Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Friday, 3rd May 2019
Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Chris Uche, who is the lead counsel for Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar at the presidential election tribunal has expressed optimism that Atiku will reclaim his stolen mandate.
Naija News understands that Atiku and his party are challenging the outcome of the election on the grounds of alleged massive rigging, malpractices substantial non-compliance with the electoral laws.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has shut down operations of Gombe and Kebbi state airports as a result of over N800 million debt.
The shutdown took effect today, a few days after the agency issued a notice to both private and state-owned airports in Nigeria to settle their debts on or before April 24 which was later extended to April 30th, Naija News reports.
The Nigerian Police, Katsina State Command has revealed that the suspects in connection with the abduction of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide de Camp (ADC)’s father-in-law, have been arrested.
Naija News learnt that the spokesperson of the Katsina State police command, Gambo Isah, in a statement disclosed that Magajin Garin Daura, Alhaji Musa Uba, was abducted on Tuesday evening at his residence.
The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared May 30, 2019, as a sit-at-home day in ‘Biafraland’ and Nigeria in remembrance of its fallen heroes and heroines.
The pro-Biafra group urged religious institutions across the country to offer special prayers the night before the day for Biafran heroes murdered in cold blood in the region.
The court of Appeal has adjourned the case contesting the eligibility of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the September 2018 governorship election till May 8, 2019.
The court on Thursday adjourned the case to enable it to hear Senator Adeleke’s appeal alongside that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Armed gunmen, suspected to be bandits, launched a daring attack on the Government Girls Secondary School, Moriki, Zulu Local Government, Zamfara State.
According to a report gathered by Naija News correspondent, the bandits shot sporadically in the air and kidnapped two teachers and four nursing students of the school, also killing one man in the process.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged journalists in Nigeria to appraise and recommit themselves to the ethics that guide their noble profession.
The President said this on Thursday in a statement signed by Mr Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity on the occasion of the 2019 World Press Freedom Day which is celebrated every 3rd of May.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been tasked to produce his academic records.
The request was made by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who noted that the president can direct the military to make available the credentials if they exist as he claims.
The votes polled by the PDP candidate in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, will increase with the collated results of the election in Rivers State as they were not included in his petition to the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
Atiku had in the petition claimed that results from INEC server showed that he won the election with a total of 18, 356, 732 as against the 16,741,430 votes scored by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately return home to put an end to the security situation in the country.
A statement on Thursday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it is completely unacceptable for Buhari to practically abandon his responsibilities, as the Commander-In-Chief to pursue unexplained private matters in foreign lands, while bandits, marauders and insurgents seize the nation; maiming, kidnapping and killing innocent citizens with reckless abandon.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News