This is our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Thursday, 26th May, 2019:
Lagos state governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that he wouldn’t tolerate laziness in his administration. He said: ”By the grace of God, our administration will be driven by hard work; there is no place for laziness. ”
A new report following the death of Stephen Urueye, the resident doctor at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba who was murdered by hoodlums, has emerged. According to family members of the deceased, the police has remained silent on the case.
Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Wakili has retired from the police force. The super cop who played an inspiring role during the last general election will surely be missed both by the people of Kano and Nigerians generally.
Following Friday’s Supreme Court judgment on Zamfara state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winners of the governorship elections in the state.
Former first lady, Patience Jonathan, has prayed the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to order the immediate release of the $5.8m and N2.4bn seized from her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Speaking through lawyer, Ifedayo Adedipe(SAN) she prayed the court to dismiss the request of the EFCC adding that the said money were gifts she got from people while in office.
Senator Ben Murray Bruce has said that Nigerians politicians can make more money from doing business legitimately in a growing economy. The lawmaker who will be leaving Senate soon made this known via a tweet on Friday. Mr Bruce noted that stealing from a dying economy is less as profitable as doing legitimate business in a thriving economy — Something that politicians in Nigeria must learn.
A-Z primary school in Apapa area of Lagos State has been as one school that collects plastic waste in place of school fees. According to the school authority, the school came up with the scheme in order to help those who can’t afford to pay the school fee with cash.
Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmus, has reacted to a death threat issued by a Naira Marley fan in her comment section. It should be recalled that an ardent fan of the rapper, Naira Marley, called out Dolapo Badmus and veteran rapper Ruggedman over allegations that they were both involved in his arrest.
The people of Aga community in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state were thrown into shock on Friday morning, after a man, his wife and son were found dead in their apartment. According to a neighbour of the deceased identified as Taiwo Salami, a Charles Omomo, popularly referred to as Baba Efe, his wife, Faith and their three children were all inside the apartment when the incident occurred.
Popular Senator, Dino Melaye has been recognised as a man of integrity for his outspokenness by a media organization. The Nigerian Association of Christian Journalists presented Senator Dino Melaye, who has given hint that he wants to contest for the governorship seat in Kogi State, the “Man of Integrity” award. This award is coming after a turbulent start to the year for the senator, whose house was surrounded by the police authority for more than 3 days in January.
Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, the Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission, has just made it known that only 57 per cent of the nation’s basic education teachers is qualified. The UBEC boss continued saying there has been an increase from 841,716 in 2008 to 1.5 million in 2018 in the number of the teachers. Boboyi made this known on Saturday in Kaduna via a paper entitled, “State of Basic Education in Nigeria: Prospect and Challenges”.
Those were our newspaper headlines for today: Thursday, May 26th, 2019. Read more at Information Nigeria