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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 18th December, 2019



Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 12th December 2020

Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Wednesday, 18th December 2019.

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

1. President Buhari Signs 2020 Budgets Into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari Has signed the 2020 budget into law. Naija News learned that he assented to the N10.6trillion package in his office at the presidential villa, Abuja.

2. Court summons Malami, DSS DG Over Sowore’s Detention

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has requested the presence of the Nigerian Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, and the Director-General of the Department of State Service, DSS, Yusuf Bichi, over the continued detention of the covener of Revolution now movement activist, Omoyele Sowore. The court, in a bench ruling that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, ordered the duo to appear and show cause why it should not direct the unconditional release of Sowore from detention. Ekwo said though he would be proceeding on vacation, another judge would continue with the case.

3. Orji Kalu Seeks Post-Conviction Bail Over Health Challenges

The Senator representing Abia-North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was convicted of #7.6bn fraud charges and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment has pleaded with the court to grant his a post-conviction bail. The former Governor of Abia State in an application filed before the court on Tuesday stated that he is battling with health challenges that cannot be handled by the medical facilities in the prison.

4. Atiku vs Buhari: How El-Rufai Showed Me Buhari’s Victory – Femi Adesina

The Media Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adeshina, has revealed what he discussed with Governor Nasir El-Rufaiof Kaduna State before the 2019 election. He revealed the discussion in an article titled ‘PMB at 77: ‘Please tell Baba we are with him all the way’, in celebration of Buhari’s birthday on December 17.

5. PDP Sends Strong Message To President Buhari On His 77th Birthday

The main opposition party (PDP) has challenged the Muhammadu Buhari presidency to publish details of its spending and financial transactions as he celebrates his 77th Birthday today. According to a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, this will enforce its financial reporting directives on Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).

6. 2023: I Will Not Favour Any APC Member Contesting For Political Office

President Muhammadu Buhari who turned 77 today, has declared that he will not favour any member of the All Progressives Congress planning to contest in the 2023 electoral process. President Buhari, in a statement, promised to present Nigerians with a free, fair and credible election.

7. FIRS Presented The Vice President With #90bn For 2019 Election -Timi Frank Insists

The former deputy spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, has insisted that the Federal Inland Revenue Service sponsored the election of the All Progressives by giving the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, #90 billion during the 2019 general election. The political activist in a statement released charged the FIRS to apologise for claiming that he was used to fabricate lies against the revenue-generating agency, he further stated that he is a man of integrity.

8. Impeachment: Donald Trump Accuses Pelosi Of “Undermining American Democracy”

After three months of tense debate, the American Democrats are preparing to send Donald Trump on trial to Congress mid-week, but the Republican camp unites and then prevents him from being deposed. Donald Trump accused the leader of the Democrats in Congress, Nancy Pelosi, on Tuesday of “undermining democracy” in a vitriolic letter published in the run-up to his probable dismissal from office for impeachment.

9. Arsenal Players Tell Board Who To Appoint As Emery’s Replacement

Arsenal Players are requesting the former manager of Napoli, Carlo Ancelotti as the rightful replacement for Unai Emery who was recently sacked from the club. However, the former Arsenal captain, Mikel Arteta seems to be the favourite to replace Emery at the Emirates while Ancelotti is set to join Everton.

10. Trouble: Court Orders Police To Arrest Naira Marley

A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, has ordered the arrest of Afeez Fashola, popularly called Naira Marley, over an alleged car theft. According to NAN, the Chief Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, on Monday ordered the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Sgt. Sunday Idoko, handling the case to present Naira Marley in court on the next date of adjournment, December 21st.

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