The Nigerian newspaper review of Wednesday, April 3, leads with nullification of the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) among other top news.
Nigerian newspaper The Punch reports that the high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari, Abuja, on Tuesday, April 2, nullified the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the September 2018 governorship election in Osun state.
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Delivering a judgment in a suit challenging Adeleke’s qualification to contest for the office of a governor, Justice Othman Musa held that the plaintiffs were able to prove that Adeleke did not possess the minimum qualification of being educated up to the secondary school level as stipulated under Section 177 of the 1999 constitution, to be eligible to contest governorship poll.
Nigerian newspaper This Day reports that Rivers state governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, yesterday took a clear lead in the state’s governorship contest as collation of results of the poll held on March 9 resumed with the governor winning 13 of the 15 local governments of the state declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Collation of results was suspended by INEC following the takeover of the collation centre in Port Harcourt, the state capital, by soldiers on March 10.
But INEC announced a couple of weeks ago that it would resume the exercise yesterday, stating that it had results of 17 local governments ready for collation, while it might hold supplementary election in six other local councils on April 13.
Nigerian newspaper The Nation reports that the police named the officers who allegedly killed a football fan, Kolade Johnson, on Sunday night, at Onipetesi near Ikeja, Lagos.
They are Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan and Sergeant Godwin Orji.
A statement by Lagos state command spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the officers, who are of the Anti-cultism Unit, are now in detention.
The statement said Police Commissioner Zubairu Muazu led some of his men to visit the bereaved family yesterday, April 2..
Nigerian newspaper The Guardian reports that Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has accused the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of setting a wrong precedent with its demand on Monday for a Christian Senate President or House of Representatives Speaker in the coming Ninth National Assembly.
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CAN President, Rev (Dr.) Samson Ayokunle, had made the call while making a case for equitable distribution of offices among the major religious adherents in Abuja.
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