Nigeria news today headlines on Thursday, 11th of April 2019 and here are the top headlines news summary in Nigeria curated by NIGERIA NEWS for your online reads. enjoy
1. ‘Investigate Atiku for treason’ – Buhari group tells DSS
Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, has urged the Department of State Services, DSS, to investigate the former Vice President Abubakar Atiku’s romance with foreign bodies, especially the United States of America, in pursuit of his alleged stolen mandate to succeed incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.
BMO also accused Atiku of seeking to destabilise the country in a bid to realise his failed ambition to be President.
This, it said, is the reason he had been lobbying the US authorities to recognise him as authentic President, even though he overwhelmingly lost the February 23 Presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari.
2. ‘We have been abandoned’ – Fire Service boss laments lack of support from govt
The Director, Akwa Ibom State Fire Service, Mr. Ubong Umoh has lamented over lack of assistance to the corporation by the current administration.
Ubong in a chat with newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday regretted that due to lack of necessary equipment and staff strength, the corporation was incapacitated to tackle serious fire outbreaks in the state.
He said though staff salaries were being paid as at when due, the parastatal has not received any support from the government of Mr. Udom Emmanuel, which is almost completing its first tenure in office.
3. ‘Revoke BEDC license now’- Delta communities cry out to Buhari out over power outages
Residents of Warri, Delta State and its environs have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to revoke the license of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, over its failure to provide them with constant power supply.
The residents threatened to drag President Buhari to court if he failed to take actions against BEDC.
The residents said in spite of the outrageous bills they pay, BEDC have subjected the whole town into perpetual darkness.
The residents said some areas like Okere-Ugborikoko and Igbudu II have been in darkness since January 2, 2018.
4. NEPZA officials accused of planning to embezzle N42bn special funds
Top officials of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, NEPZA, have been accused of planning to corner about N42billion meant for the establishment of Special Economic Zones in the country.
The Senate had questioned creation of a limited liability company with 25% government interest, the retention of three officials as directors, and the allocation of government’s funds to the company, when the Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, Dr. Okey Enelamah presented the ministry’s 2019 Budget.
5. Buhari hates Benue people, his comments have vindicated Ortom – Tiv Youths
The Tiv Youth Organization has tongue-lashed Presidential Muhamadu Buhari over comments credited to him regarding why Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, left the All Progressives Congress (APC)
Buhari was quoted to have told members of Nigerian community in Dubai that Ortom left the APC owing to unresolved issues concerning open-grazing of cattle in Benue State.
But the TYO in a statement by its President General, Timothy Hembaor, faulted the President’s comment, saying, “it was a confirmation of Buhari’s anti-Benue posturing, adding that by the statement, Ortom’s lack of confidence in federal authorities to protect his people has been confirmed.”
6. Unclad armed youths in white ‘pants’ engage Rivers police in shootout
The Rivers State Police Command has arrested dozens of young men in a mass raid around the communities hosting the University of Port Harcourt.
The arrest came hours after unclad armed youths in only white ‘pants’ numbering up to 10 openly engaged Police officers from the Choba Division in a gun duel.
Eyewitnesses say the armed men started shooting from SDA Junction to Rumuchakara with the Choba Police Division calling for re-enforcement.
7. Eniola Badmus speaks on her rumoured death
Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus, has reacted to report that she is dead.
The news of her rumoured death Tuesday surfaced on social media with so many Nigerians writing RIP on her pictures.
But, reacting, the Eniola in a terse statement on her Instagram account on Wednesday refuted the reports.
According to her, she is not dead or in any terrible situation as claimed in the report.
8. IMF warns Nigeria, others on loans from China
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned Nigeria and other developing countries from against taking loans from China due to unfavourable loan conditions.
Mr Tobias Adrian, the Financial Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department said this on Wednesday during the launch of the Global Financial Stability Report for April, 2019 at the IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington D.C, U.S, NAN reports.
“Capital flows, which includes capital flows from China are of course important for development.
9. E-money: UNILAG reacts as controversy trails Kcee brother’s ‘honourary degree’, releases awardees’ photos
The University of Lagos, UNILAG, has reacted to speculations that the institution gave an honourary doctorate degree to 5 Star Music CEO, E-Money.
E-Money, brother of popular artiste and Limpopo crooner, Kcee, had on his Instagram account posted pictures of him bagging a degree at an event held in UNILAG.
10. Senate Presidency: Senator Sabi speaks on Ahmed Lawan
Senator Aliyu Sabi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, on Wednesday declared that former Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan will run an all-inclusive administration if elected as Senate President.
Sabi said Lawan’s Presidency will be all-inclusive, irrespective of political and party divide.
Speaking with reporters in Abuja, Sabi, who is the Senate spokesperson, assured that Lawan’s aspiration is to have a Senate that will work for Nigerians.
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