Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Sunday, 7th April 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari says the spike in activities of bandits and kidnappers across Nigeria has made him one of the unhappiest leaders in the world. Africa News24 (AN24) reports that several states in Nigeria, including Zamfara and Kaduna, have come under repeated attacks by suspected hoodlums.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State requesting him to use his “good offices and leadership position to urgently provide information on details of the budgetary allocations and actual spending by your government to provide and ensure access of Nigerian children to free and quality primary school education in your state between 2015 and 2019.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) fault the call by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for the Federal Government to revisit the privatisation of the power sector. At the 11th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Abuja last week, the former Lagos State governor urged the FG to revisit the privatisation of the sector, saying the country could not afford to be too legalistic about it.
4. We Have Not Ruled Out Challenging Adamawa Guber – APC
The Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed that it could approach the election petition tribunal to challenge the outcome of the gubernatorial poll in the state. Ahmadu Fintiri, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated incumbent governor Mohammed Jibrilla at the poll.
The All Progressives Congress in Ogun State has accused Ibikunle Amosun, outgoing governor of Ogun State of the last-minute award of contracts. The party also accused him of illegal sale and auctioning of government properties, adding that it was aimed at frustrating the administration of incoming governor, Dapo Abiodun.
Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo State Governor, said that he has no regret after losing his senatorial election and his unsuccessful attempt to hand over to a successor from his political party – the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the outgoing governor, his losses was the line with the will of God.
The South-West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the appeal court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital. This followed the jugement delievered in favour of Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun State’s governorship poll, who was sued for allegedly not having an O’level certificate.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in the Dead Sea, Jordan, urged world leaders to work towards narrowing gaps in social and economic opportunities for citizens as a panacea to rising conflicts across the globe. A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Saturday, said President Buhari stated this at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa.
9. Sanwo-Olu Visits Parents Of Slain Kolade Johnson, Condemns Extra Judicial Killings
Lagos State Governor-elect Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has paid a condolence visit to the family of the slain Kolade Johnson over the unfortunate death of their son with a promise to the family that they will get justice. Sanwo-Olu who condemned extra judicial killings of any type in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole on Saturday afternoon when he visited the parents of the late Johnson, who was allegedly killed by men of the Anti-cultism unit of the State Police Command said he will work with the security agencies to ensure avoidable death of citizens do not happen.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard will complete talks over a summer move to Real Madrid in the coming days. Negotiations between the two clubs and the Belgian are almost complete, despite Chelsea’s reluctance to sell ahead of their upcoming transfer ban. Hazard is expected to make an imminent visit to the Spanish capital to search for houses and get to know the city which will soon be his new home.