Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Monday, June 17th, 2019

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Wednesday, June 19th, 2019.

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1. Boko Haram: Buratai Reveals Those Causing Setback In Army Operation

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that the country’s army is struggling to checkmate Boko Haram fighters because of some soldiers’ ‘insufficient willingness to perform assigned tasks.’ Concise News reports that the army chief made this known on Tuesday at the opening of a five-day leadership workshop for mid-level officers and soldiers in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

2. Kano Emirate Crisis: Court Rules In Emir Sanusi’s Favour

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday restrained the Kano State Government and the state anti-corruption agency from taking any further actions against the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi (II). Concise News reports that Muhammad Mannir-Sanusi, the Dan Buran Kano, had sought an order to restrain Ganduje, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission or their agents from acting on the preliminary report of the investigation into alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the Kano Emirate Council.

3. Kano Emirate Crisis: Ganduje Meets Buhari Behind Closed Doors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Concise News reports that speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Ganduje said discussions were on to address the speculated misunderstanding between the Kano state government and the Kano Emirate Council.

4. Buhari Signs Federal Polytechnics Amendment, Security Studies Bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Federal Polytechnics Amendment bill and the National Institute for Security Studies bill. Concise News learned that Umar el-Yakub, the Nigerian leader’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), made this known on Tuesday in Abuja. With the signing of the bills, now acts, the maximum number of years Rectors of Federal Polytechnics can serve is five.

5. Lekki Hotel Gang-Rape: Lagos Vows To Continue Prosecution Of 2 Babcock Dropouts

The Lagos State Government has said that in spite of a letter of withdrawal by the complainant in a rape case, it was resolute to bring the two defendants to face justice. Concise News reports that the defendants are Don-Chima George, 25, and Olusegun Rasak, 28, both dropouts from Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo in Ogun.

6. Borno: UNICEF Reveals Masterminds Of Multiple Bombings

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said three kids were responsible for the bomb attacks in Konduga Village, Borno State. Concise News understands that there were three bomb attacks in the Northeastern State which left 30 dead and injured 40 others, Monday. While reacting to the incident, the UN agency appealed to authorities and parents to shield their kids.

7. VP Osinbajo Reveals What Stops Him From Sleeping At Night

Nigeria’s Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the extreme poverty in Africa’s most populous nation keeps him up at night. Concise News reports that the nation’s number two citizen made this known at a dinner and Interactive Session with Faculty Members, Harvard Business School (HBS) on Tuesday in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial centre. “I think what keeps me up at night has to do with extreme poverty; the issue is that the largest number of those who vote for us are the very poor,” Osinbajo said at the interactive session.

8. Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila Reveals What’ll Be House of Reps’ Priority

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC–Lagos State), says the green chamber will hit the ground running in terms of electoral reforms. Concise News reports that Gbajabiamila made the promise while receiving the European Union Election Observer team on Nigeria and ECOWAS in Abuja on Tuesday, a statement by the Speaker’s aide, Mr Smart Lanrewaju, said.

9. Governors Laud Buhari Over Release Of N2trn

Nigerian Governors have praised President Muhammadu Buhari for the release of about two trillion naira to the 36 states of the federation. The Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Atiku Bagudu, said this when he addressed State House correspondents at the end of a closed-door meeting between the President and the governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Tuesday.

10. Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons’ Situation Getting Clearer After Group C Matches

As the Super Falcons of Nigeria eagerly stand by to know their fate at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Italy have won Group C on account of superior goal difference over both Australia and Brazil with all three finishing with six points each and qualifying for the Round of 16. Concise News reports that the situation leaves Nigeria still in third place on the table of third-placed teams and very much in contention to progress beyond the group stage.

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