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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 19th February, 2020



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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Wednesday, 19th February 2020

1. Nigerian Government Reveals When The Service Chiefs Will Be Sacked

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has berated Nigerians calling for the sack of Service Chiefs.

Naija News learnt that Mustapha declared the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will not sack the Service Chiefs now.

2. Supreme Court Grants PDP’s First Request On Review Of Imo Governorship Verdict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, shelved the hearing of the case by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking a review of the judgment which sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State.

The apex court adjourned hearing till March 2 2020 in the suit seeking a reversal of the judgment which sacked Ihedioha and installed Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

3. IGP Adamu Seeks Algeria’s Support To End Boko Haram Insurgency

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has appealed for Algeria’s support to combat insurgency and terrorism in Nigeria.

Adamu made the appeal when he received a delegation of the African Police Organization (AFRIPOL) General Assembly led by its President and Inspector General of Police of Algeria, H. E. Khelifa Ounissi, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

4. Gunmen Assassinate Presidential Villa Director

A Presidential Villa Director, Laetitia Naankang Dagan, who was an Assistant Director in Aso Rock, Nigeria’s Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen.

Naija News reports that Jalal Arabi, the Permanent Secretary, State House, Abuja, made this known on Tuesday, February 18, saying that the 47-year-old Dagan from Plateau State, northern Nigeria worked in her office on Monday, February 17 till 8 pm, but by 11 pm, she was gruesomely murdered in her apartment by unknown persons.

5. After Beating Another Monarch, Oluwo Also Threatens To Destroy Him

The last has not been heard of the dispute between the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi and the Agbowu of Ogbagba, Oba Dhikrulahi Akinropo.

In a video obtained by Naija News on Tuesday, the Oluwo has threatened to destroy Dhikrulahi Akinropo, the Agbowu of Ogbagba.

6. Nigeria Can Not Progress With ‘Monopoly Democracy’ – Ezekwesili

Former presidential candidate, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili has lamented that Nigeria can not make progress with the type of democracy it is running.

She said Nigeria is currently running what she described as a “monopoly democracy”.

7. Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Hits 12.13% – Highest In About Two Years

Nigeria’s inflation rate has hit 12.13%, setting a new record for the Nation’s inflation record in about two years.

According to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday, the consumer price index, which measures inflation, rose to 12.13% in January; hitting its highest point in 20 months.

8. Iwelu, Amaechi’s Chief Security Officer Is Dead

Death is indeed inevitable, and this became the end story of the Chief Security Officer to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi who has just died.

In a statement released by Israel Ibeleme on his Facebook, Tony Iwelu has died of electrocution while in his hotel room on Wednesday, February 17, 2020.

9. Coronavirus: Federal Government Speaks On When Nigerians In China Will Be Extradited

The Federal Government of Nigeria has promised to extradite Nigerians living in Wuhan, China if the need arises.

Nigeria’s minister of state for health, Dr. Olorunibe Mamora, made this known while addressing a press conference after a meeting with ministers of health of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja.

10. Protest: Oshiomhole Refuses To Comment On Call For His Removal

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has reacted to the call for his removal as the leader of the party by some protesters.

The former Governor of Edo State while speaking on the development with Channels Television in Kaduna State on Monday, stated that he will not react to the non-existing group.

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

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