Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Thursday, October 31st, 2019.
The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammdu Buhari in the February 23 presidential election. The seven-man panel of the court headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, in a ruling on Wednesday affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari was validly elected as Nigerian President as announced by the Independent National Electoral Election (INEC).
The National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has commended Nigerians for their commitment and support to the party and democracy. Secondus in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Ike Abonyi on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the commitment of Nigerians to democracy and its tenets in spite of inhibiting factors was worthy of emulation and highly commendable.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said it is time for the country to move on following the Supreme Court ruling that dismissed an appeal against him. The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal brought to it by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging Buhari’s win at the 2019 elections.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has alleged that the Nigerian judiciary has been sabotaged and undermined by an overreaching and dictatorial cabal. The Supreme Court had in a unanimous judgement on Wednesday affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari was validly elected in the February 23 presidential election.
Rev. Fr. Arinze Madu of the Queen of Apostles Seminary, Imezi Owa in Ezeagu Local Government Area, Enugu State has been released by his abductors. Rev. Fr. Arinze Madu was kidnapped by some unknown gunmen at the gate of the school on Monday.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has promised to commence the process for the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage in the state. The governor gave the promise at a two-day retreat for political appointees in the state on Wednesday in Akwanga, Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.
The police in Ebonyi state have debunked the claim by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that officers attacked the outlawed group when they were meeting on Sunday. This online news medium gathered that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Kpirikpiri Police Division, CSP John John, was injured in the security operatives’ scuffle with IPOB members.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has called on Atiku Abubakar to accept the ruling of the Supreme Court on his petition against him (Atiku). The Supreme Court had on Wednesday struck out an appeal by Atiku who was the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 election challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s win on February 23.
The Lagos High Court has ordered the Lagos State House of Assembly to halt probe of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode pending the determination of the case filed by the former governor against the Assembly. The court had on Tuesday ordered the Speaker and some members of State House of Assembly to appear before the court after hearing a motion ex-parte moved by Ambode’s lawyer, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN).
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has invited Mikel Agu as well as Daniel Akpeyi for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers billed for November. Mikel was on standby for the Super Eagles during the 2018 World Cup and Akpeyi has not played for the side since the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.