Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday, Nov. 12th.
The Nigerian Government says the travel bag of former vice-president Atiku Abubakar was searched by security operatives because checks at the airport are mandatory and conventional. The country’s Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, made this known on Sunday evening as he dismissed PDP’s allegation that Atiku, its presidential candidate for the 2019 elections, was intimidated by security operatives on arrival from Dubai.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, on Sunday escaped death as his official vehicle was hit by a civilian vehicle, the Nigerian Army said on Sunday evening. This occurred on the way to Kaduna in the country’s Northwest region, the army said in a statement. However, Buratai was not in the car when the crash occurred as his Aide De Camp (ADC) has been rushed to a hospital due to severe injuries.
Champions Manchester City returned to the top of the English Premier League table after spanking city rivals Manchester United 3-1 at the Etihad on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s men had been overtaken earlier in the day by Liverpool, who put two goals past Fulham at Anfield.
Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi has said the team would beat South Africa in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier with South Africa. Nigeria, top of the Group E standing for the race to Cameroon, will be away in Johannesburg to take on the Bafana Bafana on November 17. And Ndidi, 21, is confident that the West Africans would not be deterred by injuries and suspension to some of their key players ahead of the showdown.