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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines (Tuesday, 17 April, 2018 Edition)

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus

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

1. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleges that the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, received N250million from the Office of the National Security Adviser under the leadership of the embattled Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd). Secondus was the Deputy Chairman (south) of the PDP when he reportedly collected the money for special duties during the buildup to the 2015 elections. Secondus was listed among members of the PDP who looted the nation’s treasury by the federal government last week.

2. Former Nigerian military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), on Monday during a programme on Channels Television titled ‘Roadmap 2019’, said that Nigerians no longer take him seriously because he annulled the June 12, 1993 Presidential election which was described as the freest election in the history of Nigeria. He however noted that no one gives him credit for conducting the freest election nor even try to understand why he canceled the election. Consequently, he thinks Nigerians because of their prejudices over the issue would not read his biography.

3. Mr. Femi Falana, lawyer to the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiite), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and the PDP flay the federal government of Nigeria as police shot at members of the Shiite group who were protesting in Abuja over the incarceration of their leader for over 2 years despite court orders to release him, condemned the arrest of 115.

4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday when he met with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, alleged that while other politicians are preoccupied with forthcoming 2019 elections, he is more bothered with the security and economy of Nigeria.

5. The Lagos State Police Command says that the autopsy report on the death of a Nigerian artiste, Zainab Nielsen, revealed that she died from trauma suffered due to impact on her head. The singer who was allegedly killed by her husband, Peter Neilsen, was found dead with her daughter, Petra, at their Banana Island residence in Lagos on April 5.

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