Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Monday June 11th.
Southern, M’Belt Leaders Want INEC Chairman Removed
Leaders from the Southern and North Central Nigeria have demanded the removal of the chairman of the Independent National electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu. Speaking under the aegis of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, the leaders expressed fear that the commission may not deliver free and fair elections in 2019. The Forum made this position known at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday.
Presidency Explains Why Nigeria’s Elite Are Angry With Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari is being criticised by some Nigerian elite because of his impressive performance in office, says the president’s media aide Garba Shehu. Shehu said this in an opinion titled “June 12 tsunami and the ones who won’t forgive Buhari” made available to newsmen in Abuja. He said the elite, whom he did not reveal, ganging up against Buhari knew that they would lose once a government willing to fight corruption was in charge.
Abiola’s Daughter Says Obasanjo Was Not Elected President
Tundun Abiola, daughter of the late MKO Abiola, has claimed that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo did not get into office in 1999 by election, saying he was appointed. The late Abiola’s daughter alleged that Obasanjo was made president by the then military regime to compensate the people of the South-West region for the death of her father. Tundun made this claim against the backdrop of President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day.
Buhari Plotting To Arrest IBB, Jonathan – FFK
Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is plotting to arrest former leaders in the country and shut down the opposition. In a statement on Sunday, Fani-Kayode noted that former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and former Head of State Ibrahim Babangida top a list of those Buhari plans to silence via threats.
Herdsmen Abduct Methodist Priest In Osun
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders have kidnapped a Methodist Presbyter in Osun State Very Rev Kayode Akande and two other church leaders. The incident occurred on Sunday evening along the Iwo-Osogbo Road. It was gathered that Akande was taken away by the suspected herdsmen around 7pm.
N-Power Speaks On Absorbing Beneficiaries Into Civil Service
The Federal Government’s social empowerment scheme N-Power has said there are no plans to absorb its 2016 beneficiaries into the civil service. This was revealed by the scheme on its Twitter handle where it called on the beneficiaries to disregard any news to the contrary. The tweet noted that the Federal Government never ordered for the absorption of the beneficiaries.
Trump, Kim Arrive In Singapore For Historic Meeting
United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday arrived in Singapore for their historic summit. Reports say Trump flew in aboard Air Force One, a few hours after Kim arrived with his team. It was gathered that the two leaders are staying in separate hotels, not far from each other.
Buhari Can Arrest Obasanjo – Falana
Legal icon Femi Falana has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo could be arrested if there are legal grounds to do so. Obasanjo had alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was planning to arrest and disgrace him. However, speaking on Sunday on Channels TV, Falana said that Buhari could arrest Obasanjo if he was found wanting with regard to financial matters.
Nadal Dispatches Thiem To Win 11th French Open
Rafael Nadal claimed an 11th French Open title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 demolition of Dominic Thiem despite a worrying injury scare in the closing stages of the final. The 32-year-old world number one now has 17 Grand Slam titles, just three behind great rival Roger Federer.
Five Things You May Not Know About Ras Kimono
Nigeria on Sunday lost one of its musical legends Ras Kimono after a brief illness in the commercial nerve centre of Lagos. The singer was rushed to a hospital in Ikoyi after he slumped on Saturday and passed away on Sunday, a family statement said. Factional Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) Tony Okoroji also confirmed his death.
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.