With the much anticipated senate presidency already decided during the week, Nigerians are once again hopeful for a good outcome from the 9th National Assembly. All through the week, your preferred online news platform, 9News Nigeria was on hand to bring you all the news as they happen anywhere within and outside the country.
If you missed any of our news report during the week, here’s a detailed recap just for you.
MONDAY 10TH JUNE
- How Christians contributed to persecution of Church in Nigeria – CAN
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have blamed Christians for continued persecution of Christians in Nigeria.
CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle lamented that Christians do not have the boldness like Esther to fight for their faith, hence the reason for their continued persecution in Nigeria.
According to him, “Most ‘Christians’ in politics places…
- Atiku vs Buhari: Tribunal to resume hearing after Bulkachuwa’s withdrawal
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal will resume sitting on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 election.
The hearing notices to this effect have been issued to all parties to the petition, according to The Sun newspapers.
DAILY POST reported earlier that the President of the…
- Buhari Condemns Bandit Attack In Sokoto, Reveals Next Line Of Action
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday expressed deep shock and sadness over the death of scores of people in the banditry attacks which occurred on Saturday in three communities in Rabah Local Government Area (LGA) of Sokoto State.
The President, who was briefed about the incident and the arrests so far made by the Police, condoles with Governor Aminu Tambuwal and the people of the State over the tragic incident.
- “May 29 No More Public Holiday” – Buhari Reveals New Date
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assented the Public Holiday Amendment bill into law.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, made the disclosure to newsmen after the signing ceremony.
The new law allows public…
TUESDAY 11TH JUNE
- “Why Has God Forsaken Me, I Will Kill Myself” — Lady Breaks Dow In Tears On The Street Of Surulere (Photo)
A Nigerian Lady, (name withheld) has taken to the street of Surulere to express her frustration over inability to find a husband.
In the viral video obtained by 9news Nigeria, she…
- “Don’t Christianize Your Cabinet” – MURIC Warns Lagos, Oyo, Ogun Governors
As South West governors resume office after their inauguration on 29th May, 2019, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called for the formation of balanced cabinets by the new governors of Oyo, Lagos and Ogun.
Making the call was the Director of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola. In a press statement circulated on Tuesday 11th June, 2019, the Islamic human rights organization advised the…
- Ahmed Lawan Sworn-in As Senate President With 79 Votes (Photos)
The Senator representing Yobe North constituency, Ahmed Lawan, has won the leadership position of the ninth National Assembly.
- President Buhari Tells Tribunal To Strike Out Atiku’s Suit
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to strike out the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its…
- FINALLY ROCHAS OKOROCHA RECEIVES HIS CERTIFICATE AS SENATOR-ELECT
Rochas Okorocha the Ex-Governor of Imo State today receives his certificate as senator-Elect representing the people of IMO west. According to online sources.
WEDNESDAY 12TH JUNE
- INAUGURAL SPEECH BY THE SPEAKER HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, RT. HON. FEMI GBAJABIAMILA ON JUNE 11TH 2019
Good Evening Hon Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen. My name is Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It is my honour and pleasure to address you today as the duly elected Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. No greater honour can be done a man than to be elected by his peers as their leader and standard bearer. This is the…
- Ninth Assembly: Full Blown Dictatorship Is Brewing – Secondus
Prince Secondus speaking against the backdrop of the obvious direct involvement of the President and his party in Tuesday’s election of principal officers of the 9th Assembly said that the doctrine of the separation of power must be respected and guided to avoid dictatorship.
The National Chairman, speaking ahead of…
- “Buhari’s Government Is Driving Nigeria Towards Disaster & Instability” — Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the President Buhari-led government is driving Nigeria towards “disaster and instability”.
Obasanjo said this in an exclusive interview with Premium Times at his Ibogun Olaogun ancestral home in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, last month.
The former president…
- Nigeria Will Continue To Experience Sluggish Recovery – Fitch
Fitch Ratings, a global ratings agency has stated that Nigeria will continue to experience sluggish recovery following a weak business climate, regulatory uncertainty in the oil sector and tight credit supply which has held back investment.
- Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashes in Katsina
A Nigerian Air Force, NAF helicopter has crashed in the process of landing while returning from an anti-armed banditry combat mission in the Northwest Theatre under Operation HADARAN DAJI.
Details of the cause of the incident, which occurred at the…
THURSDAY 13TH MAY
- I’ll Dedicate Rest Of My Life To Keep Nigeria United – Buhari
Buhari has said that he was part of the struggle to keep Nigeria as one
He made the claim in his democracy day speech on Wednesday in Abuja.
