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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Sunday morning, March 15, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Sunday morning.

1. Deposed Emir of Kano speaks: ‘ I have moved on, there’s no stopping me if I want to reclaim my throne’

The dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, said on Saturday he had put his recent travails behind him. Sanusi, however, said he can return to the throne if he so desires, because of Kano State government’s poor handling of his last Monday’s removal. Read more

2. Nwobodo charges South-East governors to establish regional security outfit

The Second Republic Governor of old Anambra state, Jim Nwobodo, on Saturday charged the South-East Governors to establish a regional security outfit in the mode of the Amotekun without delay. Nwobodo, who made the call at the convocation ceremony of Ebonyi State University (EBSU), lamented the growing insecurity in the region. Read more

3. APC wins Kwara Assembly election

Adam Rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of Saturday’s by-election into Patigi constituency in the Kwara State House of Assembly. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Dr. Abdulazeez Ishola, declared the result in Patigi, headquarters of Patigi local government area of the state. Read more

4. Giadom unfit for position of national chairman, resigned from NWC in 2019 – APC chieftain

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, claimed on Saturday the party Deputy National Secretary, Chief Victor Giadom, quit as a member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) ahead of the 2019 general election. Read more

5. DSS dismisses reports its operatives killed Buhari’s presumed attacker in Kebbi

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Saturday dismissed reports that its operatives had killed Mohammed Jamil Guddare, the man who breached security cordon to shake hands with President Muhammadu Buhari in Kebbi State on Thursday. The DSS in a statement issued by its Spokesman, Peter Afunanya, described the reports of the killing as false. Read more

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6. IPPIS: ASUU proffers way out of logjam with govt

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kano State Zone, has suggested a way out of the impasse with the Federal Government of Nigeria over the implementation of the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS). Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Prof Mahmoud Lawan who spoke with newsmen on Friday in Kano said that the way out of the crisis was for the Federal Government to implement all outstanding provisions in the Feb. 7, 2019, FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action. Read more

7. APC CRISIS: Uzodinma backs Oshiomhole, says he’s done nothing wrong

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has said that plots to remove Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not succeed. He said the APC national chairman has done nothing wrong and that patriotic forces in the ruling party would not allow him to be humiliated. Read more

8. Police arrest 3 suspected burglars in Lagos

Three Nigerian who specialised in burgling phones and textile shops in Lagos and Oyo States have been arrested by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos. Read more

9. US returnee tests negative for coronavirus

The Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Chike Princewill, said on Saturday a 43-year-old man suspected to have coronavirus tested negative for the disease on Friday. The man, who recently returned from Houston, United States, had gone to a private hospital in Port Harcourt and asked that he should be tested for COVID-19, but was referred to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH). Read more

10. Nigerian govt seals Chinese restaurant for refusing to serve Nigerians

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) on Saturday closed Haufei Restaurant and Mall, a Chinese eatery in Lagos State, for refusing to serve Nigerians. The Commission said on its official twitter handle -@fccpcnigeria – the staff of the restaurant, located on 33 Aboyade Close, Victoria Island, admitted that it was the business policy of the owners. Read more

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