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Nigerian Newspapers Daily Front Pages Review | Saturday, 19 March, 2022




Nigerian Newspapers Daily Front Pages Review

Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Saturday, March, 19th 2022.

According to The PUNCH, barely nine days after the Senate refused to remove Section 84(10) of the Electoral Act, a Federal High Court in Umuahia on Friday, annulled the section, insisting that it was at variance with the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution. This effectively allows serving ministers and aides to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), serving state commissioners to contest at the governorship, Presidential and senatorial primaries without resigning from their offices

Barely three weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2022 into law, a Federal High sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, has nullified Section 84 (12) of the Act and ordered the Attorney General of the Federation to delete it, The Guardian splashes at its bottom front page.

The Obi of Awka Ancient Kingdom, Eze Uzu III of Awka, Austin Ndigwe yesterday declared that Ebelechukwu, wife of former governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano had desecrated Awka by fighting Bianca, widow of late Biafran leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu and that the Gods of the Kingdom must be appeased, This Day reports.

Five of the aspirants for the national chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have dropped out of the race, leaving the field for a tight contest by seven top members of the party. The Nation reports that only the seven met yesterday’s deadline for submission of their nomination forms

According to Daily Trust, Hausa and Fulani Muslims living in Jos, the Plateau State capital, are being forced by record officers at the General Out-Patient Department (GOPD) of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) to change their states of origin and local government areas before they can register to see a doctor.

Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.

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