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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 17th September, 2019



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Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Tuesday, 17th September 2019

1. Buhari Names Economic Advisory Council

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president has named an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) for the “Next Level” government.

Naija News understands that the new Economic Advisory Council (EAC), has a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Chukwuma Soludo and Mr. Bismarck Rewane as members.

2. IGP Adamu Declares Abuja Safest Capital In The World

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has said that Abuja, the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory is safe, secure and not under any form of siege.

Naija News understands that the Police IGP made the statement against the backdrop of the recent kidnappings and robberies been recorded in the city, especially on the Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

3. Xenophobia: South African Envoys Meet President Buhari In Abuja

Special envoys deployed by President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

Recall the renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa against Nigerians and other foreigners had sparked diplomatic rows across some African Nations.

4. Seun Onigbinde Resigns Buhari’s Appointment

The co-founder of BudgIT, Seun Onigbinde has resigned his appointment as a Technical Adviser in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning.

Naija News reports Onigbinde made the declaration known in a personally signed statement on Monday.

5. Tribunal Delivers Judgement On Gov. Makinde’s Election

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Monday, upheld the victory of Gov. Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Naija News reports that the victory of Governor Makinde at the governorship election tribunal comes after Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had filed a petition against Makinde in the March 9 governorship election in the state.

6. N6.9bn Fraud: Fayose’s Trial To Resume October 21

The alleged N6.9billion fraud trial against the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, will resume on October 21 before a Federal High Court in Lagos State.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is probing Fayose over N6.9billion fraud and money laundering charges.

7. IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Arrives Switzerland Ahead Meeting With UN Over Biafra

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has arrived Geneva, Switzerland ahead of his “vital meeting” with some officials of the United Nations.

Naija News reports that the IPOB leader arrived Geneva in Switzerland on Monday, September 16 ahead of his meeting with UN officials, where he would be expected to present the agitation for the Republic of Biafra before the United Nations.

8. Sowore Makes Fresh Appeal To Court For Bail

The pressure for freedom from jail for the detained convener of #RevolutionNowmovement, Omoyele Sowore, has continued with the recent appeal for bail on self-recognition.

Naija News learnt the embattled pro-democracy activist filed for the bail application before the Federal High Court on Friday on self-recognition or upon any condition the court may deem fit.

9. Army Fights Back As Boko Haram Attacks University Of Maiduguri

Suspected Boko Haram fighters on Sunday, attacked the University of Maiduguri, located in the Northern state of Borno in Nigeria.

It is understood that the terrorists, attempted to invade the University premises through its back fence but met stiff resistance from the troops of the Nigerian Army.

10. Gov Fayemi Berates Killing Of FUOYE Students, Says Investigation Is On

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has finally spoken about the death of the two students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti.

Naija News learnt that the Governor was angry about the scenario as he ordered the state police Commissioner, Mr Amba Asuquo, to expose the culprits that killed the students.

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

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