Major Headlines in Newspapers Today

Some of the major headlines in select Nigerian newspaper for today July 13,2015:

Senate on a collision course with Buhari …over Perm Sec’s refusal to honour invitation- PUNCH

THERE were indications, on Sunday, of an imminent clash between the Presidency and the Senate over an alleged attempt by the Presidency to rubbish the senate president.

Pro-Saraki senators are accusing the Presidency of instigating the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Anastacia Nwaobia, not to honour an invitation by the upper chamber.

Nwaobia had communicated to the Senate that she could not honour its invitation without an approval by her supervisors to do so but the Saraki loyalists said the Senate had the constitutional power to invite Nwaobia and that her refusal constituted an affront to the legitimacy of the senate president.

The Saraki loyalists’ belief apparently rested on the alleged ‘non-acceptance’ of his presidency by the All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari.

“It will not augur well for our democracy if the Presidency will not allow civil servants to do their jobs. We should not carry the crisis in the APC to the Senate,” a pro-Saraki senator told one of our correspondents in Abuja on Sunday.You may wish to continue reading this story here

I’m not caged, Buhari replies Nyiam-VANGUARD

President Muhammadu Buhari declared, yesterday, that he was not caged by any group or individuals and that he was in firm control of the presidency and the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari

The President was reacting to assertion by Col. Tony Nyiam (rtd), who in an exclusive interview with a national daily yesterday stated that President Buhari was caged by some powerful forces around him who now dictate and determine most decisions of the President, especially in the areas of political appointments.

Nyiam was quoted as saying that some of the appointments of the president were lopsided.

He said: “One of the greatest things I heard from Buhari was when he said ‘I belong to everyone, I belong to no one.’ I believe him, but I do hope he doesn’t allow some irredentists around him to prevent him from practicalizing it and not for his own ethnic nationality.You may wish to continue reading this story here


Jos Church Bombing: Guard Risks Life To Save Hundreds-LEADERSHIP

A guard yesterday put his life on the line to save hundreds of worshippers in a church in Jos, Plateau State, after he picked up a bomb planted in the church and threw it away just as it was about to explode.

The lucky ECWA church is located at Tudunwa, near the federal secretariat in Jos North local government area of the state.

LEADERSHIP’s investigation revealed that the church was filled with worshippers at about 11 am when the guard from a private security firm spotted the bomb at the entrance, a witness told our correspondent

The security man, whose name was not given, quickly grabbed the explosive and as he flung it away from the congregation, the bomb went off instantly, causing a massive explosion. No one was killed from the explosion, although the guard sustained injuries in the leg and is currently being treated. But by his heroic action he averted what would have been high casualties in the church, a worshipper said.You may wish to continue reading this story here


SportingLife scooped that the ceremony will hold at 10am with whispers from the Glass House suggesting that Oliseh’s unveiling will be shown live on one of the national television stations.

SportingLife can also reveal exclsuively today that the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Shauibu Amodu would on Tuesday evening at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja meet with the new Super Eagles Technical Adviser Sunday Oliseh, in what promises to be a brain-storming session. is your one-stop online news magazine blog. We report credible information as they happen. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get Latest Information.

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