Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Today, Sunday, 5th May 2019.
1. Osinbajo Gives Update On
2nd Niger Bridge.
Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal
Government will complete the second Niger Bridge on schedule. U-Rock News Desk reports that
Osinbajo gave the assurance to the people of South East and South-South geopolitical zones
during a one-day visit to Anambra State to launch the second phase of TraderMoni, a federal government micro-credit scheme for pretty traders.
2. JAMB: Why We Are Yet To
Release Result Of Utah 2019 – Spokesman
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has given further explanation on why it
is yet to release the result of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. Dr Fabian Benjamin, the JAMB spokesman,
disclosed on Saturday, that they had to take all necessary steps and precautions before releasing the results.
3. Why Buhari Shut Out
Kitchen Cabinet Members Over Ministerial Appointments
Ahead of his inauguration for a second term on May 29, President Muhammadu Buhari has kept
members of his kitchen cabinet, close associates and outgoing ministers in suspense with regard to those who will be in his new
team. The President has opted to go solo in choosing the new set of ministers.
4. Police ‘Transfer’ York Shogunle To Nkalagu In Ebonyi
Abayomi Shogunle, a controversial officer of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), has reportedly been transferred from Lagos state, Nigeria’s commercial city, to Nkalagu in Ebonyi State, south-east Nigeria. Though it is unclear why
Shogunle was transferred, U-Rock News Desk, however, understands that the transfer might not be unconnected with his stance towards Nigerians’ complaints about Police brutality and the misbehaviour of some officers in the country.
5. Why Buhari Should Be Barred From Foreign Trips – Falana
Human rights and constitutional lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has called for the banning of public officials from foreign trips until the
insecurity in the country is resolved. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently on a 10-day
private visit to the United Kingdom (UK).
6. National Assembly: Why Ahmed Lawan Is Giving Saraki, Dogara Headache.
The leadership of the current National Assembly may be sounding tough, but beneath
their tough utterances are fear and trepidation over the fate that could befall them after May 29 when they would have vacated their seats.
Their main headache is Senator Ahmed Lawan, the Senate Majority Leader who has been adopted as the candidate of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari in the jostle for the seat of the Senate President in the 9th National
7. Army Reveals Those Behind Insecurity In Nigeria.
The Nigerian Army has today revealed all those behind the insecurity in the country. Through
its Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, the army alleged that some unpatriotic individuals, groups and foreign
interests were working against the security situation in the country in particular and West African Sub-region in general.
8. Afenifere Breaks Silence on Atiku’s Nationality.
The Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere has today reacted to claims by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that Aliyu Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate was a Cameroonian and
not a Nigerian. Speaking with newsmen today, the group’s spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin
described the claim by the ruling APC as nonsense and an attempt to mislead people.
9. 16 Dead, Others Injured In
Kano Auto Crash.
At least 16 persons have been confirmed dead while several others have been left with various
degrees of injuries when three vehicles on Friday evening, collided at Tukai Village in dambatta Local Government Area in Kano State. U-Rock News Desk reports that the accident occurred at about 7.30 p.m and involved three vehicles; a Honda Accord, Peugeot 406 and a
Volkswagen Golf car when they collided from the opposite directions.
10. EPL: Bournemouth
Defeats Tottenham To Blow Up Top Four Race Again.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham were handed a 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday which further derailed their Premier League top four ambition. The game looked set to finish in a 0-0 draw but Bournemouth defender
Nathan Ake had other plans, as he netted in the stoppage time of the game to give all three points to Bournemouth.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on U-Rock Media See you again tomorrow.