Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Saturday, 2nd February 2019.
1. Again, The Economist Insists PDP’s Atiku Will Win Presidential Election
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has reiterated its earlier stance that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, Atiku Abubakar, will win the nation’s presidential election scheduled for February 16. Naija News reports that EIU Africa said the margin of victory is getting narrower as the election approaches, but Abubakar and his political party will win the historic election.
2. Patience Jonathan ‘Loses N1 Billion’ To Buhari Government
Patience Jonathan, the wife of former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, has temporarily forfeited N1.0004 billion to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. Naija News reports that Mrs Jonathan’s interim forfeiture of the N1.0004 billion forfeiture followed a court order secured by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft agency.
3. 2019: CAN Warns Security Agencies, INEC Against Rigging Polls
Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the Christian Association of Nigeria has called on the security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission against rigging the elections. The CAN President, Samson Ayokunle issued this in a statement that was co-signed by his spokesperson, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji.
4. PDP Accuses Buhari, APC Of Compromising Territorial Integrity
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Friday accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of compromising the territorial integrity of the country. President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, have been accused of compromising the territorial integrity of the country.
5. 2019 Election: INEC Chairman Speaks On Investigating Vote Buying Allegation Against FG’s Trader Moni Scheme
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised to probe the TraderMoni micro-credit scheme of the Federal Government after several reports of vote-buying allegation through the scheme. Naija News learnt the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this to reporters yesterday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
6. Ikoyi Cash: EFCC Fails To Produce Ayodele Oke, Wife In Court
The anticipated arraignment of the sacked Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday did not happen. Recall that the EFCC had on Wednesday filed four charges against the Okes before the Federal High Court in Lagos.
7. #BuhariMustGo: Nigerians Protest On Twitter
With the presidential elections in Nigeria scheduled for February 16th just some few days away, some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to declare that the All Progressive Congress APC Presidential Candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari must go. Through a trending #Buharimustgo, Nigerians are voicing their outrage.
8. ASP Shot Dead By Herdsmen In Delta State
Some suspected herdsmen at Umuachi-Afor community, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State have shot dead an assistant superintendent of police. According to Vanguard, the ASP was reported attached to the Ashaka police divisional headquarters.
9. All You Need To Know About The Big Brother Naija Auditions Which Kick Off Today
The first day of the auditions for the 2019 edition of Big Brother Nigeria has officially kicked off earlier today in a unique style. It will be recalled that a few weeks ago, the organisers of the much anticipated reality show with massive viewership, announced the audition plans.
10. Qatar Stun Japan To Win Asian Cup 2019 For The First Time
Qatar on Friday shocked four-time champions Japan 3-1 to win their first Asian Cup title at the Zayed Sport City Stadium. Naija News reports that Almoez Ali scored with a spectacular overhead kick for a record ninth goal of the Asian Cup on the 12th minute to set Qatar on their way to a first continental title after which Abdulaziz Hatem doubled the lead on the 27th minute to end the half 2-0 in favour of the underdogs.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.