Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 21st February

Daily Trust

My husband poisoned me to abort my pregnancy – Wife

A young woman, Mrs Lateefatu Bodunde, yesterday told the Abeokuta, Ogun State, Grade 1 Customary Court sitting at Ake, how her divorce-seeking husband, Liafeez Bodunde, allegedly poisoned her in order to terminate the pregnancy she was bearing.

Punch

Jonathan gave order for cash delivery to BDC —Dudafa

Hearing in the N200m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, against Skye Bank Plc and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission began on Tuesday, with a former aide of the President, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, testifying for the ex-First Lady.

Vanguard

3 women sell 2-month-old baby for N300,000

Three women, including the mother of a two-month-old baby boy, who conspired among themselves to sell the baby for N300,000 without the consent of his father, have been arrested by the Inspector General of Police Monitoring Team, led by ACP Bennet Igwe.

Thisday

Electoral Act: Senator to Face Ethics C’ttee over Comments on Election Order

The furore in the Senate over the recent amendment to the Electoral Act is far from over as the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate allegations made by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta APC) that the adoption of the change in order of elections, is targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Sun

Imo guber: All eyes on Okorocha, APC

 Political activities in Imo State have suddenly picked up. With just 11 months away from the governorship contest in the state, the members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are in a state of what could be described as “suspended political animation” as all eyes is zeroed on the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, waiting  to see who his anointed successor would be.

Daily Times

2019: You must provide a better choice for Nigerians, IBB tells PDP

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, at the weekend appraised the current political developments in the nation, stating that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must provide a better choice for Nigerians come 2019.

Guardian

Group makes case for women, children in Lagos

A non-governmental organisation, Inclusive Lagos Team, has indicated its determination to throw its weight behind the Akinwumi Ambode administration in Lagos to bring democratic dividends to all, regardless of sex, age and class in the society. The group, however, pointed out that it will encourage the government to give priority to women and children, considering their importance in the society.

 


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