Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Wednesday, 22nd May 2019
Naija News reports President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday, left the Royal Terminal of the King Abdul’aziz International Airport, Jeddah for Abuja.
The President is expected back in the country after performing the Umrah (Lesser Hajj) in Makkah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Imo State Governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, has accused the out-going governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha of not releasing money for inauguration on May 29.
The PDP Governorship candidate who released a statement through the secretary of his inauguration, Ray Emeana, stated that Okorocha has refused to finance the inauguration activities.
Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari should be the last to attack ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo over Boko Haram.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain also said the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, should be the last to talk about Boko Haram terrorist.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, May 20, restated its confidence that its 2019 presidential candidate, Alh Atiku Abubabar will emerge victorious at the presidential election tribunal.
The major opposition party, however, called on the panel to ensure its proceedings are free and fair.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has retained its Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 13.5 percent for the second time.
The Governor of the bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this, in Abuja, Tuesday afternoon, while briefing the press at the end of the 227th Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting.
The Federal government is finally approaching to end the existing qualifications dichotomy between the Higher National Diploma (HND) and bachelor’s of science (BSc) degree holders in the country.
Naija News reports that the House of Representatives in this vein has already passed a bill abolishing the existing dichotomy between the two sets of Nigerian graduates.
The Corruption trial of the Ekiti State, Ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose has been adjourned till June 10 by the Federal High Court in Lagos.
Naija News understands that the Judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun who was assigned to the case is currently on an official assignment and as a result, the case is adjourned till the next date.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has been summoned by the Nigerian Senate over the sick state of health facilities all over the country.
Taking to its official Twitter handle @NGRSenate on Tuesday, Senate President Bukola Saraki expressed concern that despite the annual budgetary allocation to the health sector, Nigerians are still dying because of obsolete equipment and poor state of infrastructure, among others.
The federal government has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP as deeply offensive and patently divisive, saying such indiscreet comments are far below the status of an elder statesman.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday and made available to our newsroom, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said it was particularly tragic that a man who fought to keep Nigeria one is the same one seeking to exploit the country’s fault lines to divide it in the twilight of his life.
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul-Adewale Akanbi, Telu has advised the federal government to empower traditional rulers with more funds to re-establish communal structure in combating high ranking crimes like kidnapping and banditry.
Naija News understands that the royal father who made his views about the rising insecurity in the country known asked the federal government to give traditional rulers in the country security votes so that they could help fight against insecurity.