Major Headlines of the Day (Monday May 13, 2019) from Nigerian Newspapers

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  1. Tinubu Will Be President in 2023 – APC Chieftain

An All Progressive Congress (APC) Chieftain, Oludare Falade has stated that the National Leader of the party, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu will take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. The APC Chieftain noted that nothing can stop the former Lagos governor from being the country’s next Commander-In-Chief.

2.  Oshiomhole Kicked Me Out With DSS – Rochas Okorocha

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomole of sending his Department of Security Service (DSS) agents to insult him. The governor stated that he had gone to discuss current happenings in the party with Oshiomole but the Chairman of APC instructed his DSS personnel to kick him out of his office.

3. Ekweremadu To Retire From Politics in 2023

Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has stated that he would retire from active politics in 2023. The Deputy Senate President noted this at an event to mark his 57th birthday and also to thank God and his constituents for his re-election.

4. EFCC Seizes Saraki’s Houses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday seized some houses belonging to Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The News Chronicle understands that the houses seized by the EFCC were the Senate President’s houses in highbrow areas of Ikoyi, Lagos State.

5. National Assembly Transmits 2019 Budget to Buhari

The National Assembly has transmitted the 2019 Appropriation Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. The News Chronicle reported that both the Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives passed the budget on April 30, 2019.

6. Buhari’s Next Term Will Be Centered Around Improving the Welfare of the Poor – Osinbajo

The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo stated that President Buhari is most concerned about improving the welfare of the poor in his second term. The Vice President stated this on Saturday during a one-day working visit to Bauchi State where he launched some projects.

  1. David Mark Retires From Politics

The former Senate President, David Mark stated yesterday that he was retiring from active politics to turn to a peace ambassador for Benue State and Nigeria. The Benue State leader said this yesterday at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Otukpo, Benue State during a thanksgiving service. The former Senate President thanked the people of Benue South for their support all through his 20 years of service.

  1. EFCC To Charge Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile To Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to charge popular Nigerian musicians Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile and two others to court for alleged links to cyber-crime. The News Chronicle understands that the anti-graft agency has made it known to newsmen that it is planning to use information volunteered by the arrested gang to charge the accused persons to court.

  1. Manchester City Crowned 2019 Premier League Champions

Manchester City were crowed worthy champions of the 2019 Premier League season yesterday. Needing only a win to cement their legacy of retaining the Premier League crown, they thrashed Brighton Hove Albion 4-1 to pip Liverpool to the title.

  1. Aubameyang, Salah and Mane Share Golden Boot

Having witnessed the end of the 2019 Premier League season, the race for the golden boot was taken down to the wire. Aubameyang and Mane both netted twice to help their respective clubs to victory yesterday while Mo Salah shared in the spoils to take the golden boot to a 3 horse race.

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