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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 issues you want to know this Saturday morning



Good morning! Right here is at this time’s abstract from Nigerian Newspapers

1. The Federal Authorities has supplied employment to 168 corps members who gained the President’s Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Honours Awards.

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who introduced this on the award ceremony, which held on Friday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, directed that the recipients of the awards, be employed instantly into the Federal Civil Service.

2. The Federal Excessive Courtroom Abuja was on Friday requested to determine whether or not Ademola Adeleke nonetheless certified to be a serving Senator having been discovered responsible of forging the Secondary Faculty Certificates he utilized in contesting the election.

This was contained in a go well with marked FHC/ABJ/CS/462/2019 and filed by Akinwale Olaniyi and Akinjide Monsuru and made obtainable to newsmen by their Counsel, Mr Ola Adeosun in Abuja.

3. Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has threatened to pursue the imprisonment of the Chairman of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, by submitting contempt proceedings in opposition to him.


Atiku’s camp insisted that INEC was but to adjust to the Atiku authorized crew, including that it could haven’t any selection however to hunt the committal of Yakubu to jail for alleged disobedience to a legitimate order of courtroom.

4. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has mentioned that Nigerians, who so want, have the suitable to imagine that his principal’s non-public go to to the UK is to hunt medical consideration.

5. The Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, Nationwide Chairman, Uche Secondus, on Friday alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal authorities arm-twisted the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, into tampering with the results of the February 23 presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections.


Secondus additionally said that there was no proof that President Buhari was answerable for the nation.

6. The Transmission Firm of Nigeria (TCN) on Friday introduced that the Nationwide Grid is experiencing diminished energy era.

It mentioned this was as a consequence of emergency upkeep by Nigeria Fuel Firm on its fuel pipeline supplying fuel to Egbin, Omotosho, Olorunsogo and Paras Energy Stations.


7. As a part of efforts to finish the gridlock on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, the Senate Committee on Works, on Friday advocated co-operation of varied authorities companies to make port operations simpler.

The committee, throughout an emergency assembly with stakeholders in Lagos as a part of its oversight features, condemned extortion of truck drivers and requested legislation enforcement and visitors regulatory companies to analyze and punish erring officers.

8. Two employees of Shell Nigeria have been kidnapped alongside the Ahoada-Ndele-Rumuji-Emohua axis of the East-West highway, Rivers State.

Two police escorts had been additionally killed through the kidnap.

9. The Nationwide Bureau of Statistics (NBS) mentioned Akwa Ibom reported the best unemployment fee of 37.7 per cent in third quarter 2018.

The bureau mentioned that Rivers had the second highest reported unemployment fee with 36.Four per cent adopted by Bayelsa with 32.6 per cent.


10. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has debunked the hearsay making rounds that he was planning to dump the Peoples Democratic (PDP), for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ortom instructed newsmen in Makurdi on Friday that there was no foundation for leaving the PDP as he has been accommodated and made comfy in return.

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Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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