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Nigerian Newspapers (Sunday, 21 April, 2019 Edition)

Good Day Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Sunday morning????. Enjoy!

1.President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday extended the tenure of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad.

Justice Muhammad’s tenure was extended by 3 months after approval by the National Judicial Council (NJC) on Thursday.

His tenure extension came just few days after the conviction of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

2. Report has it that Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, who was involved in a N2.1billion pension fraud has been granted pardon by the Federal Government.

His name has been reportedly taken off the wanted list of security agencies.

He is allegedly being protected from arrest by top officials in the Presidency and the Ministry of Justice.

3.Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting new set of fabrications and allegations to discredit and smear Senator Ademola Adeleke, the PDP Osun governorship candidate.

According to the PDP spokesman, the APC leaders who failed to get Adeleke sacked over alleged fake certificate were now “knitting a very ludicrous allegation that Adeleke’s school testimonial was forged, with a view to smearing his image in public.”

4. Popular actress, Bimbo Akintola, in a shocking revelation said that many actors are living from hand to mouth.

She made this revelation during an interview (published on Punch).

According to her, unless the movie industry was restructured, actors would continue to struggle.

“Until actors start getting what is really due to them, such as royalties, the industry cannot be robust. In Nigeria, when you shoot a film, you only get whatever fee is paid; you don’t get royalties from subsequent monies that the movie makes. If we truly want positive and meaningful change, the industry has to be properly regulated. The truth is that people are living from hand to mouth. Lagos is not an inexpensive place to live. By the time you deduct your rent, children’s school fees and other expenses, you would realise that the money you are making is nothing. That is why everybody is becoming producers; meanwhile, that shouldn’t be so. You cannot just say you are a producer without following the laid down procedures but there are no enabling laws,” she said. Read More on Naija Buzz

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