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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Friday morning, March 13, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Friday morning, March 13, 2020

1. Presidency reacts to alleged attack on Buhari in Kebbi

The Presidency has reacted to the video of an alleged attempted attack on President Muhammadu Buhari in Kebbi State. A video currently circulating on social media platforms showed a young man approaching Buhari in a move suggesting he wanted to attack him. He had almost reached the president before he was stopped by security operatives. Read more

2. NCAA reverses no Yellow card, no boarding policy, insists on vaccination of passengers at points of entry

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Thursday reversed the requirements for compulsory possession of the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) otherwise known as yellow card for passengers coming into the country over the outbreak of Coronavirus. Read more

3. Court bars APC from holding NEC meeting without Ajimobi, 2 others

Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Thursday restrained the All Progressives Congress (APC) from going ahead with the March 17 National Executive Council (NEC) meeting without a former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi; Waziri Bulama and Paul Chukwuma in attendance. Read more

4. APC suspends Lokpobiri, 12 others for alleged anti-party activities

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State on Thursday suspended a former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri, a former member of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Council, Engr. Preye Aganaba and 11 others for alleged anti-party activities. Read more

5. IPPIS will not undermine university autonomy, Buhari assures ASUU

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appealed to striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to accept the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System. The university teachers embarked on a two weeks warning strike on Monday to protest the Federal Government’s non-payment of some of their colleagues’ salaries for allegedly refusing to enroll in the IPPIS. Read more

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6. ASUU to review four-day-old warning strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday promised to review its four-day-old warning strike following the intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. The National President of ASUU, Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi, stated this at a meeting with the Speaker at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja. Read more

7. Sanusi sues Kano govt, IGP, DSS chief, seeks release from detention

The deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, on Thursday filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking an order for his release from the post-dethronement detention and confinement. The Kano State government had on Monday banished Sanusi to Awe local government area of Nasarawa State just a few hours after he was sacked as the 14th Emir of Kano. Read more

8. Kogi governor, Bello, explains delay in conducting local govt polls

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has stated why his administration has failed to conduct local government council elections. Governor Bello while inaugurating three commissions, namely Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission, KOSIEC, Kogi State Hajj commission and Kogi State Judicial Service Commission in Lokoja, on Thursday, said that the delay in conducting local government council elections in the state was due to paucity of funds in the last four years. Read more

9. Why we can’t devalue Naira now – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday dismissed reports on the impending devaluation of Naira, saying the speculation by unscrupulous players in the foreign exchange market had triggered panic in the industry. The apex bank in a statement issued by its Director of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okoroafor, in response to the stories making the round on the impending devaluation of the Naira and titled: “Market Fundamentals Do Not Support Naira Devaluation at This Time,” said the claims are false, unwarranted and calculated to serve the dubious and selfish motive of unscrupulous players in the foreign exchange market. Read more

10. KIDNAPPING: Doctors begin indefinite strike in Cross River

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Cross River on Thursday embarked on an indefinite strike over the abduction of the wife of their colleague, Mrs. Christian Ekanem. The victim, who is a staff of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), was abducted by unknown gunmen on Tuesday. Read more

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