Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Tuesday, 19th March 2019
Nineteen days after the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a winner of the February 23, presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his party have finally filed a petition challenging Buhari’s re-election.
Atiku and his party are challenging Buhari’s reelection on the grounds of alleged massive riggings, malpractices and non-compliance substantially with the electoral laws.
The Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, the Delta State capital, has sacked the state executive committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Mr Jones Erue as chairman.
The court presided over by Justice T.B. Adegoke, held that Mr Cyril Ogodo is the authentic chairman of the party in the state.
Reports reaching Naija News say that another building has on Monday collapsed on Lagos Island.
The building located at No 57, Egerton square in Alakoro area, Lagos Island went down during the afternoon hours of Monday.
Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has said his two asset declarations forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) were tampered with.
Speaking through his counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, at his resumed trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on Monday, the suspended CJN said the forms he submitted in 2014 and 2016 were mutilated and in loose form.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally spoken on its decision not to allow Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), inspect election materials.
Recall that Atiku had gone to the court, after he lost the February 23 election to President Muhammadu Buhari.
An FCT High Court in Maitama has granted leave to the EFCC to amend the charge in the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and three others.
The former SGF was arraigned on Feb. 12 alongside Hamidu Lawal, a director in his company, Sulaiman Abubakar, staff in the company and Apeh Monday, managing director Josmon Technologies Limited and Rholavision Engineering Limited.
There was panic in Bauchi state on Monday following the killing of the Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army in Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi, Col. Mohammed Barack by suspected gunmen.
The development has also thrown military authorities in Bauchi into mourning even as an investigation has already been opened into his death.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has taken a final verdict about the Governorship and house of Assembly election in Rivers State.
The electoral body revealed that it will continue with the collation of results in the state.
Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has submitted that if the Independent National Electoral Commission carries out its constitutional duties, following the conclusion of the 2019 general elections, political parties in the country will be reduced from the current 91 to as little as 10.
He said this will happen if INEC follows the constitutional provisions on deregistration of political parties based on their performances in the general elections.
Uefa has charged Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo with improper conduct over his ‘cojones’ celebration against Atletico Madrid, with the Old Lady now waiting to discover whether the Portuguese will be sanctioned.
The former Real Madrid forward has become the subject of a disciplinary investigation by European football’s governing body.