Nigerian Newspapers: Tuesday, May 09, 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.

Some abducted Chibok girls refused to be ‘freed’ –Negotiator

Some of the schoolgirls, abducted by Boko Haram militants from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014, refused to be part of a group of 82 girls freed at the weekend, one of the negotiators involved in the release said on Monday.

After over three years in captivity, 82 of the schoolgirls were released out of the more than 200 students, who were still in the terrorists’ captivity in exchange  for some detained Boko Haram’s suspects.


Buhari Expresses Confidence His Absence Won’t Affect Governance

Twenty-four hours after he proceeded to London on account of his health, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday expressed confidence that his absence would not affect the smooth running of government.

Buhari, who relayed this last night in a tweet on his Twitter handle @MBuhari, said his confidence in effective government apparatus while he’s away was absolute.


Argentina defeats Germany in Abuja IDPs, diplomats football tournament

In what could be described as a replay of the 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana in Rio, Brazil; Argentina on Saturday in Abuja exacted their revenge on Germany.

Argentina prevailed 4-3 against Germany after a penalty shootout to win an international football tournament.


Ambode bans VIOs from Lagos roads

The Lagos State Government has ordered Vehicle Inspection Officers to leave Lagos roads.

It was gathered that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode handed down the directive as a result of public complaints.


Buhari Departs for London After Receiving Chibok Girls

In keeping with his statement last March that he would have to return to the United Kingdom for a follow up on his medical treatment, President Muhammadu Buhari, after receiving the 82 Chibok girls who were released from captivity on Saturday, left last night for London, the British capital, for further consultations with his doctors.

With the president’s departure, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will take charge of the country’s affairs from today as the acting president.


BREAKING: Finally, National Assembly to disclose own budget after years of secrecy

The leaders of Nigeria’s federal legislature have finally agreed to make the 2017 National Assembly budget open to the public, ending eight years of secrecy, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report.

The decision was reached at the meeting of the joint leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives, which commenced late Monday and ended moments after midnight, at the Maitama, Abuja, residence of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, sources who attended the meeting told PREMIUM TIMES.


Death toll in Fulani herdsmen, Tiv clash hits 15

Fifteen persons were reportedly killed on Sunday when Fulani herdsmen attacked three communities in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.

The communities attacked include Tse Akaa, Mba’abaji and Tse Orlalu all in Ugondo Mbanar District of Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.


Femi Kuti Breaks World Saxophone Record

Femi Kuti has broken the world record for the longest single note held on a saxophone at the New Africa Shrine.

He attained the feat on Sunday at the New Africa Shrine as shared by his sister Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti on her Instagram page @yenikuti.


Meningitis: Nigerian govt’s failure to heed early warnings, produce vaccines locally causes over 800 deaths

As Nigeria takes stock of the heavy toll of the current meningitis outbreak on its citizens, concerns persist over the continuing failure of the authorities to take obvious measures to check the recurrent disease.

The current outbreak this year became an epidemic, despite the country’s past experiences with the disease and early warnings by local and international health agencies of its imminence.


Lagos DPO kills apprentice during raid on birthday party

The tragic death of a 23-year-old apprentice tailor, Jamiu Ayoade, has caused grief in Ijeshatedo, Lagos State.


Jamiu was allegedly shot dead by the Divisional Police Officer of the Ijesha Police Station, identified as Muhammed Yakubu.




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