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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, Saturday, May 18th, 2019.

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How President Buhari Silenced Many Critics – UK-based Group

Arise-Nigeria, a United Kingdom-based group, says President Muhammadu Buhari silenced many critics by reappointing Godwin Emefiele as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Buhari had last week written to the Senate requesting that Emefiele be confirmed as CBN Governor for a second term of five years.

Defection: Saraki, Dogara, 52 Other Lawmakers Win In Court

A suit seeking an order declaring vacant the seats of 54 National Assemblymembers who defected from the political parties which sponsored their elections to other ones last year, was on Friday struck out by the Federal High Court in Abuja. Concise News reports that among legislators targeted by the suit are the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and a former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio.

Why We Want To Shut Down Enugu International Airport – FG

The Federal Government has said it will shut down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu due to the poor condition of its runway. Concise News understands that the Aviation Minister (State) Hadi Sirika revealed this on Friday in Lagos during a stakeholders meeting.

Supreme Court Strikes Out Suit On Onnoghen’s Suspension

A suit filed by the Cross River State Government to challenge the suspension of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was on Friday struck out by the Supreme Court. In a split decision of six-to-one of a seven-man panel of the apex court, Justice Olulayode Ariwoola, who prepared the lead majority judgment, held that the Cross River State Government lacked the locus standi to institute the suit on behalf of Onnoghen.

 Loom Money Nigeria: SEC Warns Against New Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned Nigerians over the activities of some online fraudsters, who are running an investment scheme, tagged ‘Loom Money Nigeria.’ Loom Money Nigeria is taking over social media by luring young people to participate in a pyramid scheme.

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Attacks Buhari For Honoring Abiola

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has berated the Nigerian government for failing to honour a former Head of State, late Gen. Aguyi Ironsi, Concise News understands. Concise News understands that Nnamdi Kanu also wondered why the Nigerian government is honouring the late Moshood Abiola by declaring June 12 Democracy Day.

New Chairman Of Northern Governors Forum Emerges

Governor of Plateau state Simon Lalong, on Friday, emerged chairman of the Northern Governors ForumConcise News reports. Lalong takes over from Kashim Shettima, whose tenure as governor of Borno state ends on 29 May 2019.

EFCC Operatives Arrest 22 ‘Yahoo Boys’ In Delta State

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters known as “Yahoo Boys” in Delta State, Concise News reports. This online news medium understands that the arrest of the “Yahoo Boys” by the EFCC took place after a raid in Sapele, Delta State on Friday.

FG Speaks On Completion Of Enugu-Onitsha Road

Nigeria’s Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has noted that the Onitsha section of the Enugu-Onitsha expressway road will be finished on the scheduled date of 2021. Concise News understands that Fashola said this while he was going on an inspection visit to the site.

U-20 World Cup: Bring Back Trophy, Pinnick Challenges Flying Eagles

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has charged the Flying Eagles to go all out for the crown at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Concise News understands that the competition which is billed to start on Thursday next week is taking place in Poland.


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