Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Sunday, October 14th.
Shun Partisan Politics, Buhari Tells Religious Leaders
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday urged religious leaders in the country not to get involved in politics in order not to lose their status and public respect. The President gave this advice while speaking at the Interfaith Initiative for Peace Conference in Abuja.
Buhari Bans 50 ‘Corrupt’ Individuals From Leaving Nigeria
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has banned fifty prominent Nigerians suspected of corruption from travelling abroad. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement on Saturday.
Buhari Expecting Communications Minister’s Resignation – Report
President Muhammadu Buhari is expecting the resignation of the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, over his failure to participate in the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps scheme (NYSC). The minister had failed to participate in the scheme after his graduation from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Osun State.
Obasanjo Hits Back At APC Over Atiku Allegations
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has debunked an allegation by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that he has been pressurising American authorities to erase an alleged corruption case against the presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar.
PDP Kicks Against Travel Ban On 50 High-profile Nigerians
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the travel ban placed on 50 high-profile Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari. The main opposition party gave the rejection in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Saturday in Abuja.
Atiku, Secondus Meet British High Commissioner
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, met with the British High Commissioner, Paul Arkwright, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby on Saturday. Details of the meeting, held at the British High Commission in Abuja, were unknown.
Buhari’s Hand Too Weak To Sign African Free Trade Agreement – Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari’s hands are too weak to sign the African free trade agreement (AfCTA). Obasanjo made this comment on Saturday while speaking at the Babacar Ndiaye lecture series in Bali, Indonesia.
Primaries: Buhari Meets With Aggrieved APC Members
Some aggrieved members of the House of Representatives under the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday attended a meeting summoned by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting between the president and the aggrieved members which lasted for about one and half hours was held behind closed door.
Davido Visits Atiku With Chioma
Popular music artiste, Davido and his girlfriend, Chioma Avril Rowland, paid a visit to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. He shared a photo on his Twitter handle @davido on Saturday and wrote, “Thank you for having us sir! @atiku.”
Nigeria Thrash Libya To Remain On Course For 2019 Afcon
The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday brightened their chances of qualifying for the African Cup Of Nation in Cameroon next year with a commanding 4-0 thrashing of Libya. China-based Odion Ighalo led the way with a hat-trick in the match played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
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.