NAIJ.com digest: Top 6 news that broke this Friday

NAIJ.com digest: Top 6 news that broke this Friday

The NAIJ.com team has gathered the most important news that hit the headlines on Friday, September 16. Find the top stories you might have missed below.

1. Delta state rejects call for Biafra

NAIJ.com digest: Top 6 news that broke this Friday

The Delta state government has publicly denied being a part of Biafra and has warned its agitators to stay clear off the state. The agitation for an independent Biafra state has risen with different protests and by members of separatist groups being organised in different parts of the country.

2. NECO releases 2016 result, details of candidates’ performance

NAIJ.com digest: Top 6 news that broke this Friday

The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the result of the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination. The Nation reports that the result was released on Friday, September 16 with 88.51 per cent of the candidates obtaining five credits pass and above in English Language and Mathematics.

3. BREAKING: Suicide bomb attack in Butmana village kills 16

A suicide bomber has killed about 16 people and wounded 35 others as they attended Friday prayers at a mosque in a northwestern Pakistani tribal area.

NAIJ.com digest: Top 6 news that broke this Friday

Governors of the 36 states in Nigeria have thrown their weight behind economic measure introduced by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to bring the country out of recession.

4. Recession: Governors back Buhari

NAIJ.com digest: Top 6 news that broke this Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari seems prepared to rescue local governments from the stranglehold of states and their governors so that they can continue to function as the closest to the people as he says he will support any constitutional amendment for that purpose.

5. Buhari supports financial freedom for local governments

NAIJ.com digest: Top 6 news that broke this Friday

6. Alleged N74.6billion fraud: Wanted ex-governor turns himself in

Ibrahim Shema, the immediate ex-governor of Katsina state, who was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has turned himself in. Shema reportedly arrived at the EFCC office in Abuja at about 9.30 am on Friday, September 16,

Source: Naija.ng

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