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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 22nd February 2019


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Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Friday, 22nd February 2019

1. President Buhari addresses Nigerians in nationwide broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called on electorates to come out en masse to take part in the general elections scheduled to start tomorrow (Saturday).

Buhari made this appeal when delivering his nationwide broadcast ahead of the presidential election.

2. Appeal court clears Zamfara APC to contest 2019 elections

The appeal court has set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja on the Zamfara APC primaries.

Recall that the Federal High Court in Abuja had affirmed the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that barred the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates in the general elections in Zamfara State.

3. Unknown gunmen attack Kwankwaso’s convoy in Kano

There has been an attack on the Convoy of the former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso in Kofa village in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State.

Naija News understands that at least 10 vehicles were burnt to ashes during the clash.

4. 12 presidential candidates dump ambition, endorse Buhari

No fewer than twelve Presidential candidates have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office.

Naija News reports that the Presidential candidates endorsed President Buhari at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Thursday, when members of the Forum of Presidential Candidates & Political Parties for Good Governance, who decided to subordinate their ambitions, and have directed their supporters to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.

5. President Buhari will congratulate anybody who wins – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would congratulate anybody who emerges as the winner, in a free, fair and credible Presidential election.

The Campaign Council, also said that the President would thank Nigerians for the support given and for coming out to vote in the election.

6. Yobe PDP chairman dumps party for APC

Less than 40 hours to Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections, the chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Yobe has dumped the party and switched to the All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari.

Alhaji Sani Inuwa Nguru , chairman of PDP, was in Aso Rock on Thursday to pledge allegiance to President Buhari and his party.

7. I will not resign as INEC chairman – Mahmood Yakubu

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has declared he is not contemplating resigning from his position.

“I see no reason why I should resign,” he stated.

He was reacting to calls for his resignation following the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections last Saturday. Yakubu stressed the idea of resigning has not in any way crossed his mind.

8. EFCC raises alarm over fake dollar notes in circulation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised the alarm over the circulation of fake Dollar notes ahead of February 23, Presidential and National Assembly elections.

In a statement signed by the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu, the agency stated that the warning follows intelligence gathered in the build-up to the elections.

9. Aisha Yesufu speaks on why she withdrew her support for Buhari

Aisha Yusufu, co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls, BBOG advocacy group, has revealed when and why she decided to withdraw her support for President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to her, she voted and gave 100 per cent support to President Buhari in 2015 but had to abandon him in 2016.

She said she felt disappointed when she saw a ruthless coldness and disdain from the President for grieving parents of missing Chibok Girls.

10. I have not resigned as Nigeria’s Vice President – Osinbajo

Prof Yemi Osinbajo has come out to expressly deny rumours that he has resigned as the Vice President of the country.

Addressing the issue via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday, Professor Osinbajo said he remains committed to serving the people of Nigeria under the Buhari administration.

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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am