The main headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers of Thursday, May 9, include the new development in the tribunal case between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, the breaking of Kano Emirate by Governor Ganduje, Rochas Okorocha's comments on his challenges at getting his certificate of return, and labour fights for Kokori, among other stories.
The Guardian reports that the memories for the fight for democracy and that of General Sani Abacha were woken up as nine labour activists suffered severe injuries while protesting the non-inauguration of the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).
The minister of labour and employment failed to inaugurate the board despite the fact that Frank Kokori, a former sec-gen of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) had been nominated by President Buhari.
Vanguard reports that barely some hours after the acting Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu briefed the Senate on ways to check the cases of insecurity in the country, many were attacked across the nation on Tuesday, May 7, and Wednesday, May 8.
No less than 34 Nigerians were killed through attacks by Boko Haram and gunmen in Borno, Edo, Sokoto, and Taraba.
The Nation reports that the presidential election petition tribunal has given all parties the assurance of fair hearing but warned lawyers against making comments during proceedings
Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, who is the president of the Court of Appeal, also said any kind of infraction during hearing would be frowned at and penalised.
This Day reports that there was a twist to Kano state's politics on Wednesday, May 8, as Governor Abdullahi Ganduje broke the Kano emirate system into four through Emir's Appointment and Deposition Amendment Law, 2019.
The law will effectively reduce the influence of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, whose control has been reduced to 10 councils.
The Punch reports that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, on Tuesday, May 7, mourned the fact that he is facing more troubles in the All Progressives Congress (APC) than he would have faced if he were in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The governor said he suffered 10 times more in APC than in PDP as the former tried to destroy his political career.
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