Nigerian Newspapers: Thursday, May 18, 2017

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

Anger as Edo policemen handcuff driver to patrol van

A large number of Nigerians have condemned the chaining of an Edo State driver to a patrol truck along Sopkonba Road Junction, Benin, the Edo State capital.

A resident, Augustine Ogbomwan, who was filming the torture of the unidentified driver with his mobile phone camera, was also said to have been detained by the police.

-Punch

Osinbajo Will Assent to 2017 Budget, Says Presidency

Following that absence of clarity Wednesday afternoon as to who would sign the 2017 budget after its transmission to the executive by the National Assembly, the presidency last night said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo would assent to this year’s spending bill.

-Thisday

UK govt reacts to coup rumours in Nigeria

The British government has warned against “non-democratic” change of government in Nigeria, amid speculations about military coup as concerns grow over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.

“The British government believes that democracy is actually critical in Nigeria,” the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, said on Wednesday. “There are elections. If you’re not happy with your leaders then you should change your leadership through the democratic process and through elections.”

-Premiumtimes

Nigeria can’t progress under current political system – Tinubu, Bozimo

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and a former Minister of Police Affairs, Chief Broderick Bozimo, have said Nigeria cannot progress under the current political system which operates like a military unitary system.

The former governor of Lagos State said this at the 91st anniversary of Daily Times newspaper and the Times Heroes awards in Abuja on Tuesday, while  Bozimo stated this while speaking with journalists during  the 90th birthday celebration of a former Federal Commissioner, Chief Edwin Clark.

-Punch

Buhari, Obasanjo, Obaigbena, Elumelu Bag DTN Heroes Awards

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Tuesday night conferred with the Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe Leadership Award to mark the 91st anniversary of Daily Times, Nigeria’s oldest newspapers.

The award night, graced by influential members of the society, was held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

-Thisday

Buratai’s alert: UK, Ohanaeze, ACF, PDP warn soldiers against coup

Regional bodies, the Peoples Democratic Party, civil rights groups and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria among others, on Wednesday, urged military officers and other individuals toying with the idea of a coup in Nigeria to perish the thought.

Among those that condemned the alleged plot of a military intervention are the United Kingdom Government; the umbrella body for the North, the Arewa Consultative Forum; the Igbo socio-political organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo; and a prominent lawyer, Alhaji Yusuf Ali (SAN).

-Punch

Islamic Solidarity Games: Nigeria Wins First Medal

Team Nigeria finally made it to the medals’ table at the ongoing Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Nathaniel Glory Onome won the country’s first medal having finished second in the Women’s 400m Hurdles event.

-Premiumtimes

Police vow to arrest killers of family of 6 in Ogun

The Police in Ogun, on Wednesday, said they would work assiduously to arrest the killers of Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abdulsalam Yusuf and members of his family.

Police Public Relations Officer in the Sate, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, made the pledge during a visit to the residence of late Yusuf in Atiba.

-Punch

Tinubu Berates FG for Running Nigeria Like Unitary System

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has expressed disappointment with the federal system of government presently being operated in the country.

-Thisday

Combined wealth of Dangote, Adenuga, Otedola, Alakija, Danjuma can end extreme poverty in Nigeria

The combined wealth of Nigeria’s five richest persons, estimated to be about $29.9 billion, can end extreme poverty in the country, a report by Oxfam International has stated.

The Oxfam report was titled ‘Inequality in Nigeria, Exploring the Drivers.’

Forbes magazine lists the five richest Nigerians as Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Femi Otedola, Folorunsho Alakija and Theophilus Danjuma.

-Premiumtimes

 

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