Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Tuesday, 12th February 2019
The controversy over the Executive Committee of the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the list of candidates for the 2019 general election has been laid to rest.
The Supreme Court on Monday struck out the appeal of the PDP seeking to relist its appeal against the 24th June 2016 judgment of the Federal High Court, Lagos, which affirmed the Adebayo Dayo-led State Exco of the PDP in Ogun State.
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has set up a complaints committee to listen to issues raised over the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and his replacement, Justice Tanko Mohammed.
The NJC had given the two senior judicial officers seven days to respond to petitions filed against them with the NJC.
The Judicial Council also forwarded a new petition by The EFCC to Justice Onnoghen.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting massive vote buying for the Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections, alleging that a sum of N112.5bn has been earmarked to buy projected 15 million votes at N7,500 per vote.
The PDP said “Their plots are in two folds. While they are forging ahead with their clandestine plot to compromise the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and rig the elections by getting the electoral commission to produce two sets of result sheets (Form EC8A) for some selected polling units across the country, they are also plotting massive vote buying.”
The Director, Media and Publicity, Kaduna State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Organization, Ben Bako, has been arrested by security agents.
Naija News learnt that Bako has been taken to Abuja headquarters of the Department of Security Service, DSS, for questioning over what it referred to as hate speech made during the PDP campaign in Kafachan last week.
A former secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi is dead.
Naija News understands that the football administrator passed on after failing to recover from an undisclosed illness.
The Zamfara State chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has threatened to drag Governor Abdulaziz Yari before the International Criminal Court (ICC) if he continues to suggest disruption of the forthcoming election.
Naija News recalls that Yari had vowed to disrupt the election, should in case his party was excluded by INEC to partake in the 2019 election.
The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has threatened to expose and destroy Jubril of Sudan on Thursday.
He also lamented that many have so far failed to believe him on the existence of an impostor identified as Jubril of Sudan occupying Aso Rock.
The Nigerian Army has on Sunday 10 February 2019, released the postings and appointments of some of its senior officers.
The development was made known to Naija News in a statement on Monday by Colonel Aliyu Yusuf for Director Army Public Relations.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that 8,966 Permanent Voters’ Cards and other materials were destroyed by the fire that engulfed its offices in Abia and Plateau states in the past seven days.
In a statement on Sunday by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye said the Smart Card Readers were not affected in both incidents.
There was confusion during the APC presidential campaign rally which held yesterday at the MKO Abiola international stadium in Abeokuta.
Suspected hoodlums started booing national leaders of the party and all appeals for calm by even the host governor, Ibikunle Amosun fell on deaf ears.
Source: Naija News