Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The Nigerian Army has redeployed 20 Major-Generals and 10 Brigadier-Generals in what is seen as a major shake-up in the force. Naija News reports that the Nigerian Army announced the redeployment of the top Army officials in a statement issued on Monday, December 16 by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa.
President Muhammadu Buhari‘s administration has been charged by a college lecturer and ten other individuals who were recently kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgency to come to their rescue. The development is coming barely 24 hours after the execution of four aid workers by Boko Haram. The aid workers who were executed by the terrorist were abducted along the Damaturu-Maiduguri highway.
A suit filed by a Kano based lawyer Bulama Bukarti seeking an order of the court compelling the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for allegedly receiving a kickback from a contractor, has been dismissed by a Federal High Court sitting in Kano. Naija News reports that the Federal High Court sitting in Kano, northern Nigeria, dismissed the case on Monday afternoon, December 16 for ” lack of evidence.”
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said he cannot order the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Omoyele Sowore. The AGF was reacting to a call by the counsel to Sowore, Femi Falana (SAN), asking him to order the secret police to release the activist.
The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday lifted the suspension on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, and Pastor Usani Uguru Usani. The ruling party made this known in a statement signed and sent to Naija News by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu.
Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the Emir of Bichi in Kano state, northern Nigeria, has sacked five District Heads within his domain. Naija News learned that the five District Heads were removed for alleged disobedience to Emir Aminu Ado Bayero and the emirate respectively.
The Ekiti State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party National New Media Group (PDP-NNMG) has accused Governor Kayode Fayemi of plotting to replace Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. In a statement on Monday by Bola Agboola, the group asked the former Minister to stop plotting the removal of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as baseless allegations that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) sponsored the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo. Naija News reports that the Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS, had nullified claims by former spokesperson of the APC, Timi Frank, that it supported the party’s political campaign with the sum of N40bn.
English Premier League side, Arsenal, have decided to appoint Manchester City’s assistant coach, Mikel Arteta as the club’s new manager. According to Sky Sports, the club’s chief had a meeting with Arteta at his house after the Gunners 3-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.
Award-winning Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel, has revealed what he was told in his dream. The singer who decided to go spiritual noted that his new release, ‘Jaho’ was given to him as a message directly from God.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.