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Good day, Nigeria and the rest of the world. Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Thursday, May 16th, 2019.

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CBN: Senate Approves Emefiele’s Appointment As Governor

The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institution has confirmed Godwin Emefiele’s appointment as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Concise News had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari recently nominated Emefiele for a second term as the leader of the CBN.

Tribunal Tells Atiku, PDP What To Do To Get Bulkachuwa Out Of Panel

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, were on Wednesday directed by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to file a formal application asking the President of the Court of Appeal and chairman of the five-man panel, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to withdraw as a member of the tribunal. Concise News reports that the tribunal gave the directive after the meeting the panel members held with lawyers appearing in the case earlier on Wednesday.

Court Declares Creation Of New Emirates In Kano Null And Void

The appointment and installation of four new emirs by the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration in Kano State has been declared as “null and void” by a Kano State High Court. The court ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs.

Buhari vs Atiku: Why We Closed Road To Abuja Appeal Court – Police

Police in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, have said they closed the road leading to the Court of Appeal, venue of Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, to secure the area. Concise News understands that operatives of the police had in the early hours of Wednesday, May 15, closed the access road leading to the tribunal, causing gridlock.

2019 Elections: FG Issues Stern Warning To Atiku, PDP

The federal government has cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over it’s “toxic” politics. Concise News understands that the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said the brand of politics by PDP and Abubakar “poses a great threat to Nigeria’s democracy.”

Freed Nigerian Student Recounts Ordeal In Saudi Arabia Prison

A Nigerian student, Zainab Aliyu, has detailed her experience in Saudi Arabia after she was released from prison in that country. Zainab arrived in Nigeria earlier in the week after she was accused of drug trafficking but was released from detention following the intervention of the Nigerian government.

Buratai Reveals Politicians Behind Insecurity In Nigeria

The Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday, accused some disgruntled politicians who lost in the just-concluded general elections of being responsible for the current insecurity in some parts of the country. Concise News learned that Buratai raised this accusation in Maiduguri after he received the House Committee on Army led by its Chairman, Remande Shawulu, at the Theatre Command.

N-Power: President Buhari Speaks On FG’s Social Investment Programmes

President Muhammadu Buhari has heaped praise on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for driving the National Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) such as the school feeding programme and the N-Power scheme. Concise News reports that the president says his lieutenant’s efforts consequently draws the government closer to the people.

‘Yahoo Boy:’ Daddy Showkey Reacts To Naira Marley’s Ordeal With EFCC (Video)

Nigerian singer John Asiemo better known as Daddy Showkey has pleaded with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release singer Naira Marley. Concise News had reported that the EFCC arrested Naira Marley whose real name is Azeez Fashola about a week ago over allegations of cybercrime locally called “Yahoo.”

EPL: Top English Teams Woo Super Eagles AFCON Winner

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi is set to return to the English Premier League (EPL) this summer, Concise News understands. Mikel, 32, will feature for Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and has been with Championship side Middlesbrough for the past six months.


That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.