This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Friday, September 14 2018.
Buhari Appoints Magaji Bichi As New DG Of DSS
Army Neutralise 10 Bandits, Arrest Kidnapper In Kaduna
10 suspected armed bandits have been killed, while one kidnapper has been apprehended by the 1 Division Nigeria Army Kaduna in Chikun and Birnin Gwari Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
Col. Muhammad Dole, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, made this development known to newsmen in Kaduna.
2019: NLC, Labour Party Disown Mimiko And His Presidential Ambition
The Nigeria Labour Congress Says It has rejected the plan by former National chairman of the Labour Party, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam to adopt Olusegun Mimiko as the party’s Presidential torchbearer for the 2019 general elections.
Naija News learnt that Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President and Mrs Ebere Ifendu,the National Publicity Secretary, Labour Party, stated this at a joint news conference on Thursday in Abuja. According to Wabba, it is very important for labour to make its position clear for the 2019 General Elections.
Absence of Prosecuting Witness Halts Evans’ Trial
The absence of a prosecuting witness has instigated the adjournment for further hearing in the trial of suspected ‘billionaire’ kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans by a Lagos High Court in Igbosere.
The Judge, Justice Adedayo Akintoye had adjourned the date to Friday, following the promise by Adebayo Haroun, the persecuting counsel that the witness, a Police Inspector, would be in court to testify Friday.
2019: Saraki Speaks On Why Nigeria Needs A Digital President
The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerians to unite and elect a President who is abreast of the new world social order and is capable of initiating positive change in the nation.
Army Repels Boko Haram Attack in Damasak
The Nigeria Military has said that it killed many Boko Haram fighters in Damasak on Thursday.
According to the Spokesperson of the Army, Brig. Texas Chukwu, the insurgents who attacked a military formation in the area at 6pm were repelled by the superior firepower of Nigerian soldiers.