Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 19th April

 

Punch

Shock, anger as thugs invade Senate, escape with mace

Some thugs on Wednesday invaded the Senate chamber during plenary at 11.30am and made away with the mace.

Vanguard

Herdsmen killings: Buhari convenes regional summit on border cattle movement

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is expected to host the conference on ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, Goods and Services aimed at putting to an end illegal migration of herdsmen from other countries into the country as well as cattle rustling.

The Sun

Buhari’s re-election: Why I accepted to serve as campaign spokesman –Keyamo

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and rights activist, Festus Keyamo, has opened up on why he accepted to serve as Director, Strategic Communications of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation for the 2019 presidential poll.

 

Daily Times

Breaking: Police Arrests Senator Omo-Agege

The Nigeria Police Wednesday afternoon arrested Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, at the National Assembly premises. He was immediately taken away in a black hilux van.

Thisday

Buhari: Many Nigerian Youths Want Freebies

President Muhammadu Buhari wednesday at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London spoke about the attitudes of Nigerian youths, saying many of them do not want to work because of their perception that Nigeria is an oil rich country.-

Guardian

Why I took presidential panel to court, by David Mark

Former Senate President David Mark has explained why he took the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property to a Federal High Court, Abuja.

Daily Trust

PDP, APP, Atiku want probe of attack on N/Assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Action Peoples Party (APP) and former ‎Vice President Atiku Abubakar have condemned the invasion of the National Assembly and seizure of the Senate Mace by hoodlums and called for immediate probe and prosecution of culprits.

Tribune

Snatching of Mace: Omo-Agege committed treason ―Senate

The Senate has described as a treasonable felony, the action of suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who led unidentified men to the chamber of the Senate to snatch the mace which is its symbol of authority.

Leadership

EFCC Probing Kwankwaso, Wamakko Over Alleged N18bn Theft

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has begun investigation into alleged theft of N18.08 billion of Sokoto and Kano states funds by former Governors Magatakarda Wamakko and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso…

The Nation

Falana: no legislative house can suspend member

Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has described as illegal and unconstitutional, the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Senate. He said no legislative house has the power to remove or suspend any of its member.

 

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