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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 15th January 2019



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Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Tuesday, 15th January, 2019

1. IGP Idris retires, Adamu Mohammed named new IG

Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), has been asked to proceed on retirement.

Naija News reports that AIG Adamu Mohammed has been named as the Acting Inspector General of Police.

2. CCT begins trial of CJN Walter Onnoghen

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen is absent at the Code of Conduct Tribunal as hearing begins in the petition against him.

As earlier reported by Naija News, defending the CJN are 90 lawyers, comprising 47 senior lawyers and 43 other lawyers led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN).

3. Kwara APC governorship candidate, AbdulRazaq, escapes death during rally in Ilorin

Mr. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kwara State, was on Sunday attacked by thugs suspected to be the People’s Democratic Party members.

The suspected thugs reported shot at the location of the rally Ode Alfa Nda area of Ilorin, the state capital but Abdulrazaq was whisked away by security operatives.

4. EFCC arraigns Doyin Okupe before Federal High Court

Dr Doyin Okupe, was on Monday, arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before the Abuja Federal High Court in Maitama.

Recall that Naija News reported that the media adviser to the Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaign, Doyin Okupe was arrested by the EFCC in Abuja, in December.

5. 2019: PDP appoints Ekweremadu, others as technical advisers to Atiku

The deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday as the Technical Adviser, to the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The party in a statement he released through its party’s National publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondinya, also named the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Mallam Sule Lamido and Senator Ahmed Makarfi as Technical Advisers too.

6. Dino Melaye’s trial adjourned till January 28, 2019

The trial of the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, stalled as the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama refused to go ahead with the trial due to his absence.

Naija News recalls that Mr Melaye is facing trial for allegedly providing false information to the public regarding an assassination attempt against him.

7. 2019 Elections : Army commence Python Dance III in Lagos, Ogun states

An Exercise tagged Egwu Eke III,(Python Dance III) aimed at tackling the security challenges in Lagos and Ogun states ahead of the general elections has been embarked upon by the Nigerian Army on Monday.

The army also assured Nigerians of their safety, before, during and after the forth coming general elections.

8. Court stops CCT from continuing trial of CJN Walter Onnoghen

The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Federal Government from proceeding with the arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Naija News recalls that the Federal Government through the Code of Conduct Bureau filed six counts of non-declaration of assets against the CJN on Friday.

9. 2019 Election: CUPP, IPAC reject INEC’s electoral guidelines

Not less than sixty-one political parties say they will take the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over the draft guidelines for the 2019 general elections.

The parties, under the Coalition of United Parties (CUPP) and the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC), had rejected the election guidelines which the commission presented to party leaders last week during its regular consultative meeting.

10. Court dismisses lawsuit filed against Kashamu By Oladipupo Adebutu

The lawsuit filed against Senator Buruji Kashamu, by Honorable Oladipupo Adebutu, as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state for the election scheduled for March 2019, has been dismissed by the Federal Capital Territory High Court.

The Judge, Ajoke Adepoju, while giving judgement on Monday stated that Adebutu, who was nominated by the party’s National Working Committee, can’t maintain his suit challenging Kashamu.

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