Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 12th April

Vanguard

Police arrest officer who harassed victim for possessing iPhone

The police have confirmed the arrest of an officer caught on camera harassing a young Nigerian for being in possession of an iPhone.

Thisday

Ooni of Ife Backs Revival of Moremi the Musical

in spite of the security presence around him was quite accessible, and even tolerant of a few of us who arrived at his suite, forgetting to do obeisance as required by custom as we were hurriedly ushered in to the room which looked busy.

The Sun

Reps to probe 2019 elections killings in Rivers

(NAN)The House of Representatives, on Thursday, commenced investigations into the killings of Dr. Ferry Gberegbe, a Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic Lecturer, and others during the 2019 General Elections in Rivers.

Leadership

Soyinka Centre Harps On Gender Parity In Media Practice

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) has called for the implementation of policies bothering on gender parity in media houses.

Guardian

FG cautions Atiku against overheating polity, instigating political crisis

The Federal Government has issued a stern warning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the February 23, 2019 presidential polls, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to “henceforth, stop overheating the polity and quit trying to instigate a political crisis in Nigeria as he goes about fighting to claim his mandate to be determined by the courts.”

The Nation

Buratai commends troops over defeat of Boko Haram insurgents in Damaturu

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday, lauded the doggedness of gallant troops over defeat of Boko Haram insurgents at Maisadari community in the outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe.

Tribune

23-Year-Old Aspiring Boxer Needs N11m To Live

CLUTCHING his stomach, coughing and gasping for breath intermittently, the dream of 23-years-old Bankole Rotimi to be Nigeria’s Muhammad Ali is currently hanging in the balance. Bankole was born into a family of boxing champions, and he hopes to be one himself, but that dream, started derailing since age three.

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