Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 15th February 2019
Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Friday, 15th February 2019
1. I did not ask INEC to post-pone Zamfara State elections – AGF Malami
Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, has explained that he is not asking the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC to Post-pone the Zamfara State elections.
The AGF had been under fire since he wrote a letter to INEC suggesting that the elections in Zamfara State should be postponed, Naija News reports.
2. Hoodlums in military uniform attack INEC vehicles in Benue state
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benue State has said some unidentified hoodlums who disguised in their military uniforms attacked the commission’s vehicle.
The INEC State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Nentawe Yilwatda, disclosed this in a statement obtained by Naija News when he was addressing journalists on the preparation for Saturday’s election.
3. Biafra: finally, Nnamdi Kanu exposes ‘Jubril’ on Valentine’s day
The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has finally given a “definitive expository presentation” on Jubril Aminu Al-Sudanni, an alleged impostor of President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock, the nation’s Presidential Villa.
Naija News reports that Kanu gave the “definitive expository presentation” on Jubril via a live broadcast on Radio Biafra in London, the United Kingdom where he relocated to from Israel.
4. Tinubu speaks on defection after he was spotted with PDP chieftains in Lagos
Spokesperson to the national leader of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has narrated how some PDP supporters, led by the former spokesperson of Department of State Services, Marilyn Ogar, cornered the former Lagos governor at the Airport and begged him for a selfie which is now being used for blackmail by the opposition party.
According to Mr. Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s picture with the PDP women leaders has gone viral and is now being used by PDP social media ‘warriors’ to indicate that the national leader of APC may be thinking of dumping his party ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.
5. It is not your duty to order postponement of Zamfara election, Agbakoba fires AGF Malami
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Olisa Agbakoba has submitted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is a neutral body which cannot take orders from the federal government.
Agbakoba made the submission in reaction to the letter purportedly written by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, in which he told INEC to postpone elections in Zamfara state because the case is in court.
6. Rivers state INEC headquarters blocked by Police
Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday morning blocked the entrance to the Rivers State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Port Harcourt.
Naija News gathered the policemen also mounted a roadblock on the street close to the commission.
7. President Buhari addresses Nigerians ahead of Saturday’s election
In choosing their preferred candidates during the elections, President Muhammdu Buhari has asked Nigerians to see if opposition parties will do anything better than his administration is doing.
While pledging a free and fair election and a secured enviroment, he urged youths not to ‘allow yourselves to be used to cause violence and destruction’.
8. Suspended CJN Onnoghen asks appeal court to stop his arrest
The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen, has asked the Appeal Court in Abuja to stop his arrest for failureto appear before the CCT.
The suspended CJN, who faulted the Code of Conduct Tribunal’s decision to arrest him, based his argument on 11 grounds.
9. Atiku and I will be friends after February 16, says Tinubu
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari will emerge, winner of the Saturday presidential elections.
He added that Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party will be sent to retirement for the good of Nigeria.
10. Nigeria shuts land borders ahead of Saturday’s elections
The Nigerian government has on Thursday, shut down all the Nigerian land borders
Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Saturday, Feb. 16th, 2019
Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, Feb. 16th.
1. INEC Postpones General Election, Gives Reason
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for today, February 16, over logistic problems. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, announced this following an emergency meeting of the Commission with other stakeholders that lasted for several hours.
2. What Atiku Said After INEC Postponed 2019 Elections
Presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of plotting to disenfranchise Nigerians. But Atiku, who is President Buhari’s main challenger, urged Nigerians to exercise patience and not be provoked before the new dates announced for the exercise.
The President Muhammadu Buhari campaign has accused the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party of orchestrating the postponement of the 2019 general election earlier fixed for Saturday, 16 February.
4. Nigerians React To INEC’s Postponement Of Elections
Following the emergency call by the INEC to postpone the elections, Nigerians have expressed their concerns about the development. Concise News had earlier reported how the commission called for an emergency meeting believed to be for the postponement.
5. Shifting Election Unacceptable – PDP
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, says INEC’s postponement of the 2019 elections was deliberate. The PDP chairman added that it was a predetermined move by President Muhammadu Buhari to cling on to power.
6. Atiku ‘Receives Call From US’ Ahead Elections, Reveals What They Discussed
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for February 16 election in Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, says the US has reiterated its desire for a free and fair elections in the country. Making this known on his verified Twitter handle, Atiku said he received a call from the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who said that his country affirmed the international community’s commitment to credible polls in Africa’s most populous nation.
7. I’m Fit To Lead Nigeria For Another Four Years – Buhari (video)
President Muhammadu Buhari has boasted that he is fit and ready to take the country forward for the next four years. Buhari also vowed that nobody will unseat him, not even Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
8. CCT Grants Onnoghen Bail On Self-recognition, Adjourns Trial
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has adjourned the case of non-declaration of assets involving the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, till March 11, 2019. Onnoghen pleaded not guilty to the six counts charge prefered against him by the Federal Government at the CCT in Abuja.
9. El-Rufai Reacts After Killing Of 66 In Kaduna Ahead Of Elections
Governor Nasir el-Rufai has condemned the killing of at least 66 persons in eight settlements near Maro Gida village of Kajuru area of Kaduna state, Northwest Nigeria. It was gathered that 22 children and 12 women were among the victims of the incident that occurred on Thursday night, while four wounded persons were said to have been rescued by security agents.
10. English FA Cup Fixtures For Fifth Round As Chelsea Fight Man United
Premier League giants Manchester City will be away to Newport in one of the 5th round FA Cup fixtures to be played this weekend across England. City are chasing the Premier League crown alongside Liverpool and had last weekend bashed rivals Chelsea 6-0 in a league encounter.