Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Friday, 12th April 2019
1. President Buhari orders security chiefs to deal with bandits, kidnappers, others
President Muhammadu Buhari has charged security agencies to put their acts together and deal ruthlessly with bandits, kidnappers and other security challenges in the country.
Naija News learnt that the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, briefed State House correspondents on Thursday at the end of about two hours meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
2. FG breaks silence on Nigeria’s rising debt
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, noted there is no cause for worry over the country’s rising debt, adding that servicing it is sustainable.
Through the minister of budget and national planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, made this known at the end of the FEC meeting that was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
3. Supreme Court strikes out appeal by Rivers State APC
The Supreme Court of Nigeria has canceled the consolidated appeals of the All Progressive Congress in Rivers State and Tonye Cole saying that it was lacking in merit.
In a lead judgment, acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed sustained the preliminary objection by PDP Counsel, Emmanuel Ukala (SAN).
4. Theresa May, EU leaders agree to delay Brexit until 31st October
British Prime Minister, Theresa May and EU leaders earlier today agreed to a Brexit extension until Oct. 31 at the latest, narrowly averting a no-deal Brexit the following day.
Naija News understands that Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said that until that deadline what happens will be in the hands of the UK.
5. Abuja Posters: Presidency Issues Strong Warning To Atiku
The Federal Government has on Thursday urged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alh. Atiku Abubakar to allow the tribunal to determine the outcome of the petition he filed against President Muhammadu Buhari over the February 23 presidential election.
It warned that resorting to self-help through unconstitutional means could attract dire consequences.
6. EFCC releases Ubani from custody
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday released the former 2nd Vice-President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Monday Ubani from detention.
The NBA former Vice-President was arrested and detained on March 19, along with Senator Christopher Ania for failing to produce the former Managing Director of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Mrs Ngozi Olejeme who the both stood for as sureties.
7. Ex-President Jonathan reveals only way Nigeria can become peaceful
Former president and Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF), Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has disclosed that peace and development can only be achieved in Africa when democracy is given a humanitarian face.
Jonathan stated this in Yenagoa, on Thursday, when Dr Stephen Olali, the Chief Historian to the Bayelsa State Government, visited him at the Foundation’s headquarters to present his new book.
8. President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan Removed from office
The President of Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir has on Thursday, stepped down and consultations are underway to install a transitional council, Naija News reports.
There have been protests by citizens of the North-Eastern country over Al-Bashir’s continued stay in power, leading up to his resignation in the early hours of Thursday.
9. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in Britain
British police on Thursday arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London.
This is following the withdrawal of his asylum by the Ecuadorian government.
10. Reps summon Buhari, gives him 48-hours ultimatum
President Muhammadu Buhari is to appear before the house of representatives to answer for the incessant killings in some parts of the country.
Naija News reports that the house has asked the President to appear before it and address Nigerians on the recent killings in the country.
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