Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, September 29th.
Foreigners Encouraging Corruption – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has alleged that some international collaborators were hiding in secret jurisdictions to encourage corruption. According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President made this comment during a forum tagged, “High-Level Roundtable on Corruption, Migration, Bridging Africa’s Infrastructural Gap for Sustainable Development” at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States on Friday.
APC Guber Aspirant Sanwo-Olu Accuses Own Party Of Rigging Osun Election
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a governorship aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, appears to have said that his party rigged to win the Osun governorship poll. It was learned that the APC aspirant, who is barely 48 hours away from going head-to-head against the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for the party’s ticket, explicitly said his party won the election in a crooked and unenviable manner.
Travellers Groan As Labour Strike Cripples Lagos Airport
Travellers at the Domestic Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos were left stranded on Friday morning due to the ongoing nationwide strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). The strike action, aimed at forcing the federal government to yield to workers’ demand for an increased minimum wage from N18,000 to N56,000, commenced on Thursday. Concise News learned that members of the union stormed the airport on Friday morning, and ordered workers to stop selling tickets to travellers.
Buhari Blames Elites For Mismanaging Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday blasted elites for remaining silent in the face of alleged misrule of the country by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said this during a meeting with the Nigerian community in the United States of America on Thursday in New York. The President said while they allowed Nigeria to be mismanaged in 16 years without raising a voice in consternation, they have been accusing him of being too slow.
House Of Reps Member Dies At 54
Hon. Funke Adedoyin, the lawmaker representing Irepodun/Oke-Ero/Isin/Ekiti Federal Constituency of Kwara State at the House of Representatives is dead. Hon. Adedoyin who died at the age of fifty-four was once a minister of State for Health under Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration and the Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Army until her death. It was learned that her death which occurred on Friday was said to have resulted from cancer complications which she has been battling with since 2016.
#OsunElection: Buhari Congratulates Oyetola As PDP Rejects Results
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun state governorship election, Adegboyega Oyetola, for emerging winner of the keenly contested poll. Buhari, in a statement from media aide Garba Shehu, thank the people of Osun State for supporting good governance agenda by re-electing the APC.
PDP Attacks Buhari Over Remarks On Osun Election
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for congratulating the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun state governorship election, Adegboyega Oyetola, for emerging winner of the keenly contested poll. The opposition party in a statement by the party’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday, added the congratulatory message has shown that the Presidency is behind the electoral manipulations, outright rigging and bloodletting that marred the process.
NAF Confirms Death Of Pilot In Abuja Crash
One of the pilots of who were on the aircraft that crashed in Abuja earlier on Friday has been confirmed dead by the Nigerian Air Force. The spokesman for the Air Force, Air Commodore, Ibikunle Daramola confirmed the death of the pilot officer in a statement.
Buhari Commiserates With Family Of Dead NAF Pilot
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of the Air Force officer that died at the final rehearsal for the 58th Independence Anniversary. The President who said that he was saddened by the tragedy also wished the two officers that survived in the crash quick recovery. Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari alongside the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, visited the two survived officers whose health conditions are stable at the Defence Intelligence Agency, DIA hospital, Abuja.
Fresh Plateau Attack Claims 14 Lives
A fresh attack in Plateau has claimed about fourteen people in Rukuba area of the state on Thursday night, Concise News gathered. A statement by the Plateau State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, revealed that the development has also be brought under control.
Gov. Lalong Imposes Curfew Over Plateau Attack
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Jos North and Jos South local governments. The curfew is coming after the killing of 14 persons in their homes in Rukuba area of the state. They said efforts were made to reach security officials when the attack was going on, but the officials failed to respond until Friday morning.
Oshiomhole Speaks On Osun Election, Mama Taraba Disqualification
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has declared the Osun governorship election rerun as “substantially” free, fair and credible. Oshiomhole, who stated this at a news conference Friday in Abuja, also accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of crying foul because they were unable to rig the polls.
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.