Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today; 5th May



Ohakim gave me $2.29m cash to buy house –Witness

A witness. Abu Sule, told a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday that he collected $2.29m cash in Ghana-Must-Go’ bag from a former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, to help the former governor to buy a property in Asokoro, Abuja.


Senate okays death penalty for kidnappers
THE Senate, yesterday, agreed to begin a process for the enactment of a law that would prescribe capital punishment for kidnappers across the country.


Anisulowo Recounts Ordeal, Says She Lived on Water for Seven Days

Former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, has narrated her experience during her seven-day ordeal in the hands of her abductors.

Daily Times

Fire outbreak claims two lives, destroys five vehicles in Kano

A fire outbreak, on Wednesday, claimed two lives in Kano with about five cars burnt completely.


Odigie-Oyegun wants states to fix own minimum wage

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, says states should be allowed to fix minimum wage according to their financial capabilities.

Daily Trust

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State, Alhaji Shehu Gabam, has faulted the alleged plans by the chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and other leaders, to expel him from the party.


You Are Too Slow, Residents Tell Minister

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello to raise his bar in the way the FCT administration is being run since he took over the mantle of leadership in November last year in the nation’s capital.


Obasanjo donates chimpanzee named ‘Patience’ to animal centre

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has donated a chimpanzee named “Patience” in his Wildlife Park, to a conservation organisation, Pandrillus Foundation, a non-profit organisation.

The Nation

PDP cancels ward congresses in three states

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has cancelled Saturday’s ward congresses in three states.



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