NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 APRIL, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today,  Friday, 12 April, 2018.

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
The Senate yesterday suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta) for 90 legislative days and also proscribed Parliamentary Support Group (PSG) for Buhari. 
Omo-Agege was suspended for a comment he made to reporters that an amendment passed on February 14 which altered the sequence of elections was targeted at the president.

 
That was the public perception, he said in the interview shortly after the bill was passed.
On February 20 Senator Dino Melaye (APC,Kogi) raised a point of order, demanding that  Oma-Agege be probed over his remark. 
Oma-Agege’s case was referred to the Ethics, Privileges and Petitions committee chaired by Senator Samuel Anyanwu (PDP,Imo).  He apologised on February 21 but the committee went ahead with the probe.
At yesterday’s sitting, the report of the committee was presented and considered. Anyanwu told the senate that Oma-Agege after apologising to the senate dragged the senate President, Bukola Saraki and the senate to court.
The committee recommended that: “Oma-Agege be suspended for 181 legislative days from the date this resolution is taken to serve as deterrent to other senators who might contemplate taking the senate to court over its power to regulate or determine its internal matters.”
Oma-Agege is the second Senator that would be suspended following a point of order by Melaye. The first was Senator Ali Ndume who was suspended for six months in March, 2017.
However, senate leader, Ahmad Lawan advised his colleagues against suspending the senator.
He said: “This to me is something that we would not like to happen but when it happens, that a member of this family went to court maybe in desperation maybe thinking a drastic action would be taken against him. For me, I would suggest that, he withdraws the court action and we don’t suspend him. 
“Let’s focus on making ourselves each other’s keeper. One word I don’t like in this report is the word ‘punish’ we should not be punishing ourselves, we should be correcting ourselves even when they are not members of this family.
 “Please, let’s bury the hatchet and stand down this. If tomorrow, I don’t know what the court processes are, but he should go and withdraw the court case and everybody goes home happy. This is my presentation and my appeal because we still have a long journey to go together,” he said.
However, Saraki suggested that the 181 legislative days recommended by the committee be reduced to 90. When question was raised, the senators voted in affirmative.
In his remark, Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC,Zamfara) called for the dissolution of the Parliamentary Support Group (PSG) for Buhari, saying members of the group are the greatest enemy of the President.

please click on the banner to support us for free Interested in Advertising?



The senate then passed two resolutions asking Oma-Agege to withdraw the case at the Court and that the PSG be disbanded.
In his remark, Saraki said they were not in a hurry to suspend anybody but that there must be discipline in the senate.
“Distinguished Colleagues, a number of points have been raised. One borders on the issue of preserving the integrity of this institution. To me, that is what I think is the most important thing for us. 
“Second, is where we take actions that are not sincere; I think in this chamber, if we want to talk about who has the right to say he is Chairman of a Parliamentary Support Group for Mr. President both by action and by what we have done, I think that I have the right to lead that more than anyone else here. 
“Those of us that understand politics, understand that because of our own peculiar interest, sometimes some people decide to act like they are holier than thou or more committed at the expense of others. This is not something that we should tolerate, and I believe that in an institution like this we must show discipline, but at the same time we must also show compassion.
“Distinguished Colleagues, there must be discipline. We must show that such groups must be suspended and the case in court must be withdrawn.” 
When contacted for comment on the proscription of the Parliamentary Support Group, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Omo-Agege and few others declined to say anything.
“No comment on this matter for now,” Senator Adamu said.
But sources in the Senate said the pro- Buhari senators were strategizing “and would not want to engage in media war for now.”

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
Suspected armed bandits have killed at least 20 people in attacks on Kuru-Kuru and Jarkuka villages in Anka local government area of Zamfara State.
The deadly raids came barely two weeks after at least 30 people were killed by suspected armed bandits and cattle rustlers in Bawar Daji village of the LGA.

 
Last week, troops deployed for Operation Sharar Daji said they had killed 21 armed bandits at Tungar Daji village in the LGA although they lost two of their officers in the gun battle.
Earlier, Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar had given an order to the security operatives to shoot at sight anyone they found bearing illegal firearms or any kidnapper.
Residents told Daily Trust that armed bandits had earlier attacked Kuru-Kuru village and were planning to launch a fresh attack on another village nearby when the residents of Jarkuka village mobilized to offer help to those under attack at Kuru-Kuru.

please click on the banner to support us for free Interested in Advertising?



