working to put Lawan, from Yobe in the North East, into the presidential race. They are looking at what is going on in the opposition political party, the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Nation Nigerian Newspaper
- Presidency: Don’t run, loyalists, ex-minisers advise Jonathan
The Nation reported that Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is under pressure from his key advisers and some former members of his cabinet to ignore calls to join the 2023 presidential race. He is unlikely to switch camps to the All Progressives Congress (APC) either.
Tribune Nigerian Newspaper
- No decision yet on Southern presidency —APC chairman, Adamu
OPPOSING popular perception that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has zoned its presidential ticket to the South, the party’s chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, said on Friday that no decision had been made yet.
This came as the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has begun fresh moves to pressure the major political parties to throw their tickets open to all sections of the country, saying that “power shift arrangement is already dead and buried.”
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