Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Monday, July 1st, 2019.

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1. Presidency Explains Real Intention With Ruga Settlements

The aim of building Ruga settlements is to resolve unending farmers/herders conflicts across the country, the Presidency declared on Sunday. The plan by the government to establish Ruga settlements in parts of the country has met increasing opposition from different quarters.

2. COZA: Security Agents Knocked For Arresting Anti-Fatoyinbo Protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on Sunday condemned security operatives for arresting protesters who marched in Abuja against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). Concise News understands that protesters had, as at 8am local time, gathered to hold a peaceful march to the Headquarters of COZA to air their grievances over allegation that Fatoyinbo raped Bisola, wife of popular singer Timi Dakolo, when she was a teenager.

3. What COZA’s Fatoyinbo Told Members Amid Protest Over Rape Allegation

Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), on Sunday announced the cancellation of the church’s yearly special programme “Seven Days of Glory”. Concise News understands that the programme had been scheduled to hold from July 1-7, 2019.

4. COZA: Protesters Gather In Abuja, Lagos, Tell Pastor Fatoyinbo What To Do (video)

Protesters in Abuja and Lagos on Sunday called on Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), to step aside following a rape allegation against him. Concise News understands that protesters had, as at 8am local time, gathered to hold a peaceful march to the Headquarters of COZA to air their grievances over allegation that Fatoyinbo raped Bisola, wife of popular singer Timi Dakolo, when she was a teenager.

5. Atiku Files N2.5bn Libel Suit Against Buhari’s Aide

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last presidential poll, Atiku Abubakar has sued President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, for her alleged libellous tweet via her Twitter handle on May 7, 2019. In the post, Onochie allegedly suggested that Atiku was on the watch list of security operatives in the United Arab Emirates and had travelled to shop for terrorists in the Middle East.

6. JAMB Board Chairman Rates UTME 2019

The Chairman, Governing Board, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe has described the process and conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as credible. Concise News reports that Dr Ndukwe adjudged the exercise as the best ever in terms of administration and the level of technology deployed, even as he commended the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede and his management team for delivering ‘credible and world-class assessment’.

7. Ogunlewe Speaks On Defection To APC

A former Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, on Saturday said he had no regrets dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Concise News reports. Ogunlewe made the declaration in an interview with NAN in Lagos.

8. Many Feared Dead As Boat Capsizes In Lagos

As many as 27 people were feared killed in a boat mishap at Egbin, near Ijede, in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. It was gathered that the boat, conveying passengers from Lekki, capsized when it approached Egbin.

9. BBNaija 2019: Season 4 Begins With 21 Housemates

The long-awaited fourth season of the Big Brother Naija reality show has kicked off on Sunday with 21 housemates. The number of housemates this season remains the highest number of housemates so far as 2017’s ‘See Gobe’ had 14 housemates and 2018’s ‘Double Wahala’ had 20 housemates, reports NAN.

10. Nigeria vs Madagascar: Minnows Displace Eagles To Top Group B

The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost to the Barea of Madagascar two nil in their final Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) group match at the Alexandria Stadium in Egypt on Sunday. Concise News reports that Lalaïna Nomenjanahary gave the island nation the lead in the 13th minute when he capitalised on a misjudgement by defender Leon Balogun.

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