Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Monday, 27th January 2020
Boko Haram suicide bombers on Sunday attacked a mosque in Gwoza, Borno state, killing a 12-year-old child and leaving many injured, Naija News understands.
According to The Cable, a security source said the suicide bombers forced their way into the mosque while prayer was ongoing.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the winner for the re-run election for Kagarko constituency of Kaduna State held on Saturday.
The Local government collation and returning officer, Dr Haruna Aminu, declared the candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Hon. Nuhu Goroh Shadalafiya, as the winner.
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2019 Gubernatorial Primary Election committee in Imo State, Ahmed Ali Gulak, has downplayed the prediction of Hope Uzodinma’s victory by Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka.
Naija News recalls that the Spiritual Leader of the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Enugu State, Mbaka, had predicted that Emeka Ihedioha would be ousted by the Supreme Court.
The family of Leah Sharibu, a Christian teenage schoolgirl who was abducted by Boko Haram in 2018, has dismissed reports that their daughter had a baby boy for a terrorist commander while in captivity.
Naija News reports that a Nigerian online news website, Saharareporters, had quoted a source who is familiar with Leah’s situation, to have said that the abducted Christian girl gave birth to a baby boy.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has condemned the burning down of a venue scheduled to host a rally of the ruling party.
Naija News reports that the political rally was organised to receive some defectors into the APC.
The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to reject a request by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to restore his revoked bail.
Naija News understands that the Buhari government filed a counter-affidavit before the court to oppose an application filed in April last year by Kanu seeking the restoration of his bail.
Nathan Sharibu, the father of Leah Sharibu, the Christian girl from Dapchi, kidnapped by Boko Haram, an Islamist sect in 2018, has dismissed reports that she has given birth to a baby boy.
Naija News reports that Sharibu’s reaction comes after an online news platform, SaharaReporters claimed that his daughter had put to bed.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, has announced the final election results from the rerun and supplementary elections conducted in 11 affected states in the country
Naija News had reported earlier that INEC conducted the election at exactly 8 am on Saturday, January 25 amidst tight security.
A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted the reports that Leah Sharibu, the Christian girl from Dapchi, kidnapped by Boko Haram, an Islamist sect in 2018, has given birth to a baby boy.
A report monitored on a Nigerian online news website, SaharaReporters by Naija News, had quoted a source who is familiar with Leah’s situation, to have said that the abducted Christian girl gave birth to a baby boy.
Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has been defeated by Ali Datti of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Jibrin who represented Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano in the eight assembly was sacked by the Court of Appeal in November 2019.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.