Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Tuesday, October 16th.
Boko Haram Executes Aid Worker, Reveals Leah Sharibu’s Fate
A faction of the Boko Haram sect Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has executed Hauwa Liman, an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aid worker. It was learned that the terror group pledged to keep Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi schoolgirl left with them, as “a slave for life.”
Nigeria Responds To Boko Haram’s Execution Of Aid Worker
The Nigerian Government has said it did everything possible to stop Boko Haram from executing an aid worker Hauwa Liman. Liman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was on Monday reportedly executed by the terror group. “Before and after the deadline issued by her abductors, the Federal Government did everything any responsible government should do to save the aid worker,” Lai Mohammed said.
EFCC Should Give Me Bed; I’m Prepared For Them – Fayose
Outgoing Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has urged the EFCC to make available his bed ahead of his visit to the commission’s headquarters on Tuesday in Abuja. Fayose’s tenure elapsed on Monday, and Kayode Fayemi, who Fayose succeeded, is expected to be sworn in on Tuesday.
Another Clip Of Gov Ganduje Collecting Bribe Emerges
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has appeared in another video purportedly receiving a bribe from contractors. The first video of the governor appearing to be receiving a bribe was released to the public on Sunday. The money is reported to be part of tranches received amounting to about $5million from contractors in the state.
Oyedepo Reacts To Atiku Endorsement Reports
General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo, has denied endorsing the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar. Speaking at a Sunday church service in Canaan Land, Ogun state, the cleric explained that he was invited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s residence for a peace parley.
Bishop Kukah Reveals Why He Met Obasanjo, Atiku
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Dr. Matthew Kukah, has said he was with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar to witness the reconciliation of the duo after a prolonged dispute. The cleric said his presence at the meeting was strictly to support and witness their reconciliation, which he said he had been trying to broker for some years.
Afenifere, PANDEF, Ohanaeze May Back Atiku For 2019 Presidency
Afenifere, Ohanaeze N’digbo and the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) say they will support the most vocal presidential candidate willing to ensure the restructuring of Nigeria. The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, mentioned the candidate of the opposition PDP for the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, as ”very strong on restructuring and he has also picked a running mate (Peter Obi) who has also expressed very strong opinion about the issue.”
NYSC Certificate: Shittu Sues APC Over Disqualification
Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has sued is party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), for disqualifying him from the race to pick the APC governorship ticket for Oyo state for the 2019 elections. The Minister is praying the court to declare that the submission/presentation of NYSC Discharge Certificate to APC is not part of the requirements for him to participate in the primary election.
Rohr Expects Tougher Libya Clash In Sfax
Gernot Rohr has told his players to brace up for a difficult game as the Super Eagles take on Libya on Tuesday in a Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Sfax, Tunisia. Nigeria walloped the Mediterranean Knights 4-0 on Saturday in Uyo in the first leg, with Odion Ighalo netting a hat-trick.
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.