Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, Nov. 10th.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday night published the name of Senator Hope Uzodimma as governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State. The Commission pasted the Senator’s name at its office along Port Harcourt road in Owerri, with Akaolisa Cyprain Okechukwu, as his running mate.
Ditan, the son of former presidential media aide under Jonathan administration, Doyin Okupe, says the decision to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid “was made with the Nigerian youth in mind”. Concise News had reported earlier that in a letter he sent to Festus Keyamo, Buhari’s campaign spokesperson, the young Okupe, who is a lawyer, pleaded to join the campaign team of President Buhari to ensure the president’s victory in 2019.
The Federal High Court in Abuja has approved suit seeking an order to compel the police and the DSS to prosecute Femi Fani-Kayode and others for aiding the escape of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, from Nigeria. Ruling in a an ex parte application, Justice John Tsoho granted leave to the plaintiff, Isiah Ayugu, to commence the suit.
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole is on his way back to Nigeria from the United Kingdom. The APC chairman travelled out of the country after he was quizzed by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) over allegations that he collected bribe during his party’s primary elections.
The National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has backed the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole. Concise News had reported that Oshiomhole was on Sunday and Monday quizzed for nine hours over allegations that he collected bribes during the conduct of the party’s primaries across Nigeria.
The four Catholic priests who were reportedly kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday around Abraka near Benin in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State have regained freedom. The priests were abducted on their way to Uhielle in Ekpoma, Edo State, for an alumni meeting when arms wielding gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked their convoy and forcefully took them away.
DSP Inagozie Godwin, who allegedly shot and killed Miss Anita Akapson, a niece of Sen. Nenadi Usman (former Minister of Finance), was on Friday arraigned by the police in an FCT High Court in Zuba. According to a criminal charge filed by the Commissioner of Police against DSP Godwin, it was stated that Anita Akapson, 31, was shot to dead on Oct. 13, at about 9. 45 pm, at Katampe, Abuja.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has debunked reports of his death, according to a recent video which has gone viral. The video, published by Sahara Reporters, shows the Boko Haram leader urging his fighters not to give up as he claims responsibility for recent attacks on Kumshe, Gulumba among other communities in the northeast.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has rebutted the report by the House Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness which allegedly indicted him over “emergency intervention of food security to the North-East” in June 2017, when he was Acting President. The Vice President countered the report in a statement made available to journalists on Friday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.
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.