Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Monday, 26th November, 2018
1. I did not defect to APC- Senator Akpabio
Senator Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom State, has clarified his departure from his former party the People’s Democratic Party, he insist that he didn’t defect from the party (PDP) but actually moved to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The senator, Akwa Ibom North-West at the National Assembly, however asserted that those who were among the founding members of the ruling party were the ones pulling it down.
2. Police parade 33 suspected IPOB members for killing of Inspector
Mr Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, has ordered, with immediate effect the recovery of the two AK47 riffles and a Berretta piston allegedly snatched from a slain police officer and others by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Nnewi during a protest last week.
ACP Jimoh Moshood, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, made this known in Awka on Sunday evening while parading 33 suspected members of IPOB arrested by the Anambra command.
3. Oshiomole blows hot, says all party officers must take orders from him
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has insisted that every member of the party’s national working committee (NWC) must take orders from him.
The national legal adviser of the party, Babatunde Ogala, had accused Oshiomhole of usurping his office.
Ogala, in an internal memo addressed to the chairman, accused the chairman of sidelining the party’s legal department.
4. Nigerian war helicopters strike Boko Haram terrorists
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has responded with heavy airstrikes directed at Boko Haram terrorists’ locations and vehicles after about one hundred soldiers were killed in a coordinated attack on a military base in Metele village of Guzamala Local Government Area, Borno State.
A top military intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the latest airstrikes had destroyed a convoy of vehicles linked to Boko Haram attackers involved in last week raid on the military base at Metele in Borno State.
5. President Buhari meets security chiefs
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday held a meeting with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting, which was part of the ongoing efforts to engage military and intelligence community towards addressing Boko Haram insurgency, had in attendance all the service chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim and the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi.
6. FG to hold another meeting with ASUU over strike
The Federal Government is expected to hold another emergency meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday in a bid to end the ongoing strike in public universities.
The last meeting between the two parties took place on November 15. Despite the meeting lasting for six hours, the strike was not called off because no agreement was reached.
7. Nigerian Military to release 155 ex Boko Haram fighters
No fewer than 154 ex-Boko Haram fighters that have been rehabilitated under the De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme are now set to be reintegrated into the society.
Bamidele Shafa, major general and coordinator of Operations Safe Corridor, disclosed this at the end of a rehabilitation programme for the repentant boko haram members in Gombe on Saturday.
8. Group warn Nigerians against voting APC And PDP in 2019
A coalition of Christian leaders under the aegis of National Christian Elders Forum has asked Nigerians not to vote for the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, describing the parties as “two evils.”
The group also faulted the current political composition of Nigeria, saying it was structured to favour one ethnic nationality and the supremacy of one religion over others.
9. INEC promises that funds will not disturb 2019 elections
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is working and consulting with relevant government agencies to make sure that funds do not hamper its preparations for the 2019 general election.
The commission has also promised that all procurement processes would be completed before next year general election.
10. Sheik Gumi warns FG to stop keeping El-Zakzaky in custody
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has warned that the continuous detention of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria ( IMN) also known as Shiite, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, portends serious security threat to the country.
Gumi called on the federal government to release the IMN leader to avoid compounding the security challenges facing the country.