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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 17th May, 2019

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This is our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Friday 17th May 2019:

 

Vanguard

Women group asks NASS to strip president, govs of appointing powers

A group, League of Women Voters of Nigeria, has appealed to the National Assembly to review the system of appointing the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC chairmen of State Independent Electoral Commission.

 

Thisday

Halt Two Criminal Justice Systems, Falana Tells Nigerian Lawyers

A human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Femi Falana, has accused politicians and some senior lawyers of hijacking the criminal justice system and working together to frustrate the effective prosecution of corruption cases pending in several courts.

The Sun

EFCC case: Umeh wins at Supreme Court

Former acting president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chief Mike Umeh has been discharged and acquitted by the Supreme Court in the case of money laundering in which he was charged alongside former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa.

 

Guardian

Police arrest 93 kidnap, robbery suspects in Kaduna, others

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 93 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers in the last two weeks during operations in Kaduna, Niger and Katsina states.

Daily Times

Tinubu commends Buhari on steps towards making June 12 Democracy Day

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for taking an important step towards fully recognising June 12 as the nation’s Democracy Day.

 

Leadership

Court Orders Freezing Of Firm’s Accounts Over N4.2bn Debt To AMCON

Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday placed a No Debit Order on the bank accounts of a limited liability company, Al Kahf Limited, over alleged indebtedness of N4.282, 918, 018,43 billion to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

 

Daily Trust

Reps pass S/East commission bill for second reading

The House of Representatives yesterday passed the South East Development Commission Bill for second reading, in concurrence with the Senate.

 

The Nation

Loom is a Ponzi scheme, SEC warns

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday warned Nigerians against the activities of some fraudsters running an online investment scheme tagged ‘Loom Money Nigeria’.

Tribune

BREAKING: Shuwa community in Adamawa under Boko Haram attack

The Shuwa village which is seven kilometres away from Michika both in the northern senatorial district in Adamawa is under a serious bombardment by Boko Haram insurgents.

Tech News

TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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Ezekwesili Reacts To Nigerian Govt’s Threat To Sanction CNN

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Ezekwesili Reacts To Nigerian Govt’s Threat To Sanction CNN

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Dr. Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has reacted to a statement by the Nigerian government demanding that CNN be sanctioned.

On Thursday, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, expressed that CNN should be sanctioned for its investigations which he described as irresponsible journalism.

Also Read: #EndSars: UK Parliament Set To Debate The Sanction Of Buhari’s Regime Over #LekkiMassacre

The minister also insisted that there was no mass killing at Lekki toll-gate, adding that it was a ‘Massacre with no bodies’

Reacting to the development, Ezekwesili, mocked the government over its threats at CNN.

She queried the reason for Judicial panels on the #EndSARS crisis if the government has closed its minds to information based on evidence.

She wrote:

https://twitter.com/obyezeks/status/1329409799440769024

 

 

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Man shares chat with mother who is trying to hustle a girl for him to marry

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A Nigerian man identified as Opata Efungwu has shared his chat with his mother who is trying so hard to get a lady for him to marry.

From the chat with he shared, his mom sent a photo of a lady to him, and asked him to decide if he would want to see her when he comes home for Christmas.

“Check if you will like to see this girl in December when you come home for Christmas or not. If you will like to have her number or not. I still want to show you another person if you want me to”, his mom wrote.

Sharing the conversation on his Instagram page, he wrote;

“This life if someone told me when I was younger that a time will come when my mom will be hustling girls for me, I would never have believed it”.

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