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Nigeria news today headlines on Saturday, 6th of April 2019 and here are the top headlines news summary in Nigeria curated by NIGERIA NEWS for your online reads. enjoy

1. Shehu Sani reveals where Buhari govt shows bias towards Northern Nigeria

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has accused the Federal Government of showing bias in tackling the issue of insecurity in the northern part of Nigeria.

He claimed that the Nigerian government has been more attentive to cases of extra-judicial killings in South-West than the rate of banditry and kidnappings in the North.

In a post on his Facebook page, Sani wrote: “The FG shows more concern over the extrajudicial killing of one person from the South West over the mass and continuous killings and Kidnappings in the north.

2. Why FG should declare state of emergency in Zamfara – Chief Imam

The Chief Imam of Al-Furqan Mosque in Kano State, Dr Bashir Omar, has urged the Federal Government to declare state-of-emergency in Zamfara State to address incessant kidnappings and killings of innocent citizens.

NAN reports that he made the call in his sermon during prayers in the mosque on Friday.

Omar said that the call was necessary in order to check the wanton killings currently going on in the state.

3. Imo election: Candidate urges court to prosecute, jail Okorocha over alleged electoral fraud

The candidate of the United Progressive Party, UPP, Comrade Precious Nwadike, Friday prayed the court to prosecute and sentence Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State to prison over alleged electoral rigging and manipulation.

He also explained that Okorocha hired thugs, criminals and assassins to harass, intimidate and cart away election results.

Nwadike added, “The reliefs sought by the plaintiff is founded on illegality, criminality and mutilation of result sheets and allocation of false scores in fake result sheets; and gross breach of the electoral act and the guideline for the conduct of the 2019 election and as such will affect the legal right of the applicant seeking to be joined”.

4. Stephen Urueye: Police arrest two suspect over death of LUTH doctor

The Lagos State Police Command on Friday arrested two suspects in connection to the killing of a medical graduate of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Dr. Stephen Urueye, at Idi Araba area of the state.

Stephen Urueye was reportedly stabbed to death at the gate of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, on Thursday, just a day after having his convocation.

His death has since led to an outcry by students and doctors at LUTH, who protested in demand for justice

5. World Bank appoints new president

The Executive Directors of the World Bank, on Friday unanimously appointed David Malpass as President of the World Bank Group for a five-year term, beginning on Tuesday, April 9.

The World Bank in a press release published on its website, said the appointment followed a transparent nomination process where any national of the Bank’s membership could be proposed by any Executive Director or Governor, NAN reports.

6. CJN: Presidency keeps mum on Onnoghen resignation letter

The presidency is yet to confirm the receipt of a letter of resignation by the suspended Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen, 24 hours after the speculation went viral.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reliably gathered that Onnoghen’s resignation letter was submitted to the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, by some Justices of the apex court.

NAN, however, learnt that the affected Justices arrived at the presidential villa few minutes after President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja for Jordan to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Thursday.

7. Gov. Okorocha vs INEC: What happened in court on Friday

Governor Rochas Okorocha’s move to secure an interim injunction to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue him a Certificate of Return as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District suffered setback on Friday.

The Governor had in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/296/2019, which he filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, insisted that the electoral umpire lacked the statutory powers to withhold his Certificate of Return.

According to him, he was validly elected to occupy the senatorial seat.

8. APC issues stern warning to Amosun

Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday announced that it would probe last-minute transactions by Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

A statement by the APC Publicity Secretary of the Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, alleged that the administration had engaged in late awards of contracts, withdrawals from treasury, sales of land and illegal recruitment of Senator Amosun’s cronies into senior positions of the Ogun State Civil Service, ostensibly to tie the hands of its successor.

9. Onnoghen’s lawyer confirms ex-CJN’s resignation, reveals why he took decision

The lawyer to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) has explained why his client resigned.

Awomolo on Friday confirmed the development to The Nation.

According to him, Onnoghen resigned on Thursday.

Awomolo disclosed that his client explained that he took the decision in interest of the judiciary.

10. CJN: ‘President will soon face law’ – APC speaks on Onnoghen’s resignation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the resignation of Walter Onnoghen, former Chief Justice of Nigeria

APC in a statement by Spokesman of party, Lanre Issa–Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, said Onnoghen’s resignation had vindicated President Mohammadu Buhari and the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) on their mission for the country to make progress.

Onilu said the decision by Onnoghen to throw in the towel was also a call for the opposition to shun act of implying political motives to every action of government.

 

The above is the top 10 breaking news trending news on Google Nigeria News as of April 6th, 2019 being Saturday, visit NIGERIA NEWS tomorrow being 7th of April, Sunday for more news summary

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