Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday, Dec. 12th.
Former Head of State retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar on Tuesday said all presidential candidates were invited for the signing of peace accord in Abuja. Abubakar was reacting to a report credited to the presidential candidate of the main opposition party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, that he did not get a formal invitation to the signing.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said he did not get a formal invitation to the signing of the peace accord for presidential candidates ahead of the 2019 elections. The presidential candidates signed the accord on Tuesday at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has explained that the reason he refused to assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018 is because it could create some uncertainty about the applicable legislation to govern the electoral process. Buhari gave the explanations through a letter he wrote to the Senate.
There was a rowdy session at the Senate on Tuesday, forcing the upper legislative chamber to suspend the confirmation of some nominees for appointment into the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The chairman of the Senate committee on anti-corruption, Chukwuka Utazi, had presented a report on the screening of the nominees by his committee.
The United States consulate in Nigeria has referred to the allegations contained in the book written by former President Goodluck Jonathan as “mischaracterisation.” In the book titled, ‘My Transition Hours’, Jonathan accused former US president Barack Obama of interfering in the 2015 presidential election.
Police in Abia state on Tuesday said they arrested 37 suspected members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for staging a protest in Umuahia, the Abia state capital. This protest was carried out weeks after 33 members of the group were arrested in Nnewi, Anambra state, and paraded for purportedly killing a policeman.
The presidency has blamed the opposition for propagating “fake news” in reaction to the recent exposition of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who claimed that that President Muhammadu Buhari could not speak his mother tongue, “Fulfulde”, and gain access to his office after his medical vacation.
Senator Joshua Dariye (APC-Plateau Central) is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly. Concise News learned that six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, the former Plateau governor was still receiving the allowances because his seat had yet to be declared vacant by the leadership of the National Assembly.
The current bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, says there are no solutions to Nigeria’s problems. Bishop Kukah said all the nation has are coping mechanisms to deal with the problems more appropriately.
Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham on Tuesday booked their places in the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League. Egypt international Mohamed Salah scored a crucial goal as the Reds overcame Italian side Napoli 1-0 at Anfield to reach the next round alongside PSG, who walloped Crvena Zvezda 4-1 to finish as Group C winners.
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.