Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Friday, March 30th.
Stop Playing God, PDP Tells Tinubu
The PDP on Thursday warned the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to stop playing God as Nigerians can now decide on what they really want. The party asked him not to play a part in the re-entrenchment of the “nepotic” Buhari administration.
PDP Mocks Buhari As Martin Luther King Family Disowns Award
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday took a swipe on President Muhammadu Buhari, following the controversy surrounding the Martin Luther King award he received few days ago in Abuja. The Martin Luther King Centre has distanced itself or the family of the late activist from the said award few days after it was given. PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, said the lie by Buhari’s handlers “smacks of desperation by the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC), to procure international endorsement, ahead of the 2019 general elections.”
Saraki, Oyegun Absent From Tinubu’s 66th Birthday Colloquium
Senate President Bukola Saraki and the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, were conspicuously absent from the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium. Though no reason has been given for the absence of both men, Odigie-Oyegun’absence might not be unconnected to Tinubu’s vocal opposition to his tenure elongation as national chairman of the ruling party.
Yoruba Elders Ask Buhari To Sack Service Chiefs
Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack all the service chiefs. The YCE sited the recurrent massacre in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states and the accusation by ex-Minister of Defence, Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, that the military was colluding with killer herdsmen to embark on ethnic cleansing as basis for its position.
Kogi New CP Leaves State WIthout Taking Over
Drama ensued in Kogi state on Thursday when the incoming commissioner of police seemed to have turned tail and left the state without taking over his duty. Reports suggest the drama started on Thursday when the outgoing commissioner of police, Ali Jaga, arrived the venue for the hand-over only to find out that the incoming Commissioner of Police, Esa Sunday Ogbu, was not available for handover.
Tinubu Urges Nigerians Not To Accept PDP’s Apology
The national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu has urged Nigerians not to accept the apology from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The PDP had on Monday apologized to Nigerians for mistakes made during its 16 years in charge of the country’s affairs. Tinubu asked Nigerians to instead keep faith with the APC.
Licensed Customs Agents Clamour For Eastern Ports Dredging
The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), through its president Iju Nwabunike, has called on the Federal Government to dredge seaports located in the eastern part of Nigeria to attract more cargo and decongest the western ports. Nwabunike, also a Director, Inland Container Terminal, Kaduna, made the call during his visit to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
Nigerian Referees Missing As Fifa Names 36 For World Cup
Six officials from African have been chosen by Fifa for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, it was revealed on Thursday, BBC Sport reports. The report also pointed out the glaring absence of English referees from the list. The run up to the tournament, billed for Russia, has been marred by the diplomatic spat ongoing between Russia and other European countries.
Daddy Freeze’s Wife Confesses To Adultery – Report
Reports filtering in say the partner of outspoken and controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze, has confessed to cheating on him. The still unsubstantiated story was posted on the Instagram feed of one @andelasmith where the lady, Benedicta, is said to have allegedly opened up on her adulterous acts in a court in Rivers state on 20th of March, 2018.
Hell Fire Does Not Exist, Says Pope Francis
The pope on Thursday shook one of the foundation stories of Christendom when he said hell fire does not exist. The pontiff, speaking to Italian paper La Republica, said the souls of sinners who do not repent disappears entirely.
Air France Flights Cancelled Due To Staff Strike
Air France airline on Thursday announced the cancellation of 24 percent of its flights due Friday due to the downing of tools by its workers. Friday’s strike, held at the behest of several trade unions representing French pilots, stewards and other personnel, is to reiterate their demand for a pay raise of six percent as compensation for inflation.
Russia Expels US Diplomats In ‘Retaliatory Move’
Russia has expelled 60 US diplomats and closed the country’s St Petersburg consulate in a tit-for-tat response to US action over a spy poisoning case in the UK. The moves were announced by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. It comes amid a row over the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in southern England.
That’s the roundup of top Nigerian news headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.