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Nigeria news today headlines on Friday, 12th of April 2019 and here are the top headlines news summary in Nigeria curated by NIGERIA NEWS for your online reads. enjoy

1. Benue: Arrested herdsman reveals sponsor, says others coming

The Benue State Livestock Guards have arrested a Fulani herdsman identified as Amandu Wakili suspected to be responsible for the recent attacks on some communities in the state.

Wakili, who was arrested in company of other herdsmen, disclosed that they were working for one Alhaji Aliyu Tershaku.

Addressing journalists on Thursday in Makurdi, the state capital, Mallam Wakili claimed that Tershaku asked herdsmen, including him to return to the state and continue with grazing of cattle in defiance of the Benue State Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law.

2. Buhari makes new appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Liman Ibrahim as the new Controller-General (CG) of the Federal Fire Service (FFS).

A statement signed by Al-Hassan Yakmut, Secretary, Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) on Thursday in Abuja said that the appointment took effect from March 29.

Yakmut said that Ibrahim’s appointment was made following the retirement of Mr Joseph Anebi, the former fire service boss.

3. Tribunal receives 18 petitions in Kaduna

Justice A. H. Suleiman, Chairman, National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Kaduna State, said the tribunal has received 18 petitions from candidates not satisfied with the outcome of the just-concluded 2019 polls in the state.

Suleiman, who addressed lawyers and newsmen during the tribunal inaugural sitting on Thursday in Kaduna, said 10 of the petitions were in respect of the February 23 National Assembly elections, while eight were for the March 9 State House of Assembly poll.

Suleiman warned that absence of parties and their Counsel will not stop proceedings of the tribunal, NAN reports.

4. Drama as Senator Marafa offers Saraki new wife

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has offered Senate President Bukola Saraki another wife.

Marafa made the offer while thanking his colleagues for approving a N10 billion intervention fund for Zamfara, owing to the insecurity in the state.

Speaking on the floor of Senate on Thursday, the lawmaker said there is room for another wife in Saraki’s house because its size “is grossly underutilised.”

5. Nigeria election: Reps probe killings in Rivers

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, commenced investigations into the killing of Dr Ferry Gberegbe, a Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic Lecturer, and others during the 2019 General Elections in Rivers.

This was sequel to a motion under matters of public importance by Rep Kingsley Chinda (PDP-Rivers) at a plenary presided over by Speaker Yakubu Dogara at the National Assembly, Abuja.

NAN reports that the House, which condemned the killings, also observed a minute silence in honour of the departed souls.

6. Why insecurity, corruption will persist in Nigeria – Ex-Attorney General, Kanu Agabi

The former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Kanu Godwin Agabi, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has urged Nigerian government to establish National Integration Commission.

Delivering a convocation lecture entitled, One Nation, One Destiny, to mark the 32nd Convocation of the University of Calabar on Thursday, Mr. Agabi said the commission would be charged with the mandate of bringing all segments and tribes of the country together as one entity outside the role played by Federal Character Commission which is concerned with equitable sharing of positions in the country.

7. Ex-minister’s son abandons father, dumps PDP in Lagos

Moyo Ogunlewe, son of Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, has abandoned his father in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Moyo, a lawyer, contested on the platform of the PDP to represent Kosofe 1 Constituency in the Lagos State Assembly during the just concluded general election.

He ascribed his resignation from the PDP to the failure of the leadership of the opposition party to handle the crisis that had now engulfed the party since the 2019 general election.

8. What I have discovered about Ihedioha’s victory – Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu

The Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the just concluded election, Uche Nwosu, has said his party had discovered what he described as high-level of irregularity in some local government areas during the governorship election.

He noted particularly that what transpired in the four council areas of Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise, Ezinihitte and Ngor-Okpala was not proper for the nation’s democracy.

Nwosu, who recently got the nod of the tribunal to inspect election materials, stated that he was confident that he would reclaim his ‘stolen’ mandate.

9. 21 bodies found after mudslide at gold mine

Liberian authorities, on Thursday, confirmed that 21 bodies have been recovered from a gold mine where a mudslide buried some miners two months ago.

The authorities said up to 45 miners were thought to have been trapped after the mudslide at the Gbanepea Mine in the lower Nimba County in central Liberia on Feb. 9.

Dorr Cooper, the Nimba County superintendent, said only 21 bodies were found and that rescue operations had been brought to a close while speaking to newsmen, NAN reports.

10. Europa League: Arsenal beat Napoli, Chelsea win

Arsenal defeated Napoli 2-0 on Thursday night, to secure decent advantage for Unai Emery’s men, ahead of the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash.

The Gunners were favourites to win the first leg at the Emirates and dominated the Serie A side from start to finish.

Aaron Ramsey opened scoring after a fine team move, before Lucas Torreira’s shot cannoned off Kalidou Koulibaly into his own net.

 

The above is the top 10 breaking news trending news on Google Nigeria News as of April 12th, 2019 being Friday, visit NIGERIA NEWS tomorrow being 13th of April, Saturday for more news summary

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