Newspaper Headlines Today – Thursday April 19 2018.
Reviewed Here are the news that Made Headlines TODAY, Thursday, April 19, 2018 in top Nigerian Newspapers. Check out Today’s Newspaper Review from The Punch, Vanguard, The Sun, The Nation, Thisday, Authority, Premium Times, The Guardian, and others below.
NEWSPAPERS REVIEW FOR TODAY THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018
1. President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday at the Commonwealth Business Forum held in Westminster, said that many Nigerian youths are uneducated but however like free things based on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. “About the economy, we have a very young population, our population is estimated conservatively to be 180million. More than 60% of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing and get housing, healthcare, education free,” he said
2. Shock, condemnation, anger over the invasion of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Wednesday by suspected thugs who allegedly came with Senator Ovie Omo-Agege to steal the mace which is the parliament symbol of authority. The invasion was apparently the lawmaker’s why of expressing his anger over his 90days suspension. He was suspended over his accusation against his colleague that they were working against the interest of President Muhammadu Buhari. Senate plenary presided by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweredamu however continued an hour later after the mace was replaced.
3. According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is considering the possibility of changing its name before conducting the 2019 general elections. Punch says that its investigation shows that it was part of the conditions given by former members who left the party before 2015 general elections.
4. A retired Chief Superintendent of Police, David Agholor, reportedly shot himself dead at his residence located at Sharaton Estate, Olaogun, in the Ijoko area of Ogun State. While in service, he was in-charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SAS), Enugu Police Command.
5. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in its schedule which was signed by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, is set to hold ward and local government congresses to elect ward and local government officers on May 2 and 5 respectively, and then the state and national convention for the election of state officers and national officers would be conducted on May 10 and 14 respectively.
6. The Delta State chapter of the APC in a statement on Wednesday by its Chairman, Prophet Jone Erue, hailed the appointment of Festus Keyamo (SAN), as the Director, Strategic Communication of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation for the 2019 presidential election, says it was well-deserved and expressed confidence in his ability to deliver on the mandate.
7. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the invasion of the Senate by thugs and stealing of the mace, described the incident as a dangerous precedent and an assault on Nigeria’s democracy by anti democratic elements. “I am utterly embarrassed, shocked and outraged by this ugly development because it is not only a threat to a major democratic institution, but it also represents a grave danger to the survival of our democracy,” Atiku said.
8. Dr. Saadu Alanamu who was nominated and sent to the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation as a commissioner of the National Population Commission was last week reportedly remanded in prison custody by the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, over an alleged fraud to the tune of over N180million and abuse of bail condition.