Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Thursday, March 29th.
President Buhari Visits Lagos On Two-day Visit
President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital, on a two-day official visit around 11am on Thursday. The visit being his first visit to Nigeria’s former capital since he was sworn in as commander in chief on 19 May, 2015 will see him commission the Ikeja bus terminal and Lekki Deep Sea port project.
Buhari’s Visit To Lagos Ill-timed For Christians, Says Archbishop Adewale Martins
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, His Grace Most Rev. Dr Alfred Adewale Martins, has described the planned 2-day working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos as ill-timed for Christians who will be constrained from fulfilling their most important religious obligations by the President’s visit.
Buhari Inaugurates Ikeja Bus Terminal
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated and inspected some projects in Lagos state, among them the Ikeja ulltra-modern Bus Terminal. Buhari is in Lagos on a two-day official visit.
MLK Award Given To Buhari Fake – The King Centre
The King Center, the official living memorial to Martin Luther King, and the body in charge of the award has distanced itself from the Black History award given to President Muhammadu Buhari; tweeting that: “The award given to President Buhari of Nigeria was not given by The King Center, at the request of The King Center or by the children of #MLK and #CorettaScottKing”
Melaye Threatens To Sue Police IG For Escape Of Gun Suspects
Embattled Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West) on Wednesday threatened to sue the inspector-general of police after news of jailbreak by men who had alleged that the lawmaker supplied them with guns. Melaye, who has been declared wanted by the police, accused the police of complicity in the escape of the suspects.
Reps Stop FG From Concessioning Ajaokuta Steel Company
The plan to concession the Ajaokuta Steel Company has hit a block as members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday did a second reading of bills stopping such a move. The bills, which were unanimously accepted, seek to revamp and ensure the completion of the company.
House Of Reps To Override Buhari On Electoral Act
The plan to overrule President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill gained ground in the Lower Chamber as lawmakers went around trying to garner the votes needed to overturn the executive decision. The lawmakers require a two-thirds majority before the president can be overturned. That is 240 of the 360 lawmakers in the house.
Investors In Stock Market Lose N235b In Three Trading Days
Equity transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) continued on a downward trend on Wednesday, after some blue-chip stocks suffered price losses, as investors lose N235 billion in three trading days.
Facebook Announces New Steps To Protect Users’ Privacy
Still reeling from the backlash of the uncovering of the way Facebook data has been abused and used by those seeking power, the social media giant has introduced steps that would better ensure the privacy of its users. The updates include improved access to Facebook’s user settings and tools to easily search for, download and delete personal data stored by Facebook.
Malala Returns To Pakistan For First Time Since Shooting
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants. Yousafzai, now aged 20 and a vocal human rights activist, was shot in the head by a gunman for campaigning for female education in 2012. She is expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Saraki Urges FG To Review Tax System
Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday said the nation’s tax laws have to be reviewed in order to make them more efficient and productive. He said the target of the government should be the institution of an effective tax system and not just an increase in revenue.
Celebrity Blogger Linda Ikeji Is Engaged
It came as a pleasant surprise as news filtered in that celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji, has become engaged. The blogger, arguably the richest, was flooded with congratulations pouring into her Instagram page.
Arsene Wenger Ill, May Miss Arsenal-Stoke Clash
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ill and the gunners may have to take on Stoke City in the Premier League on Sunday without him. The London club announced on their Twitter handle on Thursday morning that assistant coach Steve Bould would cover for him.
That’s the roundup of top Nigerian news headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.