Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 18th April

 

 

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Punch

We may shut National Assembly to help Buhari end killings –Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the National Assembly may be shut to help President Muhammadu Buhari administration find an end to the spate of killings by herdsmen and militias across the country.

Vanguard

30 Chibok schoolgirls, not 15, are alive— Salkida

Ahmad Salkida, the     journalist known for having access to the leadership of Boko Haram terrorists, has again taken to Twitter with new information on the Chibok schoolgirls.

The Sun

2019: Buhari appoints Keyamo campaign spokesman

The President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation has appointed  a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and  rights activist, Festus Keyamo as its director of Strategic Communication, for the president’s re- election in 2019.

Thisday

Senators Demand Sack of Security Chiefs over Escalating Herdsmen Killings

Incensed by the escalating spate of killings by so-called herders of cattle in several states in the country, especially in the Middle Belt, senators during plenary Tuesday called for the sack of the service chiefs over their failure to end the violent attacks on communities and the gruesome slaughter of villagers.

Daily Times

Bakare On Presidency: Sowore Will Do His Turn, I Will Do Mine

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly church, says he and Omoyele Sowore, a presidential aspirant, will lead Nigeria.

The Nation

Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush dies of heart failure

Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush has died on Tuesday evening at the age of 92, after a series of recent hospitalisation, Spokesman for the family, Jim McGrath, said.

Tribune

Tinubu blames Jonathan, others for country’s woes

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader, All Progressives Congress(APC) has again blamed past civilian administrations, especially the Jonathan government for the nation’s economic woes.

Guardian

Britain urges Nigeria, others to legalise same-sex marriage

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called for same-sex marriage in Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth.

Leadership

Sultan Gives Miyetti Allah 2 Months To Fish Out Killer Herdsmen

The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday gave the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) two months to identify and apprehend herdsmen behind the killings in the country.

The Authority

Looter’ List: Secondus dares FG, says ‘let’s meet in court’

National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to stop the media trial against him and go to court.

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