Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Thursday,18th April 2019.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday received the UEFA Champions League Trophy alongside its Ambassador and former captain of Barcelona FC of Spain, Carles Puyol in Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. Puyol, a three-time Champions League winner is in Nigeria on a three-day visit to lead the UEFA Champions League Tour connecting with consumers and football lovers.
Atiku Abubakar, a presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has insisted that the result from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election. He made the claim in his submission to the presidential election tribunal, as he gave the “unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server” from where the results were obtained.
The supreme court has upheld the victory of Kayode Fayemi as governor of Ekiti State. This followed the dismissal of the suit of Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti state, who challenged the candidature of Kayode Fayemi.Oni had filed the suit after losing the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket to Fayemi in 2018.
Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has accused some lecturers of conspiring with some politicians during the 2019 general elections. He said that the University lecturers were used by politicians to commit electoral malpractice in Kano State.
Following the recent report on police brutality the Nigerian Senate during plenary on Wednesday, passed the Police Reform Bill, 2019 (SB. 683). The report was presented by Senator Tijjanj Kaura, while, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa seconded that the Senate considers the report of the Committee.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced massive nationwide recruitment into the service for the year 2019. The Acting Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Human Resources Department, Umar Sanusi made this known at a news conference in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Tuesday, Africa News24 (AN24) reports.
The Olowo of Owo town in Ondo State, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi, has passed away at the age of 77. A family source confirmed that the first-class monarch died on Tuesday night. The monarch ruled the community for 16 years, having been installed as the traditional ruler of the ancient town in 2003 by the late Governor Olusegun Agagu.
Donald Trump has vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end US military assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The Senate had passed a bipartisan resolution on 13 March in a 54-to-46 vote, in a move that was largely seen as a rebuke of Trump’s alliance with the Saudi forces leading military action in Yemen. The House voted on the resolution in early April, passing it with 247 votes to 175.
Beyonce, the queen of surprise and so much else, has again dropped a record with no warning: a live album to go with an upcoming Netflix documentary on her performance at Coachella last year. The album entitled “Homecoming,” just like the film, was released in the early hours of Wednesday across all major streaming platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify and Google Play.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Africa News 24 (AN24). See you again tomorrow