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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Friday, February 14th, 2020


Nigerian newspapers headlines by Concise news

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Friday, February 14th, 2020.

1. Bayelsa Governor-elect: PDP’S Diri Finally Reacts To Supreme Court Victory

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 Bayelsa governorship election, Duoye Diri, has extended the olive branch to former members of his party who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Supreme Court sacked Diri’s rival in the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, with the PDP candidate expected to be sworn in as governor of the state

2. Bayelsa Governor-elect: APC’s Oshiomhole Reacts To Supreme Court Sacking Of Lyon

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has stated that candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa, Duoye Diri, will not be sworn in on Friday. Oshiomhole made the statement in reaction to the sack of David Lyon, his party’s candidate who was declared winner of the election but sacked by the supreme court on Thursday, noting that the PDP candidate did not meet the requirement for swearing in.

3. Bayelsa Governor-elect: INEC Reacts To Supreme Court Sacking Of Lyon

Nigeria’s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has yet to get the Supreme Court order annulling the election of the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon, and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo. But the commission says it is ready to act on the judgment, according to a report by Vanguard.


4. Bayelsa Governorship Election: Atiku Demands Consistency From Supreme Court

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has asked the Supreme Court to be consistent when delivering judgements in election cases. Atiku also described the apex court’s declaration of Douye Diri as the governor-elect of Bayelsa State as an indication that power belongs to the people.

5. Bayelsa Governorship Election: Supreme Court Sacks APC’s Lyon

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Thursday sacked the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo. Concise News reports that in a unanimous judgment read by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, the apex court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return presented to Lyon on November, 21st, 2020.


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