Here is a summary of top Nigerian news headlines today, 18th May, 2018
1. President Buhari meets Ali-Modu Sheriff behind closed doors
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, met with former PDP national chairman, Ali-Modu Sheriff behind closed doors at the presidential villa in Abuja.
The former Borno State governor joined the All Progressives Congress, (APC) after a supreme court ruling removed him as the chairman of the PDP.
2. Court adjourns Melaye’s trial indefinitely
A Maitama based FCT High Court, on Thursday adjourned the trial of Senator Dino Melaye indefinitely, being tried for two counts bordering on giving false information, offences he denied committing.
The indefinite adjournment is hinged on the health condition of the Kogi senator.
3. Four killed in Maiduguri suicide bombing
About four people have lost their lives in northeast Nigeria on Thursday in a suicide blast at an open-air mosque, militia and refugee camp officials told AFP.
The suspected Boko Haram bomber, who pretended to be a worshipper, detonated his explosives at a camp for people displaced by the insurgency in Dikwa, a town 90 kilometres (55 miles) east of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
4. APC leaders want Rochas Okorocha expelled from party
The crisis in the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday took a new dimension after leading chieftains of the party called on the national leadership of the party to expel Governor Rochas Okorocha from the party.
The demand was made by Senators Ifeany Ararume, Hope Uzodinma, Osita Izunaso and other party leaders.
5. Governor Ahmed denies involvement with suspects in criminal case
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state, has described as false and misleading, insinuations linking him and the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki with the suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin, the state capital and transferred by the Nigeria Police to Abuja.
Governor Ahmed, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, said neither him nor the Senate President nor any of their aides have links with the suspects.
6. Dangote and IBB meet behind closed doors
Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group, visited Former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) on Thursday, at his uphill residence in Minna.
Dangote was accompanied by by his daughter, Hajiya Halima Dangote and her husband, Alhaji Suleiman Bello and some members of Dangote group.
7. Police say IGP Ibrahim Idris’s viral speech was doctored
The police authorities have claimed that the viral video which showed IGP Ibrahim Idris struggling with a speech was not original but doctored.
This was revealed in a tweet on their official Twitter handle.
8. Governors accuse NNPC of inflating fuel subsidy figures
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC has been accused of doubling Nigeria’s daily petrol consumption from about 30 million litres to 60 million litres, in order to force more payments from the government on subsidy.
The accusation was made by the Governor’s Forum during the groups meeting with Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the Aso Rock villa Abuja.
9. Court orders JOHESU to end strike
The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered striking members of Joint Health Sector Union to suspend its on-going strike and resume duties across the nation within 24 hours.
Justice Babatunde Adejumo gave the order after listening to the submissions of Mr. Okere Nnamdi in an ex-parte motion filed by a non-governmental organisation.
10. Meghan Markle confirms her father would not attend royal wedding
American Actress, Meghan Markle who is set to marry into UK’s Royal Family has confirmed that her father would not be present at the wedding to walk her down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry.
The absence is hinged on the father’s health condition.
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