Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Wednesday, 17th April 2019.
The governor of Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, Nasir El-Rufai, has directed all political appointees to submit their letters of resignation on or before April 30, 2019. Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the governor sacked his appointees in a statement issued on Tuesday by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan.
Some buildings within the premises of AIT in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, have been demolished by officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration. Africa News24 (AN24) learned that the stormed the premises with armed security operatives and demolished several buildings located on the premises.
Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has accused the National Assembly of toying with Nigeria’s security. He said that the National Assembly ought to have approved the establishment of state police long before the issue of insecurity in the country. Falana said this during an interview with Channels TV in Lagos State.
Hamisu Abubakar, a student has been sentenced to jail by an upper Area Court I, sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, to two years in prison. The convict was said to have stolen a wireless microphone from a Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church. The Judge, Lawal Suleiman, who sentenced Abubakar, 20, gave him an option to a pay a fine of N20,000 for stealing and one-year imprisonment for trespass with an option of N10,000 fine.
Popular Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Nigerians have reacted to a statement by President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide that those making ‘clean money’ in Nigeria are not complaining under the present government. Bashir Ahmad had stated this in response to Omotola’s description of Nigeria as ‘hellish’ under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.
Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna Central at the hallowed chamber, has faulted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hire A.U. Mustapha as its counsel at the state election petitions tribunal. According to Sani, Mustapha was a lawyer of the state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai. He said this at a press conference in his residence in Kaduna on Monday.
There was mild drama at the premises of an Ikeja High Court as officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) apprehended Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court after corruption charges against her was struck out. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that about 10 officials of the EFCC surrounded Ofili-Ajumogobia as she attempted to leave the courtroom at 10.24 a.m. after the ruling by Justice Hakeem Oshodi.
Independent PR performance audit agency, P+ Measurement services, has revamped its Independent PR audit reporting services in Nigeria. The new reporting template will help P+ broaden and maximize its offerings by providing inference driven PR measurement and Performance audit services for stakeholders in the communications industry. Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the audit report upgrade aims to create an easy to read and ready to use dashboard for clients and communications analysts using a multi-platform strategy to incorporate all communications efforts into one dashboard. The new report features a multiple view dashboard, inclusive of trends, themes, organic and social sentiment – using qualitative and quantitative data, all of which allow for structured analysis and inference.
President of the United States, Donald Trump has revealed that he will award new PGA Masters winner, Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President of the United States, Donald Trump has revealed that he will award new PGA Masters winner, Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Woods proved bookmakers wrong when he rose to win the Master at the Augusta Islands on Sunday, in what was a sweet renaissance of the ‘Tiger’. As a reward for his 5th Masters and return to prominence, the POTUS has announced his intention to confer one of the two highest national awards for civilians on Woods.
Nigerian singer, Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye, famously known as Simi, has narrated her ordeal of how a “drunk and armed” police officer pointed a gun at her and her friends after one of them laughed. She made this know via her Instastory while reacting reacted to the recent development of police brutality reports.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Africa News 24 (AN24). See you again tomorrow