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Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Friday, 17th January, 2020



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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Friday, 17th January 2020

1. Support Amotekun, Lose 2023 Presidency – Miyetti Allah Warns South-West Govs

Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, the umbrella body of Herdsmen, has warned South-west Governors against the establishment of the south-western security outfit called Operation Amotekun.

Naija News recalls that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had asked south-west governors to disband the security outfit.

2. Buhari Breaks Silence On Girl-Child Marriage, Reducing Out-Of-School Children

On-going efforts to end child marriage and improve girl-child education will be sustained in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has promised.

The president opined that it was the collective duty to ensure that mothers of today and tomorrow are educated, encouraged and empowered.

3. Malami Has Not Informed Yoruba Leaders That Operation Amotekun Is Ilegal – Makinde Reveals

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state said the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), lacked powers to declare the South-West Security outfit codenamed “Operation Amotekun.”as illegal

Makinde addressing journalists after chief Olusegun Obasanjo said that the AGF does not have powers to declare “Operation Amotekun” as illegal. The governor explained that although he read the AGF’s position in the media.

4. FG Reveals Plans To Ban Foreign Ships From Trading On Nigeria Waters

Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)‘s director-general, Dakuku Peterside, has said plans are in place to disallow foreign-owned vessels from trading on Nigerian waters.

This Dakuku said in an interview while stating that current cabotage waivers will soon be phased out within the next five years.

5. Buba Galadima Is Suffering From Political Dysfunction – Ganduje

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has accused the former leader of defunct Congress for Progressives, Buba Galadima, of suffering from political malfunction.

Galadima had called on the Supreme Court which removed Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State to do the same to Ganduje due to the similar incidence.

6. Lawan Reacts To Attack On Emir Of  Potiskum, Umaru

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the attack on First Class Emir of Potiskum, Umaru and his aides, which led to the death of six people.

Recall that Naija News had reported that gunmen attacked the emir and his aides along Kaduna-Zaria highway.

7. Security Agencies Were Well Informed Before Establishing Amotekun – Fayemi To AGF

Following a press release by Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, declaring ‘Operation Amotekun’ as Illegal, the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi has replied that security outfits were duly notified before the group was launched.

Naija News reports that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration declared the newly established south-west security outfit ‘Amotekun’ illegal, in a statement which was made known by Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, SA Media and Public Relations (Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice).

8. Appeal Court Sentence 3 Men to Die By Hanging For Robbery In Adamawa

Yola Division of the Appeal Court in Adamawa state has affirmed the judgment of the state High Court sentencing three men to death by hanging for armed robbery and culpable homicide.

The Court of Appeal held that the state High court acted in the interest of justice by sentencing the convicts to death by hanging, thereby upholding the death penalty.

9. Biafra: IPOB To Back Operation Amotekun – Nnamdi Kanu

The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to support the newly established South-west security outfit, Amotekun.

Naija News reports that governors from Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, and Lagos States had in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital established the security outfit.

10. Real Reason Buhari Is Against ‘Amotekun’ – Afenifere

Chief Ayo Adebanjo, a chieftain of Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has given reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari is opposed to the Southwest security outfit, Amotekun.

According to Adebanjo, Buhari wants to keep ruling Nigeria by force, hence, his alleged opposition to Amotekun.

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

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