These are our newspaper headlines for today, Thursday, 22nd August, 2019.
In their final submissions before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party made no effort to deny anything his country of birth.
Buhari’s lawyer, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), accompanied by Alex Izinyon (SAN) and others made the final submission in the petition by Atiku, PDP on behalf of Buhari, while Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) led the team of lawyers that spoke for the APC on Wednesday.
A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has explained why Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made Joe Igbokwe, the spokesperson the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Lagos, Special Adviser on Drainage.
The former presidential aide accused Igbokwe of lying to the extent of saying that those who claim that President Muhamamdu Buhari has done well are liars front be pit hell.
According to Omokri, a critic of the Buhari-led government, speaking via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, Igbokwe’s new position was thoughtfully handed to him by the Lagos state governor because of the extent of his lies.
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has made it known that Igbo leaders will continue to be attacked by his members until they “all pay dearly for their sins”.
This was made known by the proscribed IPOB leader, after the attack of Ike Ekweremadu on Saturday, by members of the group, during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, Igbo apex social-cultural group, in Nuremberg, Germany.
In a statement issued on behalf Kanu on Tuesday by Emma Powerful, the group’s spokesperson, he blamed the death of over 600 of its members during the Operation Python Dance….
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he not compelled any law in Nigeria to produce his certificates to prove his eligibility to contest for election as a president.
The President said this on Wednesday while adopting his final brief of argument in the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against his re-election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its final submissions in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says it was all a mere waste of time.
The electoral commission through its counsel lawyer, Yunus Usman (SAN), therefore prayed the court to dismiss the petition, while adopting his clients’ final addresses before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Wednesday.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he optimistic that Nigeria would surmount all her challenges, adding that there is light at the end of the tunnel for the country.
The former president said this on Tuesday while addressing a gathering at a youth programme organised by the Youth Development Centre, an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, in Abeokuta.
South-East Governors have dared Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to come through with his threats to attack them and other South-East leaders abroad.
This was made known by the Governors in a statement on Tuesday night, signed by its chairman and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi.
Following the attack of former deputy senate president, Ike Ekwereamdu in Germany on Saturday, IPOB had few hours later claimed they carried out the attack.
Nigerians have taken to their Twitter handle to express their displeasure following the confirmation of Mallam Adamu Adamu as the Minister for Education by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nigerians while reacting have queried what he achieved during the last four years for him to be retained.
Former minister of addition, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) has congratulated the newly appointed ministers of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari swore in 44 ministers on Wednesday afternoon, and this has generated a lot of mixed reactions from Nigerians.
Reacting to the swearing-in, FFK pointed out that he will put his contempt and disdain of President Buhari aside when assessing the performance of the ministers.
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has congratulated the newly sworn-in members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
President Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated the ministers and assigned their portfolios and mandate to them.
Fani-Kayode in a tweet on Wednesday, congratulated the ministers, especially Gbemi Saraki, Hadi Sirika, Rauf Aregbesola, Lai Mohammed among, others wishing them well….