Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Sunday, April 14th, 2019
The Federal Government has been cautioned by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) against executing the recommendation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the removal of subsidy on petroleum products in the country. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, gave the advice at a news conference on Saturday in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday returned to Abuja from N’Djamena, Chad, where he took part in the one-day Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States. At the Hassan Djamous International Airport N’Djamena to bid the Nigerian leader farewell were Chadian government officials, Nigerian Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Interior and Defence, Jeoffrey Onyaema, retired Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau and retired Brig.- Gen. Mansur Dan Ali.
The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) have urged Nigerians to stop panicking over fuel scarcity as there is sufficient product. Concise News reports that the duo says this in separate interviews with NAN on Saturday in Lagos against the backdrop of the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country.
The Presidency has explained why Boko Haram terrorists have not released Leah Sharibu, the teen girl who was captured in February 2018 from Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state. Concise News reports that Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement, says the fear of Nigeria’s military by the terrorists is the main reason her release is a complicated and prolonged affair.
Emmanuel Jime, the defeated Benue Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the APC in the state have filed a joint petition challenging the victory of Governor Samuel Ortom at the 2019 general elections held between February and March in the state. Concise News reports that the governorship polls in the state were declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and reconducted in March where Ortom emerged winner.
President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not backed off his promise to secure the release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls. The President renewed the pledge in a message by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, to mark the fifth anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clinched all Senate seats in Benue State during the presidential and National Assembly elections, Concise News understands. This online news medium had also reported that a former governor of Benue State George Akume, lost in his bid to return to the Senate.
Recently, N-Power pre-selected some trainees for the N-Power Build. The trainees have since proceeded to the National Orientation Agency (NOA) offices at their respective Local Government Areas (LGAs) for physical registration. Concise News understands that the portal for new registration is currently unavailable. However, interested qualified citizens of Nigeria are advised to keep tabs on the social media pages of N-Power for more updates.
Little Miss Success Adegor has signed an endorsement deal as a kid model for a Dubai based Nigerian fashion company, House of Michybal JJ. Success, 7, who became popular after a video of her expressing anger following her dismissal from school over her parents’ failure to pay her exam fee went viral on social media.
The Premier League is becoming more interesting as the league is gradually coming to an end with teams jostling to finish as high as possible. While Liverpool are running neck to neck with Manchester City in the race for the title, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are slugging it out for top four which guarantees qualification for Champions League football next season.