Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Wednesday, 9th October 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented a N10.729 trillion 2020 budget estimate to the joint session of the National Assembly for approval.
According to the figures, N2.46 trillion has been allocated for capital projects in the figures based on $57/barrel oil price and 7.5% VAT.
President Muhammadu Buhari says he is suffering from cold, attributing the ailment to his hard work as Nigeria’s President.
Naija News reports that the President made this comment on Tuesday during the presentation of the budget 2020 at the National Assembly complex in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has ordered his security details to henceforth, shoot anyone who blocks his convoy.
The Governor noted that if anyone dies from such gunshot, the law accommodates such.
The Presidential panel constituted by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, to investigate the killing of three policemen attached to the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) during the arrest of kidnapper, Hamisu Bala Wadume, has made its recommendation.
Naija News reports that the police operatives were allegedly killed by soldiers attached to the 73 battalions in Taraba State on August 6, 2019.
The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has lamented that death awaits “all Biafrans” agitating for the Republic of Biafra if they don’t rise up and fight for their rights.
Naija News reports that the IPOB leader made this comment during his second broadcast of the month on Radio Biafra on Monday, October 7.
The committees of both chambers of the National Assembly will conclude work on the 2020 budget estimate before the end of October, the President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan has said.
Naija News reports that Lawan made this comment on Tuesday during the presentation of the budget 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Assembly complex in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Nine persons have been abducted in Pegi community, a resettlement area in the Kuje Area Council of Abuja.
Naija News understands that the victims were kidnapped in the late hours of Monday, October 7.
The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has accused the federal government of plans to inflict more suffering on the people of the region.
The Biafra agitators alleged the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government has concluded plans to construct 56 toll gates in the South-East region with only 5 states.
Two officers of the Nigerian Police attached to the Rivers state command have been abducted by gunmen at Ngor, Headquarters of Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Naija News understands that the Nigerian police officers were abducted on Monday, October 7, and whisked to an unknown location.
A High Court in Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Tuesday, fixed Dec. 11, for the hearing in the trial of rtd Col. Sambo Dasuki and four others over alleged misappropriation of N19.4 billion arms funds.
Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf adjourned the trial after Rotimi Jacob, SAN, the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had notified the court of a motion he filed.