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Nigeria News: Top five stories that made headlines this Friday evening, June 8, 2018

Here are top five stories that made headlines in Nigeria this evening

1. DAILY POST reported that former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of planning to frame him and subsequently send him to jail.

Obasanjo in a statement by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Friday said the Buhari-led administration intends to use fake documents and witnesses against him.

Read text of his statement here: 

2. Armed bandits have kidnapped no fewer than 23 travellers in the troubled Birnin-Gwari area of Kaduna State.

The victims according to one Mohammed Kebi, a commercial driver who escaped the scene of the kidnapping included a nursing mother and a kid, after five vehicles were intercepted during the abduction on Friday morning.

Read full details here: 

3. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed the Fourth Alteration Bill that grants financial autonomy to State Judiciaries and State Houses of Assembly into law.

Senator Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (senator), made the disclosure to the State House correspondents on Friday.

Read about the grants here 

4. The Presidency has confirmed that June 12 this year, will not be a public holiday.

A statement posted on Aso Rock’s verified Twitter handle on Friday confirmed that there will be no public holiday on June 12, 2018.

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5. President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a constitutional amendment that stops a vice president who completes the term of a president from contesting for the office of the President more than once.

The same is applicable to a deputy governor who completes the term of a state governor, according Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang.

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