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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 22nd January 2019



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Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Tuesday, 22nd January 2019

1. President Buhari orders Ngige to end ASUU strike

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to do all in his power to end the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Ngige made the order of the president known during the resumption of negotiation with the leadership of ASUU on Monday.

2. Politicians plan to buy votes through food vendors – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has alleged plans to deploy food vendors around polling units by politicians as vote-buying agents in the forthcoming general elections.

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, made this known on Monday, in Abuja, when he hosted delegation from the European Union (EU) Observation Team, led by Chief Observer, Mrs Maria Arena.

3. “He Collected $5m From Me” – Obanikoro Testifies Against Fayose In Court

Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, has today testified against Ekiti state ex-governor, Ayodele Fayose, before a federal high court in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Obanikoro claimed that during the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti, he gave various sums of money that amounted to $5 million to Fayose.

4. IGP Adamu decentralises FSARS, disband others

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, decentralised the operations of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, earlier centralised by his predecessor, Ibrahim Idris.

Adamu also disbanded the Special Investigation Panel (SIP) and Special Tactical Squad (STS) with immediate effect.

5. Melaye released from custody, sues the police

Embattled Kogi senator, Dino Melaye has been released from police custody and has immediately filed a suit against the Nigerian Police.

Recall that Melaye who spent over two weeks in Police detention was granted bail last week Friday by a high court in Abuja.

The bail granted to the lawmaker was on health grounds.

6. You better rest and allow someone else take charge of this country’ – Obasanjo tells Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has in an interview with BBC Yoruba described president Muhammadu Buhari as sick in the spirit, body and soul.

He further advised Buhari to rest and give someone else the opportunity to take charge of the country.

7. Court restrains Buhari, AGF, from removing CJN Onnoghen

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, restrained President Muhammadu Buhari and AGF Malami from removing the CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The restraining order was granted by Justice Inyang Ekwo, during the hearing and determination of the suit filed by Action Peoples Party.

8. INEC denies postponing elections in some parts of the country

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that elections will not be postponed because of parties yet to resolve candidacy issues.

The electoral body added and confirmed as earlier reported by Naija News that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not participate in elections in Rivers State.

9. Universities that pull out of strike will regret their action – ASUU

The President of the Association of Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi has on Monday evening said that institutions that pulled out of the ongoing strike and opened their doors to students will regret their action in future.

Ogunyemi made this known while speaking to a news correspondent, who asked on his view on the perceived disunity in the union’s ranks.

10. EFCC, Police, DSS restrained from arresting Fani-Kayode, Odumakin

An Abuja High Court has restrained the Department of State Services and the Nigeria Police from arresting or detaining former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin.

It was revealed that the order was issued by Justice John Tsoho, on Monday, in respect to the application that was argued by Mr Chukwuma Machukwu-Ume SAN on behalf of the duo.

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