Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Sunday, April 1st.
We Have Lost Faith In Buhari’s Military – Gov. Ishaku
Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba has stated that the people of the state were continually losing faith in the ability of security agencies deployed to stop herdsmen attacks. He said that although there was relative peace, the state government did not have confidence in the security apparatus of the national government.
Presidency Replies Danjuma, Describes Comments As ‘Shocking’
The call by former minister of defence Theophilus Danjuma for Nigerians to take up arms and defend themselves has been described as shocking by the presidency. The president’s media aide, Garba Shehu, said the call by the retired lieutenant-general would encourage anarchy and criminal gangs to defy the laws of the land.
Confess Your Sins Like Mantu, APC Tells PDP
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to follow the example of one its leaders and former Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ibrahim Mantu. Mantu in a recent TV programme confessed the he took part in rigging elections for the PDP. Now the APC wants the PDP to borrow this example and confess to their sins against the country instead of indulging in name calling.
APC Might Disrupt 2019 Elections, Obasanjo’s Coalition Alleges
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might rig the 2019 general election as it has corrupted security agencies, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has alleged. This was according to a statement by CNM’s spokesman Akin Osuntokun who was responding to allegations by security agencies that there was a plot by certain groups to disrupt the 2019 general election.
Dele Momodu Reveals Saraki To Run For President
Founder of Ovation magazine, Dele Momodu has disclosed that Senate President Bukola Saraki will join the 2019 presidential race. The media mogul, in a statement on his ‘Boss Newspaper,’ stated that Saraki is contemplating fielding Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu as his running mate.
Secondus Demands Retraction, N1.5bn Damages From Mohammed
The National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has given the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed 48 hours to withdraw his name from the list of of alleged looters released on Friday or face litigation. Secondus also demanded for a public apology and the sum of N1.5billion as compensation from the federal government.
Presidency Denies Plotting Against TY Danjuma
The presidency on Saturday denied reports that security and anti-corruption agencies have been given marching order to go after retired General TY Danjuma. Some reports had suggested that the federal government, among other “plans”, was looking into the financial records of COMET Shipping Agencies established in 1984 by Danjuma. Danjuma had advised Nigerians to defend themselves before killer herdsmen wipe them out.
Ohaneze Ndigbo, S’East Governors Are ‘Fulani Errand Boys’- IPOB
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that the Ohaneze Ndigbo and the South East governors are all “Fulani errand boys and girls.” IPOB also warned that the apex Igbo body should not hold their summit billed for Enugu as they would disrupt it.
Anthony Joshua Beats Parker After 12 Rounds
Anthony Joshua was taken the distance for the first time in his professional career before winning a unanimous points decision in his world heavyweight title unification fight with Joseph Parker in Cardiff on Saturday. After 12 rounds, Britain’s Joshua triumphed 118-110, 118-110, 119-109 on the three judges’ scorecards.
Bambam Evicted From BBNaija (Video)
Bambam has been evicted from the Big Brother Naija house after polling the lowest votes among the four housemates put up for eviction on Monday. Big Brother Host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, who was in the house announced the result after partying and gisting with the housemates.
Russian Diplomats, Families, Leave U.S. Embassy
Russian diplomats expelled by the U.S. after a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain began to leave their embassy in Washington on Saturday, waved off by well-wishers. About 50 men, women and children left the hilltop embassy just after 1:00 pm (1700 GMT) in a blue bus believed to be headed towards Dulles International Airport.
OLX Announces Major Platform Upgrade In Nigeria
One of the world’s leading trading platform, OLX, is launching a brand new, overhauled app, and replacing its website and mobile site with a progressive web app (PWA), which is part of a global move to solidify OLX’s number one position. The changeover will provide new and existing users an easier, faster, safer and more local way of buying and selling used goods.
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.