Welcome to NaijaNews.com, here is a summary of Nigerian Newspaper headlines for you today, Thursday, 14 June 2018.
1. President Buhari appoints Justice Banjoko as chairman of CCT
President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly appointed Justice Adebukola Banjoko as Chairman of Court of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Justice Banjoko recently sentenced two ex-governors including a serving Senator to 14 years jail term respectively.
2. Former Ondo governor, Mimiko, dumps PDP
Olusegun Mimiko, the immediate past Governor of Ondo State, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Stating that he was leaving for personal reasons, Mimiko, made his declaration in a letter to the PDP Chairman, Ondo West Local Government Area.
3. Court orders immediate sack of Kogi East senator, Aidoko
The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the sack of senator Atai Aidoko, as the member representing Kogi East with immediate effect.
The court, presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, ruled that Mr Aidoko was wrongly presented as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the December 2014 primaries conducted by the PDP.
4. Absence of Saraki and Dogara delays signing of 2018 budget
The absence of Senate President Bukola Saraki and House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, reportedly hindered the expected signing of the 2018 budget into law by President Buhari on Wednesday.
The two National Assembly leaders are out of the country on different assignments.
5. Court orders former air chief, Amosu to forfeit N2.2bn to FG
The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of N2.2billion recovered from former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu.
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun made the order based on an ex-parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
6. Nigeria set to receive another $500m Abacha loot
Nigeria is expected to receive another $500m from three countries namely United Kingdom, United States and France as part of returns from the Abacha loot.
The AGF, Abubakar Malami made the disclosure after Wednesday’s FEC meeting, saying the refund is as a result of negotiations by the federal government with the countries involved.
7. IGP Ibrahim Idris approves auditing of SARS cells nationwide
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has granted an approval for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to audit the detention cells in all police commands and formations including those of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The exercise, according to the Head, Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), Abayomi Shogunle, would take the NHCR to all detention cells across the country.
8. 10 killed in fresh attacks on Zamfara by armed bandits
The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the death of 10 people following the attack in Dutsen-Wake and Oho Village in Birnin-Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
A family of four Tiv farmers has also reportedly been killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in their farm at Antsa village of Kwarra district in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
9. Trump nominated for Nobel peace prize
President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian lawmakers after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump’s nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has also been supported by the some group of Lawmakers.
10. Spain sacks Lopetegui, appoints new coach for national team
The head coach of the Spain National team, Julen Lopetegui, has been sacked by the country’s football federation, after he agreed to take over the managerial work at Real Madrid.
The Spanish football federation has now appointed Fernando Hierro to take charge of the team during the World Cup.
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