Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, July 21st.
Ortom Reveals Why He Won’t Return To APC
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has restated his resolve to quit the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying there is no going back on his decision. Speaking to members of OnTiv Professionals Association in Abuja, he said he would not return to the party for any reason. Ortom spoke a few hours after emerging from a peace meeting with the APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole where he said he had not dumped the party and had expressed hope of a peaceful resolution of the crisis in the party.
Buhari Reveals Why He Declared Re-election Bid Early
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday revealed why he declared his intent to vie for a second term in office, come 2019 general election. Buhari said he took the step to give the ruling All Progressives Congress enough time to prepare for the election. Buhari said when he received members of the Buhari Support Group Centre at the State House in Abuja.
You’re Shedding Crocodile Tears, Presidency Tells ‘Selfish’ Northern Leaders
Some political and social leaders in Nigeria are spreading ”fake” news about the President Muhammadu Buhari administration due to their ”selfish” interest, the Presidency has said. This is a response to a call by leaders of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Pan Niger Delta Forum that the President should stop the rising spate of killings across the country or quit.
President Buhari Calls For Increased Voter Education
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called for increased voter education across the country as Nigeria prepares for the forthcoming general election. Buhari stated this when he received the National Executive of the Buhari Support Group, led by its Director-General, Umaru Dembo, at the State House, Abuja.
Osinbajo Visits Apapa To Inspect Gridlock
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday inspected the Apapa gridlock caused by trucks heading to the nation’s premier port. He arrived in the company of the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, the Minister of Transport and others, to inspect the situation of things. The visit comes days after residents plying the route have had to encounter continued traffic as some trucks and tankers parked on the road, took over major lanes of the highway.
FG To Spend $300m On Nigeria Air
The Nigerian government is expected to invest an initial takeoff capital of between $150 million and $300 million to get the country’s new national carrier up and running. As a result, the federal government, it was learned, is looking for strategic partners to operate the carrier.
Aregbesola’s Chief Of Staff Emerges Osun APC Governorship Candidate
Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola was on Friday declared winner of the Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary. Oyetola, who is the chief of staff to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and the cousin of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the party, emerged winner of the party’s first-ever direct primary by polling 127, 017 votes to beat Yusuff Lasun, Deputy Speaker of the House of representatives, who recorded 21, 975 votes to place a distant second.
Oshiomhole Says Obasanjo Hiring Tired Players For ‘Third Term’
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday berated former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his plan to hire “tired players” to continue with his third term agenda. Oshiomhole said this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after a meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Police Arrest 117 Suspects Over Zamfara Killings
About 117 persons have been arrested in connection with the recent killings in Gusau and other parts of Zamfara, the State Police Command has said. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Mohammed Shehu, said this in a statement on Friday. According to him, the suspects were arrested during a raid carried out by the IGP Special Tactical Squad in conjunction with the Command Tactical team on Thursday, which lasted for several hours.
Neymar Denies Paris Saint-Germain Exit Rumour
Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has ruled out the possibility of leaving the club despite reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid. Speculation regarding Neymar’s future raged throughout his debut season in the French capital, with reports quickly emerging following his world-record move from Barcelona claiming that he was unhappy at PSG and wanted to return to Spain.
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.