Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has again met with Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party. Naija News reports that the heavyweight politicians met at the wedding Fatiha of Mahmud, the son of pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu.
The Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has dismissed the case of a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri challenging the candidacy of the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon. Senator Heineken Lokpobiri had filed a case against Lyon and the APC insisting that he won the governorship primary election of the party in the state.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the suspension the use of the National Identification Number for registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, made this known while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday.
Reports that the daughter of the president, Muhammadu Buhari flew in a presidential jet for her private business, has been reacted to by the Presidency today. Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu in a text he sent to newsmen said the criticism that followed the situation was misplaced.
Following the admittance of the Iranian government that it shot down the Ukranian plane which crashed, killing 176 people on Wednesday, Iranians have called for the immediate resignation of their Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khramenei. There is a lot of anger in Tehran as citizens demand justice and accountability.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has opined that President Muhammadu Buhari directly belittled his office by allowing his daughter, Hanan to use the officially restricted Presidential jet for her private photography event in Bauchi state. According to PDP, the action is provocative, condemnable, completely improper and a slap on the minds of many Nigerians, especially the youths, who look up to the President for integrity, uprightness, and respect for rules.
Access Bank Plc has dismissed reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested its group managing director, Herbert Wigwe. Naija News reports some online media had claimed that the Access Bank MD was arrested by the anti-graft agency in connection with the assets of former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, alleged money laundering for former Petroleum Minister, Deziani Allison-Madueke, and alleged inflation of contracts linked to former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of Prof. Chukwuemeka Ike, renowned author, scholar and traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu Kingdom. Naija News reports that the writer reportedly died at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, after a brief illness on Thursday.
Portuguese journalist Filipe Dias has revealed that Manchester United are closing in on a deal with Sporting Lisbon to sign Bruno Fernandes. Speaking on the latest edition of the Transfer Talk podcast, Dias said growing financial difficulties would force Sporting to sell the midfielder.
Grammy nominee and Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti has given a strong message to former President Goodluck Jonathan against the proposed intention to run for the 2023 presidential election. Speaking through his twitter handle Seun warned him not to bother trying to run for president as Nigerians suffered terribly under his regime.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.