Nigeria news today headlines on Wednesday, 1st of May 2019 and here are the top headlines news summary in Nigeria curated by NIGERIA NEWS for your online reads. enjoy
1. Defection: What Saraki, Dogara, others told court ahead of May 7 judgement
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss a suit instituted against them and 52 others on account of their defection from their various political parties in 2018.
They claimed that an advocacy body, Legal Defense and Assistant Project (LEDAP) which instituted the suit against them and praying for their removal from the National Assembly had no locus standi to institute the case.
Saraki, Dogara and the 52 national lawmakers averred that the advocacy body was neither a political party nor a voter from their various constituencies and as such has no legal basis to press that their seats be declared vacant.
2. Gov. Okorocha sneaks into Abuja court over his certificate of return, shuns journalists
Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha on Tuesday evening sneaked to the Abuja division of the Federal High Court to ask for his certificate of return as the senator-elect for Imo West senatorial district.
The Governor, accompanied by some of his aide and lawyers drove into the court premises in a convoy after 4pm.
He walked straight into some offices of the court. After about 30 minutes, he walked out of the court but refused to speak with journalists who lay in wait for him outside the court premises.
3. Zainab Aliyu: How Fani- Kayode reacted to release of Nigerian arrested for ‘drug trafficking’ in Saudi Arabia
Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister has reacted to the release of Zainab Aliyu, the Nigerian student detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drugs trafficking.
Fani Kayode, in a tweet on Tuesday commended Buhari for the timely release of the Nigerian student.
He said “Securing the release of Zainab from execution in a Saudi prison is a great achievement by @MBuhari.She was due to be executed for a crime she never committed.
“Buhari saved her life by intervening and for the first time in 4 years I am proud to be a Nigerian! Welcome home Zainab.”
4. May Day: FG reaffirms commitment to workers’ welfare
Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, has assured Nigerian workers that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to uplifting the lives of Nigerian workers and leaving behind a legacy of service and a buoyant economy.
Ngige disclosed this in a message to workers in a statement to commemorate the 2019 Workers’ Day celebration in Abuja on Tuesday.
Ngige said it was due to the president’s resolve to better the lives of Nigerian workers that he gave states bailout to pay salary and pension of their workers.
5. FG releases Nigeria’s 2019 flood outlook
The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), on Tuesday presented its 2019 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) in Abuja.
The Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu, said the AFO was the 7th in the series with the theme “The Role of Efficient Hydrological Services in National Development” by the agency.
NAN quoted Adamu as saying the AFO would serve as an early warning to people and communities located in and near flood plains and other vulnerable areas.
He added that it would also put in place actions necessary to ameliorate adverse effects of flood to lives and property.
6. May Day: How Gov. Bello assaulted Kogi workers – Opposition party alleges
The Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) has said the non-payment of three years workers’ salaries by the Kogi State Government is a democratic assault on workers.
DPC National Chairman, Rev. Olusegun Peters disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja ahead of 2019 Workers’ Day celebrations.
According to Peters, DPC feels the pains of great workers in Kogi state who have been denied three years of hard earned salaries by the State Government.
7. Oyo lawmakers reverse suspension of Irepo council chairman, deputy
Lawmakers in the Oyo state House of Assembly has nullified the purported suspension of the Executive Chairman, Irepo Local Government Area, Mr Asifu Adediran-Sulaiman and his vice, Mrs Ojedele Victoria.
The Assembly, which described the suspension process as inconclusive, noted that pending the time the House Committee on local government Affairs investigates and reports back to it, the suspended chairman and his vice remained the constitutionally recognized leaders of the council.
They insisted that for the fact that the law guiding the suspension process was breached, the duo of Adediran-Suleiman and Ojedele must be allowed to perform their duties.
8. Presidency recovers N118m from banks
The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) says it has recovered about N118 million from two commercial banks in the country.
The panel’s Head, Media and Communication, Ms Lucie-Ann Laha made this known in a press statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to her, the recoveries were made as a result of findings by the panel’s investigation into accounts of the Federal Government Agencies operated by commercial banks from 2009 to 2015.
9. Eight injured as building collapses in Ibadan
A two-storey building under construction on Tuesday collapsed in Ibadan, Oyo State, injuring eight persons.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the building located on Eleyele road in Jericho area of Ibadan collapsed at about 4.pm.
Speaking with NAN, one of the bricklayers at the site, Mr Kazeem Adebayo, said concrete casting on a portion of the building had started when it gave way.
10. EPL: Solskjaer told to drop De Gea until next season
Former England striker, Ian Wright, has told Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to show he is not afraid to make big decisions by dropping David De Gea, for their final two games of the Premier League season.
