Nigerian newspaper review for May 2: Buhari can order Army to produce his certificate - Atiku

Nigerian newspaper review for May 2: Buhari can order Army to produce his certificate - Atiku

The Nigerian newspaper review of Thursday, May 2, leads with the report on Atiku Abubakar's comment on the issue of President Muhammadu Buhari's certificate where he doubts the existence of the president's certificate, among other top stories.

The Punch reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, the party's presidential candidate in the 2019 election, have faulted Buhari for saying that his certificate is with the Nigerian Army.

Reacting to Buhari's response to their petition filed at the Election Tribunal, they said if the certificates exist, the president as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces could order the army to produce them anytime.

The Punch newspaper of May 2

The Punch newspaper of May 2
Source: UGC

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The Guardian reports that the workers around the country used May Day celebration to show how disappointed they are with the way government has been handling their welfare.

Austin Chilakpu, the Imo state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), said it is bad that over 56 months salaries are owed workers of Adapalm, an oil milling and palm plantation company, by the state government.

Abia state NLC chairman, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) leader, Comrade Sunny Onwuka, also condemned the fact that workers of the State University Teaching Hospital were being owed 12 months salaries.

The Guardian newspaper of May 2

The Guardian newspaper of May 2
Source: UGC

Vanguard reports that organised labour in the country on Wednesday, May 1, urged the federal government to address issues of debts, rising inflation, insecurity and infrastructural problems facing the nation.

The labour unions also called for the immediate review of the privatisation of power sector among other challenges in the country.

Vanguard newspaper of May 2

Vanguard newspaper of May 2
Source: UGC

This Day reports that bandits on Wednesday, May 1, invaded Katsina state and kidnapped the district head of Daura, Musa Umar.

Daura, which is the hometown of President Buhari, also shared same horrible fate with Gobirawa and Sabaea villages in Safana local government area where 17 persons were reported killed and several injured.

ThisDay newspaper of May 2

ThisDay newspaper of May 2
Source: UGC

The Nation reports that the federal government on Wednesday, May 1, said that the power sector has not yielded any result despite the fact that it is privatised.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who said this also added that there are other options to improve the power supply in the country to meet domestic and industrial needs of Nigerians.

The Nation newspaper of May 2

The Nation newspaper of May 2
Source: UGC

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