Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday, October 17th.
What EFCC Demanded From Fayose During Interrogation
Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, EFCC, has asked the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, to explain how he spent N1.3bn he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014. Fayose honoured an invitation by the commission on Tuesday after losing his immunity from prosecution and arrest.
Hauwa Liman: Buhari Speaks With Father Of Aid Worker Killed By Boko Haram
President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken with the father of Hauwa Liman, Mohammed Liman, after the killing of his daughter by Islamic State West Africa Province on Monday. Hauwa, who was an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was abducted in March in Rann area of Borno state.
Red Cross ‘Heartbroken’ Over Killing Of Aid Worker
The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is heartbroken over the execution of Hauwa Liman, one of its health workers abducted in March by a Boko Haram faction, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). In a statement on Tuesday, the organisation described the murder of the aid worker as a despicable act of cruelty.
Kayode Fayemi Sworn In As Ekiti Governor
Former Minister of Solid Minerals Development Kayode Fayemi has been sworn in as Governor of Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria. Fayemi was sworn in alongside his Deputy, Bisi Egbeyemi, at about 12:20, on Tuesday afternoon by the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Ayodeji Simeon Daramola in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
PDP Gives Saraki, Tambuwal, Dankwambo New Appointments
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as the Director General of Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state was also appointed as the PDP Zonal Coordinator for Northwest, while Governor Ibrahim of Gombe was appointed as the party’s Zonal Coordinator for Northeast.
2019: It Will Be Suicidal For Buhari To Return To Power – Tambuwal
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state says “it will be suicidal” for President Muhammadu Buhari to get four more years in office. Tambuwal, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, made the comments at a meeting with Bayelsa state Governor Seriake Dickson, his Delta state counterpart, Ifeanyi Okowa, and Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state.
2019 Election: Senate Finally Approves N53bn For ONSA, Security Agencies
The Nigerian Senate has approved a total sum of N53 billion for the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and security agencies for the supervision of the 2019 general elections. Apart from ONSA, the Department of State Services, DSS, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSDC, Nigeria Police Force, and the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS are expected to benefit from the fund.
Adeleke Petitions Tribunal Over Osun Governorship Election
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on Tuesday filed a petition at the Osun Governorship Election Tribunal, challenging the outcome of the poll, as the PDP said the party was battle ready with a sizeable legal team comprising senior advocates and reputable lawyers to ensure justice and reclaim the mandate.
2019 Afcon Qualifiers: Ighalo’s Double Puts Eagles In Charge
Odion Ighalo made it five goals in two matches as he struck twice in Nigeria’s 3-2 win over stubborn Libya in a Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Sfax, Tunisia, on Tuesday. The Super Eagles, by virtue of this win, lead the group on nine points, one better than second-placed South Africa, who played a goalless draw with Seychelles earlier in the day.
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.