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Nigerian Newspapers (Sunday, 19th May, 2019 Edition)

Lai Mohammed

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Sunday morning????. Enjoy!

1. The Federal Government of Nigeria has insisted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is plotting to sabotage the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The government further alleges that it has credible evidence to back up its claim.

“As you are aware, a few days ago we raised the alarm that either by themselves or via their proxies, the PDP and its presidential candidate are doing everything possible to sabotage the Buhari Administration,” Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, said on Saturday at his hometown in Oro, Kwara State.

“Our interventions are based on credible evidence, and no government with the kind of evidence that we have, of plans to subvert the power of the state, attack the nation’s economic live wire and generally unleash mayhem on the polity, will keep quiet. Read the full story on Naija Buzz

2. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in a shocking revelation on Saturday at the second session of the seventh Synod of the Anglican Communion, Oleh Diocese, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, said that Boko Haram and herdsmen plans is to Islamise Nigeria.

“It is no longer an issue of a lack of education and employment for our youths in Nigeria which it began as, it is now West African Fulanisation, African islamisation,”

“Every issue of insecurity must be taken seriously at all levels and addressed at once without favouritism or cuddling.  Both Boko Haram and herdsmen acts of violence were not treated as they should at the beginning. They have both incubated and developed beyond what Nigeria can handle alone. They are now combined and internationalised with ISIS in control. Read the full report on Naija Buzz

3. Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 Osun Governorship Election, has approached the Supreme Court seeking for the nullification of the Court of Appeal declaration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola as winner of the poll.

Adeleke wants the Supreme Court to uphold his victory at the Election Petitions Tribunal which nullified Oyetola’s election.

The Tribunal had nullified Oyetola’s victory and declared Adeleke winner of the poll. However, the Appeal Court in its own ruling nullified the declaration by the tribunal and upheld the election of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Oyetola.

4. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a fresh petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), has requested access to smart card readers and central server which was used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the February 23 presidential election.

The petition was filed through Atiku’s lawyers led by Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN).

Atiku had rejected the outcome of the presidential poll, saying that he won the election with over 1.6million votes according to results he obtained from INEC computer server.

INEC which on February 27 declared President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the election however denied knowledge of any server, saying that results of the election were not collated nor transmitted electronically. Read More on Naija Buzz

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