Major Headlines of the Day (Saturday May 4, 2019) from Nigerian Newspapers

  1. Former Head of State Collapses During Oration

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) collapsed yesterday during an oration at the graveside of the late Major General David Akpodiete Ejoor in Ovwor-Olomu Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State. The event which had in attendance Governor of the State, Ifeanyi Okowa and former Governor James Ibori all rushed to the medical tent where the former Head of State was resuscitated.

  1. President Buhari May Not Return Home Tomorrow As Expected

President Muhammadu Buhari who was expected to return back to Nigeria tomorrow (May 5, 2019) may not do so reportedly due to health complications. Reports making the rounds say that on the advice of his doctors, President Buhari was advised to extend his stay to rest before returning to Nigeria. It will be recalled that the President departed for the United Kingdom (UK) on April 25 and was expected back in the country 10 days.

  1. AFCON 2019: Victor Moses Welcome Back to Super Eagles At His Own Will – Rohr

Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr has told newsmen that he will be willing to welcome back retired skipper Victor Moses into the national team but will not “kneel” to have him rescind his retirement decision. The head coach made this known to reporters as he answered questions regarding the preparation of the Super Eagles ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations next month.

  1. Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Accuses APC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Akwa Ibom State, Mike Igini  told newsmen yesterday that plans are underway by the ruling All progressive Congress (APC) to ridicule the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the media. This is as a result of the refusal of INEC to grant the legal team of the APC governorship candidate access to election materials used in the past election.

  1. Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Threatens to Prosecute Governors and Ministers

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has vowed to prosecute any sitting or past governor or minister found to have falsified or refused to declare their assets. This was made known by the Chairman of the Bureau, Prof. Isa Mohammed during the opening session of a three-day retreat for board members, management and state directors of the Bureau in Abuja on Thursday.

  1. PDP Accuses Okorocha of Defrauding Imo Citizens

The Imo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Governor of the State, Rochas Okorocha of using the recent traditional rulers peace summit in the state capital (Owerri) to rip-off the citizens of huge fund. The PDP Imo State Chapter made this known in a statement signed by the Secretary of the Party in the state, Nze Emeanan who noted that the Governor colluded with the monarchs to swindle huge funds belonging to the Imo people.

  1. JAMB Delists 76 Exam Centers, Appoints SAN To Prosecute 100 Suspects

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted a total of 76 Computer-Based Test Centers for various infractions during the recently concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), raising fear that results from those centers may be cancelled. Also, the Board announced that it had appointed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) to prosecute about 100 persons allegedly involved in various forms of examination malpractices during this year’s UTME.

  1. Nollywood: Tonto Dike Blows Hot, Threatens to Arrest Comedian Funny Bone

Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike has threatened to arrest popular comedian Funny Bone and take him to prison. The actress made this known on her Instagram account after the comedian uploaded an image on his Instagram page promising to make jokes of her at his event. It will be recalled that the controversial actress has been trending on Instagram all week because of her tell-it-all interview regarding her marriage and domestic violence experiences with former husband Mr. Olakunle Churchill.

  1. Boko Haram Takes Over Military Base in Borno State

Boko Haram insurgents yesterday evening dislodged Nigerian troops and took over their military base in Magumeri, a local government headquarters in Borno State, North-East Nigeria. The News Chronicle learnt that the insurgents took over the military base after dislodging the Nigerian troops.

  1. English Premier League: Top 4 Race Heats Up as Title Decider Goes to The Wire

The race for the top four in the Premier League is heating up as Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United bid to compete in next season’s UEFA Champions League competition. As this season draws to a close, all four teams aim to pipe one another to secure a place in the top 4 for next season’s Champions League spectacle.

Also, the title race will go down to the last day of the competition as Manchester City currently hold a slender 1 point advantage over Liverpool. Will there be any slip-ups on the final day of the season? The News Chronicle will be here to bring you updates.

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