Below are the Newspaper Headlines & Naija News today, Top Stories from Today Nigerian Newspapers.
1. The Senate has approved President Bola Tinubu’s request to appoint 20 special advisers. Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the President’s request on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday and it was approved through a voice vote during plenary.
2. No fewer than two persons were killed on Tuesday in a fresh land dispute which erupted between the people of Abaomege and Ishinkwo communities in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. A community source, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of victimisation, said the two persons were returning from a fishing expedition when they were shot dead.
3. The House of Representatives has called for a forensic audit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to determine its assets and liabilities, as well as its current market value. According to the House, the audit has become necessary due to the metamorphosis of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation into a limited liability company.
4. The Senate, on Tuesday, rejected the controversial National Water Resources Bill, 2023, after it was listed for concurrence on the order paper for consideration and passage. Former President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2017 presented the controversial bill to the National Assembly, which seeks to transfer the control of water resources from the states to the Federal Government.
5. The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, declared the purported launching of Nigerian carrier, Air Nigeria, at the twilight of the administration of Muhammadu Buhari a fraud. The parliament asked President Bola Tinubu to suspend the process and probe those involved.
6. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, proclaimed and inaugurated the 10th Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Agege 1 Constituency at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has been re-elected as Speaker of the House for the third consecutive term.
7. The Edo State Government on Tuesday empathized with the citizens over the removal of fuel subsidy which has led to an increase in the price of goods and services. The state governor, Godwin Obaseki stated that civil and public servants would work three days a week as against five days due to the rise in transportation.
8. Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State on Tuesday said that he and other Northwest governors have met and resolved to depart from the previous idea of giving money to bandits. This was just as he said his administration would focus on rural development as a way of improving the livelihood of the rural dwellers aimed at tackling insecurity in the state.
9. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of denying him access to electoral documents despite paying N6 million. Atiku is challenging the declaration of President of Bola Tinubu by INEC at the February 25 presidential polls.
10. The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kano State has described the demolition of structures erected on public property by the state government as “a barbaric behaviour”. The party, however, appealed to all those affected by the demolitions to “exercise patience, maintain calmness and explore all legal means to protect their properties and seek legal redress for the damage done and losses incurred.”