Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday, September 19th.
‘Emotional’ Ambode’s Wife In Late Push To Save Husband’s Job
Moves by the wife of the embattled Lagos State Governor, Bolanle Ambode, to save her husband’s job failed on Tuesday, reports say. Bolanle, it was learned, followed her husband, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to Osun State for Tuesday’s All Progressives Congress’ mega rally and waylaid the National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, to appease him to change his mind.
Saraki Hits Buhari, Says President Does Not Understand Leadership
Senate President and presidential hopeful, Bukola Saraki, has advised Nigerians against re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the Nigerian leader does not understand leadership. Saraki, a 2019 presidential aspirant on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also claims that a cabal has been ruling the country since 2015.
Ambode Jostles To Pose Next To Tinubu For Photo Shoot
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos created a mild drama at the launch of ‘Africa Rise and Shine’, a book by Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith Bank, when he ran towards the national leader of the ruling All progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to take photographs.
Orji Kalu Restates Nnamdi Kanu’s Whereabouts
The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is in London, according to former Abia state Governor Orji Kalu. Kalu insisted that the IPOB leader left Nigeria during the Operation Python Dance in the South East in 2017.
Fayose Replies EFCC, States Why He Won’t Honour Invitation Before Oct. 16
Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose says submitting himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for interrogation before October 16 would be a violation of the 1999 Constitution. The outgoing governor, in his response to a letter from the commission, also accused the anti-graft agency of harbouring hatred and malice for him.
I Left PDP Because Umbrella Was Breaking – Donald Duke
Former Cross River State Governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Donald Duke, says he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because the “umbrella was breaking”.
Babachir Lawal Reveals How He Earned N500m After His Sack As SGF
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal has revealed how he made ‘close to half a billion naira’ from his farm proceeds after leaving government. Speaking with reporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Monday, Lawal described his sack as a blessing in disguise, noting that his monthly income as SGF was N953,000 but he made about half a billion last year.
Oyo Govt Seals Obasanjo Farms
The government of Oyo state has shut farms belonging to former president Olusegun Obasanjo for failure to pay the state’s Environmental Development Levy. Concise News also learned that 15 other businesses were sealed over the aforementioned offence.
Three Lecturers Kidnapped In Kaduna
Gunmen have abducted three lecturers of the Shehu Idris College of Health in Makarfi area of Kaduna state, northwest Nigeria, police in the state say. Concise News understands that the lecturers were abducted on Sunday night when they were travelling to Makarfi from Zaria in Kaduna north. Spokesperson for the police in Kaduna, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said those kidnapped were two women and one man.
CAN, Sultan Seal Peace Pact Ahead 2019 Elections
The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have signed a peace deal for a peaceful atmosphere as the 2019 elections draw near. Concise News gathered that the deal was signed on Tuesday at a Peace Declaration Summit by the Nigerian Interfaith Action Association in collaboration with local and international partners in Abuja.
Katsina Agog As Candidates, Delegates Arrive For NFF Elections
Candidates and delegates for Thursday’s elections into the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have started arriving in Katsina for the polls. Concise News understands that the clerical staff and some senior officials of the federation have relocated to Katsina to set the stage for the arrival of the congress members and the candidates.
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.