Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, September 20th.
Buhari Stops Police Boss From Inviting Senator Adeleke
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to stop the probe of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Osun state election, Senator Ademola Adeleke. Concise News learned from a source in the presidency that Buhari ordered that Adeleke should not be invited until after Saturday’s election.
Adeleke Accused Of Impersonating At 57yrs Three Days To Election
Police authorities have asked Senator Ademola Adeleke and four others to report to their Special Investigation Panel in Abuja for arraignment in court for alleged examination malpractice. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Police said the senator and four other suspects would face a charge of examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy and impersonation.
I Will Surely Dance To Osun Govt House, Says Adeleke
Candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Osun State Governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said he is confident of emerging winner. Speaking during a town hall meeting put together by Oduduwa Youth Development Initiative in Osun on Wednesday, Adeleke said he would emerge winner in all the local government areas that make up the state.
FG Suspends Nigeria Air Project Indefinitely
The Nigerian Government has announced the suspension of the planned launch of its national carrier, Nigeria Air, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Wednesday. According to the Minister, the ‘tough decision’ to suspend the project was taken by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Ambode Still In 2019 Governorship Race
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state is still in the 2019 governorship race contrary to reports that he has withdrawn from the race. Reports had emerged on social media that Ambode had stepped down and endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Jimi Agbaje Joins 2019 Lagos Governorship Race
Former chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Jimi Agbaje on Wednesday declared his intention to contest for the 2019 Lagos governorship seat. His declaration had ended speculations about his re-run bid, saying he was back in the race.
Osun Lawmaker Scandal: Court Remands Eight For N38m Fraud
The Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has remanded eight persons in Ilesa prison for allegedly defrauding a lawmaker Timothy Owoeye of N38 million. Kazeem Agbabiaka, 40, Abdulrasheed Ojonla, 45, Femi Oyebode, 30, Babatunde Oluajo, 50, and Adebiyi Kehinde, 42 are being tried for conspiracy and fraud.
Mandatory Use Of National ID Number To Commence From Jan 1, 2019
The mandatory use of the national identity number from January 1, 2019, has been approved by the Federal Government. The National Identity Management Commission made this known on Wednesday in a statement.
Ronaldo Sent Off On Return To Spain
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on his return to Spain as his Italian side played Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday. The former Madrid man was red-carded by referee Felix Byrch after he appeared to have grabbed Valencia defender Murillo by the head.
NFF Elections Hold Today Amid Certificate Forgery Allegation
Ex-president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Aminu Maigari may be allowed to vie for Thursday’s elections into the executive committee of the football house amid forgery allegation against him. Maigari, who is one of the four candidates running for the position of president, had his clearance for the elections withdrawn by the NFF electoral committee over certificate forgery allegation.
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.