Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Friday, April 29, 2022.
1. Presidency: PDP reps, SANs warn Jonathan, group threatens suit [Punch Newspaper]
Former President Goodluck Jonathan who is considering joining the All Progressives Congress to run for President is set to face a legal battle in the coming days
This is just as the Vice Chairman/Director of Public Affairs, Igbo Leadership Development Foundation, Dr. Law Mefor, says his group will be going to court to challenge Jonathan should he declare his intention to contest. Read more.
2. How I became Vice President — Osinbajo [Vanguard Newspaper]
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, recalled how he became the All Progressives Congress, APC, running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, saying he was shocked when he got the news from Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
Indeed, a source close to President Buhari narrated the intrigues that shadowed the selection of Osinbajo. Read more.
3. 2023: I should be given right of first refusal, Atiku tells PDP NWC [NewsWireNGR]
Former vice president and presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday demanded the right of first refusal from the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Atiku while informing the NWC of his desire to seek the party’s nomination to contest the 2023 presidential election, reminded them of his long-standing relationship with most, if not all members of the party’s NWC. Read more.
4. FG declares public holidays to mark Workers Day and Eld-el-Fitr celebrations [NewsWireNGR]
The Federal Government has declared May 2 and 3 as public holidays to mark the Workers Day and Eld-el-Fitr celebrations.
The minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a statement by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Belgore on Thursday.
He commended workers for their hard work, diligence, and sacrifice, noting that their efforts are largely responsible for the greatness of the country and the respect Nigeria now commands in the comity of nations. Read more.
5. Seventeen children pick APC governorship nomination form for their father [NewsWireNGR]
A new variant of buying of Expression of Interest and Nomination forms came to the fore at the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in Abuja on Thursday.
Seventeen children of an APC governorship aspirant in Kaduna State, Alhaji Sani Sha’aban, came together and bought the forms for him to contest the 2023 governorship election in the state.
What was trending in the political arena before Thursday was for “pressure groups’’ and “friends’’ to pick the forms for aspirants in virtually all the political parties. Read more.
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