Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

1. Presidential Election: APC Demands Arrest, Probe Of Atiku, PDP The APC has called for the arrest and investigation of the PDP leadership and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over their alleged access to the server of INEC. The APC made this known in a petition written to the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of State Security Services (DSS) on Monday. 2. … Continue reading Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Nigeria election: Buhari still military dictator – Amaechi blows hot

A First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi has said that the present administration committed treasonable offence by deploying the military during the general election. A First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi has said that the present administration committed treasonable offence by deploying the military during the general election. Amaechi maintained that the military should have no part to play in elections and internal … Continue reading Nigeria election: Buhari still military dictator – Amaechi blows hot

Atiku Speaks as service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign launch

Pictures of service chiefs at President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign rally tagged ‘Next Level’ have become a source of worry for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, a spokesman for the organisation has said. Photos of some service chiefs, including the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas at … Continue reading Atiku Speaks as service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign launch

2019 Election: Ezekwesili, Sowore Warn Nigerians Against Voting Buhari, Atiku

Two main rivals of President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the race for the 2019 presidency have warned Nigerians against choosing either of the two veteran presidential candidates. Newsstream understands that Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC) and Oby Ezekwesili of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)  described the two front runners as failed participants in Nigeria’s democratic history. According to a statement on Monday, Mr Sowore spoke … Continue reading 2019 Election: Ezekwesili, Sowore Warn Nigerians Against Voting Buhari, Atiku

Court: Kachikwu’s appointment absolves Buhari of blame as president/oil minister

The Federal High Court in Abuja has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot legally double as the Minister of Petroleum Resources. The court made the declaration on Thursday while giving judgment in a suit filed last year by a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN). Agbakoba had, in the suit, urged the court to restrain Buhari from continuing to hold … Continue reading Court: Kachikwu’s appointment absolves Buhari of blame as president/oil minister

2019 Election: Lagos Lawyer Drags Buhari To Court Over Certificate

A Lagos-based lawyer, Itesede Okhai, has approached the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking an order disqualifying President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting in the 2019 presidential election. The lawyer, in his suit marked, FHC/L/CS/1765/18, contended that Buhari had not met the legal requirements to stand for election, because the President did not submit his secondary school certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission. The lawyer … Continue reading 2019 Election: Lagos Lawyer Drags Buhari To Court Over Certificate

SGF: Boards have no power to suspend CEOs of parastatals

In a new twist to the ongoing controversy over the suspension of Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS), Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has said no governing board of a federal agency or parastatal has the power to remove the chief executive officer (CEO) appointed by the president. Continue reading SGF: Boards have no power to suspend CEOs of parastatals

Minimum Wage: Osinbajo’s Meeting With Governors, ministers Ends Inconclusively

The meeting held behind closed doors on Monday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, has in attendance Abdulaziz Yari, Governor of Zamfara State; Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State; Rauf Aregbesola, Governor of Osun State and Simon Lalong, Governor of Plateau State, also had ministers, the head of service of the federation and other top government functionaries in attendance. Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Governor … Continue reading Minimum Wage: Osinbajo’s Meeting With Governors, ministers Ends Inconclusively

Ezekwesili Obiageli: Why Buhari, Osinbajo Should Not Celebrate Payment Of Bail Out To State Governors

Oby Ezekwesili Laments Over Nigeria’s Economic State Oby Ezekwesili, the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has described as a colossal shame, a statement made by the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES24). Speaking at the ACPN press conference in Lagos today, and unveiling her party’s roadmap for winning the 2019 presidential elections, Ezekwesili said Buhari’s legacy is the destruction of Nigeria’s wealth. … Continue reading Ezekwesili Obiageli: Why Buhari, Osinbajo Should Not Celebrate Payment Of Bail Out To State Governors

POLITICS: How Buhari’s Finance minister, Zainab Ahmed ‘indicted’ APC govt – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to speak out on the “declaration by Finance Minister, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, that the policies of his administration were hurting the nation and destroying investor- confidence in our economy.” The party said the declaration by the minister was a vindication of its stand that the Buhari administration was “responsible for the nation’s economic woes … Continue reading POLITICS: How Buhari’s Finance minister, Zainab Ahmed ‘indicted’ APC govt – PDP

FG imposes $200, $4000 fines on overstayed foreigners to Nigeria

Federal goverment has introduced a fine of $200 and $4000 dollars on visitors to Nigeria who overstayed their time as permitted by their visas. This a bid to monitor movements of foreigners in Nigeria. The sanction, which depends on the number of days such a foreigner overstayed in the country, ranges from $200 (N72,000) to $4000 (N.18m), depending on the number of days such a … Continue reading FG imposes $200, $4000 fines on overstayed foreigners to Nigeria

Presidency: Buhari, Nnamani meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met behind closed doors with the former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Nnamani said that there are moves to bring those aggrieved during the primaries back to the APC fold. He said “We are still harmonizing; in the primaries and the congresses, there were quite … Continue reading Presidency: Buhari, Nnamani meet in Aso Rock