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

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019.

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1. Buhari Sacks NHIS Boss Usman Yusuf

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sacked the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf after seven months of being recommended for dismissal. He also approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary.

2. Election Tribunal: PDP, Atiku Propose To Call 400 Witnesses

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, Monday told the Election Petition Tribunal that they had proposed to call 400 witnesses to prove their petition against President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory. They will have only 14 days to do this and tender all documents they need to prove their case.

3. Buhari’s Aide Tells Nigerians What To Do As COZA’s Fatoyinbo ‘Leaves Pulpit’

Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, has asked Nigerians to call on the police to invite the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, over allegations of rape against him. Onochie made the call hours before Fatoyinbo announced that he had taken a “leave of absence from the pulpit of the church.”

4. Ruga Settlements: Ohanaeze Requests South East Federation

The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has submitted a proposal for a draft bill for the Federation of South East states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Imo and Enugu. Concise News understands that this is a reaction to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s proposed creation of Ruga settlements for herders in some states in Nigeria.

5. Ruga: South East Govs Speak On Accepting Herdsmen Settlements

Governors of states in the South East have rejected the proposed Ruga settlements for herdsmen in the country, Concise News reports. In a statement over the weekend, the Chairman of the South East governor’s Forum, David Umahi, noted that the region has no plan for Ruga settlements.

6. Benue: Gov. Ortom Reacts To Presidency’s Statement On Ruga Settlements

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has stated that the Federal government does not have any gazetted land in the state. He made this known in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase on Monday.

7. Alleged Fraud: Court Orders Pinnick, Other NFF Officials’ Arrest

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and four other officials of the organisation accused of misappropriating funds belonging to the football body. Concise News reported that the Federal Government had earlier this year filed a 17-count charge, marked FHC/ABJ/CR/93/2019, before the court, in which it accused the NFF officials of alleged misappropriation of $8,400,000 belonging to the football body.

8. Nigerians React As Fatoyinbo Steps Down As COZA Pastor

Reactions have trailed the stepping down of the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo. Concise News had reported that in a statement released on his verified Instagram page, @BiodunFatoyinbo, on Monday, the pastor said the move was the advice of his mentors.

9. BBNaija 2019: Meet Housemates As Reality Show Begins (Photos)

The fourth edition of the Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality TV show kicked off on Sunday, June 30 2019, with 21 housemates vying for a grand prize of N60 million. Concise News had earlier reported that the BBNaija season 4 tagged “Forget Wahala” officially started at exactly 7:00 PM (local time).

10. AFCON: Lalong Reveals Buhari’s Reaction To Eagles’ Unpaid Allowances, Protest

Reports that allowances were owed the Super Eagles for their first two matches against Burundi and Guinea at the ongoing African Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt was shocking to President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong. Lalong disclosed this on Monday in Abuja after he met with Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

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