Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Thursday, July 11th, 2019.

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1. 2019 AFCON: Late Ekong Winner Lands Super Eagles In Semi-final

William Troost-Ekong’s 89th minute winner gave the Super Eagles of Nigeria a 2-1 win over South Africa to reach the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. Villarreal wonder-boy Samuel Chukwueze had handed Nigeria the lead in the 27th minute of the match after connecting to an Alex Iwobi cross.

2. AFCON 2019: What Buhari Said After Eagles’ Defeat Of Bafana

President Muhamamdu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria for reaching the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after edging past South Africa 2-1 in the quarter-finals on Wednesday night in Cairo, Egypt. Udinese centre-back William Troost-Ekong bagged the winner at the death, after Bafana Bafana’s Bongani Zungu had canceled out Samuel Chukwueze’s opener in the 71st minute, resulting in a heartbreak for South Africa and utter joy for the three-time African champions.

3. Buhari Govt Reacts To Killing Of Another Nigerian In South Africa

The Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has called on South Africa to investigate the alleged murder of one Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu in the country.

Concise News understands that, until her death, Ndubuisi-Chukwu was the Deputy Director-General of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria in South Africa.

4. Atiku Laments Nigeria’s Rising Debt Profile, Blasts Buhari

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 election Atiku Abubakar has lamented the Nigeria’s rising debt profile. Atiku in a statement on Wednesday, said the the development is turning Nigerians into beggars and wondered what the money could have been used for.

5. INEC Server: Jonathan’s Former Aide Finally Releases Proof (Photo)

A former presidential aide Reno Omokri has finally released proof that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had a server for the 2019 elections. Concise News understands that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential election Atiku Abubakar is challenging Muhammadu Buhari’s win in the poll.

6. Appoint Tanko Mohammed As CJN, NJC Tells President Buhari

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Tanko Muhammed as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Concise News understands that the NJC made the call in Abuja on Friday after an emergency meeting.

7. COZA: What Will Happen After Investigations – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said hidden issues on the rape allegation against the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo will be revealed by its investigating team. Busola Dakolo, the wife of singer, Timi Dakolo, had claimed Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo raped her as a teenager.

8. Shiites Protest: IGP Visits Victims Of Attack In National Hospital

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu on Wednesday visited five police personnel attacked by members of the Ibrahim Zakzaky‘s Islamic Movement at the National Hospital, Abuja. Concise News reports that Adamu told newsmen during the visit that the victims were attacked in the course of discharging their duties.

9. Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu Declares Toll Free Day (See Area, Time)

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has declared Thursday July 11 a toll free day during the morning and evening peak hours for vehicles plying the Lekki and Admiralty toll plaza in Lekki and Ikoyi. Concise News learned that the governor announced on Wednesday that the toll plaza would be open from 6.30am to 9.30am and 4.30pm to 8.00pm.

10. Pastor Adeboye Reacts To Protest At RCCG

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Wednesday faulted claims that he has deliberately refused to comment on national issues in Nigeria. This was after a group of students and youths under the leadership of some notable artistes like Baba Fryo, Charley Boy and Eedris Abdulkarim protested at the Redemption Camp.


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