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Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday, Dec. 17th.

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1. Access Bank Acquires Diamond Bank

Access Bank, a Nigerian multinational commercial bank, owned by Access Bank Group, has finally acquired Diamond Bank. The official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), according to reports.

2. SSANU To Begin 3-Day Nationwide Protest Monday

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) will commence a three-day nationwide protest on Monday over the Federal Government disobedience to court judgment on the issue of staff schools and failure of government to implement an agreement reached with the Union especially on Earned Allowance.

3. Asuu Strike: FG Meets Striking Lecturers Again On Monday

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, will again engage the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday (tomorrow) to round up the negotiation on the suspension of the strike by Asuu. The Director of Press at the minister’s office, Samuel Olowookere, who made this known in Abuja on Friday, said negotiation for solutions to the issues tabled by Asuu was an ongoing issue.

4. Soldier Killed As Army Wades Off Insurgents Who Disguised As Aid Workers

The Nigerian Army has repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents who disguised as humanitarian workers at Gudunbali community in Borno State. In a statement on Sunday, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed that the insurgents, on December 14, attempted to infiltrate the community, disguising as humanitarian assistance team.

5. Fayose Received N18.4bn Paris Refund, Refused To Pay Workers- Fayemi

The governor of Ekiti state Kayode Fayemi, says his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose,  received N18.4 billion bailout fund from the federal government but refused to pay workers’ salaries. Governor Fayemi made this comment on “Meet Your Governor”, a monthly interactive programme he introduced after he was sworn in October.

6. Serap, Others Ask Buratai To Account For Money Spent Fighting Boko Haram

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (Serap), Enough is Enough (EiE), and BudgIT have asked the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, to account for money spent on Operation Lafiya Dole and Operation Crocodile smile. To ensure their demand is met, the three advocacy groups have sent a joint Freedom of Information request to the army chief.

7. Debates Don’t Win Elections, APC Chieftain Tells PDP

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and immediate past Commissioner for Works in Lagos State, Ganiyu Johnson, has told the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that debate on live television does not win elections.

8. Tinubu Accuses PDP Of Plotting To Operate ‘Container Economy’

A high-ranking member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was plotting to operate “container economy” if elected in 2019. Speaking on Saturday in Ibadan at the inaugural Abiola Ajimobi Roundtable organised as part of the activities marking the 69th birthday of the Oyo State Governor, Tinubu said the outcome of the vice-presidential debate has shown that the ‘developmental economy’ of APC cannot be compared with the ‘container economy’ of PDP.

9. Why Obasanjo Dumped Buhari For Atiku – Onyilola

Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has revealed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo withdrew his support for President Muhammadu Buhari because the President as trying to “northernise” his government. Speaking with The Sun, the former governor of Osun State also disclosed that Obasanjo had withdrawn his support for Buhari in the early days of his administration.

10. Uefa Champions League: Possible Round-Of-16 Ties

Draw for the round of 16 of this year’s Uefa Champions League will happen on Monday, December 17, 2018, with teams and many fans anticipating intriguing ties. Holders Real Madrid, their Spanish rivals, Barcelona, German champions Bayern Munich, their English Premier League equivalent, Manchester City, PSG and 11 others will know their opponents at Uefa’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

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.