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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 8th November, 2019



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Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Friday, 8th November 2019

1. Names And Positions Of 35 Osinbajo’s Aides Recently Sacked By Buhari

Naija News has obtained the full list of aides to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who were recently reported sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Recall as previously reported by Naija News, the President who is currently in the UK for a private visit sacked 35 aides working in the office of Vice-President.

2. Kogi Guber: Court Orders INEC To Include SDP Candidate, Natasha Akpoti

The restoration of Mrs. Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) as a candidate in the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in Kogi State has been ordered by the Federal High Court in Abuja today.

Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa gave the directive to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) while stating that the commission acted above the law by refusing to accept the party and its candidate ‎for the poll.

3. FG Strips EFCC, ICPC’s Powers To Seize Assets In Corruption Cases

The Federal Government of Nigeria has banned all antigraft agencies in the country from seizing assets of corrupt public officials.

Naija News understands that the order was released in a new government gazette that has now been made public.

4. Court Takes Decision On Maina’s Bail Application

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has refused to rule on the bail application filed by the former Chairman of defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Justice Abang who said the ruling would be made known at the close of work, attributed the reason to the heavy workload on the court.

5. London Private Trip: Lawyer Says Buhari Disobeyed Constitution By Not Handing Over To Osinbajo

A former Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Monday Ubani, has condemned the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to transmit power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo before embarking on his private visit to London.

In his submission, Mr Ubani, says President Buhari breached the constitution for failing to hand over to Osinbajo.

6. Eid-El-Maulud: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday (November 11) as Public Holiday in commemoration of the 2019 Eid-El-Maulud which is a commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

The Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Interior, Mr Mohammed Manga, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

7. FG Orders Stoppage Of Fuel Supply To Stations Around Land Borders

The federal government has given a directive that petroleum products shouldn’t be supplied to fuel stations within 20km of the borders.

The order was given through the Nigeria Customs Service‘ comptroller general, Hameed Ali, in a memo dated November 6.

8. Afenifere Accuse President Buhari Of Undermining Osinbajo’s Office

Yinka Odumakin, the spokesperson of Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has noted that the office of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is been undermined.

Odumakin in his statement stated that the office of the Vice President has been assaulted.

9. Buhari’s Aides ‘Clash’ Over Sacking Of Osinbajo’s Staff

A top aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly clashed with a top official of the Federal Government over the sudden decision to sack some aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

It was gathered that the sack of Osinbajo’s staff was not approved by President Buhari before his vacation to the United Kingdom.

10. Appeal Court Delivers Final Ruling On Okorocha’s Election

The Appeal Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has affirmed the election of Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC-Imo West).

The lead judge, R.A Ada, who read the judgment pointed out that the appeals filed by Senator Osita Izunaso of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and Jones Onyereri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Okorocha lacked merit.

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

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