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

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Wednesday, 15th July 2020

1. Service Chiefs Yet To Disappoint Buhari, Nigerians – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. Tukur Buratai, says he and other Service Chiefs are yet to disappoint President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Naija News reports that Buratai who was appointed five years ago alongside other Service Chiefs, made this comment while welcoming the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, to the Nigerian Army Super camp four located in Faskari, Katsina State, northern Nigeria.

2. Jonathan Gets Major Appointment, Thanks President Buhari

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has appointed former President Goodluck Jonathan as a special envoy to lead the sub-regional body’s mediation mission in Mali.

Jonathan’s appointment was communicated to him in a letter signed by Mr Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission.

3. Akpabio Bombs ‘Powerful Forces’, Says They Will ‘Cough Out NDDC Money’

The Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, has warned that “powerful forces” who swallowed the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) funds will “cough out NDDC money” no matter how powerful they are.

Naija News reports that the minister made this comment during an interview Vanguard newspaper, where he stressed that the era in which powerful and influential elements teamed up with staff at the NDDC to make away with cash meant for the development of the region was over.

4. Allow Okonjo Iweala For WTO DG – Reps Tells Egypt, Kenya

The House of Representatives has asked Egypt and Kenya to withdraw its candidates contesting for the position of the Director-General of the World Trade Organization.

The lower chamber of Nigeria’s bicameral National Assembly made the resolution following a motion moved by the Minority Leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu today during the plenary.

5. WASSCE: Reps Call On Buhari To Order Partial Reopening Of Schools

President Muhammadu Buhari has been called on by the House of Representatives to order the partial reopening of schools across the country to allow students to sit for the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.

The lawmakers made this call while adopting a motion moved by Honorable Nnolim Nnaji at the plenary on Tuesday.

6. NDDC Saga: Wike Sends Warning To Akpabio

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has warned former Akwa Ibom State governor and Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

Recall that the sacked Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr Joy Nunieh had accused Akpabio of fraudulent practices.

Mrs Nunieh, during an appearance in the Senate, explained that Akpabio plotted her removal said that the minister wanted to use her as a tool for committing fraudulent acts within the NDDC.

7. Senate Prescribes Life Imprisonment For Kidnappers

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill which prescribes life imprisonment for kidnappers as against the current 10 years maximum sentence.

The proposed legislation, sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, is titled, “A bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act CAP. C.38, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.”

8. Buhari ‘Clashes’ With National Assembly, Orders Keyamo To Proceed With Recruitment Of 774,000 Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has taken steps contrary to the position of the National Assembly as regards the planned recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians as he has ordered Festus Keyamo to proceed with the recruitment exercise.

The 774,000 Nigerians are to be recruited under the federal government’s special public works programme.

9. Supreme Court Rules On Virtual Court Sitting

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that holding virtual sitting by courts in the country is not unconstitutional at the moment.

Naija News reports that the suit was brought by the Attorney- General of Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda, against the Attorney-General of the Federation regarding the legality of virtual court sittings.

10. Supreme Court Delivers Final Ruling On Gov Duoye Diri’s Election

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a suit filed by Timi Alaibe challenging the election of Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State.

Naija News reports that Alaibe who was a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), dragged Diri to court challenging his emergence as the party governorship candidate.

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

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