President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday to graduands at Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State, that won’t necessarily usher them into riches. He warned that a university degree is not a meal ticket, saying that, rather, a degree or diploma would only assist the holder to grapple with challenges of life, one of which, he noted, is youth unemployment.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has said he would accept the verdict of the Election Petition Tribunal. Concise News understands that Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu as the winner of the February presidential poll.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has said the creation of four additional emirates in the state was not a witchhunt against Emir Sanusi Lamido. Concise News had reported that the new Emirates were created on Wednesday following the initiation and passage of a bill by the House of Assembly on Wednesday.
The majority leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, says “so many” senators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in support of his bid for Senate presidency. Speaking as a guest at the NAN forum on Thursday in Abuja, Lawan, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), promised not to let his colleagues down if elected.
5. Court Of Appeal Delivers Judgment On Onnoghen’s Suit Challenging Removal
The Court of Appeal, Abuja, Friday dismissed four suits filed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, as regards his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). In its judgment, the court held that Onnoghen’s suspension and appointment of an acting Chief Justice of Nigeria had already been overtaken by events.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, the Kano State House of Assembly, the Speaker, Clerk of the Assembly, and the Attorney-General of the state were on Friday ordered by a high court sitting in Kano to stop the implementation of the break-up of Kano Emirate. An ex parte motion dated May 10, 2019, filed by the plaintiff, Sule Gwarzo, before Justice Nasiru Saminu, sought the court to restrain the respondents from taking any action of creating four additional emirates.
Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, says the examination would release the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results on Saturday, May 11. Oloyede made this known on Friday during a chat with journalists in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The Taraba State Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Mohammed Sahabi, has denied that the association is in support of the killings in Zamfara State. The MACBAN chief also denied reports they were offered N100bn by the Federal Government to help stop bandits from killing people in parts of the country.
Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested Nigerian singer Afeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley. According to Premium Times, the fast-rising singer was arrested in Lagos on Friday, May 10, which happened to be his birthday.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham made history a few days ago when they got to the finals of Europe’s two most elite competitions. That will be the first time all teams playing in the finals of the Champions and Europa League will be from England.