Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Thursday, May 24th.
Immunity Shielding Gov. Wike From Arrest – FG
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has said Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State would have been arrested if not for immunity enjoyed by governors. The minister made this known while responding to Wike’s allegation that the Federal Government wanted to kill him.
$16bn Power Fund: SERAP Asks Buhari To Refer OBJ, Jonathan To EFCC, ICPC
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to refer the allegations of mismanagement of $16 billion power projects to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for further investigation.
Bauchi Deputy Governor Resigns
The Bauchi state Deputy Governor, Nuhu Gidado, has resigned his appointment. Gidado tendered his resignation letter to Governor Mohammed Abubakar on Thursday. In the letter, Gidado said he had lost interest in being the Deputy Governor.
Buhari Directs Fund Release For Ogoni Clean Up
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and oil companies to quickly release fund for the clean-up of Ogoni community. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachukwu, disclosed this on Wednesday.
Offa Bank Robbery Suspect Disowned By Community
The National President of Oro Community in Irepodun area of Kwara state, Bode Alayoku, has described as false and misleading media reports suggesting that one of the arrested gang leaders of the bank robbery in Offa Kunle Ogunleye is a native of the community.
$16bn Power Project: Buhari, Obasanjo Exposing Themselves – Fayose
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has said that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari are exposing themselves with their recent face-off. Buhari had on Tuesday wondered what Obasanjo achieved after spending huge amount on power during his time as President from 1999 to 2007.
Ondo Assembly Reinstates Sacked Deputy Speaker
The Ondo State House of Assembly has reversed the impeachment of Deputy Speaker of the House, Iroju Ogundeji, 24 hours after his removal. Hon. Ogundeji was impeached on Tuesday during plenary and replaced with Bimbo Fajolu.
Ekiti Election: MURIC Backs Fayemi, Attacks Fayose
MURIC has thrown its weight behind the governorship candidate of the APC for the 2018 election in Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi. The group also cautioned Ekiti Muslims against celebrating the appointment of a Muslim as running mate to Kolapo Olusola, the candidate of the PDP.
APC National Convention Committee Picks New Date
The National Convention Committee of APC has picked June 23 for the party’s convention in place of June 2 earlier scheduled. Chairman of the committee and governor of Jigawa, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru, announced this on Wednesday in Abuja.
Emery Urges Iwobi, Others To Get Set For ‘New Arsenal’
Newly appointed Arsenal manager Unai Emery has charged players of the north London club to be ready to raise the Gunners to the zenith of English football. The Spaniard, who was unveiled on Wednesday, made this known in a chat with the media at the Emirates Stadium.
Hernan Crespo To Watch Champions League Final In Nigeria
Former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo is set to arrive in Nigeria this Saturday for the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.
Wizkid Begs Fans To Help Davido Win BET Awards
Top Nigerian singer Wizkid has canvassed support from fans to help fellow singer Davido win the BET best international act awards. Wizkid, who reconciled with Davido a few months ago, after what seemed like ages of bitter rivalry, wants his new best friend to win.
Cee-C Speaks On Emergence As ‘Most Bitter Woman In Nigeria’
First runner-up in Big Brother Naija 2018, Cee-C, has revealed how shocked she was learning she was named most bitter woman in Nigeria. She said she found out on google that she was being called “most bitter woman in Nigeria” after she left the BBNaija House.
Court Bars Trump From Blocking Twitter Critics
US President Donald Trump may not “block” Twitter users from viewing his online profile due to their political beliefs, a judge in New York has ruled. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan said that blocking access to his @realDonaldTrump account would be a violation of the right to free speech.
That’s the roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.