Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Friday, October 26th.
1. We Will Shut Down Nigeria After Nov. 6, NLC Threatens
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has issued a threat to shut down the entire country, asking Nigerians to stock up on food in anticipation. The labour union said this in a communiqué issued at the end of an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council in Abuja on Tuesday.
2. UN Returns To FCT Abuja Office Eight Years After Boko Haram Attack
The United Nations (UN) has started relocating to its office in Abuja, Nigeria, eight years after it was attacked by the Boko Haram insurgents. This was announced by the UN Resident Coordinator Edward Kallon at the 73rd UN Day on Wednesday in Abuja.
3. Why I Am Disappointed In Nigerian Media – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari says he is disappointed in the Nigerian media for failing to highlight his administration’s progress in the agricultural sector. The President made this statement at a dinner he hosted for young political appointees at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.
4. Ita Giwa Dumps APC, Returns To PDP
Senator Florence Ita Giwa on Thursday announced her return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement released to newsmen, the former lawmaker said she had not seen the kind of confusion she met in APC in spite of the kind of forthright President (Muhammdu Buhari), the party produced in 2015.
5. What Journalist Told Kano Assembly Over ‘Ganduje Bribery Videos’
The publisher of Daily Nigerian, Jaafar Jaafar, on Thursday appeared before the Kano State House of Assembly lawmakers investigating a $5m bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Speaking to lawmakers, the journalist refused to name the source that provided the video recordings showing the governor collecting what appears to be a bribe.
6. Why We Deployed Troops Around National Assembly – Army
The Nigerian army says it deployed troops in the three arms zone area of the federal capital territory, where the National Assembly Complex, presidential villa as well as law courts, are located, to prevent an invasion by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Concise News reports that there was an unusual number of soldiers in the zone on Thursday.
7. Lecturer Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Ochanya Remanded
Andrew Ogbuja, the lecturer accused of repeatedly raping a 13-year-old girl, Ochanya Ogbanje, has been remanded by a Makurdi Chief Magistrate court till November 29. Ochanya died on 17 October as a result of Vesico Vagina Fistula (VVF) complications after she was allegedly raped by the lecturer and his son in Ugbokolo, Benue state.
8. Olukoya Files Another N2bn Libel Suit Against Sowore
General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries (MFM), Dr. D.K. Olukoya, has filed a defamation suit of N2 billion suit against Sahara Reporters Publisher Omoyele Sowore. In the suit filed before the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, Uyo, Sahara Reporters Incorporation and Objective Media Group Limited was listed as the 2nd and 3rd defendants.
9. PDP Has No Confidence In INEC Yet, Secondus Tells EU
The PDP has said it does not have confidence in the INEC to organize free and fair elections in 2019. National Chairman of the opposition party, Uche Secondus, said this when he received a delegation of the European Union Election Exploration Mission to Nigeria led by Niclay Paus, at his office in Abuja on Wednesday.
10. Nigeria Climb Up Four Spots In New Fifa Ranking
The latest Fifa ranking has seen the Super Eagles of Nigeria move up four places to the 44th position in the world. According to the ranking table published on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1431 points as against 1415 it had in September.
That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.