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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 News Headlines Today, Tuesday, 26th March 2019



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Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Tuesday, 26th March 2019

1. Court sacks Zamfara Governor-elect and other APC candidates

Justice Tom Yakubu of the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto has set aside the judgment of a Zamfara High Court on the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries that produced the party’s candidates for the governorship, National and State Assembly elections.

Naija News recall that due to the same unresolved internal crises of the party, a Federal High Court in Abuja had stopped the APC from presenting candidates.

2. President Buhari receives report on the new minimum wage funding

President Muhammadu Buhari has received an advisory report on how to fund the newly increased workers’ minimum wage

The bill to increase the minimum wage to N30, 000 is still before the National Assembly.

3. Rivers State: deputy governorship candidate of AAC defects to PDP

The Deputy Governorship candidate of the African Action Alliance in Rivers State, Akpo Bomba has announced his resignation from AAC and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.

Naija News recalls the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi had adopted the party after the All Progressives Congress was stopped from the Governorship race.

4. National Assembly: We have no plan to share power with PDP – Oshiomhole

The ruling All Progressives Congress has declared that it has no plan to share the leadership positions in the National Assembly with the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole gave the insight on Monday during a meeting of the party with House of rep members for the ninth national assemably elected on the platform of the party.

5. El-Zakzaky’s trial adjourned indefinitely

The Kaduna State High Court has adjourned indefinitely, the trial of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat.

Naija News understands that the adjournment came after the appointment of the trial judge, Justice Gideon Kudafa, as a member of the Election Petition Tribunal in Yobe State.

6. Court dismisses order stopping collation of Bauchi governorship election

A suit filed by the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar and the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume collation exercise in the state’s gubernatorial election has been dismissed by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

Recall as previously reported by Naija News, INEC had declared the election inconclusive on the basis that the number of cancelled votes was higher than the margin of lead between the two top political parties.

7. APC rejects Sokoto governorship election results

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State has rejected the declaration of Governor Aminu Tambuwal as the winner of the governorship election in the state.

Naija News recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday declared Tambuwal winner of the poll after Saturday’s supplementary contest with a slim margin of 342 votes.

8. EU speaks on President Buhari’s election victory

The European Union has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and expressed willingness to work with his government.

This is contained in a letter dated March 22, 2019 and jointly signed by Donald Tusk for the European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker for the European Commission.

9. Saraki plotting to influence new Senate leadership – Source

There is anxiety in the All Progressives Congress caucus in the Senate over alleged moves by the outgoing President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, to influence the emergence of new leaders of the 9th Senate.

Naija News understands that Saraki was working on how to remain relevant in national politics having lost his re-election bid for the Kwara Central Senatorial seat.

10. EFCC closes case against suspended CJN Onnoghen

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has closed its case of against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen at the National Judicial Council (NJC).

Naija News reports that the anti-graft agency rested its case after calling seven witnesses to testify against the suspended judge over alleged misconduct. It was learned on Sunday that Onnoghen has since opened his defence and called two witnesses on Wednesday, March 20.

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Source: Naija News