Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today Friday 6th, December, 2019

Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Friday, 6th December 2019

1. Court Sentences Orji Uzor Kalu To 12-Years Imprisonment, Forfeits Company To Federal Government

The former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by the Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday.
The Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District has been found guilty on all the 39-count charges filed against him.

2. Court Gives Final Ruling On Suit Seeking Third Term For President Buhari

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Charles Enya, who had earlier filed a suit seeking a constitutional amendment to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to seek for third term in office has withdrawn the case.
The APC member in a statement stated that the withdrawal came into play to allow for further consultations.

3. Court Gives DSS 24 Hours To Release Sowore, Bakare

A Federal High Court in Abuja has directed the DSS to release the Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare within the next 24 hours.
JNJGLOBALGIST.COM understands that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who gave the order, also awarded an N100, 000 fine against the DSS over its delay to serve the defence counsel with the additional proof of evidence in the ongoing trial of Sowore and Olawale Bakare.

4. Nigerian Senate Passes 2020 Budget

The Nigerian Senate has on Thursday, passed a record 10.59 trillion naira ($34.72 billion) budget for 2020.
JNJGLOBALGIST.COM reports that the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Jubril Barau, presented the final report on the floor of the Senate for consideration and passage.

5. Court Orders Movement Of El-Zakzaky To Correctional Centre

The transfer of embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife to a correctional center in the state has been ordered by a Kaduna state high court sitting in the state capital.
According to the trial judge, Justice Gideon Kudafa, the decision to remand the IMN leader and his wife in a correctional facility is in a bid to enable their lawyers and doctors to have easy access to them.

6. Open Letter: Sowore Continued Detention Act Of Thuggery – Soyinka Tells Buhari

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has told President Muhammadu Buhari that the continued detention of the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, is an act of thuggery.
JNJGLOBALGIST.COM reports that a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday directed the DSS to release Sowore and Olawale Bakare within the next 24 hours.

7. House of Reps Pass 2020 Budget

The Federal House of Representatives on Thursday passed the 2020 Appropriation Bill, raising the total estimates from the proposed N10.33tn to N10.6tn.
This is following the consideration and unanimous adoption of the report by the House Committee on Appropriations on the bill.

8. Pipeline Explosion Rocks Gloryland Estate, Isheri, Lagos

An early morning explosion leading to a fire outbreak has occurred on Thursday near the Gloryland Estate, Isheri Olofin, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
According to reports gathered by Naija News, the fire started at around 7:45am.

9. Orji Kalu Should Resign As Senate Chief Whip – CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties, on Thursday, while reacting to the 12 years imprisonment judgement passed against the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, charged him to resign from his position as the Senate Chief Whip.
JNJGLOBALGIST.COM had reported that the Senator was convicted by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State.

10. Kano Lawmakers Approve Re-Introduced Bill On Creation Of 4 Additional Emirates

The Kano State House of Assembly has passed the re-submitted Kano Emirates Council Bill.
JNJGLOBALGIST.COM recalls that Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje had resubmitted a fresh bill following the nullification of emirates councils and emirs by the High Court.

11. DSS finally releases Sowore 

The Department of State Service (DSS) Thursday released the convener of RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare. Sowore was let off the hook of the DSS along with his co-accused, Olawale Bakare around 7:15. They were released to their lead counsel and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr Femi Falana. This comes barely hours after an Abuja Federal High Court, ordered his release within 24 hours.

12. Victor Etie, Esq, Lawyer to former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has said that the court judgement sentencing his client to 7 years in prison would be appealed. The lawyer who spoke with newsmen on Thursday, faulted the judgement, insisting that it was unknown to law and cannot stand. He said the judgement would be appealed up to the Supreme Court.

13. The organised labour in Ogun State has threatened to embark on strike any moment from today, Friday. Their resolve to down tools is not unconnected with their inability to meet with Gov Dapo Abiodun over the national minimum wage of N30,000. The organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, lamented that their several requests to meet Governor Abiodun over the issue were ignored, hence they can no longer guarantee industrial harmony in the state. This was contained in a letter dated November 22, 2019 and addressed to the governor through the Head of Service, Lanre Bisiriyu.

14. Nigerians may start paying tax on every product purchased online and delivered to their respective homes as from January 2020. This was disclosed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service. The service also denied claims made by the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation that the service illegally deducted and failed to remit N210bn into the Federation Account. Speaking on the sidelines of the third annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network in Abuja, the Executive Chairman, FIRS, Babatunde Fowler, told journalists that a lot of products purchased online and delivered to homes across the country were not taxed, hence the new resolve.

15. Report has it that Nigeria’s external reserves had between March and November this year, dropped by $4.99bn from $44.79bn to $39.8bn. According to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s data, the $4.99bn represents a decline of 10.65 per cent

16. Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of an FCT High Court Maitama, on Thursday, foreclosed the prosecution in the trial of Sen. Dino Melaye for alleged falsehood. Melaye is standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on giving false information to the police. The presiding Judge, Justice Goodluck stated that the case had been adjourned more than the required five times at the instance of the prosecution through absence in court or non-preparedness to go on with the case. The case was then adjourned until February 11, 2020 for the defence’s no-case-submission.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on JNJGLOBALGIST.COM News website. See you again tomorrow.
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