Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Monday, April 2nd.
Buhari Govt Releases Names Of 23 More ‘Looters’
The federal government on Sunday released 23 additional names of individuals alleged to have looted Nigeria’s treasury, two days after releasing the first list. The second list contains names of two former governors Jonah Jang of Plateau state, now a senator, and Rasheed Ladoja of Oyo state. Others include former national security adviser retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, and former minister of aviation Femi Fani-Kayode.
Nigeria Probes Cambridge Analytica’s ‘Interference’ In 2015 Elections
Nigerian government has commenced an investigation into allegations that Cambridge Analytica hacked into the medical records of candidate Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 elections. This move comes after a Nigerian billionaire and supporter of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was alleged to have paid £2m to the UK-based company to get information about Buhari.
Aisha Describes Buhari As ‘Failed’ President
Co-convener of #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) Aisha Yesufu has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is not “fit to be called Commander-In-Chief” of the country. Aisha noted this on Sunday, adding that the Buhari government’s inability to tackle the recurrent killings in the country is a signal that he has failed.
APC Divided Over Tenure Extension
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is currently going through a phase of internal wranglings that have prompted drastic actions. These actions include the setting up of a reconciliation committee headed by the party’s national leader Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari wading into the issue of tenure extension for elected officials.
Utomi Reacts To FG’s Looters’ List
Revered economist Professor Pat Utomi has called on Nigerians to team up with anti-graft agencies in the country to end corruption. Reacting to federal government’s list of alleged looters of Nigeria’s treasury, Utomi urged youths to take urgent steps to prevent the persistent plundering of Nigeria’s wealth.
Buhari Govt Plotting To Arrest Our Key Members, PDP Alleges
Nigeria’s major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of plotting to intimidate, harass and arrest its members ahead of the 2019 elections.
Fayemi States Interest In Ekiti Gubernatorial Election
The minister of mines and steel development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has indicated his interest in the 2018 Ekiti governorship race. The former governor of the state on Sunday said he would be contesting for the office on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Kumuyi Warns Christian Leaders Against Embezzlement
General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church Pastor William Kumuyi has called on Christians in leadership positions to make a difference and avoid embezzlement. Kumuyi made the call on Sunday during the grand finale of the 2018 National Easter Retreat of Church in Lagos.
Conte Disappointed, Refuses To Blame Moses For Spurs’ Equaliser
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has refused to blame winger Victor Moses after the Nigerian lost the ball in the lead up to Tottenham’s leveller in a shocking 3-1 defeat. Conte said it was not right to put the responsibility on a player, insinuating that every member of the team will take responsibility for the loss.
Teddy-A Sent Packing From BBNaija House
Teddy-A has been evicted from the Big Brother Naija house, less then 24 hours after his lover and fellow housemate, Bambam, was shown the exit door. Both housemates as well as Cee-C and Nina had on Monday been nominated for possible eviction.
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.