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Nigeria news today headlines on Tuesday, 9th of April 2019 and here are the top headlines news summary in Nigeria curated by NIGERIA NEWS for your online reads. enjoy

1. Train crushes beggar to death in Lagos

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Monday confirmed that a passenger train crushed a beggar to death at Muslim area of Lagos.

Mr Jerry Oche, the Lagos District Manager (RDM) of the corporation,
made confirmation while addressing newsmen on the incident in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that an Ijoko to Iddo bound Mass Transit Train crushed a beggar to death near the Mushin railway station on Monday morning.

2. What I told Abba Kyari about Kano election – Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as bad loser in elections.

Ganduje said this while speaking with State House correspondents at the weekend after meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, The Nation reports.

On why he met with Kyari over the weekend, Ganduje said, “I came to consult with the Chief of Staff that Kano is peaceful, people are jubilating and I am happy to inform him that everything is normal.”

3. 2023: Ohanaeze attacks Junaid Mohammed for saying South East will not produce president

The apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Monday lambasted Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, or saying the presidency would elude the South East in 2023.

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Chuks Ibegbu, said northerners like Mohammed where the reasons the region was underdeveloped.

In a terse statement, Ibegbu “wondered whom Juanid Mohammed is representing as the North he is claiming to be speaking for did not send him to make such verbose claim nor is the North monolithic again.

4. Premier League table: Chelsea defeat West Ham, move up to third place

Chelsea now sit in third place on the Premier League table, following a 2-0 win over West Ham on Monday.

Eden Hazard decided the London Derby, with a dazzling solo goal in the first half, before adding a late second.

The victory takes the Blues up to 66 points, two more than Tottenham Hotspur who are in fourth place.

5. 9th Assembly: Orji Kalu begs APC, reveals why Deputy Senate President should be zone to Southeast

Orji Kalu, Senator-elect for Abia North, has urged the All Progressives Congress, APC, to zone the Deputy Senate President to the South-East.

He said zoning the position to the South East will be in line with the diversity of Nigeria.

Speaking during the ongoing induction of Senators-elect and House of Representatives members-elect on Monday, Kalu said APC as a party should look at diversity, because “diversity is our strength.”

6. NAF jets degrades terrorists hideout in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has degraded an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists’ hideout in Northern Borno.

NAF’s spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Monday.NAN reports

Daramola said the ATF also neutralised some of the ISWAP fighters at Tumbun Zarami in the Northern part of Borno.

7. FG commences process to collect tax from gaming businesses, lottery

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) have commenced process to automate the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) on lottery and gaming businesses in Nigeria.

Mr Wahab Gbadamosi, Head, Communications and SERVICOM Department, FRIS, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Monday.

Gbadamosi said that the agreement was sealed between the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Babatunde Fowler and operators of lottery businesses in Lagos on Monday.

8. JAMB: Govt urged to beef up security for 2019 UTME

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has urged Ebonyi State Government to beef up security ahead of the 2019 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination in the state.

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) being organised by JAMB is due to begin nationwide on Tuesday, April 9.

In a statement signed by its state Secretary, Mr. Jerry Oyibe in Abakaliki on Monday, the group said that the appeal was predicated on renewed boundary hostilities in some communities in the state that had led to loss of lives.

9. Gov. Ikpeazu sacks political appointees

Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has announced the sack of all his aides and other political appointees.

A press release by the permanent secretary of the Abia government house, Elder Bernard Ogbonna, said the sack was necessary to pave way for the formation of a new team that will work with the governor upon his inauguration for a second term in office.

The statement said those serving in the office of the Deputy Governor and Wife of the Governor were also affected by the order.

10. Speakership: Ajimobi under fire for supporting Gbajabiamila

A group within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo State, Itesiwaju Oyo, on Monday berated Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state for urging members-elect from the state to support Hon. Hakeem Femi Gbajabiamila as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Itesiwaju Oyo in a statement made available to DAILY POST, described the move by Ajimobi, urging the members-elect from the state to support Gbajabiamila instead of other lawmakers from the state whom the group argued that, are also qualified for the position, as “unfortunate”.

Ajimobi, DAILY POST reports, had at the weekend held a meeting with some members-elect from the state where he urged them to support the candidature of Gbajabiamila for the Speaker of the 9th Assembly.

 

The above is the top 10 breaking news trending news on Google Nigeria News as of April 9th, 2019 being Tuesday, visit NIGERIA NEWS tomorrow being 10th of April, Wednesday for more news summary

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