Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Thursday, 28th February 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have been presented certificates of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The presentation was done on Wednesday at the International Conference Center, Abuja, venue of the result collation for the 2019 presidential elections.
National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole has said that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s loss is an indication that he has been buried politically.
Naija News reports that Oshiomole disclosed this in a chat with the state house correspondents at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Although he never mentioned the name of the Senate president, it was clear from indications that the APC’s national chairman was referring to the Senate president.
All Progressives Congress, APC‘s National Chairman, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described the February 23rd presidential election as ‘a fair and honest exercise that permitted the full expression of the sovereign will of the Nigerian people.’
Tinubu in a congratulatory message said that Nigerians have given Buhari a clear, indisputable mandate to lead for another four years, adding that the president will install peace where there is unrest, tackle corruption, among others.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Olisa Agbakoba has appealed to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party to drop his idea of going to the court.
According to Agbakoba, heading for the court or tribunal may only derail Atiku’s journey to becoming a statesman.
The top lawyer, however, agreed the 2019 presidential election was not without its flaws.
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, an elections observer group, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to explain the over one million votes cancelled in the presidential and national assembly elections.
However, in its fourth interim statement which assessed the credibility and fairness of the electoral process, the Situation Room said: “There is a lack of clarity in the rationale for cancellation of polls.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reserved judgments following the four appeals filed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnghen.
A three-man panel of the court, led by Justice Stephen Adah, after taking arguments from parties, in respect of the appeals, said they will be informed when judgments were ready.
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has thanked Nigerians for voting for him and his party in Saturday’s election.
Despite losing the election to Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Party, Atiku stressed the need to work for the greater good of the country.
However, while reacting directly to the election results, he accused the APC of rigging the figures to favour their candidate and therefore rejected the outcome of the elections.
Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano state government has reacted to those questioning the votes cast for President Muhammadu Buhari in Kan.
Ganduje who spoke when he visited Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja today, said such people are “unserious and ignorant” of the state’s politics.
The United Kingdom Government has reacted to the results collated and announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Naija News reports that the UK government confirmed that the results of the elections were authentic.
Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke who is known to most people by his stage name, Davido has made new revelations about his relationship with Chioma.
The superstar singer took to his social media page to share videos where he talked about his relationship and family status during an interview in the United States.