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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 15th February, 2020

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 15th February 2020,

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly suspended Modibbo Kawu, the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). It was gathered that Modibbo was suspended following an investigation conducted on him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), bordering on allegations of corruption.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, presented the Certificate of Return to Senator Duoye Diri as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa State. This happened at the INEC headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The enrolled order of the judgement the Supreme Court which sacked the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, south-south Nigeria, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, has emerged. Naija News had reported earlier that the Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Lyon as Bayelsa State governor-elect and his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Lateef Ayeleru as Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria French Language Village, Badagry. The fresh appointment was made known in a statement on Friday by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

Naija News has been informed that Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi pounced on another monarch during a peaceful meeting organised by Assistant the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 11, Bashir Makama. The incident happened after the AIGP, Bashir Makama, had summoned all royal fathers from Iwo axis of Osun State for a peace meeting over land disputes.

The judgement of the Supreme Court that sacked the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, David Lyon, on Thursday has risen tension in the state as aggrieved Bayelsans and APC supporters embarked on massive protest. Angry youths in the state took to the streets of Yenagoa to protest against the court verdict. The aggrieved Bayelsans set the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party on fire.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the Governor-elect of Bayelsa, Douye Diri, over his victory at the Supreme Court. Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared PDP candidate, Douye Diri as the duly elected Bayelsa State governor.

About twenty-four hours after Naija News reported that the Federal High Court, sitting in Calabar, has granted bail to the detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, the reporter has been released today from the Calabar prison after meeting bail terms. It could be recalled that Agba Jalingo who is the publisher with CrossRiverWatch was arrested on August 22, 2019, over a report alleging that the Governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade, diverted N500 million belonging to the state.

The European football governing body, UEFA, has banned Manchester City from all European competitions for the next two seasons. UEFA found the English Premier League champions guilty of committing “serious breaches” of UEFA’s club licensing and Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

Popular Actress Juliet Ibrahim has encouraged every person who happens to be single to reach out to other people because Val’s day is not all about couples showing love to each other. The actress posted a lovely photo of herself on her Instagram handle in her red Valentine Day dress.

That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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