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Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

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Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Tuesday, 21st May 2019

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Tuesday, 21st May 2019

1)  Rude Shock: Buhari Sacks FAAN MD, Ahead Of Tenure

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sacking of the managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma.

A statement by the Deputy Director Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation (Aviation), Mr. James Odaudu stated that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the removal of Dunoma.

In his replacement, the government has approved the appointment of Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu, the current Director of Airport Operations in the same agency.

2)  National Assembly Imposes Restrictions On Media

The National Assembly yesterday issued stringent requirements the media organizations must comply with before they can cover its activities. The conditions will further deepen intrigues in the lead-up to the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly in about three weeks.

The Guardian had on Monday reported that a crisis was brewing over how members of the Senate particularly would choose their leaders.

3)  Group Calls On Newly Installed Emirs To Resign For Peace Sake

A group of Kano Indigenes and civil society groups have written to the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar to reject the newly installed four emirate councils created by the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje.

The newly appointed Emirs were called on to resign to allow peace reign and not damage the reputation and integrity of the long-established traditional system of the state.

4)  FACEBOOK LEAK: PDP Declares APC, Buhari Actual Enemies Of Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that Facebook’s revelation detailing the alleged devious manipulations and engineering of disinformation in the 2019 election by the All Progressives Congress (APC) further exposes them as “real enemies of our democracy and national cohesion.”

In a statement by PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the Facebook revelation exposed APC as a fraudulent and violent-loving party.

5)  BMO Disagree Atiku In Same League With Abiola, Ekwueme

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  as not in the same democratic league with the late Chief Moshood Abiola and Dr Alex Ekwueme. The statement was said and signed by BMO’s Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke.

The group said the comparison that Atiku media handlers are trying to sell to Nigerians was totally off the mark.

“Facts on the ground do not support this position they made in response to Federal Government’s allusion to Atiku as a threat to the nation’s democracy,’’ the group said.

6)  9th N’Assembly: Senate Leadership Tussle Gets Dangerous

Few weeks to the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly, lawmakers loyal to the incumbent Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Mohammed Ali Ndume, are flexing muscles and spoiling for war following a disagreement over the voting pattern to be adopted in the election of presiding officers.

Lawan and Ndume are the frontline contenders for the office of the Senate president. While Ndume’s camp is rooting for a secret ballot which is currently the position of the Senate’s Standing Rules, Lawan’s loyalists are pushing for an open ballot system.

7)  Security Threat: Google, Android System Set To Cut Ties With Huawei

US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world’s smartphones, said on Sunday it was beginning to cut ties with China’s Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.

In the midst of a trade war with Beijing, President Donald Trump has barred US companies from engaging in telecommunications trade with foreign companies said to threaten American national security.

8)  All You Need To Know About The Google Huawei Ban, What Next?

The US-China trade battle is finally coming for your smartphone. Google is going to block Huawei from using Android apps on its devices. Although Huawei has said it will continue to provide security updates and services for its smartphones and tablets.

“We have made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world,” a spokesman said on Monday.

9)  GOT: Twitter Users Pay Tribute To Daenerys Stormborn Of House Targaryen

The Game of Thrones finale is arguably the biggest moment in episodic TV this century, and it’s here. After eight years, eight seasons and several dozens of hours, it’s over.

Season 8 has been controversial and is perhaps encapsulated best by last week’s episode, The Bells. It ended many of Game of Thrones’ longest running and most important plots, including the deaths of Cersei and Jaime Lannister as well as Daenerys Targaryen’s descent into Mad Queendom.

10) Naira Marley Pleads Not Guilty, To Be Remanded In EFCC Till May 30

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arraigned singer, Naira Marley before the court on an 11 count charge. Azeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley has pleaded not guilty to the 11 count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

 

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more news on Africa News24 (AN24). See you again tomorrow.

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