Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
Good morning Nigeria and the rest of the world. Welcome to the News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019.
1. JAMB Probes Candidates’ Credentials From 2009-2019
Past Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB ) candidates across the country could be affected as the board launches a probe into the credentials of applicants dating back to ten years ago – in 2009. Concise News reports that this implies that persons who cheated the system to pass the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination ( UTME ) to secure admission into the tertiary institution and may have even graduated and participated in the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC ) will be arrested and their certificates withdrawn.
2. Atiku vs Buhari: We Transmitted Election Results To INEC Server, Say Presiding Officers
Some presiding officers in Borno and Yobe states have said that they transmitted results of the February 23 presidential election to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ). Transmission of last presidential election results to the
INEC server has been a contending issue since President Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner of the poll by INEC, with the Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar insisting that he extracted original result of the election from the Commission’s server, claiming he won the poll.
3. Presidency Replies Bishop Over ‘Buhari Sleeping On Duty’ Comments
The Presidency Monday said comments credited to the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Rt. Rev. Fr. Stephen Mamza, that President Muhammadu Buhari is ”sleeping on duty” was unfair. Concise News understands that spokesman for the president Garba Shehu said it was unbecoming of a religious leader, like Mamza, to engage ”in an action that broke the old tradition of staying above politics.”
4. Saraki Replies Tinubu Over Budget-padding Allegation
The Senate President has responded to the allegation by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ), Bola Tinubu , that the National Assembly had padded the national budget for four years, challenging him to provide proof. Saraki replied the former Lagos State governor in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu.
5. DSS Speaks On Arresting INEC Officials Over Atiku ‘Server Results’
The Department of State Services ( DSS ) has debunked reports that it has arrested and detained seven staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ). Concise News understands that there was a report on social media that the DSS had arrested some ICT staff of INEC for disclosing the commission’s server Identity number to the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) and its Presidential candidate in the just concluded elections, Atiku Abubakar .
6. Atiku Messages UK Over Killing Of Briton
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has told the government of United Kingdom that the killing of a British aid worker in Nigeria is not a Nigerian character. Atiku, who was the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in Nigeria’s 2019 election, said this while reacting to the recent killings in Kaduna.
7. Osun Guber: Appeal Court Fixes Date For Hearing
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has fixed hearing for April 24 in the appeals filed by the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and his party, the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) contesting the March 22, 2019 judgement by the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal. Concise News reports that this was contained in notices sent to parties by the court’s Registry.
8. Zamfara Emirs Reveal What Air Force Commander Said After ‘Killing Of Innocent Nigerians’
Zamfara Council of Chiefs has said that the leader of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) team that ‘mistakenly bombarded innocent Nigerians’ in the state has apologised. The council also denied reports it apologised to the force for alleging that it killed innocent civilians during air strikes in the northwest state.
9. What Happened To Me When We Tried To Remove Fuel Subsidy – Kachikwu
The minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu says he lost about six kilogrammes in weight when they tried to remove subsidy on petroleum products in 2016. Concise News reports that speaking on Hard Copy , a programme on Channels TV , the minister says there is a lot to deal with when subsidy removal is to be carried out.
10. Check Out Premier League Table After Chelsea’s Draw With Burnley
Burnley blocked Chelsea ‘s hopes of going third on the Premier League table with a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. News reports that all the goals came in a frantic first 24 minutes. Jeff Hendrick volleyed Burnley ahead in the eighth minute, but less than seven minutes later Chelsea led.
That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning.