Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Monday, May 27th, 2019 | Nigeria News

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Monday, May 27th, 2019.

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1. Presidency Reveals Buhari’s Criteria For Appointment Of Ministers

The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari would appoint “credible, incorruptible and patriotic Nigerians who are motivated by selfless service” to serve in his next cabinet. Concise News understands that spokesman for the Nigerian leader Garba Shehu made this known while talking about the kind of people Nigerians should expect in Buhari’s cabinet for another four years. Buhari, who was declared winner of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential poll in February by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), would be sworn in for a second term in office on Wednesday, May 29.

2. Osinbajo Sends Message To Nigerians

Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria, has called on citizens to be steadfast and believe that despite the challenges facing the nation, victory was sure. Osinbajo made the appeal on Sunday during the 2019 Presidential Inauguration Service at the National Christian Centre, Abuja. The theme of the service was: “Setting the Nation on Higher Levels of Peace and Development in the Fear of God’’.

3.Okorocha Vows To Become President

Outgoing Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday said that his current political battles were only preparing him towards becoming president of Nigeria. The governor was speaking against the backdrop of the withholding of his Certificate of Return as the Imo West senator-elect. Okorocha, who spoke during his valedictory thanksgiving service held at the Government House Chapel in Owerri, said that “those who want me to go to prison will go to prison before me.”

4. Ambode Hands Over To Sanwo-Olu

Wife of the outgoing governor of Lagos State and Chairperson of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has handed over to the wife of the governor-elect, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu. Concise News gathered that Mrs Ambode, at a ceremony in Ikeja on Sunday, urged Sanwo-Olu to take the committee to a greater height. She lauded the vision of the founding mothers of the committee, which was to complement the efforts of the government in critical areas that were women and children friendly.

5. Zamfara: List Of Candidates To Receive Certificates Of Return From INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will next week issue Certificates of Return to all candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections. Concise News understands that this followed the Supreme Court’s ruling which disqualified the All Progressives Congress (APC) from holding any elective position. In a press conference on Saturday in Abuja, INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, declared the PDP candidate, Bello Matawalle, winner of Zamfara State governorship election.

6. APC Bauchi Governorship Aspirant Dies

Former minister for Police affairs and APC Bauchi Governorship Aspirant Yakubu Lame has been confirmed dead, Concise News reports. The online medium gathered that the politician died in the early hours of Sunday at Nizamiye hospital, Abuja after a protracted illness. His funeral prayer was scheduled to hold at National Mosque, Abuja at 10 AM today Sunday.

7. Five Soldiers Killed, Many Missing In Boko Haram Ambush

Five Nigerian soldiers have been killed and a number are missing after an ambush by Boko Haram’s Islamic State-backed faction. According to a source, the fighters from Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Friday opened fire on a column of civilian vehicles under military escort in the northeastern Borno State, according to the sources who requested anonymity. Concise News learnt that the troops were escorting residents from the village of Sabon Garin Kimba in dozens of trucks to a camp in the town of Damboa about 50 kilometres (30 miles) away, according to a militia fighting against the jihadists alongside the army.

8. UTME 2019: JAMB Top Scorer Gets $40,000 Scholarship

A private university in Accra, Ghana, ACADEMIC has offered scholarship worth $40,000 to  JAMB Top Scorer, Ekene Franklin Ezeunala, Concise News reports. Ekene Franklin Ezeunala scored the highest score in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The online news medium gathered that the College Senior Admissions Manager (Nigeria), Mrs Ogechi Ekpe, said on the sidelines of a workshop organised by the institution for schools and parents at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, that the scholarship would cover tuition and boarding for the duration of his programme at the university.

9. $130,000 Refund: Nigerians Speak As Sports Minister Dalung Queries IAAF

Nigerians have condemned the Minister of Sports and Youths Development Solomon Dalung over his stance on the refund of an overpayment by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Concise News understands that the IAAF had in 2017 mistakenly overpaid Nigeria with $130, 000 and recently asked for a refund. The body also threatened to ban Nigeria from international competitions if it fails to refund the money.

10. Regina Daniels Marries Ned Nwoko, Inducted Into Womanhood 

Nollywood actress and Regina Daniels is now traditionally recognised as married to Senator-elect Ned Nwoko after she was inducted into womanhood, Concise News reports. Regina Daniels was inducted into the Otu-Udu Group over the weekend as the customs of the Idumuje Ugboko people of Anioma in Delta State demands, Concise News has learned. The ritual was performed by some elderly women in the presence of her mother which now means that the Actress the right to enjoy all the privilege of a married woman.

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