Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Saturday, April 28th.
Nigeria’s Unity Is My Paramount Objective, Says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reassured Nigerians that the unity of the country will remain his paramount objective and that of his administration. The President gave the assurance when he received a delegation of the Tijjaniya Movement led by Sheikh Muhammadu Inyass at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Buhari Departs Saturday For Meeting With Trump
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria on Saturday to meet with President of the United States Donald Trump at the White House in Washington DC. Buhari will hold a bilateral meeting with Trump and a working lunch on Monday, according to the Nigerian leader’s top media aide Femi Adesina.
Governors Cannot Guarantee Security In States – Yari
Chairman of Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum (NGF), Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, says governors can not enforce maximum security in their states because they are not in control of security agencies. Yari told newsmen in Abuja at the end of the NGF meeting on Thursday that the governors were working energetically with the federal government to tackle the lingering security challenges across the nation.
No Town Is Under Boko Haram Control – Adesina
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says there is no single town in the country that is under the control of the Boko Haram insurgents. Adesina stated this during his appearance on a special programme on Channels Television. He also believes President Buhari’s administration has won the war against the insurgency to a notable extent, except for the ‘strike and vanish’ activities of the insurgents.
APC Announces New Dates For Congresses, National Convention
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday announced new dates for the conduct of elections at the different levels of the party’s leadership. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, said the ward congresses would now hold on May 5, local government congresses would hold on May 12, while the state congresses will hold on May 19, 2018. As for the national convention, he said the party only said that it would hold in June and that the exact day would be announced later.
Why I Wasn’t Physically Present To Honour Senate Invite – IGP
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has explained why he was not physically present to honour the invitation extended to him by the Senate. According to the IG, he was absent because he was on an official assignment in Bauchi State with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Workers’ Day: FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, has been declared as a public holiday by the Federal Government to celebrate the 2018 Workers’ Day. This was disclosed by the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) in Abuja on Friday.
President Buhari Finally Reacts To Obasanjo’s Letter
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday finally reacted to the letter by former President Olusegun Obasanjo telling him not to seek re-election. Speaking during a state banquet in his honour on Thursday night in Bauchi, the President said he initially stopped the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed from responding but later allowed the Minister to react.
Army Arrests Key Boko Haram Suspect Linked To Benue Attacks
The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of a major Boko Haram suspect alleged to have masterminded most of the recent attacks in Benue state. The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 707 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni, made this known in a statement on Friday. Ayeni said Aminu Yaminu, who is nicknamed Tashaku was arrested on Friday in Makurdi, the state capital by a combined team of troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade, Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services.
FG Completes Timetable For Ogoni Clean-up
The Federal Government says it has completed timetable for the clean-up of hydrocarbon impacted communities in four Local Government Areas of Ogoni land in Rivers state. The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, made this known on Friday while inspecting medical outreach in Terabor General Hospital, Gokana Local Government Area of the state.
Don’t Allow Dino Melaye’s Recall, PDP Tells Kogites
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on its members in Kogi state to stand against what it believes is a politically motivated recall of Senator Dino Melaye. TThe Independent National Electoral Commission is set to begin signature verification for the recall of the senator (APC-Kogi West) on Saturday. Over 52.3% of registered voters in the Kogi West Senatorial district signed the petition to recall Senator Melaye.
BBNaija: Nina Dumps Boyfriend Collins On National Radio (Video)
Big Brother Naija star Nina has finally dumped her boyfriend, Collins, on national radio days after hinting on possible reconciliation. The BBNaija top five finalist stated on national radio that she would not be getting back with her boyfriend. Nina who started a relationship with the show winner, Miracle, 72 hours after the show started, had maintained in the house and during her diary sessions that she would not give up her boyfriend for Miracle.
Iniesta Announces Barca Exit
Andrés Iniesta on Friday announced he will quit Spanish giants Barcelona at the end of the season. The midfielder came through the youth system with the club and turned professional in 2001. He made 669 appearances in 16 seasons and won 31 major trophies with the side. Iniesta, 33, won eight LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues. He scored the only goal as Spain beat Holland to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Kim Jong-un Crosses Into South Korea For Historic Talks
Kim Jong-un has become the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea by crossing the military line that has divided the peninsula since the end of the Korean War in 1953. Smiling and waving, South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Kim at the border before talks begin. At the summit venue, Kim said that he hoped for frank discussions.
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.