President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of 30 nominees as Chairman and Commissioners of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to the Senate for confirmation. The President’s Media Aide, Garba Shehu, who made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday, said the submission was in line with constitutional provision.
President Muhammadu Buhari‘s second term bid has been endorsed by one thousand pastors under the auspices of the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP). Explaining the reason for their decision, the clerics told reporters that they endorsed the President due to a revelation that God has anointed him to lead Nigeria for another four years. The National President of NIFROP, Bishop Sunday Garuba, who spoke on behalf of the group, claimed Buhari “is anointed to lead the country for eight years, and as such, should be given the necessary support for him to fulfil the prophecy”.
National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Chief Olu Falae, has denied resigning his position as the national chairman of the party. Falae, who spoke with reporters at his residence in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Friday, said he only retired front active politics but not resigning his position.
The judgment delivered by the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, barring the All Progressives Congress from the general elections in Rivers State, was on Friday upheld by the Supreme Court. In October 2018, a State High Court nullified the two candidates produced by one faction loyal to the minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi and the other loyal to serving senator, Magnus Abe, following the controversies that marred the party’s primaries.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the electoral body does not intend to postpone any of the elections as a result of court orders coming close to election schedules. Yakubu made the position known at a National Stakeholders’ Forum for 2019 General Elections, organised by the Commission on Thursday in Abuja.
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) Kingsley Moghalu ahead of the elections. Soyinka’s endorsement came on Thursday in a statement he signed on behalf of the Citizen Forum where is the convener.
A Kaduna State High Court on Friday issued a warrant of arrest against the Chairman of Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Dr. Muhammed Isah for contempt of court. The warrant of arrest was issued by Justice Mario Mohammed after the chairman had ignored several summons by the court in a suit between Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Today Publishing Company Limited, and one other.
The Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) has extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to Monday, February 11, 2019. Concise News on Thursday reported that the commission had called on Nigerians to visit their Local Government Areas, LGAs, of registration to pick up their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs)
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, issued a warning to the Federal Government and the military against intrusion into the Nigerian democratic process. Atiku, who said this during his campaign rally in Calabar, Cross River State, also lamented the involvement of the military during elections, said they are not supposed to get involved.
Authorities have confirmed that the recovered body found in the wreckage of the plane found at the bottom of the English Channel belongs to Emiliano Sala. Some weeks back, the aircraft carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson disappeared on its way to Cardiff. But on Wednesday, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) announced that they have managed to remove a body from the wreckage. And a day later, Dorset Police have confirmed that the body recovered was that of Sala.
That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.