Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Friday, 12th April 2019.
The Federal Government has said that it will implement fuel subsidy removal gradually. This was conveyed by the minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed while addressing the press at the ongoing spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group on Thursday.
Justice Okon Abang has suspended judgment in a suit filed by the legal defense and assistant project seeking the removal of the Senate president and fifty-five lawmakers who decamped from their various political parties to other parties. In his ruling, Justice Okon held that even though the lawmakers were duly served and had ample time to defend themselves they failed to do so but instead choose to disrespect the court and then turn around to try and arrest the judgment of the court.
A Kwara State High Court presided by Justice Adenike Akinpelu has adjourned till May 14 the case instituted against Kwara State Governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, concerning the authenticity of his West African Examination Council certificate. The suit with number KWS /73/2019 was instituted against the governor-elect by one Adekunle Oluwafemi Abraham, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Apado Ward in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed three new ambassadorial nominees recommended to it by President Muhammadu Buhari early this year. The confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs chaired by Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, which had earlier screened the nominees.
The House of Representatives has given President Muhammadu Buhari 48 hours to address the nation over the spate of killings in the country. This was part of the resolutions reached by lawmakers in the House when the matter came up during Thursday’s plenary.
The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, to allow the court to determine the merits or otherwise of his petition against the President. Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government made this statement in reaction to Abubakar’s billboards and posters titled “The Pukka’’ which was seen in Abuja and Adamawa State, the home country of the vice-president.
The Nigerian Senate has passed the Education Bill 2019 into law. The bill was passed on Thursday after it was read for the third time on the floor of the house. The bill is titled, ‘Education (National, Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (SB. 559).’
Earlier, the Senate had dissolved into the Committee of the Whole for the clause-by-clause consideration of the report of the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND on the Education (National, Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (SB. 559).
The United States on Th urged Sudan’s army to bring civilians into government after ousting veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, saying an announced two-year timeline was too long. The United States calls “on transitional authorities to exercise restraint and to allow space for civilian participation within the government,” State Department spokesman Robert Palladino told reporters.
9. Tony Elumelu Foundation Hosts European Commission, Leading Development Finance Institutions In Brussels
At a time when Europe’s relationship with Africa is high on foreign policy and developmental agendas and with the European Union beginning to deliver on its 2017 External Investment Plan, targeted at attracting investment and job creation in Africa, the Tony Elumelu Foundation brought together leading stakeholders in the development finance sector, at a case study session in the EU capital, Belgium. The convening demonstrated that Africa also had solutions to bring to the table and platformed the Foundation’s unique approach to catalyzing entrepreneurship in scale across the continent.
Timi Dakolo has in recent times taken to social media to school his followers on the idea of love and relationship. In a series of posts shared on his Instagram page, the happily married man shared some thought-provoking words on matters of the heart.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Africa News 24 (AN24). See you again tomorrow