Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Saturday, 16th March 2019.
Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state. Naija News reports the meeting between the two leaders held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The Presidency on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari will not interfere in the emergence of the new leadership of the ninth National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) Ita Enang, disclosed this while addressing parliamentary reporters in Abuja.
The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has commenced the demolition of several defective houses located in the Lagos Island. The agency started its operation with the demolition of a three-storey building located in Epetedo area of the state early on Friday, March 15, 2019, and added that about 180 affected houses will also be demolished.
Katsina Police Command on Friday confirmed the release of Hajiya Hauwa Yusuf the mother-in-law to the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari. The mother of Binta, the wife of Katsina state Governor was released by the kidnappers after eight days in captivity.
A three-storey uncompleted building in the Bode area of Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, on Friday collapsed leaving many of its occupants feared dead. Naija News recalls that several primary school pupils were feared dead on Wednesday, March 13 after a three-storeyed school building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
The Senator representing the Rivers South-east Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Magnus Ngei Abe has called on the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and his supporters in Rivers state to stop abusing President Muhammadu Buhari over the predicament of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The governor of Rivers State, south-south Nigeria, Nyesom Wike, says no other party can win elections in the state except his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party. Naija News reports that the Rivers State Governor made this comment on Friday when members of the national assembly, elected on the platform of the PDP, presented their certificates of return to him at government house, Port Harcourt, the state capital.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, says the national peace committee is powerless under President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News reports that the spokesperson of the party,
Kola Ologbondiyan, made this comment on Friday while briefing journalists on the outcome of the general election.
Yusuf Buhari, President Muhammadu Buhari‘s son, has completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) mandatory service year. Although Yusuf’s state of service and place of primary assignment (PPA) was never disclosed, Naija News understands that he bagged his Master’s Degree in the United Kingdom in July 2016.
A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted a photo showing the moment Yusuf Buhari, the son of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, received a certificate indicating the completion of his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Naija News had reported earlier that the President’s son completed his one year mandatory service year which he started last year recently.