Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday, Nov.21st.
Former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign manual for his 2019 re-election bid. Speaking on Tuesday during a morning show on ARISE TV, the senior lawyer referred to the document as a “complete disaster”.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo received a rapturous reception when he arrived at the public presentation and launch of “My Transition Hours”, a book written by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Obasanjo came into the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja belatedly at about 1.50pm just as the Book Reviewer, Justice Alpha Belgore, was being invited to make his presentation. The attention of the packed hall was immediately focused on him as he had a hard time making his way to the high table because of a swarming crowd of admirers.
President Muhammadu Buhari has, again, applauded his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, for voluntarily conceding defeat at the 2015 general election. The Nigerian leader, whose message was delivered by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, at the launching of a book titled “My Transition Hours” by Jonathan, said the former president was a true democrat.
Nigeria’s immediate past president Goodluck Jonathan has kicked against the conduct of Barack Obama, describing the former United States president as overbearing and ‘condescending’ in his message to Nigerians ahead of the 2015 Presidential election. Jonathan said the former U.S. President displayed an unusual level of bias during the 2015 elections, issuing a video appeal to Nigerians which all but advised them on which candidate to give their mandate.
Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the traditional ruler of Long Dorok Chiefdom in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State, David Isa. The abductors stormed the residence of the Second Class Chief of Dorock Kingdom on Monday and whisked him away to an unknown destination, according to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Tyopev Mathias.
The national secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) says it will not substitute Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s name as the governorship candidate of the party in Kano for the 2019 election. Concise News reports that the development is coming amid bribery allegations against the Kano state governor.
Nigeria captain Onome Ebi has declared that the Super Falcons will defend their Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title in Ghana 2018, despite losing their opening Group B match. The Super Falcons were far from their best on Sunday as a late strike from substitute Chrestina Thembi Kgatlana gave South Africa the win. “We are sorry (for the loss to South Africa). We were down but not out. We’re not leaving here without the trophy,” Ebi told reporters.
Popular radio presenter of Inspiration FM Oluwatosin ‘Tosyn’ Bucknor also called TBuck has been confirmed dead. According to reports, the 37-Years-Old on-air personality was found dead by husband, Aurelien Boyer, when he arrived home from work on Monday night.
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.