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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines (Friday, 20 April, 2018 Edition)

IBB hosts Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus

Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Friday morning 🙂. Enjoy!

1. Former ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says that it is now working with ex-presidents and others to rescue Nigeria apparently from the hands of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). It was the same story in 2015 when the newly created APC was begging to rescue Nigeria from the same PDP who had been in power for 16 years.

2. Muhammad Sanusi (II), the Emir of Kano, following the complain by residents of Badawa, Kawo, Sauna and Haye in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano over how a football viewing centre is being used as a place for immoral and criminal acts, orders the Kano State Hisbah Board to investigate the alleged immorality by youths.

3. The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Thursday ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, over the invasion of the senate chamber and theft of the mace by some thugs on Wednesday.

4. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in an apparent reaction over the clamour for old politicians to step down and allow younger generation take over the governance of Nigeria, says that competence in a political office is more important than age. The Vice President advises youths to acquire political skills, adding that there is no corruption under President Muhammadu Buhari’ government.

5. Nigerian youths condemn the statement issued by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Commonwealth Forum held in Westminster, saying that the Nigerian Youths are not lazy. Buhari had stated that the youths in Nigeria are lazy and wants everything given to them on a silver plate, adding that most of them are not even educated yet.

6. The Government of Ebonyi State has declared April 20 as public holiday to enable citizens of the state do their voter’s card registration.

7. Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Sqaud (SAS) reportedly tortured a man identified as Kazeem Akeem, a ticket officer at the New Market, in the Ijebu Ode area of Ogun State. Akeem was reportedly arrested with some gamblers but the Ogun State Police Command accused him of robbery and while in detention, the 32 year old father of an unborn child took ill and died at a hospital.

8. Troops of the Nigerian Army deployed under the Operation Ayem Akpatuma in Taraba State, have reportedly arrested a Fulani herdsman and recovered 5 guns, 36 cartridges among other weapons from him. According to the reports, the troops were on patrol in Zanban village in Suntai Local Government Area, when they arrested the suspect.

9. On Thursday, the Court of Appeal sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday upturned the judgment of Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court Ado Ekiti over the freezing of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s accounts at the Zenith Bank. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleges that the accounts were used to keep funds suspected to be proceeds of crime, consequently why the anti-graft wants the accounts frozen as investigations is ongoing.

10. Biafran protesters yesterday demonstrated at the Pall Mall Street, Westminster, United Kingdom, as President Muhammadu Buhari was meeting with the Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II and other heads of states.

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