News Headlines: Oleak News Summary, Tuesday 17, 2019

Here are some interesting news headlines gathered for our esteemed readers.

1). South Africa, on Monday, through Mr Jeff Radebe, Special Envoy of President Cyril Ramaphosa, apologised to Nigeria at the State House, Abuja.

2). The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Monday upheld the election of Mr. Seyi Makinde as the authentic Governor of Oyo State.

3). Seun Onigbinde, a critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government who was recently appointed Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Budget and National Planning by the same government, yesterday resigned the appointment.

4). Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, urged Nigerians and other African countries whose citizens were affected by xenophobic attacks in South Africa to report to the African Union. The former president further described xenophobic attacks on foreigners by South Africans as a great disservice to Africa, even as he called for urgent reconciliation between the xenophobic countries and South Africa, adding that repatriation and revenge is not the best solution.

5). President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, constituted an Economic Advisory Council (EAC).

6). The Nigerian Immigration Service, on Monday said it will soon start to deport foreigners living in Nigeria without permit. Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration service Muhammad Baba-Dede said this while addressing border communities at Maigatari local government in Jigawa state.

7). Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari will be sacked by the Supreme Court. The PDP Governors’ Forum stated this while backing the bid of the party to challenge the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which dismissed the petition of the party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

8). Repentant bandits in Katsina have released additional 30 kidnapped victims following the dialogue initiated by the state government with their leaders. The victims were presented to Gov. Aminu Masari at the Government House on Sunday in Katsina.

9). The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to further strengthen the peace and security of the nation. Most. Rev. Augustine Akubeze, CBCN President, said this during the opening ceremony of the second plenary of CBCN in Abeokuta on Sunday at the Sacred Heart College Hall.

10). Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, on Monday called on the state police Commissioner, Amba Asuquo, to expose those behind the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) during a protest.

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