Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 8th April



Stop attacking Buhari, he has done well — Kalu

A former Governor of Abia State, Mr. Orji Kalu, has urged retired military generals to stop attacking President Muhammadu Buhari who he says has done so well since he assumed office as President.


OFFA BANK ROBBERY: Seven suspects arrested 

Kwara State Police Commissioner,Mr Lawan Ado, said, yesterday, that seven suspects  have been arrested in connection with the Thursday bloody bank robbery attack  in Offa.

The Sun

2019: Retired generals battle Buhari over Re-election bid

Until 2015 when the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu took his mastery of the game beyond the fringe of regional politics with the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari, two Nigerian leaders dominated the conversation on the nation’s political landscape in the last three decades.


FG May Lose over N200bn to Ijora-Apapa Bridge Closure

The plan by the federal government to close the Ijora-Apapa Bridge in Lagos for “permanent repairs” will cost the country over N200 billion, if the bridge is blocked for two months.

Daily Times

Wike Under Attack For Comments On 2019 Election

Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesome Wike has come under severe attack from several election monitoring and civil society groups, following his insisting allegations that the 2019 election will not be free and fair.


In Rivers Atiku did not just come and go

Ahead of 2019 polls, indication has emerged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might give its presidential ticket to either former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar or former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.


Buhari qualified to contest in 2019, but…—PearseDr Adetokunbo Pearse is a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Lagos State Coordinator for Professor Tunde Adeniran, one of the party’s national chairmanship aspirants. Pearse, who is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and former PDP governorship aspirant in Lagos State, speaks with BOLA BADMUS on a number of issues. Excerpts:


Looters Lists: Coalition Blasts APC, PDP Over Banter

The National Coalition of the Nigeria Intervention Movement, (NIM) has lambasted the two major political parties, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on their banter over the controversial looters lists.

Raymond Dokpesi, Chairman of DAAR communications, has asked Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture to retract his name from the looters list or be prepared to face a N5 billion suit.

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