Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 19th February 2020

Nigerian Newspaper headlines today
Nigerian Newspaper Headlines

NERC Approves Power Hike By 50%

According to reports, the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved that all electricity distribution companies in the country to increase its tariffs billing by an average of 50 percent on April 1.

Governors In Nigeria Are Parasites – Babachir Lawal

Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says if it was up to him, Nigeria will have only federal and local governments. Speaking with journalists in Abuja, the former SGF described governors in the country as “parasites” who take a major share of the country’s resources and “abuse” it.

Illiteracy In North Threatens Peace – Emir Of Kano State

Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano has called on leaders in the North to change the education narrative to save the region and the country. The Emir stated this in Kaduna at an event marking the 60th birthday of Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

Amaechi Loses Chief Security Officer

This is definitely not the best of times for the minister for transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as he has lost his chief security officer, Tony Iwelu to the cold hands of death. According to reports, he was said to have died of electric shock in the bathroom of a hotel he was lodged on Monday.

Why Buhari Can’t Sack Service Chief – SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has explained why President Muhammadu Buhari can’t fire the country’s service chiefs now. Speaking on Tuesday, the SGF also criticized those calling for the sack of Service Chiefs, saying that there are processes that must be followed to effect their sack.

Reno Omokri Quarries Buhari’s Integrity

Reno Omokri, a former presidential media aide has questioned the integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari on certain issues that have rocked his administration. The staunch critic of the President listed out events such as the sacking of the former secretary of the federation, Babachir Lawal, the purchase of a multimillion Naira power bike by the President’s son, Yusuf amongst others as cases that have remained unsolved.

Supreme Court Adjourns Application For Review Of Zamfara Judgment

The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing in the application by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a review of a judgment that barred the party’s candidate from participating in the governorship election in the state.

Supreme Court Adjourns Imo Governorship Case Till March 2nd

The supreme court has adjourned it’s hearing on an application seeking a review of its judgment on the Imo governorship election to March 2. Following a request Kanu Agabi, Emeka Ihedioha’s counsel, the supreme court had to adjourn the hearing initially fixed for Tuesday till March 2.

APC Now A Funny Organization – Babachir Lawal

Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government to the federation (SGF), says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), is a “funny” organization. Lawal said this while speaking with journalists in Abuja at over the weekend.

Odion Ighalo, First Nigerian To Play For Man-U Since Inception

Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo made history on Monday night as he came on for his new club Manchester United in the 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, replacing Anthony Martial in the 90th minute. Odion has made the history of becoming the first Nigerian to play for the Red Devils since its inception, 142 Years ago.