Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Thursday, 28th March 2019
Orji Uzor Kalu, a former Abia governor, who elected to represent Abia North at the Nigerian Senate, says he would contest for the post of the Deputy Senate President in the soon to be constituted 9th National Assembly.
Naija News reports that Kalu made this known while speaking with journalists at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city on Wednesday.
The Presidential Election Tribunal has granted the request by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar to serve their petition challenging the result of the February 23 presidential election on President Muhammadu Buhari through his party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
The three-man tribunal on Wednesday, after to listening Chris Uche (SAN) who moved the ex-parte filed by the petitioners, granted them permission to serve through substituted means.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamawa state chapter has rejected the March 28 date scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) for the supplementary governorship election in the state.
This decision was announced by Ahmed Lawal, organising secretary of the party in an interview with newsmen in Yola.
Naija News understands more than 100 lawyers have promised to voluntarily represent the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano State, Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf, to challenge the victory of Gov Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in court.
Sen Herssern Umar, chairman Kwankwasiyya Red Cap Rangers, International Movement for Justice made this known.
A new report based on a research by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has established the Nigerian Police as the most corrupt institution in Nigeria.
The ranking was established after a survey was carried out across the six geopolitical zones in the country, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
6. More troubles for Buhari as another presidential candidate approaches court to order fresh election
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Movement, Pastor Aminchi Habu, and his party have sued President Muhammadu Buhari, the Independent National Electoral Commission, and the All Progressives Congress over the outcome of the 2019 presidential election.
Habu in his petition before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, is asking the tribunal to among other things, declare the victory of Buhari and the APC at the February 23 Presidential election null and void.
The spokesman for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Buba Galadima, has said the result of the presidential election which saw President Muhammadu Buhari emerge as the winner, was false.
He was reacting to claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that their votes had exceeded that of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has cited inadequate funding as one of the major reasons why the Police are not as efficient as they should be.
Adamu was speaking before the House Committee on Police Affairs to defend the Force’s 2019 budget proposal and also to reflect on the performance and challenges experienced with the implementation of the 2018 Appropriation.
Ahmad Lawan appears to be the favourite for Senate President – courtesy of his “rich legislative experience” and character.
President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership and most APC governors are said to have endorsed the Senate Leader after consultations.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its elected senators and members of the House of Representatives are constitutionally eligible and can seek election into any presiding office of both chambers of the National Assembly.
The party made the declaration in a statement on Tuesday, signed by its National publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
Source: Naija News