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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 15th January, 2020



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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Wednesday, 15th January 2020

1. Supreme Court Sacks Ihedioha As Imo State Governor

The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Tuesday sacked Emeka Ihedioha from office as the governor of Imo State.

The seven-man panel of the apex court in a unanimous decision held that Ihedioha did not win the majority of votes cast at the March 9 governorship election.

2. Federal Government Declares Amotekun Illegal

The Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has declared the newly established south-west security outfit ‘Amotekun’ illegal.

This was made known in a statement by Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, SA Media and Public Relations (Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice).

3. NERC, Discos Ordered To Suspend Tariff Hike

The committee set up to moderate issues concerning Power in the House of Representatives, has directed the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend its planned electricity increment.

Chaired by Aliyu Magaji, the committee made the announcement today during a meeting with NERC and other stakeholders.

4. Three Persons Injured As Police Shoot Shiite Members In Abuja

Members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria otherwise called Shiite were involved in a face-off with operatives of the Nigerian police and three persons were shot in the fracas.

Naija News understands that the group took to the streets of the National capital, Abuja on Tuesday to demand the release of its leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat who have both been in detention for over four years despite different court rulings ordering their release.

5. Okorocha Reacts As Supreme Court Sacks Ihedioha

Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC-Imo West) on Tuesday congratulated Senator Hope Uzodinma over his victory at the Supreme Court which declared him the duly elected governor of the state.

Okorocha, a former governor of the state, called on all hands to be on deck to support Hope Uzodinma.

6. DSS Arraigns Man Behind President Buhari’s Fake Wedding Video

The Department of State Security Service(DSS) has arraigned Kabiru Mohammed, the man allegedly behind the news of President Muhammadu Buhari’s fake wedding.

Naija News recalls that the DSS arrested Kabiru Mohammed last month after concluding its investigation on the purported fake wedding video.

7. Recruitment: Buhari Speaks On Move To Employ Many More Teachers

Nigerians have been assured that more qualified teachers would be recruited to increase the teacher-to-pupil ratio in the country.

The promise was made by President Muhammadu Buhari today, when he received the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), at the presidential villa, Abuja.

8. President Buhari Appoints Ex-DG DSS As NISS Chairman

Following the appointment of Mallam Garba Abubakar as the substantive Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, in a letter signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, through the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF, the president has again made a fresh appointment.

According to the statement given by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on January 14, he disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed ex-director general of Department of State Services (DSS), A.A. Gadzama, as the new chairman of the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS).

9. Supreme Court Picks New Date To Rule On Kano Governorship Election Dispute

The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Tuesday decided to adjourn sitting in the matter regarding the 2019 Kano State governorship appeal case.

It will be recalled the apex court on Monday, adjourned hearing till Tuesday (today) in cases involving governorship election result disputes in six states of the federation.

10. CBN Postpones Monetary Policy Committee Meeting

Reports reaching Naija News at this time confirms that the first meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for 2020, which was earlier scheduled for Monday and Tuesday respectively, has been postponed.

According to the statement which was made available by the spokesperson of the CBN, Isaac Okorafor, the meeting has been postponed, announcing the new date as Thursday 23 through Friday 24, 2020 respectively.

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

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