The Newspapers – Things You Need To Know This Thursday

April 19, 2018

  -Good morning! Here is today’s summary Nigerian Newspapers today Thursday 19th ,April 2018 from…

Lawmakers Give DSS, Police 24 Hours To Recover Mace

The National Assembly on Wednesday gave the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and Director General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, 24 hours to recover the Mace. The order was given after thugs invaded the Senate Chambers and disrupted the proceedings.

Lawyers React As Thugs Seize Senate Mace

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has called for the recovery of the stolen Senate mace, saying the spare mace ”is not sufficient to replace the stolen one.” Hoodlums disrupted plenary session on Wednesday, and made away with the mace, the symbol of authority of the Senate. While Femi Falana said the proceedings of the Senate could not continue until the stolen mace was retrieved, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) described the invasion as a sad day for democracy and Nigeria.

Sen. Omo-Agege Breaks Silence On Senate Invasion

The Senator representing Delta Central Ovie Omo-Agege has denied reports that he is responsible for the Senate’s missing mace. The mace was taken away by some hoodlums who stormed the Senate chamber on Wednesday in Abuja. Omo-Agege is alleged to be the one responsible for the incident.

Buhari Says Nigerian Youths Like Freebies

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said many Nigerian youths believe that it is their right to get everything free because Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. The President made this assertion while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster. He said that Nigeria had a very young population, most of whom were uneducated, but wanted everything offered them on a silver platter.

Ohanaeze Sacks Nwodo As President

John Nwodo has been reportedly sacked as President of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, according to a statement from the youth wing of the organisation. Nwodo has been in a running battle with various arms of the body for reportedly pocketing the organisation.

APC To Hold National Convention May 14

The ruling All Progressives Congress will hold its Elective National Convention on 14 May, 2018, the party announced on Wednesday. According to a timetable released by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, the party would first hold ward congresses on 2 May.

Two Prisoners Enrol For PhD Programmes

Two inmates of Kirikiri Prison in Lagos Tunwashe Kabiru and Oladipupo Moshood have enroled for doctorate degrees at the national Open University (NOUN). Concise News learned that the two doctoral candidates were among the three who were awarded master’s degrees by the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu.

Muslim Students Blast May Over Same-Sex Marriage

The Lagos chapter of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has said British Prime Minister Theresa May’s call on Commonwealth nations to allow same-sex marriage will increase immorality.

Win W/Cup Get $24m, Pinnick Tells Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that the Super Eagles will get $24 million dollars if they play in the final of the 2018 World Cup. President of the NFF Amaju Pinnick said this in Abuja on Wednesday while chatting with the press, adding that the proceeds would be shared equally between the players and the football house.

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