Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Saturday, 18th May 2019
1. Fani-Kayode bows to Tinubu for aspiring to Rule Nigerians as President in 2023
The former minister of Aviation Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, took to his twitter handle to commend the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bolu Tinubu for aspiring to ‘become Nigerian President in 2023’.
The former minister, made this comment as he criticized the Northern power block of Nigeria for claiming domineering position in leadership of the country. He said that Tinubu, by aspiring to be president has challenged the notion that the North owns Nigeria which is not true to the sound minds but the fact speaks louder than fictions.
2. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Kicks Against Buhari’s Inauguration
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t deserve to be sworn in for another term as Nigerian President because he does not have the required academic qualifications. Daily Tells Nigeria reports that the secessionist leader made this known on Thursday, May 16, during what he tagged a “live global address.”
3. Gov. Lalong like Ganduje moves to split Jos Traditional Council
The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has moved to split the Jos traditional council just like his counterpart in Kano state. In what is perceived as vendetta against the traditional council is aimed to reduce the influence of the paramount ruler of Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba, known as the Gbong Gwom Jos.
The governor has ordered for the splitting of Jos traditional council into two Traditional Councils. The two new councils are to be known as Jos North and Riyom Traditional Councils, which will also have two different traditional stools.
4. Why AAC’s suspension of Sowore as Chairman does not stand – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it only recognises Mr. Omoyele Sowore as the substantive National Chairman of the African Action Congress (AAC).
Daily Tells recalls that AAC days ago suspended Omoyele Sowore, chairman of the party.
Ezenwa was earlier in the day announced as the new national chairman after the party said it had suspended Sowore for alleged corruption.
5. BREAKING: Airport Safety: Enugu Govt shuts down Emene Market
Following safety concerns raised by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on potential air hazards in and around the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, the Enugu State Executive Council has ordered the immediate closure of Orie Emene Market near the airport.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari to be addressed as Dr. Muhammadu Buhari from May 29th
President Muhammadu Buhari who won the 2019 election amidst controversial declaration by INEC is seeking to be address as Dr Muhammadu Buhari from his second tenure in office.
The president who has been accused of forgery as it is alleged that he lied on oath that he has educational qualification that is stipulated in the constitution. The president’s WAEC certificate has been an issue from the beginning of his tenure.
It would recall that President Buhari was awarded a Doctorate Degree at the Kaduna State University in August 10th, 2018. The president was escorted to this award by Kaduna state governor who did not support the president’s ambition to contest for the position before now.
7. RCCG Rejected the body of their Pastor Michael Arowosaiye who committed Suicide.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Friday responded to reports of the death of Mr. Michael Arowosaiye, who was their music minister, said to have committed suicide in Abuja on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
In a statement sent to media houses by Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, Head Media & Public Relations The church’s position was contained in the statement as thus:
It reads: “The said Mr. Michael Arowosaiye was not a minister in the RCCG. He was a singer and a keyboardist in one of our Youth Parishes in Abuja until 2017 when he left for another ministry in 2017.
8. Supreme Court Delivers Judgement On Rivers State Application Challenging Onnoghen’s Suspension
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a motion filed by the Rivers State Government challenging the suspension of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen. The Apex court declared that it lacked jurisdiction to hear the application, and so dismissed the application.
9. Juventus Boss, Massimiliano Allegri to leave at end of season, confirmed.
Manager Massimiliano Allegri will leave Serie A champions Juventus at the end of the season.
Juventus have finally confirmed that manager, Massimiliano Allegri will not coach the club next season.\
In a statement posted on Juventus official website on Friday morning read: “Massimiliano Allegri will not sit on the Juventus bench in the 2019-2020 season.
The 51-year-old Italian has won the league title in each of his five seasons since taking charge in 2014.
10. Gov. Lalong elected as Chairman of Northern Governors Forum
The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has emerged as Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum for the next four years.
He was elected by his counterparts during the meeting of the forum which held in Kaduna on Friday.