Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Friday, 21st December, 2018
1. Sack Special Presidential Investigation Committee Chairman, Okoi Obono-Obla Now – Reps To Buhari
Members of House of representatives have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel, SPIP, Okoi Obono-Obla for certificate forgery and corruption.
While the House urged the president to dissolve the panel headed by Obla, it also asked that the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, be effectively utilized to perform the function meant for it in the anti-corruption fight.
2. Police arrests top Boko Haram commander
The Nigerian Police have arrested a top Boko Haram leader identified only as Umar who is said to be behind the Kuje and Nyanya bombings in Abuja in 2015.
It was gathered the arrest was made by the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team on Thursday.
3. APC insists Ishola Balogun-Fulani exco remain expelled
The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says its decision to expel the Ishola Balogun Fulani-led executive in Kwara State still stands.
The party said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in reaction to an Ilorin high court ruling on Wednesday, which sacked Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq as the APC governorship candidate in Kwara State.
4. Senate confirms Bolaji Owasanoye as ICPC chairman
Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye was on Thursday, confirmed by the Senate as Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC).
The Senate also confirmed eight others as members of the ICPC board.
5. President Buhari commissions new terminal at Abuja airport
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, commissioned the new terminal at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.
Speaking at the event, the president said Nigeria is moving towards achieving and meeting global aviation standards in facilitation, passenger processing and service delivery in tandem with international best practices with the commissioning of the new terminal.
6. Senate adjourns plenary till 16th January, 2019
The Nigerian Senate has adjourned its plenary till January 16, 2019 after the motion for adjournment that was moved by the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, after Thursday’s plenary.
While moving the motion, Mr Lawan thanked opposition colleagues, staff of the National Assembly, journalists and others ‘who made 2018 successful’.
7. Saraki sues National Assembly workers for embarking on strike
National Assembly workers have been sued by Senate President Bukola Saraki for embarking on an industrial action over unpaid allowances.
In an ex-parte motion issued by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja, the NASS leadership sought a restraining order stopping the workers under the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) from proceeding on strike.
8. President Buhari to receive report of AFCFTA in January 2019
The Presidential Steering Committee on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Impact and Readiness Assessment will present its recommendations to President Muhammadu Buhari in January 2019.
This information was disclosed by Mallam Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity in a signed statement on Thursday, 20th December, 2018.
9. APC dissolves party excos in Imo and Ogun states
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disbanded the state executives of the party in Imo and Ogun States.
Naija News learnt that the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Isah Lanre-Onilu, disclosed this yesterday.
10. President Donald Trump orders withdrawal of US troops from Syria
President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of all United States troops in Syria.
It is understood that a US official made the disclosure after President Trump claimed America has “defeated ISIS” in the war-ravaged country.