Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Sunday, 17th March 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the actors in the communal and persistent violence in Kaduna State to come to terms with the fact that mutual violence has no winners, but losers on both sides of the conflict. The president made this known in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, and sent to Naija News.
Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has written a letter notifying the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus of his decision to quit partisan politics. The letter also noted that Daniel’s resignation takes effect from March 14.
The Chairman Sanga Local Government Council, Kaduna State, Charles Danladi, has confirmed the death of 10 persons in an attack on Nandu village in the area. Naija News had reported that about ten bodies have been recovered and thirty houses found burnt after Gunmen unleashed a fresh attack in a Community in Sanga LGA of Kaduna State.
Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has apologised to Nigerians over the suspension of the Iju-Abeokuta free train ride during the 2019 general elections. Naija News reports that the Minister tendered the apology during the monthly rail inspection of the Lagos-Ibadan modernisation project in Ibadan on Friday, March 15.
About ten bodies have been recovered and thirty houses found burnt after gunmen unleashed a fresh attack in a Community in Sanga LGA of Kaduna State. This is just as talks and investigations are still on over the incessant attacks on Kajuru local government area of the state, Naija News reports.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has removed President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief Security Officer, Bashir Abubakar. Naija News understands that Abubakar was immediately replaced with the Director of Enforcement at the headquarters of the DSS, Idris Kazeem Ahmed.
Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, on Saturday visited victims of the Ita-Faji building collapse at the Lagos Island General Hospital. Aisha visited the victims who were rushed to the hospital after the incident which claimed the lives of no fewer than 20 people, including school children.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has assured critical stakeholders in Plateau that it would conduct a free, fair and credible election in the affected areas. This is as Naija News reports that INEC is set to continue collation process for the March 9 elections in Bauchi State while it has promised to commence collation for some areas in Rivers state.
The supervisor for the Osun State Ministry for Information and Strategy, Adelani Baderinwa, has denied that the state government intends to return to the era of modulated salary, also known as half salaries. In a statement on Saturday, Baderinwa said it had come to the notice of the state government that some individuals and members of the opposition party were trying to incite the civil servants against the state government on payment of salary.