Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Friday, 27th May, 2022


Good Morning Nigeria Welcome to Naija News Roundup of Top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for Today, Friday, 27 May 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has left Abuja to attend a meeting of the African Union (AU) in Equatorial Guinea’s capital Malabo.

This was disclosed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Presidential Campaign in a statement on Thursday.

The presidential spokesman said Buhari would participate in the extraordinary session of the African Union (AU) of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

According to Shehu, the President will attend two AU summits – the ‘Extraordinary Humanitarian Summit and Pledge Conference’, and the ‘Extraordinary Summit on Unconstitutional Change of Government in Africa’.

The president’s spokesman said the summit, which begins from May 25 to 28, will be particularly focused on security, adding that the president will meet some of the leaders during the meeting.

He revealed that the First Lady, Ayesha Buhari, who is the chair of the African First Lady Peace Mission, would be attending the meeting with her husband.

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Friday reserved judgment in the trial against the limitation of Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022.

The lawsuit, filed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the federation’s (AGF) Attorney General Abubakar Malami, seeks to repeal Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022.

The President and the AGF seek an order to hold the provisions of section 84(12) of the Election Act, 2022 to be unconstitutional, illegal, null and void and exceed the legislative powers of the National Assembly vested in the section. 4 of the 1999 Constitution.

Naija News reports that the suit marked SC/CV/504/2022 has the National Assembly as the sole respondent.

On Friday, a seven-member Supreme Court panel reserved its verdict in the matter after lawyers for the parties made their final submissions on Thursday.

Justice Musa Dattijo Mohamad, who spoke on behalf of the panel, said the apex court will inform all the parties about the date of pronouncement when the final decision has been taken.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday called the primaries run by the All Progressive Congress, the People’s Democratic Party and other parties a mess.

The practices employed in primaries are not standard practice, according to Jonathan, adding that the process has failed.

He further said that this process cannot be used to elect presidents, governors, senators, members of the House of Representatives and others.

The former president said he hoped that what happened in 2022 would not happen again in Nigeria.

Jonathan said this while speaking at the release of a book titled “Political Party Governance” written by Dr. Mohamed Vakil, a former Minister of State for Power, in Abuja.

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu captured the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial ticket for re-election on Thursday.

Naija News reports that Sanwo-Olu, who is seeking a second term, will now battle it out in next year’s election against Olajide Eddyran of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), popularly known as Jandor.

Speaking after his victory, Sanwo-Olu invited his co-competitors to join hands with his administration.

He said: “I am grateful to God, the eminent representatives and the leadership of the APC for the opportunity to continue the good work of governance started in our great state.

“With this resounding victory in the primary election, I am confident that we are united and ready to remain a beacon of hope and service to this great state.

“To the other contestants, I congratulate you for being a part of this very democratic process and invite you to join hands with me.”

Ekiti state governor and 2023 presidential aspirant, Kayod Fayemi, has announced that he is not aware that former President Goodluck Jonathan is a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The governor submitted that the official position of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the APC is unknown to him.

Naija News reports that Gov. Fayemi made the submission during an interview with Arise TV, which was released on Thursday amid rumors of Jonathan blaming the APC and contesting the 2023 presidential election on the ruling party’s platform.

He made the announcement when the anchor asked him about the possibility of Jonathan emerging as the APC’s consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential election.

In his response, Famie said, “Maybe I just don’t have the right information.

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has responded to former Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari’s claim that he was not safe in custody.

Kyri and his three co-defendants urged Justice Emeka Nwait to grant him bail, claiming that his life was in danger at the Kuje Correctional Center, where he was remanded.

Reports also reported earlier today that Abba Kyari was attacked by some prisoners and escaped death.

Responding, the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Francis Enobor refuted the claim that Kyri was attacked by his fellow detainees

According to Francis Enbore, “the story is false, reckless and mischievous.”

Enobor claimed that the report was the creation of some unemployed charlatans who posed as journalists who lacked the intellectual capacity to add or listen to what they would before feeding the public.

He emphasized that Abba Kyari is safe and sound and goes about her daily routine like any other prisoner.

The Governor of Ambara State, Charles Soludo, has revealed the identities of the unidentified gunmen behind the violence in the state.

According to the former central bank governor, unknown gunmen Igbo are behind the attacks in the state.

Soludo, who on Wednesday announced a curfew in seven local government areas of the state, condemned the violence in the state.

He said the curfew would continue till peace was restored.

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to ensure that the 2023 general elections will have honest candidates.

Naija News reports that Senator Bashir Lado, an All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for the Kano Central senatorial district seat, gave this information after meeting with the president.

The former director general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Persons (NAPTIP) quoted Buhari as saying he was committed to ensuring a fair and peaceful 2023 general election.

According to him, Buhari declared his commitment to credible elections that would ensure the emergence of candidates with integrity.

Lado gave this information while addressing the State House reporters after his meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday.

The crisis that rocked the All Progressive Congress, APC in Zamfara state may soon end as the state’s former governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has ordered the immediate withdrawal of four cases filed against the party’s leadership.

Earlier, there was a serious rift between the camps of the state governor Bello Matavale; his predecessor, Yari; and Senator Kabiru Marafa.

Party stakeholders tried to resolve the rift, but to no avail. The party’s inactive caretaker committee, led by Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Booney, also tried to resolve the issues, but all failed.

However, recently, the national president of the APC, Abdullahi Adamu, stepped in and reconciled the camps. Vikas, Naija News understands that a new chapter has been opened for APC in the state.

PUNCH reports that Yari’s lawsuit was withdrawn by Marafa at the end of a consultation meeting of stakeholders held at the Garba Nadama Hall in Gusau on Wednesday.

Vice President and presidential candidate, Yemi Osinbajo, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Thursday.

The meeting was held behind closed doors, shortly before President Buhari left Abuja to attend a meeting of the African Union (AU) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

Naija News learned that part of their discussion was the All Progressive Congress’s (APC) presidential primary, scheduled for May 29 to 30, and the rise of a consensus candidate.

It is also understood that Osinbajo briefed Buhari about his recent consultations with party representatives and stakeholders in most of the country’s states.

The meeting comes days before the APC’s special conference to elect its presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.

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