Here is a summary of top Nigerian news headlines today, Thursday, 5th April, 2018
1. President Buhari approves $1b to fight insurgency
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of $1 billion for the purchase of security equipment to fight insurgency in the Northeast of the country.
Mansur Dan-Ali, the Minister of Defence, disclosed this while speaking to newsmen after the meeting Buhari had with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.
2. Governors agree with Buhari to drop tenure elongation for Oyegun
The APC governors, yesterday, after a second round of meeting with President Buhari, have agreed to drop the idea of elongating the tenure of the APC executives led by John Odigie Oyegun.
They also announced that a committee would be set up to conduct the national convention for the party.
3. Senator Mustapha Bukar dies at 63
The senator representing Katsina North (Daura Zone) in the Senate, Mustapha Bukar, died in the early hours of Wednesday after a brief illness.
President Buhari has also commiserated with the people and government of Katsina over the passing away of the law maker.
4. EFCC to start prosecuting those on looters list
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will soon begin the prosecution of those listed on the list of looters released by the federal government.
An EFCC official said presidency has given orders to the anti-graft agency to move to action and start investigations.
5. PDP queries President Buhari’s planned private visit to London
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday charged the presidency to tell Nigerians the truth about the so-called private visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom.
The party demanded the full details of the scope and financial implications of the president’s planned trip.
6. Monetary policy committee wants reduction in money shared between the federal and state governments
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday urged the federal government to check its distribution of oil revenue to states.
Rather, the committee said the government should develop a savings culture to provide the needed stability for the economy against future oil price-related shocks.
7. Count your blessings under Buhari administration – Garba Shehu
Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has asked Nigerians to take a moment to acknowledge the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
He said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, where he gave further assurances of the Buhari administration’s commitment to make life easier for Nigerians.
8. Herdsmen kill four in fresh attacks on Taraba state
Four members of a family were wednesday killed by herdsmen at Mbiya village in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.
The attack, which occurred in the early hours of yesterday, left the entire village razed down by the herdsmen.
9. Two soldiers, others feared dead in Zamfara shoot out
Two soldiers were reported killed wednesday killed in a gun battle with bandits in a village in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The soldiers lost their lives in a fierce shoot-out between them and the bandits, Chairman of Anka Local Government Area, Mustapha Gado, confirmed.
10. Liverpool humiliate Manchester City in Champions league quarter final
Manchester City were yesterday, humbled by Liverpool in their UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal 1st leg Fixture as Mohamed Salah set in motion, what became a 3-0 trashing of Manchester City at the Anfield stadium in England.