Major Headlines of the Day (Friday May 10, 2019) from Nigerian Newspapers

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  1. Abuja Residents Call For Government Intervention As Power Outage Intensifies

Residents of Abuja have witnessed constant power outages for days calling on the Federal Government to intervene. The source of the power outage is a result of a collapse in the power grid with residential homes and offices running on generators daily.

  1. Buhari Re-appoints CBN Governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed the Governor of Central Bank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele. The letter of his re-appointment was sent to the Senate on Wednesday and read on the floor by Senate President, Bukola Saraki shortly before plenary was adjourned.

  1. NLC Threatens Nationwide Strike Against Ngige

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to go on a nationwide strike in protest against Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige. The News Chronicle understands that there is a major rift between the Labour Minister and the workers’ congress following the refusal of the Minister to assent to the workers’ choice of Comrade Frank Kokori as Chairman, National Insurance Trust Fund (NISTF).

  1. Senator Adeleke Heads To Supreme Court

Following the judgement of the Court of Appeal yesterday pronouncing Governor Gboyega Oyetola ideal winner in this year’s Osun State gubernatorial election, Senator Ademola Adeleke has instructed his counsels to challenge the appeal court judgement as he was dissatisfied with the outcome of the case.

  1. Buhari On Top Of Security Challenges – CONS

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas yesterday briefed State House correspondents that President Muhammadu Buhari is fully aware of the insecurity challenges and is on top of the situation. Ibas also noted that security agencies briefed him on what had been happening across the country with particular emphasis on the acquisition of small arms and what they are doing to curtail the consequences.

  1. KWASU Shuts Down Indefinitely

The Management of the Kwara State University (KWASU) has shut down the university indefinitely. This was revealed in a statement signed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sakah Mahmud yesterday. This action was taken following an ultimatum by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Wednesday to the state government on the appointment of an acting vice-chancellor for the university.

  1. Acting CJN: No One Can Influence Supreme Court Judgement

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad yesterday said that no human being, living or dead could influence the judgement of the Supreme Court. This was stated in a statement by the Director, Press and Information of the Supreme Court, Festus Akande quoting the acting CJN.

  1. Former Presidential Aide Lauds Buhari for Emefiele’s Re-appointment

The former presidential aide and staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, Reno Omokri lauded the Nigerian President for the re-appointment of a second term of the Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele. The letter of re-appointment was read on the floor of plenary by Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

  1. Football Fans Brace For All English European Finals

Football fans worldwide are bracing for an all English affair in this year’ European Championship Finals. In the Champions League Final that will be played on June 1, Liverpool face Tottenham while the Europa League Final will pitch Chelsea against London rivals Arsenal.

  1. Neymar Banned For Fan Abuse

PSG forward and world most expensive player, Neymar Jr has been banned for three games after punching a fan following Paris-Saint Germain’s (PSG) defeat in the Coupe de France last month. PSG lost the game 9-8 on penalties after playing out a 2-2 draw against Rennes.

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