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Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Tuesday, Feb. 5th.

1. 2019 Elections: Retired Army Generals Choose Preferred Presidential Candidate

President Muhammadu Buhari has got the backing of a group of retired Army Generals, Admirals, Marshals and former Military Governors/Administrators in his bid to win a second term in office. The former military chiefs, Concise News learned, declared their support for Buhari’s re-election when they visited him in Abuja on Monday.

2. Inec Speaks On Plot To Rig Poll In Buhari’s Favour

The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) has dismissed claims that the 2019 elections in Nigeria would be rigged. The main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had on Monday alleged that the Inec Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, had been penciled down for the “Onnoghen treatment.”

3. Senate Withdraws Onnoghen’s Case From Supreme Court

The Senate has announced the withdrawal of the case it filed at the Supreme Court against the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen. The discontinuation of the case followed the intervention of the National Judicial Council (NJC) on the matter.

4. Tension As Onnoghen Fails To Appear At CCT

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday failed to appear at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for the non-assets declaration charge preferred against him by the Federal Government. But counsel to Onnoghen, Adegnoyega Awomolo (SAN) made an oral application for adjournment, arguing that the National Judicial Council (NJC) had intervened in the matter.

5. How Atiku Got ‘Temporary Waiver’ To Enter U.S. Revealed

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar‘s hired lobbyists played a huge role in making him get a temporary waiver to visit the US, Concise News has learned. Reuters quoted unnamed US government officials as saying that the travel ban was waived temporarily by the US state department after lobbyists mounted a campaign among congressional lawmakers.

6. 2019 Elections: Presidency Reacts To Atiku’s Endorsement By Witches

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar’s endorsement by witches will not make him win the 2019 election, the presidency has said.Reacting to this development, Femi Adesina, one of Buhari’s media aides, said the endorsement meant nothing. He said: “NEF, PANDEF, Afenifere, others endorse Atiku. Let witches and wizards also endorse, if they like.”

7. APC Reveals Those Who’ll Buy NNPC If Atiku Wins

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar is running a capitalist agenda. This allegation was made by the APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole in reaction to Atiku’s purported plan to sell the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) if he wins in February.

8. What Adeboye Did For Me Before Copter Crash – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Adeboye prayed for him before Saturday’s copter crash. Osinbajo’s copter crash-landed in Kogi over the weekend with no life lost or injury sustained.

9. 2019 Elections: Buratai Orders Clamp Down On Biafra Supporters

The Nigerian Army is prepared to go hard on the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its splinter groups in its bid to prevent disruption of the forthcoming election. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday urged troops to clamp down on activities of all pro-Biafran groups.

10. EPL Table After Liverpool’s Drawback At West Ham

Premier League leaders Liverpool on Monday night stumbled in their bid to win the title this season following a 1-1 draw with 12th-placed West Ham United in London. The Anfield side, by virtue of this result, dropped points in consecutive league matches for the second time this season.

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.