Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Saturday, 11th May 2019.
The House of Representatives panel says it has uncovered public funds outside the Treasury Single Account (TSA) to the tune of $995.71 million. Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the ad hoc committee on the need to ascertain the proceeds of the treasury single account made the submission in its report considered and adopted by the house on Thursday.
Pope Francis says hellfire does not exist, noting that sinful souls only disappear. Africa News24 (AN24) understands that Pope Francis on was on Thursday quoted in an interview with an Italian daily, La Repubblica.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, says supervisor heads of trigger-happy police officers will be held responsible for the misconduct of those under their command. Africa News24 (AN24) reports that Adamu gave the warning while speaking during an interactive session with officers-in-charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), anti-kidnapping squad and other special units on Thursday.
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, May 10. Africa News24 (AN24) reports that Tinubu met President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said that it would release the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results on Saturday. The board’s Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.
The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa was yesterday asked by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to withdraw as a member of the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. Africa News24 reports that the party alleged that as the chairman of the five-man panel, Bulkachuwa would likely be biased in the handling of the tribunal’s proceedings because of her ties to family members belonging to the All Progressives Congress.
The National and State Houses of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Enugu on Monday adjourned until May 15, pre-hearing in the petition filed by Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, challenging the election of Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu. News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party was declared the winner of Enugu West Senatorial election in the February 9 National Assembly elections.
The Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has asked the promoters of a week-long retreat scheduled to hold in Dubai for governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party to shelve the idea. Dankwambo, who is the acting Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, gave the directive at a meeting he had in Abuja on Tuesday with those planning the retreat.
The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Friday struck out an appeal by the ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, challenging an ex parte order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal issued on January 23, 2019, for his suspension from office pending his trial before the tribunal. In a unanimous judgment of its three-month bench led by Justice Stephen Adah, the Court of Appeal, however, ruled that the CCT’s ex parte order breached the ex-CJN’s right to a fair hearing.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, real name Afeez Fashola. The fast-rising singer is currently being questioned at the EFFC office in Lagos.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Africa News24 (AN24). See you again tomorrow.