Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Friday, 5th April 2019
The presidency has on Thursday, 4th April 2019, said President Muhammadu Buhari has kept his promise to Nigerians that governance will not suffer during campaigns/elections.
Mr Femi Adesina, special adviser to the President on media and publicity, made the submission in a statement made available to Naija News.
The Federal High Court, Abuja has ordered Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce to honour the Police invitation of Oct. 5, 2018.
This is in connection with the protest staged by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Governorship/National and State Houses of Assembly petition Tribunal in Kano State have cautioned politicians against trying to influence its proceedings when it commences sitting.
Justice Nayai Aganaba, the Chairman of the Tribunal, gave the warning during the inauguration of members in Kano on Thursday.
Senate President Bukola Saraki has suggested that President Muhammadu Buhari must have been misinformed by his aides on the debts payable to some states.
The Senate President maintained that the National Assembly approved the exact amount passed to it by the executive on debts payable to certain states.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) is free to contest against the party’s preferred candidate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, for Senate Presidency.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said this in a chat with news men.
The sale of Etisalat Nigeria, now known as 9mobile to Teleology Nigeria Limited, has been revoked by an Abuja high court.
Naija News gathered that Justice Binta Nyako, who gave the ruling, invalidated all moves taken with respect to the exchange of ownership of Etisalat.
President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja Thursday for Amman to honour an invitation by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan to participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa holding at the Dead Sea, Jordan.
President Buhari will deliver an address at the opening of the plenary alongside King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, and join world economic leaders in an informal gathering at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) plans to poach 13 All Progressives Congress (APC) returning and new Senators to forestall the emergence of Senator Ahmad Lawan as the President of the 9th Senate President, APC sources have said.
A source told newsmen that two Senators approached to be arrowheads of the plans alerted the party hierarchy and Lawan’s campaign team.
The Presidency has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to sign the National Minimum Wage Bill just passed by the National Assembly into law.
The Senate had on March 19 passed the bill, approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.
The embattled chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Samuel Onnoghen, has responded to the fresh allegation of corruption levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) before the Nigerian Judiciary Council.
Onnoghen has been facing trial after he was accused by the federal government of failing to comply with law in the declaration of his assets.