The headlines of major Nigerian newspapers for Wednesday, May 15, revolves around the call for a legal backing of the establishment of June 12 as Democracy Day by the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Nation reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, urged the Senate to furnish President Muhammadu Buhari's view of June 12 as Democracy Day with legal backing.
Tinubu said that President Buhari's bid to make June 12 the national day to celebrate democracy in the country is an important and laudable step.
The Guardian reports that the celebration of Leah Sharibu's 16th birthday was greeted with several calls and pleas to the federal government to speed up her release from the captivity of Boko Haram insurgents.
The cry for Leah's rescue was heightened by the arrival of a Nigeria Muslim lady, Zainab Aliyu, imprisoned by the Saudi Arabian government for drug trafficking, but released through the timely intervention of the federal government.
This Day reports that President Buhari hosted Senate President Bukola Saraki and a number of his colleagues in the leadership of the National Assembly to a dinner at the Aso Rock Villa on Tuesday, May 14.
However, the president lamented that his relationship with 8th National Assembly did not leave much to be desire owing to the stance of its executives.
Vanguard reports that with regard to the nation's security, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Yoruba socio-cultural and political group, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, alongside the general overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, have raised serious concerns.
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The religious group jointly came to the conclusion that the country is under siege by bandits and criminals. On his part, Bakare on Tuesday referred to looters as Nigeria's "commander-in-chief."
Punch reports that 469 newly elected lawmakers from various political parties will be ushered into the National Assembly with a welcome package of N4.68bn.
The newspaper reports that the package is meant to help the incoming lawmakers with accommodation and furniture.
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