The statement is coming at a time when the president is accused of nepotistic and tribal appointments which favour the northern part of the country.
- Transfer: Griezmann’s move to Barcelona confirmed
Antoine Griezmann will sign for Barcelona this summer, Atletico Madrid’s CEO, Gil Martin, has confirmed.
According to him, the club knew Griezmann would be joining their LaLiga rivals since March.
“We know since last March that Griezmann is going to Barcelona,” he told to Sport.
- June 12: How Jonathan Reduced MKO Abiola To Local Champion – Tony Momoh
Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said former President Goodluck Jonathan reduced the late MKO Abiola to an ethnic champion by renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which is located in the South- West after him.
- Man United to face Chelsea in opening fixture of EPL 2019/20 season
By Emmanuel Ebimoh
The fixtures for the 2019/2020 English Premier League season has been released on Thursday with some mouthwatering opening encounters.
UEFA Europa League winners, Chelsea will begin life without the influential Eden Hazard with a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.
- Obasanjo, GEJ are enemies of Nigeria who must pay for their evil days — Coalition for Nigeria
Following a ground-breaking Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement has labelled former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan as “enemies of Nigeria” owing to their separate roles in plunging the country into dire straits.
According to the group, the estranged…
- Running Mate To Okorocha’s Son-in-law Defects To PDP
Acho Ihim, the former Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly and running mate to the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 election, Uche Nwosu, has dumped the party.
He defected to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday during the Inauguration of the Imo State house of Assembly.
FRIDAY 14TH JUNE
- Pick Your SGF From South-East, Ohaneze Ndigbo Youths Tell Buhari
Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) from the South-East region of the country.
The group, in a statement in Abakaliki on Thursday, said that will give the zone a sense of belonging in the President’s second tenure.
- “Forgive Me For Confusing You Earlier, I’m Now First Lady” – Aisha Buhari
Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has finally made up her mind to be addressed and referred to as First Lady.
She had during her husband’s first term in office asked Nigerians not to address her as First Lady but as Wife of the President.
- Gunmen Kill Over 40 Persons, Sack Villages
At least 40 people have died and dozens were injured in raids by armed bandits in eight remote Nigerian villages, the emergency services said on Thursday.
Groups of gunmen riding motorcycles stormed into the farming and herding villages in Shiroro district of central Niger state on Sunday, firing indiscriminately and stealing cattle.
- Make Sen.George Akume the next SGF, he’s loyal – NLPC tells Buhari
n intensive campaign has been launched by a group to make former Benue governor, George Akume, the next Secretary to the Government of the Federation
The group said Akume deserves to be the SGF for President Buhari’s administration because he has been a loyal member of the APC…
- N30m Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Herbalist Who Impersonates Baru, Adesina (Photo)
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has arraigned a 31-year-old herbalist, Jamiu Isiaka on a four-count charge in a Kwara State High Court, before Justice M. Abdulgafar for impersonating the group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru and the special adviser to…
SATURDAY 15TH JUNE
- Ruggedman Attacked In London By Men Alleged To Be Naira Marley’s Fans
Nigerian rapper Ruggedman has taken to social media to reveal that he was attacked in London by some yet-to-be-identified masked men.
His attack is coming on the heels of the release of embattled Nigerian rapper, Naira Marley who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection to cybercrime.
Ruggedman who shared a video of the attack…
- No Prepaid Meter, No Electricity Supply, Nigeria’s Electricity Company Warns Customers
Anthony Youdeowei, Chief Executive Officer of Ikeja Electric, has warned that consumers who fail to procure prepaid meters would no longer enjoy electricity supply.
He said this at the launch of its Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme in Ikorodu, Lagos.
The CEO who was represented Ugochukwu Obi-Chukwu said…
- We Didn’t Perform Well Enough From 2015 To 2019 —Senate President
SENATE President, Ahmed Lawan, has said that the Senate will insist that government officials must be up to speed in their responsibilities.
Speaking to State House correspondents on Friday in Abuja after observing Juma’at prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari, Lawan also…
- “I’ll Win The Election With A Landslide” – Yahaya Bello Boasts
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said that he would be re-elected without hassles, in a blunt response to questions about his political strength, 9News Nigeria reports.
Mr. Bello said on Friday after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja that perceived…
- Buhari approves N208b for Tertiary Institutions
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said that he has approved N208billion as part of 2019 intervention through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund for infrastructural and teacher development in public tertiary institutions
The president said the intervention was part of his administration’s effort to address the deficiencies in all the segments of our educational system.
Buhari disclosed this at…