Major Headlines of the Day (Thursday May 9, 2019) from Nigerian Newspapers

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  1. Kano State House of Assembly Passes Bill To Reduce Emir’s Powers

The Kano State House of Assembly yesterday passed a bill for the creation of four additional first-class Emirates in the State. The new Emirates include Rano, Gaya, Karaya and Bichi. The creation of these new emirates go on to reduce the powers of the Emir of the State, Sanusi II.

  1. NLC-Led Protesters Block Ngige’s Residence in Abuja

A group of protesters led by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) barricaded and invaded the residence of the Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige in Asokoro area of the nation’s capital. The reason for this act was not revealed as at the time of filing this report.

  1. Former CBN Boss Confirmed New FERMA Boss

The Nigerian Senate yesterday confirmed the appointment of a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Tunde Lemo as the Chairman of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

  1. Adeleke To Know Gubernatorial Faith Today

Senator Ademola Adeleke is set to know his gubernatorial faith today as the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja will deliver judgement on the Osun State governorship election matter. The News Chronicle reports that the development was contained in a hearing motion served to the respondents by the Senior Registrar of the court on Wednesday.

  1. Security Situation Better During Jonathan’s Tenure – Northern Elders Forum

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has revealed that the country fared better tackling insecurity during the past administration than in President Muhammadu Buhari’s time. This report comes countering the media report given by Presidency this week that insecurity levels have dropped in Nigeria since the incumbent president took office.

  1. PEPT Assures Fairness as Election Hearing Begins

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) assured all parties of fairness in the four petitions pending as hearing begun yesterday. The inaugural sitting began yesterday in Abuja as the outcome of the last presidential election won by the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, All Progressive Congress (APC) was being challenged by the opposition.

  1. Mace of Jigawa House of Assembly Broken As Members Fight Over Speakership

The Jigawa State House of Assembly has destroyed the mace which is a symbol of authority after some lawmakers got into a fight over its leadership. The News Chronicle understands that the fight broke out when the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Isa Idris announced the decision to amend the house standing rule which stipulates that all former assembly speakers and deputy speakers cannot vie for the position of speaker again in subsequent assemblies.

  1. Ngige Denies Sending Thugs To Attack Labour Workers

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has denied sending hired thugs to attack members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers. It will be recorded that some NLC-led protesters blocked the entrance of the Labour Minister’s house in Asokoro with some of them requiring medical attention afterwards.

  1. President Buhari Inaugurates North-East Development Commission Board (NEDC)

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated the North-East Development Commission (NEDC). The News Chronicle can clearly report that the President inaugurated the Commission before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held at the presidential villa.

  1. UEFA Champions League: All English Final as Tottenham Progress

Football fans worldwide will brace themselves for an all English Champions League Final on June 1 as Tottenham overcame a 2-0 deficit in the first leg of the semi-final to qualify 3-3 on away goal rule. The victory sums up a week of comebacks as Liverpool cruised through on Tuesday night having to overcome a 3-0 first leg deficit.

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