Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Friday, 14th February 2020
The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
David Lyon was to be sworn-in on Friday.
The Apex court also declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Douye Diri as the authentic winner of the election.
The leader of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, has given fresh conditions for the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls.
In a new video shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Borno, Shekau stated that the remaining Chibok schoolgirls would be freed if the federal government release members of the sect in detention.
The Federal High Court, sitting in Calabar, has granted bail to the detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo.
Justice Sule Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, Calabar, on Thursday granted the journalist N10 million bail, following an application from his lawyer, Attah Ochinke.
The Presidency has declared that contrary to popular assumptions, President Muhammadu Buhari was warmly received during his visit to Borno State on Wednesday.
The Presidency added that those who booed the President were just a few people who had been paid by some politicians to carry out the action.
The convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have been re-arraigned on a new two-count charge of treasonable felony by the state security service on behalf of the federal government.
Naija News learnt that both Sowore and Olawale Bakare, his co-defendant, pleaded not guilty to the amended charges levelled against them on Thursday.
The Nigerian Senate has on Thursday appealed to the Nigerian military authorities to establish a base in Auno following an attack on Sunday which led to the death of many travellers, leaving several vehicles destroyed.
Naija News learnt that the Senate condemned in strong terms the dastardly act perpetrated by these insurgents.
The entrance of the family Of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has been surrounded and barricaded by Soldiers.
Naija News understands also that the soldiers are also harassing residents in the area ahead of Kanu’s parents’ burial scheduled to hold on Friday.
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, has described the Supreme Court’s declaration of Douye Diri as the govenor-elect of Bayelsa State as an indication that power belongs to the people.
Naija News had reported earlier that the Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Lyon as Bayelsa State governor-elect, and his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has apologized to Nigerian children after his initial outburst in which he threatened to go after the children of Ene Okon, the Abia State Commissioner of Police.
It will be recalled that Kanu’s outburst came after threats by the Police chief to arrest IPOB members that attend the planned burial ceremony of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents.
Nigerian Super Eagles have moved up four places in this month’s Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings that have been released.
Naija News learnt that the three-time African champions occupy the 31st spot in the world and third in Africa.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today.