Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today, Friday, 2nd March 2018
Here is a summary from Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today, Friday, 2nd March 2018
1. Jubilation as Yusuf Buhari returns to Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Son, Yusuf Buhari has returned to the country after undergoing further treatment overseas.
Yusuf Buhari, who was involved in a motorbike accident in December 2017, returned to the country on 1st of March, after spending weeks in Germany receiving medical treatment.
2. Northern governors declare support for cattle ranching
Governors of the 19 Northern states in the country have said that they were not opposed to the ranching of cattle as a way of checking the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen.
In a communiqué issued by the forum and read out by the Governor of Borno State Kashim Shettima on Thursday, after its meeting in Kaduna, the forum said ranching was the surest way of enhancing the productivity of animals in the country.
3. Fayemi reacts to no confidence vote by reps
Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development has described the vote of no confidence passed on him by members of the house of representatives as unfair.
Members of the house of representatives had passed a vote of no confidence on Fayemi and his minister of state, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, over their failure to appear at the sectoral debate on the state of the steel sector in the country.
4. IPOB say their proscription is a constitutional error
Counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Ifeanyi Ejiofor, in an appeal filed on Thursday, has enjoined the Court of Appeal to upturn the judgement made by the Federal High Court, as well as the order proscribing IPOB and declaring it a terrorist group.
The group submitted that the Judge who ordered their proscription, was constitutionally wrong.
5. Boko Haram kills Army commanding officer in Sambisa forest
One of the commanding officers of the Nigerian Army Strike Force Group, Lieutenant-Colonel AE Mamudu, was killed by a vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device in Sambisa Forest.
Military sources at the defense headquarters say this is his second time of his coming to Northeast. He was first posted to Borno in 2015.
6. Saraki explains absence at APC NEC meeting
Senate President Bukola Saraki has cleared the air on his absence at the caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday and the national executive council (NEC) meeting of the party on Tuesday.
The Senate President was in Benin from morning till 6.15pm, attending the Senate Roundtable on Migration and Human Trafficking.
7. CBN issues fresh warning on digital currencies
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has again warned the Nigerian public against investing in Cryptocurrencies.
The apex bank warned that such currencies were not legal tenders in Nigeria.
8. Hate speech offenders in Nigeria to die by hanging – Senate
The Senate has passed a bill which supports that any person found guilty of any form of hate speech that results in the death of another person shall die by hanging upon conviction.
The bill was sponsored by the spokesman of the upper chamber, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger).
9. We will prosecute Yahaya Bello for double registration
The Independent National Electoral Commission says its allegation of double registration against Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State still stands.
It said the recent issuance of a temporary voter card to the governor did not mean that the issue of double registration had been swept under the carpet.
10. Again, Manchester City defeats Arsenal
Manchester City moved a step closer to clinching the Premier League title after their 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates stadium on Thursday.
Three first half goals from Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane settled the game in favour of Manchester City.
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