Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Tuesday, April 10th.
President Buhari Declares To Run For Second Term
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared his intention to vie for a second term in office in the 2019 general election. He made the announcement during the National Executive Council meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
PDP Reacts To Buhari’s Re-election Bid
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rubbished the declaration of intention to recontest by President Muhammadu Buhari to seek second term as a mere show of interest.
Fayose Condemns Buhari’s Re-election Bid
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has described as a death knell a victory for President Muhammadu Buhari at the polls come 2019. The governor condemned the declaration and called on Nigerians to vote him out when the elections begin in 2019.
Army Begins Probe Of Danjuma’s Allegations
The Nigerian Army on Monday set up a committee to look into allegations of collusion with criminal elements made against it by a former chief of army staff, Lt-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd). Danjuma had, in reaction to the herdsmen killings, called on Nigerians to bear arms and defend themselves as the government would not.
Buhari Stops Oyegun, NWC From Seeking Re-election
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the national executive council (NEC) meeting of the APC told the John Odigie-Oyegun-led national working committee (NWC) it is not eligible to seek reelection. The president pointed to the section in the party’s constitution which bid every elected official to resign from office at least 30 days before the day of the election. He, however, said they can contest if granted waivers by the party.
Pro-Democracy Group (HURIWA) Urges FG To Declare State Of Emergency In Police Sector
Huriwa, a pro-democracy group, has called on a quick revamp of the police force which it opined is not capable of carrying out its mandate, especially under the current inspector general of police. They pointed to the recent Offa debacle as a sign of how poorly prepared the force is.
External Reserves To Hit $50bn
The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele on Monday said the nation’s external reserve would hit $50 billion soon. He attributed the growth to bespoke fiscal and monetary policies implemented by the apex bank.
FBI Raids Trump Lawyer’s Office
The FBI has raided the offices of Michael Cohen, the long-time personal lawyer for US President Donald Trump. This is in connection with the ongoing investigation into suspected Russian involvement in the 2016 US elections by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Uber Acquires Bike-Share Company Jump
Uber users around the world may soon be able to hire electric bicycles through the app, after the ride-sharing firm bought US bike-hire firm Jump. The firm allows riders to rent electric-powered “pedal assist” bikes via an online platform.
Five Killed In Fresh Attack On Plateau
Police in Plateau state have confirmed the death of five persons in the hands of gunmen who attacked Inding village in Barkin Ladi area of the state. The details are still incomplete, however.
Oyegun Refutes Tenure Extension Allegations At NEC Meeting
The national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun, on Monday denied claims he instigated the tenure extension for selfish reasons. He said the near-unanimous decision was made to stave off the possibility of rancour within the ranks as the 2019 election draws near.
Nigeria Win Three Gold, Two Silver At C’wealth Games
Roland Ezuruike became the first Nigerian to win a gold medal at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Contesting in the men’s lightweight final, Ezuruike lifted 224.3kg to emerge winner of this category.
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.