Newspaper review for Friday, May 10: Osun rejoices over Oyetola's court victory

Newspaper review for Friday, May 10: Osun rejoices over Oyetola's court victory

Main headlines for key Nigerian newspapers on Friday, May 10, are preoccupied with the Court of Appeal victory of the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Osun state, Adegboyega Oyetola.

The Nation reports that the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday, May 9, ruled in the favour of Oyetola by setting aside the March 22 majority judgement of the state's gubernatorial election tribunal which had declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the poll.

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Naturally, the court's verdict on Thursday inspired joy and widespread celebration among Oyetola's supporters and followers in the ruling party throughout the state.

Newspaper review for Friday, May 10: Osun rejoices over Oyetola's court victory

Nigerian newspaper review for The Nation on Friday, May 10
Source: UGC

Punch reports that the PDP has raised an eyebrow over the composition of the panel sitting over the petition filed by its candidate, Atiku Abubakar in relation to the presidential election.

In a letter signed by its national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, the opposition party claimed that the judge presiding over Atiku's case in the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, is the wife of an APC senator-elect, Honourable Adamu Mohammed Bulkachuwa.

The PDP, fearing that there will be a lot of foul play and bias in the court proceedings and verdict, therefore demanded that Justice Bulkachuwa quit the panel.

Newspaper review for Friday, May 10: Osun rejoices over Oyetola's court victory

Nigerian newspaper review for Punch on Friday, May 10
Source: UGC

This Day reports that some experts have said that President Muhammadu Buhari's reappointment of Godwin Emefiele as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will bring about stability in Nigeria's economy.

Emefiele's second term will span through another five years. His reappointment by President Buhari was read on the floor of the National Assembly by Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Newspaper review for Friday, May 10: Osun rejoices over Oyetola's court victory

Nigerian newspaper review for This Day on Friday, May 10
Source: UGC

The Guardian on its front page reports that Emefiele was nominated by the president due to the stability and innovations he brought into the banking industry during his last tenure.

One of the proactive steps the CBN governor has taken is the Investors and Exporters Window worth about $25 billion, which was instrumental in liberalising of official forex transactions.

Newspaper review for Friday, May 10: Osun rejoices over Oyetola's court victory

Nigerian newspaper review for The Guardian on Friday, May 10
Source: UGC

Vanguard reports that President Buhari during his meeting with service chiefs ordered them to do their utmost in securing the lives of Nigerians.

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In the meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the president directed heads of security agencies to "do much more to ensure that Nigerians go to bed and wake up feeling healthy and confident that security is guaranteed."

Newspaper review for Friday, May 10: Osun rejoices over Oyetola's court victory

Nigerian newspaper review for Vanguard on Friday, May 10
Source: UGC

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