“When the armed bandits learnt that residents of Jarkuka were mobilizing to offer help to their neighbours they intercepted and started shooting them indiscriminately, killing at least 20,” a resident, Ali Yusuf, said.
He said the attacks might be connected to the alleged involvement of the residents of the villages in the ongoing operations against armed bandits and suspected cattle rustlers in the local government area.
The spokesman of the state Police Command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, said the gunmen raided an illegal mining site and killed the miners, but said he could not give the actual number of casualties. He said the DPO and other security operatives were already in the village.

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
Politics
Secondus to EU: APC, INEC’ll rig 2019 elections
By Saawua Terzungwe | Publish Date: Apr 13 2018 2:00AM
facebook  twitter  goolge plus  linkdin    like  (0 Likes) 
Secondus to EU: APC, INEC’ll rig 2019 elections
The National Chairman of  the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday, told a European Union (EU) delegation in Abuja that the ruling APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are working to truncate Nigeria’s democracy. 

please click on the banner to support us for free Interested in Advertising?



Secondus who spoke at the PDP secretariat during the EU team’s visit led by Ketil Karlsen, said indicators on ground showed that the APC was not prepared to conduct free and fair elections in 2019.

 
The PDP boss claimed that the government and its agencies were likely to rig the general polls. 
“What we see is martial system of framing up opposition leaders and trying to intimidate them. They are not ready to observe the rule of law and there is no democracy without rule of law.
“We conducted elections in 2015, the party and the presidential candidate did not go to court, and we had smooth transition because we believe in the rule of law.
“Nigeria as the largest black nation in the globe cannot afford crisis because of the huge effect it would have in the continent and the entire global democratic community if democracy is truncated,” he said. 

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has dismissed the notion that he is the candidate of President Muhammadu Buhari for Ekiti States governorship election come July 14, 2018. 

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the National Assembly to avert what it termed constitutional crisis over President Muhammadu Buhari''s trip to London. 

please click on the banner to support us for free Interested in Advertising?




Fri, 13 Apr 2018
Contenders on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Ekiti State governorship election have teamed up to challenge Governor Ayo Fayose''s deputy, who he anointed as the best person for the job.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});123456789101112 News by states Click on a state to view related news var $=jQuery.noConflict(); $(document).ready(function() { $('#myimage').mapster({ showToolTip: true, singleSelect : true, clickNavigate : true, scal 

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
The Nigerian Stock Exchange said trading in the stock of Nigerias biggest energy company, Oando, will resume on Thursday, without any further impediment. 

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
Inflation rate dropped to 13. 

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
The disbursement of credits under the Agribusiness Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) an initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria in collaboration with Deposit Money Banks has commenced yesterday. 

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has reiterated that its interventions in some aviation companies including Arik, Aero, among others was not to delve into aviation business.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});12345678910111213 News by states Click on a state to view related news var $=jQuery.noConflict(); $(document).ready(function() { $('#myimage').mapster({ showToolTip: true, singleSelect : true, clickNavigate : true, scaleMap: true, fillOpacity: 0.3 

please click on the banner to support us for free Interested in Advertising?




Fri, 13 Apr 2018
Enyimba FC were yesterday evening held to a 1-1 draw by Kwara United in a rescheduled Match Day 16 at the Kwara State stadium. 

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
The Ministry of Youth and Sports yesterday made good its promise to reward athletes who excel at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast by giving out cash to medal winners yesterday. 

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
Nigerias Oyinlomo Quadri, yesterday produced a stunning 7-5, 6-3 win over Auertin Sarra of Tunisia to booked a quarter-final spot at the ongoing ITF/CAT African Junior Championship 16 and Under holding in Tunis, Tunisia. 

please click on the banner to support us for free Interested in Advertising?



Naija Newspapers
Naija Newspapers

Naija Newspaper is a digital media distribution and review company focused on delivering Nigerian news across Nigerian audience. We are the biggest newspaper review company online; our value proposition is to be the all-in-one station for daily newspapers distributed in the country to various online audience. Our partnership includes and is not limited by the following Punch newspaper, Thisday online, Daily Sun Newspaper, Nigeria Tribune, BusinessDay, Leadershjip, Blue Print, Nigeria Guardian and Vanguard newspapers.