Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Tuesday June 12th.
History Made As Trump And Kim Meet In Singapore
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shook hands for the first time as both leaders kick-started their landmark summit in Singapore on Tuesday. With this development, Trump and Kim have become the first sitting US president and North Korean leader to meet. Both leaders met at a luxury hotel in Singapore’s Sentosa island.
Humphrey Nwosu Reveals Why He Can’t Attend Abiola’s Investiture
Head of the defunct National Electoral Commission Prof. Humphrey Nwosu will not be attending the posthumous investiture of Moshood Abiola as the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic. Abiola was on 6 June handed the award by President Muhammadu Buhari with June 12 also penned as Nigeria’s Democracy Day. However, Nwosu in a letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, commended Buhari for the gesture and regretted that he would not make the occasion.
Buhari Returns To Nigeria After Morocco Visit
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday evening returned to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, after an official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco. The Nigerian leader met with King Mohammed VI at a meeting in Rabat, where both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to fostering deeper bilateral cooperation. To this end, Nigeria and Morocco signed an agreement on gas transportation to the North African kingdom along the Atlantic coast.
Presidency Speaks On Pipeline Agreement Signed By Nigeria, Morocco
The Presidency on Monday said Nigeria and Morocco signed three agreements, which include proposed pipeline transporting gas to the North African kingdom along the Atlantic coast. King Mohammed VI and President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday oversaw the signing of the accord in Rabat detailing the way forward for the mega-project first agreed in 2016.
Buhari Has Failed, Was Never Prepared For Leadership – Donald Duke
President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has shown “obvious failings” in leading the country, says presidential hopeful and former governor of Cross River state Donald Duke. According to Duke, Buhari’s leadership is far from reality, claiming that the 75-year-old was never ready to lead Nigeria.
Again, Al- Mustapha Speaks On MKO Abiola’s Death (Video)
Former National Security Adviser to ex-Head of State General Sanni Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has opened up on the circumstances surrounding the death of M.K.O Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 election. Mustapha disclosed that leaders of NADECO went to the Presidential Villa, Abuja to collect millions of dollars, barely 24 hours after Abiola’s death.
Suspects Who Indicted Dino Melaye Deny Allegations
The suspects who indicted Senator Dino Melaye told a Senior Magistrate Court in Lokoja on Monday that the allegations against them are false. Kabiru Seidu, 31, aka “Osama” and Nuhu Salihu, 25, aka “Small” were arraigned alongside the senator representing Kogi West. They implicated Melaye in the allegations of criminal conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms and illegal arms dealing.
Eagles Stun In Gorgeous Photos As Team Arrive Russia
The Super Eagles on Tuesday arrived in Russia to take part in their sixth Fifa World Cup where they are billed to play Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D. Concise News recalls that the team left their camping ground in Austria on Monday (Nigeria time) and arrived Vladimir Putin’s country early hours of Tuesday (Nigerian time). The three time-African champions were adorned in a native white and green attire as they prepare to take on Croatia in their first game in Russia.
Stoke City Sign Nigerian Midfielder Etebo
Stoke City have signed Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo from Portuguese club Feirense for £6.35m. The 22-year-old, who broke off from his World Cup preparations with Nigeria to complete the deal, has penned a five-year deal with the club.
FG Mourns Reggae Legend Ras Kimono
The Nigerian reggae icon Ras Kimono’s life was one of discipline and service to mankind, according to the Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed. Mohammed said this in a statement on Monday to mourn the late musician who passed away on Sunday. According to the minister, Kimono contributed greatly to the reggae genre of music and the country’s entertainment sector.
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.