Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. NAN reports that President Buhari also met with the Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu.
The Judge in charge of the Omoyele Sowore’s case, Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday withdrew from the case. Justice Mohammed withdrew from the fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by the convener of the RevolutionNow movement, Sowore, seeking an order for his release from custody of the Department of State Service.
The Taraba kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume’s prosecution case has been stalled by the reluctance of the Nigerian Army to release the Army captain and soldiers indicted in the killing of three operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IGP-IRT. Naija News recalls that investigations by the Nigerian Police investigating team, found an army captain and some soldiers of 93 battalions as well as some police personnel, including the Divisional Crime Officer of Ibbi Police Station, culpable in the kidnapping business.
Shina Abiola Peller, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa, Oyo state, was detained on Wednesday by operatives of the Nigerian police in Lagos state He was the chairman and chief executive officer of Aquila Group of Companies and Club Quilox until a few days ago when he announced his resignation from the management of the club since he became a member of the House.
A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Akure, Ondo state has ordered the remand of Alfa Babatunde, the pastor of the Sotitobire Praising Chapel, in prison custody. Babatunde was arraigned today over his alleged involvement in the disappearance of a one-year-old child, Gold Kolawole, in his church.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has scheduled the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) to hold between March 14 and April 4. This was disclosed by Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar while hosting State Commissioners of Education today in Abuja.
The Federal Government has disclosed that no specific date has been picked for the re-opening of Nigeria’s borders which were closed to neighbouring countries. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum during a chat with journalists on Monday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new appointments in line with fast-tracking the targets and mandate of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. This was disclosed by the President’s media aide, Mr. Femi Adesina in a statement on Monday.
English Premier League side, Arsenal, is set to sign Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi during the January transfer window. According to Uk Mirrors, the Gunners are willing to swap Granit Xhaka and £40million for the Nigerian midfielder.
Nigerian Veteran rapper Anthony Olarenwaju Awotoye, better known as Tony Tetuila, has filed a lawsuit against Wizkid over copyright infringement claims. The veteran rapper also known as Mr. Lecturer took to his Instagram on Saturday to “clear the air” amid fast-spreading speculations about his altercation with Wizkid.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.