Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Sunday, October 21st.
Nigerian Military Reacts To Kanu’s Reappearance, Reveals Next Action
The Nigerian military says it will carry out another round of Operation Python Dance in the Southeast, in response to the sudden reappearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu resurfaced on Friday in Israel, just over one year after the military operation in his hometown in Abia state, Nigeria, appeared to have forced him into hiding.
IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu To Hold World Press Conference Sunday
The self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will on Sunday address a world press conference to narrate “the shocking tale of how he made it alive.” This was made known by Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a lawyer who heads the legal team of the leader of the outlawed group.
Senator Shehu Sani Quits APC
The senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the letter dated October 19 and addressed to the chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, the senator did not give reasons for his action. He also sent his resignation letter to the chairman of the APC in ward 6, Tudun wada north, Kaduna.
APC Makes N13bn From Sales Of Form To Aspirants
The All Progressives Congress (APC) made N12.635bn from the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms for its primaries. This amount was got when the cost of the forms and the number of aspirants that paid for them were multiplied. President Muhammadu Buhari was the only contestant for the presidential primary and his supporters were said to have bought the form for him at the cost of N45m.
Fr. Mbaka Speaks On Buhari, Atiku Ahead 2019 Elections
Revered Father Ejike Mbaka has described the the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, as “bureau de change.” Mbaka, who is the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, said this in reference to the alleged exchange of hard currencies at the elective National Convention of the PDP on 6 October in Port Harcourt .
Bloodshed By Nigerians Worrisome As Buhari Condemns Kaduna Killings
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned the killing of at least 55 people in Kasuwan Magani area of Kaduna state, northwest Nigeria. Police in the state had confirmed on Friday that the people were killed during communal crisis. And the Nigerian leader said the frequent resort to bloodshed by Nigerians is worrisome.
Police Ban Use Of Tinted Glasses, Covered Number Plates
The Plateau State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has banned the use of tinted glasses and covered number plates. This was revealed by the State Police Commissioner Austin Agbonlahor in a statement where he noted that the move was to check crime.
Nigerian Star Wins League Title With Chinese Club
Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala has won the Chinese Women’s Premier League with Dalian Quanjian on Saturday after an away draw with Jiangsu. It was the side’s third league crown in a stretch as they finished top of the table with 32 points. The team’s closest rivals Jiangsu and Changchun, in second and third, have 28 points each.
Man Utd, Chelsea Share Spoils In Dramatic Clash
Chelsea got an injury-time equaliser to deny Jose Mourinho a famous win at Stamford Bridge as the Blues played out a pulsating 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Saturday. But Mourinho was involved in a furious touchline bust-up after Ross Barkley struck the last-gasp equaliser.
Nigerian Actors Shine At AMAA 2018
It was a glorious night for two veteran Nigerian actors Richard Mofe-Damijo and Joke Silva at the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards in Kigali, Rwanda. While the revered Mofe-Damijo, also known as RMD, got the award for the overall Best Actor in a Leading Role in Cross Roads, Silva emerged as the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award for her role in Potato Potahto. Other Nigerians recognised on the night include the sensational Gideon Okeke and Dakore Egbuson.
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.