Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Saturday, May 26th.
Presidency Receives 2018 Budget From National Assembly
The Presidency on Friday stated that it has received the 2018 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly. The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, had on Thursday said the National Assembly would transmit the 2018 Appropriation Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, confirmed the development to State House Correspondents.
Amnesty Int’l Insists Rape Report Of Boko Haram Victims Genuine
Amnesty International has insisted that its report of how security forces rape and starve Boko Haram victims is genuine. The organisation’s Country Director, Osai Ojigho, said the report was an account of eyewitness. Amnesty had alleged that troops of the Nigerian Army killed many who refused to be moved from territories rescued from the insurgents.
FG Declares Tuesday, May 29, Public Holiday
The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday, May 29, as public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Democracy Day in Nigeria. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Friday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Dr M. Umar.
Osinbajo May Lose His VP Position, Says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted that he may appoint another Vice President should he win the 2019 presidential election, as Yemi Osinbajo’s ”position is [being] threatened.” The president revealed this on Friday when he hosted a delegation of the Conference of Nigerian Female Parliamentarians at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Hunkuyi, Shehu Sani Set To Dump APC
The Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi-led faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state says it is considering defecting to another political party. Prominent among the group are Senator Shehu Seni, Isah Ashiri, former APC governorship aspirant Mataimaki Tom Maiyashi, among others. The group in a statement in Kaduna on Friday said it has concluded a review of the state of the party and governance issues in the state and the nation and was considering leaving the party they worked hard to put in place.
It’s A Shame Nigeria Is Being Mocked By Other Countries – GEJ
Former President Goodluck Jonathan says it is a thing of shame that Nigeria is now being used as a negative example in the international community. Jonathan, who spoke at the inauguration of the first bridge built by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State in Ado Ekiti, on Friday lamented that things were so bad in the country that Nigeria had lost its respect in Africa.
Gombe Assembly Mace Stolen During Plenary
The Mace of the Gombe state House of Assembly has been stolen during a session to remove the Minority Leader on Thursday. A member of the Assembly reportedly made away with the mace aided by another lawmaker. After the lawmaker exited the chamber with it, his accomplice held the door close to enable him to get away.
2019: Isiaka Dumps PDP, May Join ADC
A two-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, has left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He announced his decision through a letter dated Thursday May 24, addressed to the chairman of the party in the state. He said the decision was not an easy one for him, but he said that the crisis rocking the party in the state had proved intractable ahead of another general elections.
Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape
Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been charged in New York with rape and several counts of sexual abuse stemming from two separate accusers. Weinstein turned himself in to police in the city earlier in the day. Dozens of women have made allegations against the 66 year old, including rape and sexual assault, and giving rise to the #MeToo movement.
Klopp Says Champions League Is In Liverpool’s DNA
Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp has warned Real Madrid that their experience of playing in Champions League finals will only take them so far on Saturday. However, the German also pointed out that the teams have not met competitively during that period and Liverpool’s own record in Europe is not to be sniffed at as they chase a sixth crown.
Summit With North Korea May Still Hold June 12, Says Trump
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said that the much-anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un could still go ahead on June 12. Trump told reporters at the White House: “We’re going to see what happens. It could even be the 12th”, referring to the original date set for the meeting in Singapore.
That’s the roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.