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Nigerian Newspapers (Sunday, 28 April, 2019 Edition)

Femi-Falana

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

1. Femi Falana (SAN) has faulted and described President Muhammadu Buhari’s private visit to the United Kingdom as illegal.

The human rights lawyer also berated Buhari over his failure to inform the National Assembly about his travel.

He noted that Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution stated clearly that whenever the president was travelling out of the nation, he must transmit a letter to the National Assembly.

“No doubt, the President is entitled to embark on local and foreign trips to attend the engagements of family members and friends like other citizens.

“But the President is not permitted by the constitution to abandon the enormous responsibilities of his office for 10 days on account of a private visit to the United Kingdom or any other country whatsoever,” Falana said in an interview with Punch.

2. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its reaction to the private visit of President Buhari told Nigerians to expect more i don’t care attitude from the president.

Prince Uche Secondus, the Chairman of the PDP, in his reaction to the development, said that the action of Buhari was the reason why the All Progressives Congress (APC) want to install their cronies as principals of the Senate and House of the 9th National Assembly.

“The President wants a National Assembly that will not ask him questions. He wants a leadership that will pass bills as presented without subjecting them to public hearing and debate. The President wants to leave the country without anyone asking him his whereabouts.

“That will not be possible in a country like Nigeria. How will he leave for 10 days without informing the National Assembly and also hand over to the Vice President? This is wrong,” Secondus said.

3. The Government of Gombe State on Saturday imposed a curfew on the state metropolis following confrontations between Kalari boys and some members of the Boys Brigade when bodies of their slain members were being taken for burial from the State Specialist Hospital.

“After due consultation with the Heads of security agencies in the state in response to the prevailing security situation in the state, especially Gombe metropolis.

“Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo has approved the imposition of curfew in Gombe metropolis with immediate effect from today April 27 to 28 6am,” Mr. James Pisagih, the Secretary to the State Government, said.

4. The suspended Executive Secretary to the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, had received N13.8million in salary and allowances from the Federal Government despite his indictment.

From December 2018 when he was recommended for dismissal to April 2019, Prof. Yusuf had received over N4million in salary, and over 9million for furniture, wardrobe and rent allowances.

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