Nigerian Newspapers: Friday, May 26, 2017

Good morning Nigerians, we have aggregated today’s major headlines from top Nigerian Newspapers for you here on; Newspapers reviewed include: Punch, Vanguard, Premiumtimes, The Nations, National Mirror, Dailypost, Tribune, The Sun etc.

Ekweremadu Advocates Total Removal of Age Limits for Political Offices

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called for the total removal of age as a criterion for holding political offices in Nigeria.

He instead called for a situation where the electorate are allowed to make their choices based on their assessment of the competence of those who present themselves for elections.


Anointing service drama: Ambode sacks chaplain 24 hours after Sunday service …priest, family thrown out of residence for ‘disrespecting’ gov’s wife

There is anger at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Lagos State, after the Presiding Chaplain, Venerable Femi Taiwo, was sacked by the Governing Council allegedly on the order of the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Taiwo got the sack on Monday, May 15, without any query or official reason stated in the sack letter.


Soyinka to Sahara Reporters: Be careful now your location is known

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Thursday warned citizen advocacy platforms Sahara Reporters and Budgit, to be more careful now that its location has been made public.

The event was the launch of a citizen media lab, a collaborative project between Sahara Reporters and Budgit, located at 13B, Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.


Ramadan: Sultan set to announce sighting of moon

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam on Thursday said the announcement of the sighting of the moon would be made by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar.

The Kogi State Chairman of JNI, Ambassador Usman Bello, made this known in Lokoja during a press briefing to usher in this year Ramadan fast.


Ebola: FG, Lagos to Sanction Kenya Airways

The federal and Lagos State governments Thursday said Kenya Airways would be punished for conveying a corpse from an Ebola-infested country, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to Nigeria without clearance.

Consequently, the governments condemned the action of the airline, noting that the ban on repatriation of human remains into the country was still in force.


Police ‘intensify’ search for school children abducted in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command says it has intensified search for six students abducted at Igbonla Model School, near Epe, Lagos.

In a statement on Thursday, the police said Fatai Owoseni, the Police Commissioner, had raised a team to rescue the students and apprehend the suspects.


Obasanjo calls for negotiation on Biafran agitation

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on the Federal Government to negotiate with those agitating for the creation of a Biafran republic out of the current set-up in Nigeria.

Obasanjo said this at an event, tagged ‘Memory and Nation Building: Biafra 50 years later’, which held in Abuja on Thursday.


NEC Accuses Jonathan of Bias over Disbursement of N34bn Ecological Fund

The National Economic Council (NEC) Thursday accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of discrimination in the distribution of ecological fund, saying he disbursed N34 billion to 17 states controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP), to the exclusion of opposition parties.

Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, disclosed this while briefing journalists at the end of the NEC meeting at the State House, Abuja.


Osinbajo, governors, accuse Jonathan of discriminating against 19 states in sharing of ecological funds

The administration of former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, discriminated in the sharing of ecological funds to states, a new report has shown.

An interim report submitted by the National Executive Council’s Ad-hoc committee on management of ecological fund revealed that 19 states, including Abuja, are yet to benefit from the one percent share of the Ecological Fund as stipulated by law.


Gunmen abduct six Lagos pupils three days after writing school

Gunmen took advantage of security lapses around creeks in Igbonla, Epe, on Thursday to abduct six pupils of Igbonla Model College, Epe, Lagos.

This came seven months after four pupils and two members of staff of the college were kidnapped in October 2016.




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