Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Sunday, May 20th.
Twitter Records Over Six Million Tweets On Harry And Meghan’s Big Day
PDP Accuses FG Of Clampdown On Opposition
Opposing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the federal government of commencing a direct clampdown of major opposition leaders in Nigeria. The party alleged that the government was going after perceived political opponents as well as individuals with interests and views that were divergent to those of President Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of the 2019 general election.
More Crisis Looms In APC Over Parallel Congresses
National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bolaji Abdullahi, says the party will not recognise any parallel state congress organised by any factional group of the party in the country. Abdullahi stated this on Saturday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, during the party’s state congress.
Falana Disagrees With Police On Kwara Suspects’ Transfer
Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has disagreed on an order by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for the transfer of suspects arrested in Kwara State over allegations of murder and criminal conspiracy. The lawyer made his positions known in an interview on Friday.
Fashola Assures Quick Completion Of Second Niger Bridge
The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that the federal government has put in place workable funding mechanism to ensure completion of the Second Niger Bridge. Fashola gave the assurance on Saturday when he visited the site of the project at Oko near Asaba in Delta state.
Buhari Congratulates Falana On 60th Birthday
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday felicitated with erudite lawyer and human rights activist Femi Falana (SAN) on his 60th birthday. Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, joined family members, friends and professional colleagues of the cerebral lawyer in celebrating the milestone.
Police Deny Trailing Journalist Over IGP Video
The Kano police command has debunked reports that it has launched investigation and threatened to arrest bloggers over a video of Inspector General of police, Ibrahim Idris, stuttering while reading his speech. A press statement by the Kano Commissioner of police, Rabiu Yusuf, described the story as “false and an act by mischief makers.”
Fayemi Accuses Fayose Of Planning To Attack Oni’s Supporters
The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Office says it has uncovered a plan by Governor Ayodele Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to attack supporters and associates of former Governor Segun Oni. It said the plot was to use thugs who would pretend to be working for Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development and Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti.
Fayose Denies Alleged Plan To Attack Oni’s Supporters
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has denied the allegation made by the Kayode Fayemi Campaign Office that the he plans to attack supporters and associates of former Governor Segun Oni. The governor on Saturday described such allegation “as false and should be ignored.”
Mixed Reactions Trail Royal Wedding
Hazard Strikes Chelsea Past Man Utd To Win FA Cup
Chelsea have beaten Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup for the eighth time thanks to Eden Hazard’s 22nd minute penalty at Wembley on Saturday. The Blues kept their discipline intact to withstand a second-half onslaught from United who were aiming to save their season from ending trophyless. For the Blues, this feat was achieved on a day the world’s eyes were on a royal wedding 18 miles west in Windsor.
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.