Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Sunday, April 29th.
President Buhari Receives Harmonised PIB From National Assembly
President Muhammadu Buhari has received a copy of the harmonised Petroleum Industry Governance Bill from the National Assembly for assent. The original Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) from which the PIGB was carved out had passed through many executives and legislative administrations without much success until this current seventh National Assembly.
Sen. Dino Melaye Recall Exercise Experience Low Turn Out
The ongoing process to recall Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West) has began with electorates showing reluctance to appear for verification. Concise News gather that residents in Lokoja, especially in Mopa, and Yagba East LGAs stayed away from the exercise. At Amorley frontage, no electorate had appeared to be verified as of the time of this report. Also at St Mary’s, Crowther, Lokoja club, and Nepa Frontage in Lokoja, it was same situation.
INEC Reacts To Low Turn Out Experienced During Melaye Recall Exercise
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it cannot be held responsible for the poor turnout of petitioners in Saturday’s verification of signatures for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye. The INEC Federal Commissioner in charge of Kogi, Kwara and Nasarawa States, Mohammed Haruna, stated this in Lokoja shortly after the exercise on Saturday.
Oba Of Benin Visits Ooni Of Ife
Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has arrived at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, for an official visit. Ewuare arrived at the palace in Ile-Ife at 1:15pm with his chiefs and some dignitaries from the ancient city of Benin.
Nigerians Must Work Hard To Sustain Country’s Unity – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday stated that Nigerians to work hard to sustain the unity of the country. Buhari also described authorship of historical books as an act of rendering service to humanity. He said this in Katsina, during the public presentation and launching of biographies of Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar and his predecessors.
Gowon Seeks Urgent Meeting Of Leaders, Elder Statesmen Over Killings
Former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, has called on all leaders and elder statesmen in Nigeria to come together for an urgent meeting on ways to end the killings across the country, especially in Benue and Borno states. General Gowon who condemned the killings lamented that his heart bleeds at the rate at which innocent lives are lost including those of the Catholic priests murdered in Benue on Tuesday.
I Told Buhari To Restructure Nigeria, Atiku Says
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has disclosed that he asked President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country before leaving the ruling the All progressives Congress (APC). Speaking to BBC Hausa on Saturday, the former vice president recalled that he threatened to leave the party is the federal government failed to change its style of leadership.
PDP Speaks On Low Turn Out Experienced During Melaye Recall
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the poor turn out that characterized Saturday’s bid to recall Sen. Dino Melaye signified a total rejection of the Gov. Yahaya Bello-led administration in Kogi. The party said this in a statement signed by Dickson Achadu, Director, Research and Documentation in Lokoja on Saturday shortly after INEC conducted its verification exercise for the recall process.
Ex-VP Atiku Vows To Probe Past Administrations
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has vowed to investigate past administrations that failed to stop Boko Haram terrorists, if he becomes Nigeria’s president. Speaking to BBC Hausa on Saturday, the former Vice president stated that it is taking too long to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents.
I Never Called For Buhari’s Impeachment – Sen. Urhoghide
Senator Mathew Urhoghide (PDP-Edo South) has dismissed reports that he called for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari. Some senators had on Thursday reportedly called for the impeachment of Buhari for allowing the withdrawal of $496m from the Excess Crude Account to purchase military aircraft without the approval of the National Assembly. Speaking to newsmen at the Benin Airport, Urhoghide stated that he had only urged the Senate to invoke the relevant section of the Constitution.
BBNaija: Leave My Relationship Alone – Nina Tells Fans (Videos)
Former Big Brother Naija housemate Nina Chinonso Onyenobi has reacted to the throlls she is receiving online over breakup with pre-BBNaija boyfriend, Collins. The mystery question about the fate of Collins following her televised intimacy with show winner, Miracle during the show was solved after she declared on Thursday that their relationship was over. In reaction to this, the Nina blew hot on her Instagram page, telling fans to get off her case.
Sevilla Sack Montella After Four Months In Charge
Sevilla has sacked coach Vincenzo Montella after just four months in charge, after a run of nine games without a win. The Spanish La Liga side announced this in a statement on Saturday. Former coach Joaquin Caparros, 62, and without a club since leaving Qatar’s Al Ahli in December, was named as Montella’s successor.
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.