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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Friday, February 7th, 2020


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Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Friday, February 7th, 2020.

1. President Buhari To Attend AU Summit In Ethiopia

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 33rd Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. According to a statement on Thursday by his media aide, Garba Shehu, the theme of the summit is, “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development.”

2. Nigeria Reduces Visa Application Fees For US Citizens

The Federal Government has slashed its visa application charges for citizens of the United States from $180 to $160, Concise News reports. It was learned that the old amount comprised $160 as visa fee and $20 as “processing and expedient fees”. According to the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, the reduction followed a review of the US’ visa reciprocity policy for Nigeria.

3. INEC Deregisters More Than 70 Political Parties

Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday deregistered 74 political parties. As a result, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), APGA and 15 others are the registered political parties in Nigeria. Chairman of the electoral commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made this known in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

4. NECO Releases 2020 Nov/Dec SSCE Results (See Breakdown)

The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the 2020 November/December Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) results. Concise News reports that acting registrar of the examination body, Abubakar Gana, made this known on Thursday. Gana said that a total of 70,140 candidates registered for the examination, and 65,207 sat for English Language out of which 41,214, representing 63 percent, got either Distinction or Credit.

5. Buhari Launches Combat Helicopters, Says Nigeria Remains Regional Power

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that Nigeria remains a regional power in spite of the country’s security challenges. The Nigerian leader made this known at the official induction of Nigerian Air Force Helicopters at the Eagle Square, Abuja. The combat helicopters include two Augusta 109 and one Mi-171E combat helicopters.

6. El-Zakzaky: Fresh Update From Kaduna Court As IMN Leader’s Trial Resumes

The trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, has again been adjourned by a Kaduna State High Court. Concise News reports that Justice Gideon Kurada, during the hearing of the suit on Thursday, fixed February 24th and 25th. At the resumed hearing, Justice Kurada also amended the charges against the defendants from four people to two and excluded two other accused persons who are still at large to enable the trial of the IMN leader and his wife to commence without delay.

7. FG Reveals Maximum Number Of SIMs One Subscriber Can Own

The Federal Government is making move to disallow any individual from owning more than three mobile telephone lines in Nigeria. For this reason, Communications and Digital Economy Minister Isa Ibrahim Pantami on Wednesday directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to review SIM card registration and usage.

8. Four Policemen, Others Killed In Ondo Bank Robbery

Armed robbers on Thursday attacked two commercial banks in Ile Oluji, OndoState, leaving several people dead. It was learned that the robbery operation started around 4pm at Polaris and First bank.  About four policemen were killed in the attack that also saw a bank security guard and a customer shot dead.

9. Trump Celebrates Impeachment Victory Over Democrats

President Donald Trump celebrated his impeachment acquittal on Thursday in a rambling, emotional speech raging against the investigations that have overshadowed his entire administration. Trump gathered scores of loyal Republican legislators, his legal team, his wife Melania and White House aides in the ceremonial East Room and brandished the front page of The Washington Post reading: “Trump acquitted.” “This is what the end result is,” he said to a standing ovation.

10. Real Sociedad Bundle Real Madrid Out Of Copa del Rey

Real Madrid were knocked out of the Copa del Rey on Thursday as Martin Odegaard put on a creative masterclass against his parent club to lead Real Sociedad to a thrilling 4-3 victory. Madrid conceded as many goals in 69 minutes as they had in their last 11 matches, torn apart at the Santiago Bernabeu by an electric La Real side, who deservedly advanced to the semi-finals.

That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.

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News Update?Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Sitting Begins October 26

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Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on October 26 begin a full hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor-elect.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the tribunal made this pronouncement after concluding the pre-hearing session on Thursday.

The tribunal was asked to dismiss the applications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking the discontinuation of the petition brought to it by Governor Oyetola.

Counsel for Oyetola and the APC, Lasun Sanusi, SAN, at the sitting of the tribunal argued that Adeleke’s, PDP’s and INEC’s reliance on a Federal Court High judgment was nothing but an abuse of court process.

Sanusi argued this while replying to separate applications of the trio, seeking the dismissal of the petition based on the already appealed Federal High Court judgment disqualifying Oyetola from contesting the election.

Citing Supreme Court decisions in the case of Jegede Vs INEC, 2021, 14NWLR, Pt 1797, page 409, the counsel said the court had ruled that the signatories to the letter conveying the nomination of a candidate were not the nominators; rather, the nomination was done by party members at the congress, hence, the judgment could not stand.

Meanwhile, the counsel for INEC, Prof. Paul Ananaba, SAN; counsel for Adeleke, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN and counsel for the PDP, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, agreed that any decision the tribunal would take on the matter would have to wait until the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court decided on it.

They noted that they just decided to argue the applications to have it on record, a position which the tribunal agreed with and put on record.

Also, in other applications totalling nine by the three respondents, they asked the tribunal to strike out some paragraphs of the petition on the grounds that they were either lumped together or not related to the 2022 election.

In response to each of the applications, Sanusi said all the cases cited by the respondents were misconceived, adding that they were not applicable in the instance case.

He cited the case of INEC Vs Otti, 2016, 8NWLR, where the Supreme Court hinted that INEC was supposed to be neutral, arguing that all the processes filed before the panel have not portrayed the commission’s neutrality.

Sanusi further argued that the applications filed by the respondents were only meant to prevent the tribunal from focusing on hearing the petition on merit, asking the panel to dismiss the applications.

Subsequently, counsel for all parties in the matter agreed to begin the full hearing starting with the calling of witnesses on October 26.

In his ruling, the tribunal declared the pre-hearing session concluded and announced that the pre-hearing conference report would be presented on October 17.

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NEWS UPDATE?Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

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Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

The remains of Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo, one of the pilots of the NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft that crashed in Maiduguri, Borno state on March 31, 2021, have been laid to rest.


It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet was declared missing on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact. The crash site was later discovered and the bodies of the two pilots onboard the ill-fated jet were recovered. The pilots were on the battlefield fight Boko Haram members when the jet crashed.


On Thursday, October 13, friends and family members of the Late Ebiakpo gathered together at the National Military cemetery to bid him farewell. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.


See more photos from the funeral below…


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Phyna Bbnaija; Biography, Net Worth, Date Of Birth, Age, State Of Origin & Career – Lifestyle Nigeria

Real Name: Ijeoma Josephina

Stage Name: Phyna Bbnaija

Date Of Birth: 1997


Age: 25 years old

Profession: Actress

Nationality: Nigerian

State Of Origin: Edo State

Net Worth: $15K dollars

Details About Phyna Bbnaija

Phyna is currently 25 years old and she was born in the Nigerian state of Edo. Ijeoma Josephina is the correct spelling of her given name. She recounted herself as being the one who bring the ginger and the vibes to Biggie’s residence.


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Phyna Bbnaija Date Of Birth

Phyna Bbnaija was born in the year 1997 in the Nigerian state of Edo. As of the time that this article about Phyna’s BBnaija biography and net worth was written, she had not yet reached her 25th birthday.

What is the net worth of Phyna Bbnaija?

At the time of writing, phyna bbnaija’s net worth was calculated at $15,000.


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