Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, September 8th.
Search Of Clark’s Home: Police Boss Scraps IGP Special Tactical Squad
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Friday ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad. Concise News understands that the police boss took this decision based on the unauthorised search of the home of elder statesman and Ijaw leader Chief Edwin Clark by operatives tied to the squad.
Ex-Kano Governor Shekarau Finally Dumps PDP For APC
Former governor of Kano State Ibrahim Shekarau has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Shekarau announced his defection after a closed-door meeting with the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and other top party officials.
Shekarau Reuniting, Not Defecting To APC – Oshiomhole
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said that Ibrahim Shekarau’s return to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a reunion rather than defection. Oshiomhole, speaking shortly after the ex-governor of Kano State returned to the party, said Shekarau was one of the founding fathers of the party.
Stop Misquoting Law, Buhari Not Presidential Candidate – Keyamo
Director of Strategic Communications of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 campaign, Festus Keyamo (SAN), says the electoral law on purchasing nomination forms is being twisted. Keyamo made this comment in reaction to criticisms trailing the purchase of a presidential nomination form for Buhari by the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN).
Agencies Warn Of Impending Flooding In 12 Nigerian States
Twelve states would soon be flooded due to torrential rain falls in Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency and the National Hydrological Services Agencies have warned. States listed include Kogi, Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Edo, Anambra, Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta states, from the River Niger axis. Others listed are Taraba, Benue and Adamawa as states to be affected from the River Benue axis.
Nigeria Allays Fears Of Earthquake After Abuja Tremor
Director General of the Nigerian Geological Survey, Alex Nwegbu, on Friday assured residents of Abuja that there was no cause for alarm, on the back of the earth tremors that hit Nigeria’s seat of power Abuja.
FG To Nigerians Abroad: Country ‘Changing’ For Good, Return Home
Science and Technolgy Minister Ogbonnaya Onu has called on Nigerians living outside the country to come back home and help rebuild the country. Onu also said that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was doing a whole lot to provide the needed infrastructure.
Shi’ites Protest As Zakzaky Spends 1000 Days In Detention
Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Friday staged a peaceful protest in Abuja to mark 1000 days of its leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, in detention. The protesters marched through the federal secretariat to the presidential villa gate, displaying placards and banners with inscriptions “FreeZakzaky; Buhari Obey Court Order”.
Presidential Panel To Recover $7bn Bailout Funds From Banks
Chairman of the special presidential panel for the recovery of public property, Okoi Obono-Obla, says his panel will recover $7 billion bailout funds given to four commercial banks between 2006 and 2008. Obono-Obla, who said this on Friday while speaking with journalists in Abuja, however, did not mention the names of the banks.
Seychelles President, Deputy To Watch Afcon Clash With Eagles
Seychelles President Danny Faure and Vice Vincent Meriton will grace their country’s 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier with Nigerian, General Secretary of Seychelles Football Federation Georges Bibi said on Friday. The Super Eagles are under pressure to beat the Pirates in a Group E qualifier, having lost their first match in June 2017 to South Africa.
I’m Best DJ In Nigeria, Says DJ Humility
Popular Nigerian Disc Jockey Benedict Afagwu, better known as DJ Humility, has declared that he is the best DJ Nigeria has ever produced in recent times. Speaking with GoldmyneTV, DJ Humility said: “I have always seen myself as the best DJ in Nigeria. I agree that we have good DJs, but I know my ability and capability.”
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.