Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Thursday, 9th May 2019
1. Adeleke Vs Oyetola: Appeal Court Fixes Date To Deliver Judgement On Osun Guber Poll
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has fixed Thursday, May 9, to deliver judgement on the Osun state governorship election matter.
Naija News reports that the development was is contained in a hearing motion served on the respondents by the Senior Registrar of the court on Wednesday.
2. Buhari vs Atiku: Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Begins Sitting
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has commenced its inaugural sitting holding in Abuja, the nation’s capital city.
Naija News reports that the five-man panel is headed by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa who resumed hearing at exactly 10:05am on Wednesday.
3. Kano Assembly Approves Life Pension For Speaker, Deputy
The Kano state House of Assembly has looked into the bill of the pensions rights of the speaker and deputy speaker as the state Assembly has approved life pension for its speaker and deputy speaker.
Naija News understands that the Assembly passed the pensions rights of the speaker and deputy bill during plenary on Tuesday, May 7 during plenary.
4. NLC-Led Protesters Block Ngige’s Residence In Abuja
A group of protesters led by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has invaded and barricaded the residence of the Labour minister, Dr. Chris Ngige, in Asokoro area of the Federal Capital City, Abuja.
The protesters who stormed the residence as early as 5 am on Wednesday said they took the action against the minister for adamantly refusing to inaugurate the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Board with Kokori as the chairman of the board.
5. Buhari Inaugurates North East Development Commission Board
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, May 8, inaugurated the North-East Development Commission (NEDC).
Naija News reports that the President inaugurated the commission before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
6. Presidential Election Tribunal Bans Public Analysis Of Its Proceedings
Public analysis of proceedings of the presidential election petition has been warned against by the presidential election petition tribunal.
This was stated by the president of the court of appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, who noted that actions will be taken against offenders.
7. Buhari vs Atiku: Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Takes First Decision
The 2019 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday fixed dates for the pre-hearing session of petitions filed by Alh. Atiku Abubakar.
The tribunal, at its inaugural sitting on Wednesday, fixed 15th and 16th May, 2019 for the pre-hearing session.
8. Jigawa Assembly Mace Broken As Members Fight Over Speakership
The Jigawa State House of Assembly has destroyed the mace which is a symbol of authority after some lawmakers got into a fight over leadership.
Naija News understands that the trouble started when the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Isa Idris, announced the decision to amend the house standing rule which stipulates that all former assembly speakers and deputy speakers cannot vie for the position of speaker again in subsequent assemblies.
9. Ngige Denies Sending Thugs To Attack Labour Leaders
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has denied sending thugs to attack members of the Nigeria Labour Congress and National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Labour Unions had on Wednesday morning picketed his residence over his refusal to inaugurate the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).
They were later attacked by hoodlums who left some of their members injured and requiring medical attention.
10. Kano Approves Bill For Creation Of Four Emirates From Kano Emirate
The amendment of the local government and chieftaincy affairs law, paving way for the decentralization of the Kano emirate council has been approved by the Kano state house of assembly.
The effect of the law is that four more first class emirs in the state will be created which includes Rano, Karaye, Bichi and Gaya emirates.