Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, October 20th.
IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Re-surfaces, Spotted Praying In Isreal (Video)
The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has come out of hiding, nine months after the military invasion of his community in Abia State, southeast Nigeria. Uche Mefor, the Deputy leader of the separatist group, made the announcement in a post on Facebook on Friday afternoon. According to Mefor’s post, the IPOB leader, who went into hiding after the Nigerian military clashed with members of his group last year, was spotted praying in Jerusalem, Israel.
EFCC Charges Ex-Governor Fayose, Hotel With N1.3bn Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed corruption charges against former governor of Ekiti state Ayodele Fayose. Concise News also gathered that the EFCC also charged Fayose’s hotel, Spotless Investment Limited, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Why I Took Prophetess As Wife – Ooni Of Ife
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has revealed that he married Moronke Naomi due to her spiritual strength. Oba Adeyeye unveiled Naomi, a prophetess, was announced as the new Olori on Thursday with diverse reactions, trailing her emergence.
Obasanjo Speaks On Tinubu’s Position In APC
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he does not know the position of Bola Tinubu in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Obasanjo noted this in a programme aired on a Youtube Channel called “Voice of the People” a while ago. When asked about the former Lagos State Governor, Obasanjo said: “Oh, Bola? Bola is supposed to be the leader of the APC. “I don’t know the position of his leadership as you and I are talking.”
Liman’s Killing: Red Cross Threatens To Leave Nigeria
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has threatened to leave Nigeria after the death of its aid worker Hauwa Liman. Hauwa, 24, was recently executed by Boko Haram insurgents after she was captured in May by the terror group.
INEC Rules Out New Deadline For Submission Of Candidates’ List
Nigeria’s electoral umpire, INEC, says it will not extend the deadline for submission of list of candidates by political parties for the 2019 general election. “The Commission is following its timetable and schedule of activities for 2019 general elections. No extension of deadline for submission,” media aide to the commission’s boss Rotimi Oyekanmi said on Friday.
Unknown People Trying To Submit Illegal Names To INEC – PDP
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says some unknown persons in the party are trying to submit illegal names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general election. Spokesman for the party Kola Ologbondiyan said the PDP was aware of moves to submit unauthorised names from illegal primaries conducted, especially in Ogun state.
55 Killed In Fresh Kaduna Crisis
Fifty-five people were killed during communal crisis at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru area of Kaduna state, in Nigeria’s northwest region, police in the state said on Friday. Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, said that the Police had arrested 22 suspects in connection with the mayhem. Abdul-Rahaman said mobile and conventional policemen, as well as a team of the state joint security operatives, Operation Yaki, dispatched to the town had restored normalcy in the area.
Saudi Confirms Khashoggi’s Death, Dismisses Top Official
Saudi Arabia has announced the dismissal of a high-ranking intelligence officer as it confirmed that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in its Consulate in Turkey. “Ahmad al-Assiri, vice president of general intelligence has been sacked from his position,” state media reported, citing a royal decree.
Bafana Skipper Predicts Tougher Eagles In 2019 Afcon Qualifier
South Africa captain Thulani Hlatshwayo has said his side would be facing a different and tougher Nigerian team in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The Bafana Bafana stunned the Super Eagles with 2-0 win in their first Group E game in Uyo, southern Nigeria. But with three straight wins since that loss, the three-time African champions now hang on the roof of the group.
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.