Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Monday, Nov. 19th, 2018

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Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday, Nov. 19th.

1. Buhari Kicks Off Campaign, Sends Strong Warning To Politicians

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.

2. My Husband Is Not Corrupt, Says Titi Atiku

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.

3. Finally, INEC Confirms Tambuwal As Sokoto PDP Governorship Candidate

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.

4. Evans: Police Hid Me Inside Toilet When Falana Came To Check Me

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.

5. Senate May Probe Osinbajo, NEMA DG Over N33bn IDP Fund

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.

6. Biafra: ‘Nigeria Doing Their Best To Kill Me’ – Nnamdi Kanu Alleges

The self-acclaimed leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that Nigeria is doing her best to kill him. Kanu, who resurfaced in Jerusalem, Israel on October 19 after the military invasion of his community in Abia state, made this allegation during a live broadcast via radio Biafra on Saturday.

7. Fire Wrecks 77 Shops In Kano Market

Over 70 temporary shops at Kasuwar Kurmi (‘Yan Gumama) Market in Kano State have been destroyed by fire. The Spokesman of the State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed told News Agency of Nigeria in Kano State on Sunday that 70 of the shops were razed down completely.

8. Linda Ikeji Admits Fault On Identity Of Instablog9ja Owner

Linda Ikeji’s blog, a Nigerian news blog, has apologised to John Abayomi, the online Editor of Punch Newspaper, for ”mistakenly” identifying him as the owner of Instablo9ja, a news page on Instagram. The blog had published a story on 15 November with the title: “LIB exclusive: Meet the owner of Instablog9ja – John Abayomi”, but it turned out that the picture of Abayomi was used instead of John Abayomi Aruleba, who the blog claims is the actual owner.

9. Pawpaw Debunks Rumours Of Dating Ex-BBNaija Housemate Nina

Nollywood actor Osita Iheme, popularly known as pawpaw, has knocked out rumours of him being in a relationship with BBNaija star Nina. The actor said the photo of him with Nina was taken on the set of a new movie.

10. Falcons Lose Opening #AWCON18 Game To Banyana

African Champions Nigeria lost their opening Group B game at the 11th Africa Women’s Cup of Nations to South Africa in Cape Coast, Ghana. The Super Falcons were stunned 1-0 by Banyana on Sunday, with substitute Thembi Kgatlana scoring a late volley in the 86th. It was the first time in history that the eight-time African champions lost their opening game at the competition.

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.

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