Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 1st May

Punch

Nigeria, US to repatriate $500m looted fund –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the United States and Nigeria were collaborating to repatriate over $500m stolen from Nigeria.

Vanguard

What Buhari told Trump

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday made history as the first African President to visit President Donald Trump at White House for a bilateral talk which touched on security, econnomy, trade and investment and governance.

The Sun

Buhari White House Visit: Trump promises speedy release of aircraft

President Donald Trump of the United States has made an assurance that twelve counter insurgency aircraft worth $496 million would be speedily approved for release to Nigeria to help in the country’s fight against Boko Haram.

Thisday

PDP Laments Buhari’s Performance

Reacting shortly after the joint briefing by both leaders, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday bemoaned the performance of the Nigerian president during the meeting with his U.S. counterpart, describing it as embarrassing and disturbing.

Guardian

Ex-Trump aide insists he calls African countries shithole

A former White House staff Monday said President Donald Trump called some African countries ‘shithole’.

Daily Times

Trump, Buhari Speak On Economy, Herdsmen Killing In Joint Press Briefing

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his United States counterpart Donald Trump just finished a joint press statement in which the two leaders brief world media on various issues including deepening of trade and Military Corporation. It is the first meeting Trump has had with an African president since he assumed office 2017.

Daily Trust

Gang up against Ambode will fail – Commissioner

The moves to gang up against the re-election of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos in the 2019 election will fail, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamgbetan, has said.

Tribune

Buhari failed to project economic interest with Trump ―PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has written off President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance at the meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, describing as embarrassing “as he completely failed to project the economic interests of our nation before the American government and the world.”

Leadership

APC Chairmanship: I’m Not Afraid Of Oyegun, Oshiomhole – Aspirant

As the race for the chairmanship of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) heats up, a new entrant to the race, Chief (Dr) Inbrahim Emokpaire has joined the likes of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the incumbent, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun to gun for the chairmanship seat of the party, promising to end the “seeming intractable problems” that becloud the APC.