The major headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Tuesday, May 14, focus on the clash between Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state.
Concerning the stretched tension between Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Vanguard reports that the former on Monday, May 13, said that he owes no one any apologies for suggesting ways by which godfatherism can be defeated in Nigeria.
However, after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, El-Rufai told journalists that he has no score to settle with the APC in Lagos or any other state, adding that the ruling party is one family.
This Day reports that President Buhari will formalise the declaration of June 12 as democracy day by setting it aside as the day for the celebration of his inauguration.
The minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, informed journalists on Monday, May 13, that while the president will still be sworn in on Wednesday, May 29, the ceremonies that mark the grand event will be held on June 12.
The Nation reports that owing to the absence of the president, a representative of the Senate and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) for the hearing of the suit over the appointment of Justice Ibrahim Muhammad Tanko as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), a Federal High Court in Abuja has given the defendants two weeks to defend their choice.
The case, which was later adjourned till Monday, June 3, was presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo.
Punch reports that the Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara state has cried out over the criminal and deadly activities of bandits in its land.
The vice chairman of the area, Alhaji Sani Galadima, on Monday, May 13, reported to the minister of interior, General Abdurrahman Dambazau, that bandits killed not less than six members of the civilian joint task force, adding that the criminals are being paid ransom for the lives of victims daily.
The Guardian reports that the safety of local aviation is threatened by the activities of untrained personnel. This was deduced after a recent self-assessment programme of the industry.
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The programme drew the attention of stakeholders, as well as the federal government to key areas where the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) needs to invest serious attention.
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