Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Friday, 12th July, 2019
1. President Buhari Writes Senate On Confirmation Of Tanko As CJN
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Nigerian Senate to approve the nomination of Justice Tanko Mohammed as the substantive Chief Justice of the country.
Naija News understands that the President made his request known in a letter sent to the National Assembly and read by the Senate President during plenary on Thursday.
The dramatic protest of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) against the federal government has continued on Thursday.
The protesters are demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky from government custody where he has been since his arrest in 2015.
The nomination of Aliyu Abubakar as commissioner for agriculture has been rejected by the Kaduna state house of assembly.
Although other nominees had been accepted, Abubakar was asked why he wanted to participate in a government whose policies he does not agree with and constantly attacks.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INECs chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has noted that a lot of lessons were learnt by the commission from the conduct of the 2019 general elections.
He further noted that the learned lessons would help to guide the commission such that future election would be credible and well organized.
Yahaya Shiko, a retired major, who served as the collation agent for the Peoples Democratic Party in the Kaduna South Local Government of Kaduna State during the presidential election, while speaking before the Presidential Election Tribunal on Thursday claimed that the results of the February 23 election were doctored in his presence in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Shiko, the 20th petitioners witness of PDP at the Tribunal, stated that the election in his area was marred by over-voting and allocation of figures to political parties that participated in the election.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has finally banned the selling of the agrochemical killer product (Sniper) in open shops and supermarkets.
Naija News understands that the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Moji Adeyeye, who announced this in a statement said the implementation of the ban will commence on September 1st 2019.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been described as the architect of Islamisation and Fulanisation in the country.
This was stated by Alhaji Hassan Ardo, the Nigerian envoy to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago while reacting to recent comments by Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari was out with a Fulanisation and Islamisation agenda.
The Victoria Island headquarters of Ecobank was on Thursday besieged by members of the organized labour who are protesting the alleged sacking of workers.
The protesters accused the management of the bank of sacking 1000 workers without paying the expected benefits.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCCs Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu has said that the anti-graft agency is fighting powerful forces in the country.
Magu further stated that the commission will do anything within its power to wage war against corruption.
Indications coming from the Presidential Villa shows that President Muhammadu Buhari is set to recall about 12 to 15 of his former ministers to his Next Level cabinet.
It was gathered that the ex-ministers names are on the list which was reportedly submitted to Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Wednesday.
Author: Oladipo Abiola