Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories cross major Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!
northern men detained by Lagos State Government files N1billion suit for
violation of their rights
The 123 men from the north who were detained by the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit have sued the Lagos State Government for unlawful detention.
The men who were intercepted in a truck on Moshalashi Road, Agege, filed a N1billion suit against the Lagos government for unlawful detention, saying that their detention was a violation of their rights.
34 aspirants to contest today’s governorship primaries in Kogi and Bayelsa
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared 13 and 21 aspirants to contest the Kogi and Bayelsa States governorship primary elections today.
Kogi State aspirants: Bayo Averehi, Aminu Suleiman, Wada Idris, Dino Melaye, Erico Ameh, Grace Adejoh, Abubakar Ibrahim, Kabiru Haruna, Musa Wada, Saliu Atawodi, Mohammed Adah, Victor Adoji, and Emmanuel Omebije.
Bayelsa State aspirants: Oliver Tariela, Kaniebi Okoko, Great Maciver, Franklin Osaisai, Ndutime Alaibe, Benson Agadaga, Frederick Agbedi, Reuben Okoya, Diri Douye, Talford Ongolo, Kemlea Okara, Gboribiogha Jonah, Benson Konbowei, Godknows Igali, Johnson Kiyaramo, Paulker Emmanuel, Anthony George-Ikoli, Robinson Etolor, Nimibofa Ayawei, David Alagoa and Igiri Ziperedein.
youths protests allege diversion of N300million constituency project fund
Youths in Zamfara State under the aegis of Health, Safety and Environment Charity Initiative, on Monday protested against the alleged diversion of N300million at the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) headquarters in Abuja.
The group alleged that the amount released for the Zamfara central health sector constituency project (the procurement of healthcare facilities at the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, Zamfara State) had been diverted.
successfully fought cabals in the sport sector, don’t allow them intimidate you
– Dalung tells Dare
Mr. Solomon Dalung, a former Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has urged his successor, Sunday Dare, not to allow the cabal in the sports sector intimidate him, saying that during his tenure, he successfully fought untouchable cabal in the Nigeria Football Federation and the National Sports Commission.
“When I came in as a new minster, I said I am an undertaker and that I will step on toes and I did exactly that because I don’t want the next minister to be intimidated by cabals. I sacrificed myself so that nobody can intimidate the next minister because I have dealt with the untouchables,” Dalung told BSNSports.
abandons Maina’s N2.1billion case apparently because he is a friend of Buhari’s
The N2.1billion fraud case against Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, whose whereabouts had been unknown following revelation of his reinstatement and reappointment by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, has been reportedly abandoned.
The Punch Newspaper reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) abandoned the case over the official protection he enjoys.
Court dismissed appeal against Buhari’s qualification
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed an application seeking for the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari as the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23 Presidential Election.
The petitioners, Kalu Agu, Labaran Ismail, Hassy El-Kunis, had alleged that Buhari submitted false information regarding his educational qualifications to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Justice Mary Peter-Odili led five-man panel struck out the case, saying that the case was statute-barred as earlier ruled by the Appeal Court and the Federal High Court.
Mr. Joseph Simeon is an Editor/Content Creator at Naija Buzz News. He is an experienced content creator. He currently leads a small group of talented writers at Naija Buzz News. He previously served as the Relationship Editor at 1Push.Ng. He studied Public Administration at the Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State, before proceeding to Kaduna Polytechnic Kaduna for his Advance Studies in Public Administration. Simeon loves and enjoys playing football.