Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday June 20th.
Apologise For Statement On Anti-grazing Law, Ortom Tells Defence Minister
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has advised the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, to apologise to Nigerians for calling for the suspension of the anti-grazing law in some states. The minister had called for the suspension of the law which is operational in Benue, Taraba and Ekiti states.
CAN Alleges Ex-Boko Haram Members Being Recruited Into Security Agencies
President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Olasupo, has alleged that the federal government has directed police, army and other security agencies to recruit some ex-Boko Haram fighters. He expressed worry that Nigerian security system was gradually being infiltrated by people of questionable characters.
God Will Defeat Buhari Govt In 2019, Says Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said God who helped Nigeria against the dreaded government of late Gen. Sani Abacha will come to the country’s aid in 2019 elections. He said this on Monday at a town hall meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, where the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) members converged.
Truck Falls Off Ojuelegba Bridge Crushing Cars Under
A truck has fallen off the Ojuelegba Bridge in Lagos, smashing into several vehicles below, multiple posts on Twitter said. Some witnesses said it was not the truck, but its plywood content that spilled onto the vehicles on the street below.
FG Dismisses Fears Over ISIS Threat
Fears of Nigerians on the possible recruitment and training of ISIS fighters on the Nigerian soil was on Tuesday allayed by the Federal Government. The FG said the development is not only illegal, but that the government would curtail it.
Tinubu, Oshiomhole Urge Ekiti People To Vote Fayemi
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu and former Governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomhole has called on the people of Ekiti State to vote for Dr Kayode Fayemi as their next governor. Speaking at the launch of a mega rally APC rally on Tuesday, Tinubu urged Ekiti people to get permanent voters card to effect change required in the state.
Sowore Meets, Farmers, Herdsmen
President aspirant Omoyele Sowore has lamented the incident fighting between herdsmen and farmers in the country. Sowore said this recently after meetings with herdsmen and farmers in Taraba and Adamawa states. He called on the herders to live peacefully with farmers, adding that Nigeria belongs to all.
Senator Marafa To Contest For Zamfara Governorship Seat
Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (downstream), Senator Kabiru Marafa has said he will contest the Zamfara governorship race in 2019 elections. Marafa made known his intention to vie for the governorship race when the newly elected executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state paid him a sallah visit at his residence on Monday.
US Withdraws From UN Rights Council
The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a “chronic bias against Israel,” a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.
Spanish Tax Officials Want Ronaldo’s €18.8m Tax Fine Increased
Officials at Spain’s tax authority have called for “reconsideration” of the deal done with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Earlier this week, sources told ESPN FC that an agreement with tax prosecutors would see Ronaldo admit wrongdoing over his image rights income and agree to pay a total of €18.8 million.
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.