Nigerian Newspapers, read top Naija News headlines today, January 2023 below.
How Abia PDP Guber Candidate Professor Eleazor Uchenna Ikonne Died
The PDP gubernatorial candidate in Abia State, Professor Eleazor Uchenna Ikonne has died of multiple cadiac arrests.
I regret to announce the death of my dear father, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, who died at the National Hospital Abuja today, 25th January 2023 by 4am after a brief illness.
He was recovering after taking proper treatment in the United Kingdom but relapsed a few days ago leading to multiple cardiac arrests for which he didn’t recover from.
Further details and arrangements would be made known to the public after deliberations and meetings are made within the family.
Dr Uche- Ikonne Chikezie
For the family.
Pope Francis Condems Laws Criminalizing Homosexuals
Catholic Church leader, Pope Francis has categorically stated that homosexuality is not a crime but it is a sin .
In an interview on Tuesday, the 86-year-old said God loves his children just as they are and called on bishops to support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
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He told the Associated Press: ‘Being homosexual isn’t a crime.’
He acknowledged Catholic bishops in some parts of the world support laws criminalising homosexuality or discriminate against the LGBTQ community and referred to the issue in terms of ‘sin’. But he attributed such attitudes to cultural backgrounds and said bishops in particular need to undergo a process of change to recognise the dignity of everyone.
‘These bishops have to have a process of conversion,’ he said, adding that they should apply ‘tenderness, please, as God has for each one of us’.
The United Nations (UN) has repeatedly called for an end to laws criminalising homosexuality outright, saying they violate rights to privacy and freedom from discrimination and are a breach of countries’ obligations under international law to protect the human rights of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Declaring such laws ‘unjust’, Francis said the Catholic Church can and should work to put an end to them.
‘It must do this. It must do this,’ he said.
Francis quoted the Catechism of the Catholic Church in saying gays must be welcomed and respected and should not be marginalised or discriminated against.
‘We are all children of God and God loves us as we are and for the strength that each of us fights for our dignity,’ Francis said, speaking from the Vatican hotel where he lives.
Oshola Likeminds Hosts Executive Members of Coalition PMBAT for President, Gear towards Successful Town Hall Meeting
As preparation towards a successful election that will announce victory for APC Presidential Candidate, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, gather mementos, The Oshola Likemind group supporting Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubufor President have hosted the Executive Members of Coalition for Progressive Mind for Bola Ahmed Tinubu for President in there community, Oshola street, Ifako Ijaiye Lagos Nigeria .
The Oshola Likemind Group has been in existence since 2015, the group consist of Likemind people with same idealogy and common goals target at bringing Development to the community.
In his welcome remarks the President of the Group Comrade Tunde oyelola said, Oshola Likemind is a group of determined likeminds individual with good focus and with the soul aims of coming together to deliberate on a course that will bring development to the community,
So therefore in year 2022 before the APC Presidential primaries election, Myself alongside my executive decided to endorse Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as our soul candidate for the General Election come 2023, and since then we have been working tireless to ensure the success of the project. thank God for the Coalition , when our Group was listed we now concluded that the time is now, and since then we have been educating and enlightening our people to get register,collect there PVC ahead of the Election and with the awhelp of the almighty, the journey has been smooth, I thank all the executive members of the Coalition and am assuring you sir/ma that we will deliver the whole Oshola for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Sanwo- Olu for re election, Senator ,Reps and House of Assembly candidates,and all the APC candidate’s for the forth coming General election, the Oshola Likemind President Tunde oyelola concluded
Expressing his confidence on Oshola Likeminds, the Deputy Director General of Coalition for Progressive Mind for Bola Ahmed Tinubu for President, Mr Yinka Sotayo said Presently the Coalition has about 50 groups which Oshola Likemind is one of them, he said the commitment of Oshola Likeminds towards the collective success of the Coalition cannot be quantified.
Our responsibility as an independent campaign body is to see that all our neighbors,brother and sister are all registered and get there PVC ready, because with PVC our collective Purpose will be achieved and what is the Purpose to make sure that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,Governor Sanwo-Olu and all APC Candidate wins at the coming Presidential election.
Sotayo continue, we must not sit down fold our hand and expect different thing to happen, let us go from house to house , door to door to educate people why we must vote for Asiwaju Tinubu, let them know that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is tested and trusted and he is the only candidate with the password needed to bring us back to our feet, we must not forget to let the people know that there decision now will determine how there tomorrow will be and the only candidate which God has given to us to make this happen is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Sanwo Olu for second term, APC Senators,Reps and all APC Candidates
The executive member of Coalition for PMBAT recognized Oshola Likemind and we therefore implore you to continue to do you best because one day your efforts will speak for you when Asiwaju is sworn in as next Nigeria President
Speaking on the proposed Town Hall Meeting, Sotayo said the meeting became necessary because the group could not hold the previous rally as plan, he said the Town Hall Meeting will provide ground for the electorate to meet the candidate which will also offers candidate opportunity to present the manifestos and other plan plans they have for there people, he concluded that date and venue will be communicated very soon.
One of the Apex leader of APC in Ifako Ijaiye who is also member of the ICC in Lagos state, Former House of Assembly rep Ifako 1 Hon Saka fafunmi emphasized that your PVC is your right, you must mobilize yourself, enlightening people how to vote for the best candidate, we all know that the best Candidate anyone can canvass for right now is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Also Babajide Sanwo- Olu for second term, all APC senator,House of Reps, House of Assembly and all the APC candidates, I have confidence in Oshola Likeminds group, you will definitely work but I must also enjoy you to make sure you and all your constituents get your PVC ready because with your PVC victory is Guarantee for all APC Candidates in Lagos state and across the Nation.
Over 50 Million Naira Up for Grabs in the Upcoming Union Bank Save & Win Palli Promo Finale and UnionKorrect Draws
Following a six-month successful run, the second edition of Union Bank’s Save & Win Palli Promo is finally coming to an exciting conclusion.
The grand finale event, which is set to hold on January 27th, 2023, at the bank’s Head Office in Marina, Lagos, will reward over 300 lucky customers with cash prizes worth over 40 million naira and other exciting consolation prizes. In addition, one lucky customer will go home with the grand prize of 5 million naira from the Save and Win promo draw, while other customers will receive other cash prizes of N105,000 and N500,000 for the last set of the monthly and quarterly draw winners.
Union Bank will also reward 227 customers with 18.5 million naira in its other ongoing savings promo called UnionKorrect. The UnionKorrect regular and exclusive draws will run alongside the Save and Win Palli Promo draw on the same day.
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The event will be live-streamed, and participants can join virtually from anywhere in the country. Winners will be randomly selected through electronically generated and transparent draws monitored by relevant regulatory bodies.
Save & Win Palli Promo and UnionKorrect promo are nationwide campaigns aimed at rewarding customers with cash prizes and other exciting gifts. The goal is to encourage and promote a healthy savings culture and the promo is open to new and existing customers.
Prospective customers can download the UnionMobile app on their mobile phones to open an account or walk into any Union Bank branch. To reactivate existing accounts, returning customers can call the 24-hour Contact Centre on 07007007000 or visit any of Union Bank’s branches across the country.
Anambra Monarch Confers Chieftaincy Title On Seyi Tinubu
Naija News NG has gathered that Bola Tinubu’s son, Seyi Tinubu , has been conferred with a chieftaincy title in Anambra.
This media platform reports that Bola Tinubu’s son was conferred with the title, Nwannedinamba of Mbaukwu Kingdom by Igwe Peter Anukwu .
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Nwannedinamba in Igbo means a brother in the diaspora.