Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Sunday, September 16th.
President Buhari Appoints Kemi Adeosun’s Replacement
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, as the acting Minister of Finance. The temporary appointment was announced by the President on Friday after he accepted the resignation of Kemi Adeosun, the immediate past Minister of Finance.
Ex-Finance Minister Adeosun Leaves Nigeria
Former Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun has left the country just about 24 hours after resigning following a certificate forgery scandal. Adeosun was alleged to hold a fake a National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.
EFCC Accepts Fayose’s Request, Tells Him When To Come For Interrogation
Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has asked the Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose, to come for questioning on 20 September 2018 instead of waiting till his immunity lapses on 16 October. The EFCC was responding to a letter written by Fayose wherein he informed the commission of his readiness to appear before the agency a day after his tenure expires.
APC Threatening Atiku’s Family, Others Ahead 2019 – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party has said that the All Progressives Congress is threatening ex-Vice President Abubakar Atiku ahead of the 2019 election. According to the PDP, Atiku and other presidential aspirants under the party were threatened to drop their ambitions.
Buhari Reacts To HSBC Bank’s Report On 2019 Elections
President Muhammadu Buhari has said the HSBC Bank does not have the moral right to say Nigeria will experience economic hardship if he is re-elected. HSBC, one of the top banks in the world had in a recent report warned that Nigeria would be in economic turmoil if Buhari wins in 2019.
Agbakoba’s Party, 30 Others Adopt Ambode As Governorship Candidate
The People’s Trust, a new mega party nationally led by Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) along with 30 other political parties in Lagos State, has offered its 2019 Governorship ticket in Lagos to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. According to various reports, Ambode is currently embattled by factional politics of the Lagos All Progressives Party (APC).
2019: Kaduna Youths Assure Buhari Of 2M Votes
The All Progressives Congress (APC) youths in Kaduna State has said it will ensure that president Muhammadu Buhari will reemerge into his office. The youth made the pledge in a communiqué at the end of a summit tagged, “Kaduna State APC Emerging Young Leaders Summit,’’ to break the barriers to youth leadership in the state.
Flood Displaces 30,000 In 35 Edo Communities
At least 35 communities in Etsako East and Etsako Central areas of Edo state have been sacked by flood, resulting from downpour and overflow of River Niger. The flood, it was learned, displaced more than 30,000 people and damaged hundreds of hectares of farmland across the two council areas.
Nigeria Qualify For 2019 Afcon
Nigeria has qualified for the 2019 Africa U-17 Championship after beating Ghana 3-1 on penalties in the final of the WAFU qualifying tournament. The game, played on Saturday at Niamey in Niger, ended 1-1 after regular time.
I Barely Watch Nollywood Movies, Afolayan Opens Up
Nigerian veteran filmmaker and actor, Kunle Afolayan openly declared that he barely see Nigerian movies, popularly known as Nollywood. According to the actor, he said he had his reasons for distancing himself from the Nollywood.
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.