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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 News Headlines Today, Friday, 5th April 2019

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Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Friday, 5th April 2019

1. Presidency reveals 10 major promises President Buhari made to Nigerians and has fulfilled

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.

2. Honour Police invitation, Court tells Saraki, Melaye, Murray-Bruce

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.

3. Kano elections: Tribunal kicks against external influence

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.

4. Saraki replies Buhari, says the President is misinformed about debts payable to states

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.

5. APC reacts as Lawan/Ndume go head to head for Senate presidency

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.

6. Court reverses sale of 9mobile to Teleology

The sale of Etisalat Nigeria, now known as 9mobile to Teleology Nigeria Limited, has been revoked by an Abuja high court.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.

7. President Buhari travels out of Nigeria, to visit Jordan, Dubai

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.

8. Senate Presidency: PDP plotting to frustrate Lawan’s ambition – Source

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.

9. Why Buhari is yet to sign new minimum wage bill

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.

10. Onnoghen reveals the source of money in his account

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.

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