De Gea has made a number of errors in recent games, including one that allowed Chelsea to equalize in Sunday’s 1-1 draw.
The result saw United remain in sixth place and dented their chances of finishing in the top four.
Solskjaer backed De Gea to shake off his poor form in their final two games against Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City, but Wright believes the Norwegian has to take a different approach.
The above is the top 10 breaking news trending news on Google Nigeria News as of May 1st, 2019 being Wednesday, visit NIGERIA NEWS tomorrow being 2nd of May, Thursday for more news summary
Game Of Thrones, Final Episode 6, Arya To Kill Daenerys, What Happen To Jon Snow?
So far so good, Game of Thrones has come and it’s time the series movie come to an end. The Season 8, Final Episode 6 is premiered today and according to the Home Box Office, HBO, this would be the last episode of the last season for the series movie. If Arya Kill Daenerys, what would happen to Jon Snow?
The series movie happened to be the most watched in recent time and for this, there have been several spoilers but promised there won’t be any spoiler as regard this article, NIGERIA NEWS gist.
However, before the airing of the series starts on 14th April 2019. Part of 5 episodes has been leaked several spoilers tends to extract part of the clips and distribute through the torrent site which makes the series to be the most pirated of all time. But considering to be saved from spoilers, it’s better off to stay offline from the internet throughout today, till you get to watch the last episode with so much enthusiasm.
As regards to the question asked that, ” If Arya Kill Daenerys, what would happen to Jon Snow? “, the answer would be in the last episode and in order to keep your gues triggered the fascination and suspense the last episode would bring to you, you would need to try every possible means to keep away from spoiler and ensure you watch the last episode on time as you may find yourself discussing with a spoiler.
It is important to think about who would sit on the ‘iron throne’ as Daenerys and Jon Snow are both Targarians and Jon Snow is in love with Daenerys. Moreso, Jon Snow is not found to be obsessed with securing a throne or title for himself. On the other hand, Daenerys is so obsessed with the ‘iron throne’. Could it be the reason Daenerys could be killed by Arya Stark in order for Jon Snow to mount the ‘Iron throne’? If Daenerys is killed what condition would Jon Snow be?
In order to know the answer to all this as to whether it would happen or not, play a caution game of staying away from spoilers. The NIGERIA NEWS gist then brings to you some of the websites you should stay away from in order to avoid spoiler for the final taste of the series recipe.
And they are:
- Stay away from reading Youtube comment as you might meet spoiler there.
- Stay away from Twitch chat, Whatsapp chat, most especially the group chats.
- Stay away from some website headlines relating to Game of Thrones in order to get clicks for their website. A few examples I can mention is UK tabloids and inverse. You can google anything related to Game of Thrones to see some of the clickbait sites.
- Finally, stay totally away from the internet for some few hours as the spoilers are very much on the internet and make sure you don’t initiate discussion over Game of Thrones to avoid anybody spoiling the last recipe for you.
Do enjoy the last episode, click and download it here.
All EPL New Rules For The 2019/2020 Season
The International Football Association Board, IFAB, has affirmed English Premier League, EPL new rules and changes for the 2019/2020 season. The new principles would influence the Freekicks, Handball, Substitution, Drop ball and cards for coaches, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The Video Aide Ref popularly known as VAR would so be implemented by next season in the English Premier League, EPL. The aforementioned areas where there would be new implementation would surely have a great effect in the league.
EPL New Rules Ahead 2019/2020 Season…
The rule that would be implemented under this is that there would be no chance given to any players to waste time on the pitch anymore, as substituted players would have to leave the pitch at the closest side of the pitch and card may probably be awarded for wasting time.
The Goalkeepers would, therefore, have to have a foot put on the line and would not be allowed to touch the goal posts before the shoot out of the penalty kicks. In this manner, no Goalkeeper would be able to exploit any chance to avert an opportunity to lead.
The coach would also have to be carded by the Referee in a similar as players were being carded during a match. Both yellow and red cards would also be applicable to coaches as well as starting from next season.
- The goal would be denied if the ball actually strikes any player’s hand during the development to have a goal.
- If any player should make any favourable moves in handling the ball outside the penalty kickbox, even if it regarded unintentional, freekicks would be awarded.
- The IFAB dispose of ‘manufactured’ restarts if there be any drop balls.
The IFAB make it clear that:
“The current dropped ball procedure often leads to a ‘manufactured’ restart which is ‘exploited’ unfairly or an aggressive confrontation.
“Returning the ball to the team that last played it restores what was ‘lost’ when play was stopped, except in the penalty area where it is simpler to return the ball to the goalkeeper.
“To prevent that team gaining an unfair advantage, all players of both teams, except the player receiving the ball, must be at least 4m (4.5 yds) away.”
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