Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Tuesday, 18th September, 2018
1. Boko Haram threatens to kill Leah Sharibu
Boko Haram terrorists belonging to the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), have threatened to killed abducted Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu.
They made the threat after reportedly killing an humanitarian worker Saifura Ahmed.
2. INEC bar phones, image capturing devices from polling booths
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has said voters will not be allowed to go inside polling booths with their telephones, cameras and any other devices that can record images.
Prof. Yakubu said this on Monday in Osogbo, the Osun state capital at the stakeholders’ forum organised ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.
3. PDP express readiness to receive Ambode into party
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has declared readiness to accept Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode if he decides to dump the All Progressive Congress, APC.
This is as indications have risen that APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has sidelined Ambode for another candidate Jide Sanwo-Olu within the APC, thereby threatening the Governor’s chance of second term in office.
4. Herdsmen kill 51 persons in Adamawa state
Suspected herdsmen attack in Adamawa State has led to the death of 51 persons including a pastor of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN).
The incident reportedly occurred on Thursday night with villages of Gon, Nzumosu, Bolki, Nyanga, and Bukuto in Numan Local Government Area affected.
5. Court strikes out militancy case against Jones Abiri
A Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja has struck out the suit against Bayelsa based journalist, Jones Abiri for lack of jurisdiction.
The court also described Abiri’s detention as a criminal intimidation.
6. NEMA declares flood emergency in four states
Flooding in four states, namely; Kogi, Niger, Delta and Anambra have been declared as national disaster by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The agency also placed eight other states on its watch list, Mustapha Maihaja, NEMA’s director general has said.
7. Senator Barnabas Gemade dumps PDP for SDP
The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National chairman, Senator Barnabas Gemade has announced his defection to the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
According to him, he bolted out of PDP because Governor Samuel Ortom betrayed him by giving Benue North East senatorial ticket to someone else.
8. APC can’t remove me as Senate President, Saraki boasts
President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) can’t remove him as Senate president.
Saraki, while speaking in Minna, the Niger State capital, during a visit to former military President Ibrahim Babangida, said the APC does not have the required number of lawmakers to force him out of office.
9. Court sentences gang members of Evans the kidnapper to 41 years in prison
An Ikeja High court sitting in Lagos State on Monday, sentenced two former gang members of billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans to 41 years in prison.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced the convicts, 32-year-old Kelvin Emenike Ukoh and Emeka Obasi, 33 over the abduction of one Ugoje Jude, a shipping agent, and his staff, Miss Piriye Gogo on August 3, 2012.
10. CAN accuses federal government of lop-sided appointments
The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of projecting an Islamic agenda.
The body said the President has made three key appointments in the last few days, but that none is from the South or a Christian.