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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Review (Saturday, 12 October, 2019)

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

Consequences of disobeying lawful court orders will be too grave to bear – CJN Tanko

Justice Tanko Muhammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, has warned against disobedience of court orders.

Muhammad made the warning on Friday during the launching of the 9th House of Representatives Legislative Agenda in Abuja.

“Justice must be served without fear or favour. Every law of the land must be obeyed. Let me assure everyone present here that the consequences of disobeying lawful court orders will be too grave to bear. We all should gird our loins to do our constitutionally assigned duties with due diligence so that Nigeria can be the pride of everyone,” the CJN who was represented by Justice John Tsoho, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, said.

NNPC discovers Crude Oil in the North

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Friday announced the discovery of hydrocarbon at the Kolmani Rive II Well at the Gongola Basin, North-East, Nigeria.

The discovery was made on Thursday October 10, 2019, at 18:02 hours.

APC state chairmen set to storm Abuja over grievances

State Chairmen of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) across the country are preparing to storm Abuja over their grievances with the Adams Oshiomhole led national leadership of the party.

The state chairmen had issued a 10-day ultimatum to the APC leadership to address their concerns, which includes failure for party loyalists to secure appointments after working hard to ensure the party’s victory.

#SexForMarks: President Buhari urges victims to speak out

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday while reacting to the scandal involving lecturers in tertiary institutions and female students, called on victims of sexual abuse to always speak out.

The president also called for stricter laws which will protect female students from being abused in schools.

“Survivors and their families must avoid cover-up. They should be encouraged to come forth and report cases of abuses wherever and whenever they occur,” Buhari said. Read his complete statement

Appeal Court sacks Senator Melaye, orders INEC to rerun

A three-man Court of Appeal panel led by Justice Abubakar Yahaya on Friday sacked Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District.

The Appeal Court upheld the August 23, 2019, ruling of the tribunal and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to nullify Melaye’s election and conduct fresh election within 90days.

EFCC hands over Maina’s son to police

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, to the police for illegal possession of firearms.

Maina’s son, Faisal, had threatened operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) with a gun when they came to arrest him (Maina). Maina was apprehended after many years on the run over an alleged N2.1billion pension fraud.

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