Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Monday, 4th March 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been re-elected for a second term in office, says only those with integrity and interest of Nigeria will be considered in his next cabinet.
Naija News reports that the President made this comment at a dinner the All Progressives Congress (APC) women and youth organised to celebrate his re-election, on Saturday.
Former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki is alive and safe in the custody of the Department of Security Services (DSS).
There were rumours on social media that Dasuki is dead but a Nigerian writer and political commentator Yushau Shuaib has said the former NSA chief is hale and hearty.
An All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Kano state, northern Nigeria, Kabiru Gaya, has revealed that the National Assembly will investigate the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for postponing the general elections.
Naija News reports the lawmaker, represents Kano south, made this comment when he addressed State House Correspondents on Sunday, March 3.
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, says President Muhammadu Buhari is not aware of the recent decisions taken by Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.
Naija News reports that Okorocha made this comment in a statement released through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
Six persons have been killed while eight others have been left with diverse degrees of bullet wounds as some unknown gunmen attacked Sabon Sara, near Kidandan village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Naija News reports that the hoodlums attacked the village at about 1:30 a.m, Saturday, March 2.
Constitutional lawyer Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has explained that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, may find it difficult to prove that the votes in the Southeast were reduced.
In an interview with Vanguard, he noted that at this stage, Atiku should assume the role of a statesman instead of going to court.
At least 50 persons have been said to have been missing after an explosion in Bayelsa state.
Naija News reports that the blast was said to have occurred during the early hours of Friday, March 1 when a leaking oil pipeline went up in flames in the Nembe Kingdom in Bayelsa state.
The governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, says he has sacked the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for anti-party activities.
Naija News reports that Okorocha made this comment on Sunday during a TV programme where he reacted to his suspension from the APC by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party led by Oshiomhole, Okorocha said the chairman lacked the power to suspend him.
A High Court sitting in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city has ordered that actress popular Nigerian actress, Monalisa Chinda, be arrested for failing to pay income tax due for over a 6-year period.
Naija News reports that just like the case of the popular Super Eagles’ former footballer, Monalisa was said to have avoided showing up in court after several invitations issued in that regard.
10. PDP to hold an expanded caucus meeting on Monday
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)has announced that it will hold an expanded caucus meeting on Monday, March 4.
According to a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party will meet at 12noon in Abuja. The meeting is scheduled to hold at the Party’s National Secretariat in Wadata Plaza.