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Naija news headlines now, today 18th September, 2019 from major Nigeria newspapers and newsstands.

I Ordered Tasce Lecturers’ Arrest – Gov Abiodun Admits

- The Gov of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, may have admitted the allegations from some embattled lecturers of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE) Omu Ijebu, that “he (Abiodun) orchestrated their arrest, detention and arraignment.”

I Was Told To Join APC To Be Forgiven –Mailafia

- The presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress in the 2019 election and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, on Tuesday, said he was told to join the All Progressives Congress so that he could be forgiven of an offence he did not commit.

Under Siege: Nigeria President Buhari Send More Security Operatives To SaharaReporters Office

- Earlier this morning, security agents including policemen and soldiers tried to bring down the online news platform's office gate in a bid to clamp down on SaharaReporters' staffers.

Nigeria’S Wase Sworn-In As Ecowas Parliament First Deputy Speaker

- The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Ahmed Wase (APC-Plateau), has been sworn in as the first Deputy Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament.

Inec Can Introduce Electronic Voting Under Current Electoral Act- Falana

- Despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the amended Electoral Act, a human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Chief Femi Falana has said that under the present Electoral Act, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can introduce electronic voting if it so wishes to strengthen the electoral regime.

Second Batch of 319 Nigerians Depart South Africa

- The first flight had brought back 187 Nigerians out of the 313 scheduled for the evacuation last Wednesday, following the xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals in South Africa.

Zim, Belarus Pen $350M Mega Deal

- Zimbabwe and Belarus have signed deals worth US$350 million, which are set to transform Zimbabwe into the region's transport and logistical hub.

High Court Sets Aside Controversial 2% Tax

- A tweet by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights says the government has set aside the 2% tax introduced by the Minister of Finance Mthuli Ncube last years.

I Won’t Prosecute People Without Factual Evidence - Akufo-Addo

- According to him, it is not enough to condemn people because someone said they were corrupt.

US, Nigeria Meet On Intellectual Property, Move Against Counterfeiters

- United States Mission in Nigeria and the American Business Council, in partnership with the Nigerian Government and members of the private sector, met in Lagos, Monday, on Intellectual Property (IP).

UN Special Rapporteur On Human Rights Visits Zimbabwe

- United Nations Special Rapporteur Clement Voule becomes the first independent human rights expert to visit Zimbabwe as he embarks on a 10-day visit this week to assess the human rights situation.

Global Teacher Tabichi Meets Trump Ahead Of UN Address

- Mr Tabichi amazed the world with his commitment to nurturing the academic abilities of his students, majority of whom come from poor backgrounds...

Xenophobia: NANS Sends Strong Message To Ramaphosa, Says Victims Must Be Compensated

- The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) said it would not accept the ‘peace deal’ between President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa if some certain conditions were not met; saying, “peace must come at all cost.”

US, Nigeria Meet On Intellectual Property, Move Against Counterfeiters

- United States Mission in Nigeria and the American Business Council, in partnership with the Nigerian Government and members of the private sector, met in Lagos, Monday, on Intellectual Property (IP).

Buhari Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover N5 Trillion Amcon Debt

- The Buhari Government, in its bid to recover over N5 Trillion outstanding debts owed the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has inaugurated an inter-agency Committee to speedily resolve the challenges in recovering the debts.

Soldier Allegedly Kills Police Officer In Cross River

- An Army officer attached to the 707 Special Force Brigade in Makurdi, Benue state had allegedly killed a Police officer in Bekwarra Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Alleged N400M Scandal: Army Begins👀 Trial Of Ex-Army General

- The Nigerian Army has commenced the trial of the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Sokoto, Maj.-Gen. Hakeem Otiki, over alleged stolen N400 million by some soldiers under his command.

Flood Renders 500 People Homeless In Ondo

- For residents of Ayetoro community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, it was a day of agony after a torrential rain wreaked havoc in the community.

ICC Prosecutor Appeals Acquittal of Former Ivory Coast President

- International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors have appealed against the acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and a youth minister on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence.

South Africa Confirms Buhari’s Meeting With Its President, As Abubakar Meets Ramaphosa

- President Muhammadu Buhari will undertake a State Visit to South Africa in October 2019 to reinforce the strong bonds between the two countries and jointly develop responses to challenges affecting people and businesses in South Africa and Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande Finally Takes Over As UN President

- Ms Maria Espinosa, the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Monday handed over to Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande, who will lead the 74th session of the assembly in the next one year.

South African Government Denie Air Peace Landing Permit

- The refusal of the South African authority to grant the airline landing permit has once again led to the disruption in the evacuation of Nigerians from that country following the ongoing xenophobic crisis there.

Zimbabwe's Currency Crisis Surpasses All Globally - Report

- Bloomberg has reported that the rate at which the Zimbabwe currency is losing value surpasses those of other currencies globally.

Stock Market Loses Gh¢4.56 Bn in Capital in 9-Months

- Currently, the market seems to be in a free-fall, with no sign of recovery at the moment.

Report: Kenya Has Housing Deficit Of 2 Million Units

- The housing demand in the country has been growing at a rate of 200,000 units per annum. Statistics at the National Housing Corporation indicates that the country can only supply 50,000 units per annum.