Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Sunday, 17th February 2019.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Saturday postponed the general elections. In a press conference, the INEC Chairman stated that the postponement was due to logistic problems.
The presidency has reacted to the news that the 2019 general elections earlier scheduled to commence this Saturday has been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Naija News recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, had in the early hours of Saturday, shifted the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections till February 23.
President Muhammadu Buhari has regretted the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Recall that INEC had announced the postponement a few hours before the election this morning, upsetting the plans of many Nigerians.
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole, has berated chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof.Mahmood Yakubu, over the postponement of the elections. Naija News had reported earlier that the Commission postponed the Presidential and the National Assembly elections by one week earlier today.
Reports reaching Naija News suggest the death of the second son and nephew to the former governor of Edo state, Lucky Igbinedion. Naija News reports that the duo died after a fatal accident in Texas, United States.
A Special Adviser to Delta state Governor, Ngozi Ijei was murdered dead last night in Ekpan, Uvwie local government of the state. Ijei was reportedly actively involved in the political unrest in the area since the last ten years, and his death has reportedly led to fear and tension in the area.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed reaction towards the postponement of the February 16 elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The association described the postponement of the election as a national embarrassment and a setback to the democracy of the country.
Buni Yadi, the headquarters of Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state is under attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. According to Daily Post, heavy gunshots are heard from different parts of the town, with all residents indoors.
Popular Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade has joined other well-meaning Nigerians and celebrities who have expressed their various reactions over the postponement of the elections initially slated to hold on Saturday, February 16. Naija News understands that the popular actress also took out time to express her anger over the abandonment of members of the Nation Youth Service Corp (NYSC) who were mobilized for the election duty.
English Premier League (EPL) giants Manchester United have confirmed that Sir Alex Ferguson will return to Old Trafford for a special reunion match to mark the 20th anniversary of the club’s treble-winning campaign. A United Legends side, managed by Ferguson will play Bayern Munich Legends at Old Trafford on May 26 in a repeat of their famous 2-1 Champions League final comeback win that sealed their third major trophy of the 1998-99 season.