Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday, Nov. 19th.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to politicians to go about their campaigns peacefully, and not set the county ablaze. The President made the appeal while flagging off his reelection campaign at the state house conference centre, Abuja on Sunday.
Titi Atiku Abubakar, the wife of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, says her husband ‘is not corrupt’ as touted in some quarters. Speaking when she received a group known as Women for Atiku, Titi, who met Atiku on her way from Benin Republic 47 years ago, says he is a man of integrity and wondered why he is being referred to as corrupt.
Presidential aspirant and governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal, has been confirmed as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. The national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Festus Okoye, made the confirmation while speaking with New Telegraph.
Alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, has alleged that the police hid him inside toilet when human rights lawyer Femi Falana came to see him at police station. Evans said this following his earlier claim that he was tortured by the Police to make what they term his confessional statement.
The Senate has hinted that it may set up an ad-hoc committee to probe the alleged mismanagement of N33bn by the Presidential Intervention Programme for the North-East, on resumption from its one-week recess. According to Sunday Punch, the Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, said that the upper legislative chamber would commence the probe as soon as the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee concluded its own investigation.