Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Sunday, May 6th.
Cleric Foresees Blood Flowing In Nigeria Ahead 2019 Elections
Tinubu Denies Having ‘Anointed Candidate’ For Ekiti Guber Primary
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has dismissed claims of endorsing candidates in the party’s primary election for the Ekiti State governorship poll. He said this on Saturday while participating at the APC Ward Congress at Saint Peters Primary School, Ikeja in Lagos State.
Ex-AGF Adoke Caught On Tape Admitting Malabu Oil Deal Was A Presidential Scam
Former attorney General of the federation (AGF) under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Mohammed Adoke, has been caught on camera admitting that the Malabu Oil deal was a presidential scam. A recorded interview between Adoke and a female Italian journalist, obtained by SaharaReporters, revealed that Adoke knew about the shadiness of the OPL 245 deal, describing it as “illegal” and a “presidential scam”, and even asked the female journalist if she wants part of the loot.
My Second Term Bid Not For Personal Gain – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Daura, Katsina State, said the driving force for seeking public office should be to serve the people, and see their lives improved, not for frivolity or personal ambition. According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari was speaking at the All Progressives Party’s (APC) Ward Congress held at Bayagida Model Primary School.
It’s Time For Buhari To Retire, Says Onaiyekan
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, says it is time for President Muhammadu Buhari to retire, stressing that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not fulfilled the promises it made in 2015.
Yar’Adua Was A Blessing To Nigeria – Jonathan
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said Nigeria was blessed to have had a President like his former boss, late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. Remembering his former principal, who died exactly eight years ago today, Jonathan said Yar’Adua raised the bar of governance and put the nation’s needs above his own.
Hoodlums Disrupt Ekiti APC Governorship Primary
Hoodlums on Saturday invaded the venue of the All Progressives Congress governorship election primary holding at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ekiti state. They were said to have snatched ballot boxes and disrupted the voting. Two former governors of the state, Kayode Fayemi and Segun Oni, are part of those vying for the party’s ticket.
APC Ward Congress In Adamawa, Oyo Postponed Over Violence
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state has moved its ward congress to Sunday, May 6, due to a chaotic session. Concise News learned that a group with some top members of the party were denied nomination forms, resulting in the chaos. Chairman of the Congress, then, assured that equal opportunities for all members of the party interested in picking nomination forms would be guaranteed.
Davido, Wizkid, Simi Top Headies Award Winners
Davido on Saturday won the artiste of the year award at the 2018 Headies Awards held at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos State. The ‘Fia’ crooner also won the Best Pop Single of the Year as well as Song of the Year awards. Star boy Wizkid won two awards in different categories comprising of Viewers Choice, Best Music Video and Best R&B and Pop album awards. Simi was not left out in the big moment as she also bagged awards in the categories of Best R&B single, Best Recording of the year and Album of the year.
Again, Bellew Stops Haye In Fifth Round
Tony Bellew repeated his victory over David Haye in their heavyweight rematch as he stopped his British rival in the fifth round. The Merseysider floored Haye twice in the third round and the fight was waved off in the fifth after the 37-year-old toppled to the canvas again, with Bellew producing a second successive stoppage victory at The O2.
That’s the roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.