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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 News Headlines Today, Thursday, 4th April 2019



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Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Thursday, 4th April 2019

1. President Buhari finally breaks silence on Kolade Johnson’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated deeply with the family of Kolade Johnson, a football fan, who was shot dead by policemen from the Anti-Cultism Unit (SARS) of Lagos State Command, has demanded justice over the death of his son.

Naija News had reported earlier that Johnson’s death occurred when an unmarked commercial bus visited Mangoro/Onipetesi community in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, on Sunday afternoon in search of youths dressed wildly and rocking dreadlocks.

2. APC warns Saraki, Dogara over 9th National Assembly leadership

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Yekini Nabena has warned Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara to steer clear of the leadership in the National Assembly.

Speaking with Newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, the ruling party spokesperson accused Saraki, Dogara and the PDP NASS caucus of moving from pillar to post to frustrate the plan of APC.

3. Zamfara govt imposes curfew in the state

The Governor Abdulaziz Yari-led Zamfara state government on Wednesday imposed a curfew on all the fourteen local governments from 7 pm to 7 am.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Bello Dankande Gamji, in Gusau.

According to Gamji, the curfew became unavoidable in view of the security threat bedevilling Zamfara State.

4. Onnoghen closes his defence in case of false asset declaration

The Embattle Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen has closed his defense before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on charges of false and non-declaration of assets.

Recall that Onnoghen on Monday called his driver, Lawal Olanrewaju Busari, as his first witness.

5. INEC presents certificates of return to Ganduje, others in Kano state as PDP shuns event

Kano state Governor-elect Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna and 27 elected state lawmakers have on Wednesday been presented certificates of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Naija News, however, learnt that 13 members of the state assembly, elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), shunned the ceremony.

6. President Muhammadu Buhari accuses National Assembly leaders of inflating debt figures for states

President Muhammadu Buhari for the second time has said the National Assembly inflated the debt figures to be repaid by the federal government to some states.

Naija News understands that he asked the lawmakers to send details of the amounts they approved for Delta and Taraba States.

7. INEC declares Wike winner of Rivers governorship polls

Nyesom Wike, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Rivers state has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) , as winner of the governorship election.

Teddy Adias, returning officer for the election, made the declaration at the head office of INEC in the state.

8. Nwosu blames APC for guber loss, heads to tribunal

Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law to Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha and governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the recently concluded general election, has gone to the election petition tribunal to challenge the outcome of the poll in the southeast state.

Naija News reports that Mr Nwosu, who made this known on Tuesday, blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party for losing the election to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Emeka Ihedioha.

9. IMF tells President Buhari to end fuel subsidies and increase value-added tax

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the federal government should end fuel subsidies and create a credible timeline to recapitalise weak banks in the country.

At the conclusion of the IMF Executive Board 19 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria, the financial institution expressed its support for the government’s plans to reform and raise value-added tax (VAT).

10. What witnesses said about Adeleke in court

Two witnesses in the ongoing trial of Sen. Ademola Adeleke on a seven-count amended charge bordering on examination malpractice today told the Federal High Court Abuja that they did not see the senator in the examination hall.

Naija News recalls that the Court had nullified the nomination of SenatorAdeleke as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the September 22, 2018 governorship election in Osun state.

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