Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, July 14th.
Large Turnout Of Voters For Ekiti Guber Election
Catholic Bishops Have Lost Faith In Buhari, Says Onaiyekan
The Archbishop of Abuja, Catholic Church, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has revealed that Nigerian bishops have lost faith in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. Onaiyekan noted this on Friday in Ilorin, Kwara State, during the ordination of Bishop Paul Olawoore as the Bishop of Ilorin Catholic diocese. The cleric said, “One life lost is one life too many. It does not matter whether they are Christians, Muslims or nobody. Even one Muslim killed worries me as much as Christians killed.”
Senator Shehu Sani Denies Leaving APC
Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna Central) on Friday denied reports that he had left the All Progressives Congress (APC). Leader of the Restoration group, Tom Maiyashi, had earlier said that Senators Shehu Sani and Othman Hunkuyi alongside members of the Restoration and Akida faction had left the party in Kaduna. However, Sani said on his Facebook page that he had not left the APC for the PDP or any other party.
RCCG Denies Commending Fayose Over Ekiti PDP Deputy Gov. Candidate
Presidency Denies Claims Adeosun, Bakare Met With Buhari
The Presidency has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari met with the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly together. Buhari’s media aide Femi Adesina faulted the report in a statement on Friday. He explained that contrary to the report, the minister was at the Presidential Villa in connection with the Annual General Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration of the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK).
Pastor Bakare Reveals Reason He Met President Buhari
The Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, says he met with President Muhammadu Buhari to thank him for sending a powerful delegation to his mother’s home-going celebration. Bakare had arrived the President’s office inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, at about 2.30pm. After leaving the premises alone at about 4pm, he told newsmen that he did not meet Buhari alongside Adeosun, adding that both of them only met at the Presidential Villa.
FG Begins Workers’ Verification Monday
Head of the civil service of the federation Winifred Oyo-Ita has revealed that the federal government would begin verification of employees in ministries, departments, and agencies on Monday. Oyo-Ita noted this on Friday in a press conference where she also said the exercise would last for about two weeks.
FG Appoints Sheriff As Buhari 2019 Support Committee Chairman
The Federal Government has announced former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the Director General of Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political matters, Hon Gideon Sammani, made the disclosure in a statement.
Nigerians Fans Stranded In Russia After Failed Employment Promises
More than 400 Nigerian football fans are stranded in Russia after failed promises of employment in the European nation. According to Crime Russia, the fans, who were without money, spent the night close to the Nigerian Embassy in Mamontovsky Lane, Moscow, hoping to get their return flight tickets. Reports suggest that the Nigerians started complaining of being duped about two weeks ago.
Trump Meets May, Says US-UK Relationship Stronger Than Ever Before
US President Donald Trump, on Friday, met with the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, with insisting that his country’s relationship with Britain was “the highest level of special,” hours after suggesting that May’s Brexit plan would kill a trade deal between the two countries. The visit coincides with a tumultuous week for May after two senior ministers resigned in protest against her plans for trade with the EU after Britain leaves the Union in March, 2019.
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.