Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Sunday, 14th April 2019.
1. Buhari Speaks On Securing Leah Sharibu, Chibok Girls’ Freedom
President Muhammadu Buhari says “interlocutors have reported encouraging progress so far” on Leah Sharibu’s abduction. The President also assured parents of the schoolgirls, who were kidnapped from Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno state, that his administration is intensifying efforts to secure their release five years after.
2. US Warns Citizens Against Travelling To Nigeria, See Why
The United States of America (USA) through its Department of State, has warned its citizens against travelling to Nigeria “due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping and piracy”. Naija News understands that a report by CNN quoted the State Department t have said it has labelled high-threat countries with a ‘K’, so as to communicate more clearly to US citizens the risks of kidnapping and hostage-taking by criminal and terrorist actors around the world.
3. Senate Presidency: Lawan Disobeys APC, Meets PDP Governors
The Senate Majority Leader and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Senate presidency in the 9th National Assembly, Ahmed Lawan, has reached out to some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors to brighten his chances of winning the number three position. This is contrary to the ruling party’s earlier position that it would not need the PDP for its candidate to emerge the winner in the race.
4. 2019 Election: INEC Responds To Atiku’s ‘Server Results’
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDPs) presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar has been accused by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of concocting results of the last presidential election to prove his case at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. Naija News understands that the commission filed its response on Thursday at the tribunal in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
5. What Atiku Said About Not Being Nigerian (Full Text)
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has dismissed claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not a Nigerian. The APC had asked the presidential elections petition tribunal to strike out Atiku and the PDP’s petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2019 polls.
6. Buhari Back To Abuja After CEN SAD Summit In Chad
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday returned to Nigeria from Chad after participating in a one-day Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States. Those at the Hassan Djamous International Airport N’Djamena airport to bid the President farewell included Chadian government officials, Nigerian Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Interior and Defence, Mr Jeoffrey Onyaema, retired Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau and retired Brig.- Gen., Mansur Dan Ali.
7. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu’s ‘Sextape’ Surfaces On Popular Porn Site (Watch)
A romantic video involving the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and his wife, Uchechi Okwu-Kanu, has surfaced on popular porn site, Xvideos. Naija News recalls that the “sex tape” of the IPOB leader surfaced on various social media platforms recently.
8. Scores Feared Dead As Fire Razes 6 Shops In Kebbi
Fire razed has on Friday night raised six shops at the side wings of Birnin Kebbi central market. Naija News reports that the fire that started during the late hours of Friday, April 12, gutted shops where agrochemicals and agricultural materials are being sold.
9. Rivers State 2018 Merit Award Winner, Friday Oporum Allegedly Becomes Homeless
The Landlord of Mr Friday Opurum, the traffic warden who bagged the Rivers State Merit Award last year, has been forced out of his house in Port-Harcourt, the state capital. Naija news Understands thatMr. Friday Opurum was decorated last year by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and was promised several benefits including a house amidst fanfare and in the full glare of the press.
10. AFCON 2019 Group Fixtures, Kick-off Times, Venues
Full group fixtures for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt after the draw was made Friday (all kick-off times GMT).
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.