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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines (Saturday, 17 March, 2018 Edition)

President Muhammadu Buhari and Police Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris

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

1. Middle Belt and Civil Rights Groups have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, over the continued killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue, Taraba, Plateau and other states.

2. President Muhammadu Buhari, the Speaker of the National House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, other top officials attended Alhaji Aliko Dangote’s daughter’s wedding.

3. Suspected assassin popularly known as Ade Lawyer, who confessed to have killed people for a former boss of the Lagos State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Rafiu Olorunwa, said that he has killed over 100 people.

4. The spokesman of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sabi Abdullahi, says that Nigerians should ask the Executive arm of government to account for 97% of the nation’s resources in its care.

5. Mr. Eze Madumere, the Deputy Governor of Imo State, against his boss’s wish says that no one can stop him to emerge as governor of the state in 2019. Governor Rochas Okorocha had already declared his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as his prefer candidate for the governorship seat come 2019.

6. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State should be held responsible for the recent attack in Kogi State by suspected Fulani herdsmen that left over 20 people dead.

7. Following the announcement of the setup of the National Food Security Council few days ago, on Friday President Muhammadu Buhari according to his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, formally constituted the Council with governors of Kebbi, Taraba, Plateau, Lagos, Ebonyi and Delta as members. The Food Security Council will be inaugurated on 19 March, 2018.

8. The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Friday announced the appointment of 60 judges for ratification by governors of their respective states.

9. Many were arrested on Friday following the clash between Hausa scavengers and Yoruba around Kotomola area of Ojota in Lagos State, which reportedly left about 2 persons dead.

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