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Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 19th June, 2019


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Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Wednesday, 19th June 2019

1. Buhari Signs Polytechnic Amendment Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, signed the Federal Polytechnics Amendment bill and the National Institute for Security Studies bill into law.

Naija News reports that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Alhaji Umar El-Yakub disclosed this when he addressed State House Correspondents on Tuesday, June 18 in Abuja.

2. INEC Withdraws Certificate Of Return From APC Lawmaker, Replaces Him

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has withdrawn the certificate of return issued to Mr Sina Akinwunmi based on a court order.

Akinwunmi, an All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker had earlier been declared the winner of the March 9, 2019, House of Assembly election, in Okitipupa constituency II of Ondo State.

3. Kwara: AbdulRazaq Suspends LG Council For Six Months

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday suspended the 16 local government Council executive and legislative committees in the state.

Naija News understands that the action of the Kwara state governor comes after Tuesday’s recommendation of the state House of Assembly.

4. Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Rises To 11.40% In May – NBS

Nigeria’s inflation has risen to 11.40 per cent (year-on-year) in May 2019.

According to the monthly inflation report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the bureau said the figure was 0.03 per cent points higher than the 11.37 recorded in April in the period under review.

5. Rev Supo Ayokunle Emerges CAN President For Another Term

The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), has re-elected Rev Supo Ayokunle as its National President.

The National President for the Nigerian Baptist Convention, was re-elected for another three-year term on Tuesday.

6. President Buhari Meets APC Governors In Aso Rock

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors.

The meeting which held at the Council Chamber of the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, commenced around 11.37am when the President arrived.

7. 2019 Elections: Former INEC Chairman, Jega Speaks On The Commission’s Server Controversy

Prof. Attahiru Jega, the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, has debunked the report claiming that he revealed the commission has a server.

Recall that the former head of the electoral body had been quoted saying the INEC server existed and is functional, even in his own time.

8. Why We Can’t Disclose Details Of Buhari’s Assets – CCB

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has told the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it can’t reveal details of President Muhammadu Buhari’s asset declaration.

The Bureau said this in response to a freedom of information (FoI) request by SERAP requesting a disclosure of assets declaration submitted by successive presidents and governors from 1999 till date.

9. CCT Fixes New Date For Arraignment Of Former Speaker Of Bayelsa State Assembly, Four Others

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has rescheduled the arraignment of former Speaker of Bayelsa state assembly, Kombowei Benson and four other serving and former staff of the assembly over alleged abuse of office to July 4,2019.

The arraignment, which was supposed to hold on Tuesday, was stalled due to ill health of the Chairman CCT, Justice Danladi Umar.

10. France Football Legend, Michel Platini, Arrested And Questioned

Former UEFA President Michel Platini has been arrested in connection with a probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

The French football legend elected to lead European football’s governing body in 2007 was taken into custody by French anti-corruption police investigating the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to the gas-rich Gulf state.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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