Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Friday, March 29th, 2019

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Good morning Nigeria and the rest of the world. Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Friday, March 29th, 2019.

1. INEC Declares Winner Of Adamawa Governorship Election

Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC), Friday morning declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Fintiri, the winner of the Adamawa State governorship election. Fintiri polled 376,552 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Bindow got 336,386 votes, while Senator Abdul-Azeez Nyako of the ADC scored 113,237, followed by SDP’s Emmanuel Bello, who polled 29,792 votes.

2. Fayemi vs Eleka: Court Of Appeal Delivers Judgment On Winner Of Ekiti Election

Justice Stephen Adah-led Court of Appeal in Abuja Thursday affirmed the victory of Kayode Fayemi at the July 14, 2018 Ekiti state governorship election. The Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal had upheld Fayemi’s victory at the poll.And in a unanimous judgment, the three-man panel of the appeals court dismissed the appeal and affirmed the ruling of the tribunal.

3. EFCC To Suspend Multi-Billion Naira Corruption Trial Of Bauchi Governor-elect

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is poised to suspend the multi-billion naira corruption probe of Bala Mohammed, surrendering to a constitutional provision that accords absolute immunity from criminal prosecution to an elected governor. Since his exit as FCT minister in 2015 and until his election this month, Mohammed faced corruption trial arising from alleged land racketeering.

4. Senate Presidency: APC Reveals Why It’s Not Considering South-east

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has said a Southeaster won’t get the Senate President position because his people did not vote for the party. He said: “Igbo people always play themselves out. So, Kalu cannot blame APC. He should blame his own people from the Southeast. He should blame them because they don’t know how to play politics.”

5. Former Presidential Aide Forecasts Buhari’s Successor In 2023

An elder statesman and former Special Assistant to the President in the second Republic Tanko Yakasai says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might select Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo or Bola Tinubu, a national leader of APC, as its presidential candidate for the 2023 election. Speaking with The Interview, Yakasai said Osinbajo and Tinubu’s region, southwest, played a key role Buhari’s reelection in 2019.

6. President Buhari Launches Micro Pension Plan In Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the Micro Pension Plan in Abuja, on Thursday, promising to restore the dignity of public servants. Concise News understand that the launch was organized by National Pension Commission at the State House Conference Centre. “The dignity of retired public servants who sacrificed their lives for this country will be restored,” he said.

7. Why Court Ordered INEC To Prosecute Ifeanyi Ubah 

A federal high court in Awka, Anambra state capital, has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to prosecute Ifeanyi Ubah, senator-elect of Anambra-south and M.N Umenweke, the returning officer, because of criminal allegations levelled against them in the February 23 election. Concise News learned that the order followed an application sought from the court by Chris Ubah, the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the election.

8. Osun Tribunal: APC, Oyetola Appeal Judgment

Governor of Osun Adegboyega Oyetola and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), have approached the Court of Appeal in Abuja to reverse the judgment given on 22 March by the state election tribunal. The tribunal had, by a majority judgment of two members, voided the election of Oyetola and pronounced Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) winner. It then asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him a certificate of return.

9. Tinubu Cautions FG Against Increasing VAT

National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has advised the federal government to jettison any plan of increasing value added tax (VAT). He was speaking at the colloquium held in commemoration of his 67th birthday in Abuja on Thursday, saying such action could lead to hardship among Nigerians.

10. Manchester United Finally Appoint Permanent Manager

Manchester United have made Ole Gunnar Solskjaer their substantive manager, with the Norwegian signing a three-year contract with the ed Devils on Thursday. The former United striker, who was appointed as the club’s caretaker boss in December following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, has won 14 of his 19 matches in charge, helping to propel United back into the race for a top-four finish.

That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow!

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John Andah is a fine-grained journalist. He has been a member of the fourth estate for a decade. He loves the smell of a good lead, and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. John is Senior Assistant Editor at Concise News.

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