Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

The Lagos State Government has released a list of roads to be closed as President Muhammadu Buhari visits on Wednesday.  Buhari will be in the commercial centre for the commission of some projects during the one-day visit. In a statement, the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation noted that there would be traffic diversion on some major roads to ease Buhari’s movement. It said Buhari’s visit would run from 9.00am to 3.00pm.



2. Jigawa Monarch Reveals Origin Of Atiku’s Mother

Atiku Abubakar‘s mother, late Mrs Kande, ‘was from Dutse,’ an official of the Dutse emirate council in Jigawa state has revealed. The royal father made this known in the wake of allegation that Atiku, a former vice-president of Nigeria, is not a Nigerian.

3. Dogara Issues Warning To Tinubu Over Budget-padding Allegation

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has warned the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, to mind his language in a reply to the latter’s allegation that the National Assembly has been padding the national budget for four years. Dogara, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, carpeted Tinubu, describing him as “ignorant of the budgetary process.”

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4. Wole Soyinka Gives Verdict On Generation Of Nigerians

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka says his generation has failed Nigeria. Concise News reports that speaking on Hard Talk, a BBC programme, the scholar said the dreams people of his generation had about the country had not materialised. Zeinab Badawi, the anchor of the programme, had asked Soyinka: “Has your generation of older Nigerians failed the people?” and he responded: “Yes, I believe so.

5. Speakership: Why Gbaja Should Step Down For Me – Onyejeocha

A lawmaker from Abia state Nkeiruka Onyejeocha has asked the majority leader of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to step down for her in the race for speakership. Onyejeocha, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), made this known on Tuesday despite her party’s endorsement of Gbajabiamila for the position.

6. Osun Guber Dispute: PDP Rejects Justice Oyewole As Member Of Appeals Panel

The inclusion of Justice J.O.K Oyewole as member of the Osun State governorship election appeal panel has been rejected by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The PDP said its position was predicated on the grounds that Justice Oyewole allegedly has strong connections with the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is an interested party in the appeal and cannot be neutral.

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