Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 5th April


Reject ambitious critics, Presidency tells Nigerians 

The Presidency on Wednesday called on Nigerians to be wary of persons it described as “critics with selfish ambitions and ulterior motives.”


APC presidential primary: I‘ll beat Buhari, others — Garba

A presidential aspirant, Mr. Adamu Garba II, has said that his decision to run for president on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, is not to campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that he has what it takes to get the party’s ticket.


Ebonyi police demolish gun factory, recover 146 firearms 

The Ebonyi State Police yesterday said that it has demolished an arms factory in the state.Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, Titus Lamorde, disclosed in a statement in Abakaliki that a cache of 146 illegal firearms and assorted ammunitions in possession of unauthorised persons were seized.

The Sun

At Tinubu’s colloquium, APC, Buhari kick off 2019 presidential campaign

The saying that “we must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us,” is perhaps apt in describing what played out last Thursday at the 10th Bola Tinubu colloquium, where President Muhammadu Buhari and the former Lagos State governor, who until recently appeared not to be on the same political wavelength, have now found reason to work together again, ahead of the 2019 presidential contest.


Buhari Okays Release of $1bn from ECA to Fight Insecurity 

President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for the release of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to fight the rising spate of insecurity across the country.

Daily Times

Buhari Government Are Plotting To Implicate Jonathan – Reno Omokri 

Former presidential assistant on new media, Reno Omokri, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari government of plotting to frame-up former president Goodluck Jonathan.

Daily Trust

Tenure Elongation: We’re on same page with Buhari — APC governors 

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday dismissed media reports that there was disagreement between them and President Muhammadu Buhari over tenure elongation for the APC national and state executives.


Fayose raises alarm over Buhari’s approval of $1bn for arms 

GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has raised the alarm over the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari of $1 billion for the procurement of security equipment to fight Boko Haram insurgency, saying it was rather for the conduct of the 2019 election.


2019: Youths Storm MMIA In Support Of Sowore

ouths numbering over 500 yesterday stormed the arrival terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos to throw their weight behind the presidential ambition of publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Addressing the youths on arrival from New York, publisher of Sahara Reporters

The Nation

Oyegun loses extension bid as Buhari stays firm 

Advocates of extended tenure for All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman John Odigie-Oyegun and others have lost their battle.

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