Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday, Nov. 14th.
A former national security adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki says there is no need to submit himself for prosecution since the federal government does not obey court orders. Dasuki’s position was contained in a letter dated November 12, addressed to the court 5 registrar of the Abuja federal high court. Dasuki said the Federal government’s decision to continue detaining him despite several court orders “is wrong and arbitrary”.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo needs to answer questions concerning the approval of N5.8 billion from the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). That is according to the House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness. But Chairman of the committee Ali Isa told newsmen on Tuesday after plenary that Osinbajo still had a case to answer because he is Chairman of the governing council of NEMA.
President Muhammadu Buhari has given conditions under which he could consider restructuring. The president gave the conditions during an interactive session with Nigerians based in France. He said there should be a proper definition of what Nigerians want before the government can delve into restructuring.
The self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu says the ‘time for dialogue has expired’ in reference to the restructuring of Nigeria. In what appears to be a reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s conditions for restructuring, Kanu in a tweet on Tuesday stressed that the time for dialogue has expired, noting that Buhari must go and Biafra republic in which he is agitating for, must be restored.
The Speaker of Anambra State house of Assembly, Rt Hon Rita Maduagwu, has been impeached by 22 out of 30 members of the state assembly. She was impeached following a motion moved by a member of the House, Hon Ikemba Uzoezie and seconded by Hon Onyebuchi Offor. Part of the reason for her impeachment was stated as financial impropriety, gross misconduct, and docility.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is having difficulties in raising funds for the campaign of Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate for 2019 election. In a statement on Tuesday, the deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, said due to the stringent measures put in place by the current administration, the PDP is in a dilemma on how to source funds to run Atiku presidential campaign.
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole says it will be strange if the ruling party is experiencing “graveyard peace”. Appearing on Arise Television on Tuesday, Oshiomhole said the APC was prone to controversies because it is a large party. He said aggrieved members of the party were allowed to grumble but the party has moved on and has put in place internal procedures for reconciliation.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has said that he chose Dr. Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 general election because of her competence and performance. The governor was reacting to some Kaduna indigenes and politicians who frowned at his choice of a Muslim as a running mate in a multi-religious and a multi-ethnic state like Kaduna.
A 2018 global family planning report has revealed that Nigeria recorded 1,371,000 unwanted pregnancies in 2018 alone. The report also said the nation also recorded 735,000 unsafe abortion in the year under review. According to the report which was unveiled at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, only 13.8 per cent of Nigerian women use contraceptives in 2018.
Twenty-two of the 23 players called up by Gernot Rohr for a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between South Africa and Nigeria have arrived in Asaba for training. Concise News understands that France-based Samuel Kalu is the only player yet to join his teammates for preparation ahead of the crucial Group E game billed for 17 November in Johannesburg. Tuesday’s training was held at the Stephen Keshi Stadium after 17 players joined the seven that had arrived on Monday.
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.