Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Tuesday, 18th June 2019
Naija News reports that the Supreme Court on Monday, resumed hearing in the case to determine who is the authentic winner of the 2018 Osun governorship election.
The Court has during Monday’s hearing, fixed judgment for July 5, 2019 in the appeals filed by Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as touching the dispute over the last governorship election in Osun State.
The Action Alliance has suspended its Governorship candidate in Imo State, Uche Nwosu.
The son-in-law to the former Governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, was suspended over alleged insubordination, anti-party activities and mismanagement of party funds.
Kano state Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission says there is no court order stopping it from investigating the alleged mismanaging suspected in the Kano Emirate Fund.
Naija News understands that this was made known in a statement issued by the Commission Chairman, Muhuyi Magaji Rimi Gado on Monday, June 17.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday defeated his opponents challenging his election victory at the Election Petition Tribunal.
Naija News reports the governorship candidates of Alliance for Democracy, AD, and Labour party, LP, Owolabi Salis and Prof. Ifagbemi Awamaridi, had approached the election petition tribunal in the state to challenge the victory of Sanwo-Olu in the 2019 election.
The Nigerian military has revealed that not less than 20 people have been killed while 30 other people were severely injured from a bomb detonation at a viewing centre in Konduga, Borno state.
In a report monitored by Naija News, the suicide bombers, a male and female, who were allegedly from Boko Haram detonated their Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the viewing centre/joint opposite a clinic in Mandarari ward, Konduga local government area at about 9:15 pm on Sunday.
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has distanced himself from the statement endorsing the South West to take over Nigeria’s presidency in 2023.
Naija News recalls Lawan had been credited with a statement saying power must be transferred to the South West when President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office expires.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says that members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who distinguished themselves during the 2019 general election will get automatic employment with the Nigeria’s election umpire.
Naija News reports that INEC says those who will be fortunate to participate in the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections scheduled for November will also get the same reward.
The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi has spoken on expectations from President Buhari’s second term cabinet.
Obi, while speaking with journalists in Lagos during the weekend, challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to unveil his ‘next level’ cabinet as soon as possible.
9. INEC Reveals Why It Can’t Reduce Number Of Registered Political Parties
The Independent National Electoral Commission, during a post-election review meeting on Monday, noted that it lacked the constitutional power to de-register any of the 91 political parties in Nigeria.
Mr Muhammed Haruna, the INEC Federal Commissioner in charge of Nasarawa, Kogi and Kwara States, stated this in Lokoja, on Monday.
Former President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi on Monday died in a Cairo hospital after collapsing during a court session.
“He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later died,” a judicial source told AFP.