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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Review (Tuesday, 17 September, 2019)

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Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories cross major Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!

Insecurity forces election tribunal in Katsina to move to Abuja

The Governorship, National and State House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Katsina State has reportedly moved its venue to Abuja over insecurity in the state.

Punch reports that the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina, Alhaji Salisu Majigiri, confirmed the development on Monday.

“We have just been told of the change in the venue of the tribunal. It is now shifted to a magistrate’s court in Wuse, Abuja. We are on our way there now for the adoption of the addresses slated for tomorrow,” he said (as seen on Punch)

South Africa’s special envoy met President Buhari, apologies over xenophobic attacks

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa on Monday sent a special envoy to tender a formal apology to President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent xenophobic attacks on black Africans in his country.

“We met with President Buhari to convey President Ramaphosa’s sincerest apologies about the incidents that have recently transpired in South Africa,” Ramaphosa’s envoy, Jeff Radebe, delivered the apology to Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday. 

Buhari setup new Economic Advisory Council to replace Osinbajo’s EMT

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday replaced the Economic Management Team headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with a new Economic Advisory Council.

The new EAC is headed by Prof. Doyin Salami. Other members of council include; Dr Mohammed Sagagi (vice-chairman); Prof Ode Ojowu; Dr Shehu Yahaya; Dr Iyabo Masha; Prof Chukwuma Soludo; Mr Bismark Rewane; and  Dr Mohammed Adaya Salisu (Secretary).

“If you want to last here, you had better be careful” Adesina tells The Punch journalist

Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, reportedly threatened a journalist. The reporter was said to be The Punch’s State House Correspondent, John Ameh.

Adesina had confronted the correspondent, saying; “What was that rubbish you people wrote on Saturday? Adesina who was a former President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors said aggressively.

“Did you say that Mr President did not approve the statement? Let me tell you, if you want to last here, you had better be careful!” the presidential spokesman added. Read more details

Buhari vehemently condemns Saudi Arabia oil facilities drone attack

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condemned drone attacks on Saudi Arabia oild refinery plants in Khurais and Abqaiq.

“The identities of those who sent the drones to attack the Saudi refineries, and from where, may not yet be known. Still, these attacks similarly represent economic warfare aimed at damaging a government, but, in reality, always and only damaging innocent citizens’ livelihoods: those with no place, nor cause, to be harmed,” the President said.

“The attackers of Saudi Arabia will win no friends in the international community for their actions,” Buhari added.

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