The main headlines of the mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Thursday, June 7, is focused on the declaration of June 12 as the new Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari in honour of late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.
The Punch reports that President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed that the nation’s Democracy Day will, henceforth, hold on June 12 of every year as against the current arrangement where the ceremony holds on May 29.
The Nation reports that President Muhammadu Buhari invested the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election posthumously with the nation’s highest national honour, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).
Vanguard reports that Abike Dabiri-Erewa, welcoming the decision, said that President Buhari has shown himself to be inclined to the desires of Nigerians and has done the right thing.
Also reacting, a former secretary to the government of the federation, Chief Olu Falae, described the decision as “belated but welcome.”
The Guardian reports that barely 24 hours after the National Assembly held a closed-door meeting where it discussed the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigeria Police Force announced ‘new revelations’ it said proves Senate president Bukola Saraki has a case to answer.
The force also denied reports making the rounds that it had withdrawn the invitation it earlier issued to Saraki. It insisted the Senate president is still under investigation in connection with the April 5 Offa bank robbery and would do everything possible within the law to ensure justice is done.
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This Day reports that the presidency on Wednesday ignored the threat issued by the National Assembly to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday to take decisive steps on a series of resolutions passed by a joint session of the federal legislature, failing which it shall invoke its constitutional powers against him.
Answering questions from journalists after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the State House, the senior special assistant to the president, media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said the presidency would not respond to the resolutions.
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