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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 9th August, 2019



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Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Friday, 9th August 2019

1. Court Orders EFCC To Detain Former INEC Chairman, Maurice Iwu

The Federal High Court in Lagos State has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to detain the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Maurice Iwu, till Friday for hearing of his bail application.

The Former INEC Chairman was arraigned by the commission on Thursday for allegedly laundering N1.2billion.

2. Kogi APC Suspends Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba

The Kogi state deputy governor, Simon Achuba has been suspended by the local chapter of the All progressive party.

Naija News understands that the embattled deputy governor has not had a good working relationship with his immediate boss Yahaya Bello who is Governor of the state.

3. You Can’t Use Corruption To Fight Corruption – Lawyer Blasts Buhari

Inibehe Effiong, one of the lawyers calling for the release of Omoyele Sowore from custody has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari as insensitive to the plight of Nigerians.

He accused him of failure to listen to the cries of Nigerians “despite using taxpayers money to treat ear infection abroad.”

4. Buhari Reacts To Killing Of Officers In Taraba, Gives Fresh Directive

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president has directed the Defence Headquarters to commence an immediate investigation into the killing of three police officers and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba.

Naija News reports that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting of the National Security Council, presided by President Buhari at the State House, Abuja on Thursday.

5. House Of Reps React To Court Ruling On Edo Assembly

The ruling of an Abuja Federal High Court restraining the National Assembly from taking over the Edo State Assembly has been condemned by the House of Representatives.

Recall that the court had restrained the Clerk of the National Assembly, the Senate president and the speaker of the House of Representatives, from taking over the Edo State legislative arm.

6. Taraba Killings: Tell Nigerians Where Alhaji Hamisu Is – Police Slam Army

The Nigeria Police Force has charged authorities of the Nigerian Army to disclose the whereabouts of the notorious kidnapper, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume.

Alhaji Hamisu is the kidnapper at the center of the recent shootout and killings between operatives of the Police Force and their Army counterparts in Taraba State.

7. Again, Buhari Meets With Security Chiefs In Abuja

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president on Thursday, held a closed-door meeting with service chiefs where re received briefings on the security situation in the country.

Naija News understands that the meeting started at the President’s office in the State House around 10.30am.

8. Court Delivers Judgement On Sowore’s Detention

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted the request by the Department of State Services (DSS) to further detain the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore.

Naija News understands that the Court on Thursday granted the secrete Police the request to detain Sowore who is also the publisher of Sahara Reporters for 45 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.

9. Presidency Replies PDP On State Of The Nation’s Economy

The Peoples Democratic Party’s claim that the Nigerian economy is in trouble, has been described as untrue.

The claims were dismissed by the Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement obtained by Naija News.

10. 5 Trillion Naira Debt: Buhari Signs New AMCON Law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a new law that enables the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to monitor the bank accounts of its debtors under supervision.

Naija News learnt that President Muhammadu Buhari signed the amendment of the AMCON law on Wednesday, alongside the National Biosafety Management Agency (Amendment) Act and Defence Intelligence Agency Civilian Pensions Board (Establishment) Act, 2019.

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

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