Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Thursday, 13th June 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered the maiden June 12 democracy day speech at the celebration which held at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Wednesday.
The President touched on electricity, security, infrastructure, job, and many other issues that affect Nigerians.
Former Nigerian Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan were both absent at the Eagles Square venue of the 2019 Democracy Day celebration in Abuja.
Also, absent at the event were former Heads of State, Yakubu Gowon, Abdulsalami Abubakar.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed the Abuja National Stadium after Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (GCFR).
Naija News understands that henceforth the Abuja stadium will now be called the Moshood Abiola stadium.
The President made this known while delivering a speech to mark the 2019 June 12 Democracy Day celebration at the Eagles Square in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital territory.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, was right not to accept the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the elections.
The former president made this known in an interview on the Fourth Republic 20th anniversary.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, promised to take 100 million Nigerians from poverty to prosperity in the next 10 years.
Naija News reports that Buhari disclosed this while delivering his opening speech at the inaugural June 12, Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday, June 12 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
While Eagles square, Abuja is beaming with a host of activities in honour of the first June 12 democracy day, Wole Soyinka, foremost playwright wants out of it.
According to the Nobel Laureate, it is just his choice.
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Helicopter has crashed in the process of landing in the Katsina Airport.
This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force.
There has been an explosion at the Port Harcourt Mall in Rivers State, leaving one person dead and several others injured.
Naija News learned that the explosion happened around 5:20pm.
Nigerian human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari not to leave out other Nigerian heros who fought for the June 12 democracy day actualization.
Mr Falana also asked the federal government to also identify other heroes of that struggle from all over the country.
Enyimba FC on Wednesday defeated Akwa United 3-0 to end the NPFL Super Six Championship Playoffs with 12 points from 5 matches and claim the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League title.
Goals from Reuben Bala, Stanley Dimgba and Abdulrahman Bashir was enough to give the two-time African champions a deserved win over Akwa United.