Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Friday, 7th December, 2018
1. House of Reps approve June 12 as new democracy day
The House of Representatives has approved that June 12 be marked as Democracy Day in Nigeria in place of the 29th of May every year.
The approval followed the adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004.
2. FG and oil marketers reach agreement over N800b subsidy debt
The Nigerian government says it has reached an agreement with oil marketers over a disputed N800 billion fuel subsidy claim.
But the marketers refuted the clams saying that a meeting with the government was still ongoing and there were no conclusions yet.
3. Court remands former Kebbi state governor in EFCC custody
The Federal High Court, in Birnin-Kebbi has ordered that a former governor of Kebbi state, Saadu Dakingari and two others be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), pending ruling in their bail application on Dec. 10.
Dakingari, one Sunday Dogonyaro and a diplomat, Garba Kamba faced a 13 count charge of alleged conspiracy and money laundering.
4. Former president Abdulsalam Abubakar says Politicians above 70 years should stop contesting
Politicians aged 70 years and above have been advised to retire from politics and give way to younger ones for the progress of the country.
This advise was given by Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, while speaking at Arewa House Kaduna as chairman of the presentation and launching of the book, ” Yakowa: A Dream Differed.”
5. You should learn how to talk – Okorocha slams Oshimhole
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has replied the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, saying he needs lesson on how to talk.
Okorocha, while lambasting Oshiomhole over his recent comments on some leaders and members of the party over their grievances on the outcome of the party primaries, said the chairman needs to learn to talk in a dignifying manner.
6. Joining APC won’t stop corrupt politicians from politicians – Keyamo
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo , has noted that despite attempts by corrupt politicians to defect from other parties to the All Progressives Congress, the wicked would not go unpunished.
According to Keyamo, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, every corrupt politician would be prosecuted.
7. House of reps deny plans to impeach Vice President Osinbajo
Allegations that Rep members were collating signatures to impeach the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has been denied by the spokesman for the House of Representatives and Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazak Namdas.
Namdas said that he is not aware of such process in the House and the lawmakers are not considering any such matter.
8. Ex-Oyo state governor dumps ADC for ZLP
A former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja today, officially announced his defection from the Africa Democratic Congress (ADC) to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
He said his decision to leave ADC was as a result of the injustice in the party.
9. Labour minister, Chris Ngige takes over ASUU, FG negotiations
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Wednesday, said he would step in to the current face off between the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Ministry of Education.
According to the minister, the intervention is to find an end to the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the union.
10. INEC appoints new secretary
Mrs. Rose Orianran-Anthony has been appointed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its Secretary for a four-year term with immediate effect.
Festus Okoye, the commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), made this known in a short statement on Thursday Night in Abuja.
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