Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, September 15th.
Adeosun Discloses Reasons For Her Resignation
Embattled former Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun has made known her reasons for resigning from her position in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. Adeosun, in her resignation letter obtained by Concise News, expressed shock at the outcome of the investigation done on the allegation showing that her NYSC certificate, which she had earlier tendered as Commissioner for Finance in Ogun State, was not genuine.
President Buhari Accepts Kemi Adeosun’s Resignation
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday accepted the resignation of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. In a short statement on the official Twitter handle of the presidency on Friday night, Buhari also directed the Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, to oversee the Ministry.
FG Defends Buhari’s Appointment Of New DSS DG
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not lopsided in appointments made into public offices. Speaking during an advocacy visit to Channels TV, the minister stated that the president could be judged only on isolated case in the security sector.
DSS DG: Presidency Says Buhari Can ‘Fire And Hire’ Anybody
The Presidency on Friday maintained that President Muhammadu Buhari has the constitutional right to hire and fire anyone. Buhari had on Thursday appointed Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new DG of the DSS. A presidential aide urged critics of the Buhari administration to stop turning a selective-blind eye to procedures.
Lai Describes Economist Prediction Of PDP’s Victory As Fake News
Nigeria’s minister of information, Lai Mohammed, says the prediction of Peoples Democratic Party’s victory at 2019 presidential poll by The Economist magazine is fake news. Concise News recalls that The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research unit of the magazine, had said though the 2019 election would be “a close contest”, the PDP would defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shehu Sani Speaks On Rift With El-Rufai
Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, has finally spoken on the sour relationship between him and Nasir el-Rufai, his state governor. Speaking on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, the lawmaker said they must bury the hatchet and “work towards confronting a common threat to our political survival in the state”.
Nigeria’s Inflation Rises For The First Time In 18 Months
Nigeria’s inflation rose for the first time in August since it started its decline in January 2017. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) made this known in its latest inflation report published on Friday.
Oyedepo Sacks Randy Registrar Over Alleged Intimacy With Students
Chancellor of Covenant University, Bishop David Oyedepo, on Thursday, sacked the registrar of Covenant University Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo over allegations of sexual intimacy with students. Oyedepo, who doubles as the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church (Aka Winners Chapel), owners of Covenant University made Oludayo’s sack known during a chapel service with 100 and 200 level students of the school.
EFCC Allegedly Freezes Davido’s Bank Account
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly frozen the account of musician David Adeleke, also known as Davido. Davido is scheduled to appear in all Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaigns for the Osun Governorship election.
Maigari, Ogunjobi Battle Pinnick For NFF Seat
List of candidates seeking positions on the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation on 20 September was on Thursday released by the Electoral Committee of the body. Among the candidates vying for the president of the NFF are the incumbent, Amaju Pinnick, who is also the 1st Vice President of Caf, and a member of the Organising Committee for Fifa Competitions, a statement by the NFF Director of Communications read.
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.