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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Sunday, 15th December, 2019

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 15th December 2019.

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

1. Buhari Govt Halts Onnoghen’s Travel Plans, Seizes Passport

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has banned former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, from travelling out of the country. Naija News reports that Onnoghen was in April convicted for not declaring his assets by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

2. Atiku’s Lawyer Bombs Buhari Over Seizure Of Ex-CJN Onnoghen’s Passport

Mike Ozekhome (SAN), a lawyer to Atiku Abubakar, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the seizure of passport belonging to Justice Walter Onnoghen, a former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Naija News had reported earlier that the former CJN and his family were barred from traveling to Ghana on Friday, December 13.

3. How Nigeria Police Embarrassed Me – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, has expressed disappointment in the role allegedly played by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in preventing him from attending a rally on Friday. Naija News reports that the APC National Chairman said the police looked on as thugs gained access to the Benin Airport with the aim of stopping him from arriving Benin City to grace a rally of the APC in Edo State, southern Nigeria.

4. OAU Professor Shot Dead In Edo State

Professor Jerome Elusiyan, a senior lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife has been reportedly shot dead in Edo State. Naija News gathered that the OAU Professor was gunned down by unknown gunmen in Benin City, the Edo State capital on Friday, December 13 in Edo state, southern Nigeria.

5. IPOB: Buhari Govt Can’t Stop Biafra – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has said not intimidation by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari can stop the Biafra Republic. The IPOB leader stated this on Friday while receiving members of the group from Bayelsa who paid him a visit over the death of his parents and Paramount traditional ruler of Afaraukwu Ibeku ancient kingdom, Eze Israel Kanu and Ugoeze Sally Kanu.

6. Okogie Accuses Buhari Of Returning Nigeria To Dictatorship

Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi-Okogie has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari government of gradually returning Nigeria to military dictatorship. The former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria made this known in a statement on Saturday.

7. 400 APGA Leaders, Stakeholders Defect To PDP

No fewer than 400 leaders and stakeholders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) have dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, southeast Nigeria. Naija News reports that this occurred in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State, on Friday, December 13.

8. Akwa Ibom: Why APC’s Akpabio Withdrew From Senatorial Rerun – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, of withdrawing from Essien Udim LG Senatorial rerun election out of fear of defeat. Naija News recalls that Akpabio had pulled out of the Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial re-run election scheduled for January.

9. Nigeria Drop In Latest FIFA Rankings

Nigeria national football women’s team has dropped three places in the latest ranking released by world football governing body, FIFA. Naija News reports that Ghana also slipped 10 places down.

10. Police Confirm Duncan Mighty’s Arrest, Give Reason

The Imo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest on Nigerian musician and songwriter, Duncan Mighty. Naija News reported earlier that Celebrity barman, Cubana Chief Priest, who is the owner of Club Cubana, had stated that Duncan Mighty was abducted by unknown gunmen.

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

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