Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Friday, 14th September, 2018
1. Buhari removes Sieyefa, appoints Yusuf Bichi as DG of DSS
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Yusuf Magaji Bichi, as new Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), with effect from September 14th.
Bichi will take over fully from Mr. Mathew Sieyefa, who was appointed to take charge of the agency following the sack of the former DG. Of DSS, Lawal Daura, on the 7th of August, after he ordered a siege on the Nation Assembly Complex.
2. Constituents call on Dogara to dump APC as they present PDP nomination form to him
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has received the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination and expression of interest forms from his constituency members at his Abuja residence.
The leaders of the delegation, cited the alleged injustice meted out on the speaker in the ruling party, APC as the reason why they are appealing for him to leave the party.
3. Court orders FG to pay journalist, Jones Abiri N10.5m
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has ordered the Department of State Services to pay N10.5 million to Jones Abiri for his illegal detention.
In his ruling, the presiding judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba said that the federal government failed in filling a suit against the defendant, asking the court to refuse him bail.
4. Labour party rejects Mimiko as its 2019 presidential candidate
A faction of the Labour party has rejected the emergence of former Ondo governor, Olusegun Mimiko as the presidential flag bearer of the party in 2019.
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.
5. Ekiti lawmakers approve Fayose’s N10b supplementary budget request
A N10 billion supplementary budget has been approved by the Ekiti state House of Assembly as requested by Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state.
Governor Fayose, on September 11 forwarded a supplementary bill titled “2018 Revised Budget” to the assembly for approval.
6. Court orders WAEC to confirm Senator Adeleke’s result within 5 days
An Abuja federal high court has given an order directing the West African Examination Council (WAEC), to depose to an affidavit on Senator Ademola Adeleke’s result.
The court asked WAEC to either confirm or deny that Adeleke sat for its SSCE in May/June 1981, and also produce the ledger containing the results of all candidates that sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination conducted by the council at Ede Muslim High School, Osun state in May/June 1981, within five days of being served the order.
7. Evans’ trial halted again by absence of prosecution witness
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 was told that Adebayo Haroun, a Police Inspector was unavailable because he was engaged on an officer assignment.
8. Court fixes date to hear trial on Adeosun’s NYSC certificate
A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed October 8 to hear a suit asking it to sack the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, from office for not possessing a valid discharge certificate issued by the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.
The Chief Judge of the High Court, Justice Abdul Abdu-Kafarati, has assigned the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/712/2018, to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu for expeditious hearing.
9. PDP speaks on APC’s chances with Buhari as its 2019 presidential candidate
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost all its possible chances of winning the 2019 presidential election with President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole presidential candidate.
The party predicted crushing defeat for Buhari and the APC in the 2019 general elections, adding that the President and the APC avoided competitive primary election with high nomination fees.
10. Army repels Boko Haram fighters 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.