Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Friday, July 12th, 2019.

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1. Nigerian Immigration Speaks On ‘Herdsmen’ Symbol On New Passport

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has denied reports that it inscribed solely herdsmen symbols on the country’s new passport. Concise News understands that the Founder of the Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) Apostle Johnson Suleman had raised the alarm that the new passport contained symbols belonging to herdsmen.

2. Buhari Govt Reveals Benefits Of Treasury Single Account

The implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) has fetched the Federal Government over N10 trillion from 1,674 MDAs. This was disclosed on Thursday by the Office of the Account General of the Federation (OAGF) at Peer Review Mechanism of Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) 2019 in Abuja to the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.

3. Buhari To Senate: Confirm Justice Muhammad As Substantive CJN

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tanko Muhammad was on Thursday nominated as substantive CJN by President Muhammadu Buhari. This comes after the National Judicial Council (NJC) had on Wednesday recommended Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to Buhari for confirmation as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

4. Tension In Abuja As Police, Shi’ites Renew Clash In Nigeria’s Capital

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, on Thursday clashed with policemen at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, two days after confronting security operatives in Nigeria’s capital. Concise News learned that the police fired gunshots and tear gas to disperse them as they protested the continuous detention of their leader, Ibrahim el-Zakzaky.

5. NNPC Speaks On Rumored Petrol Price Hike

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday rubbished the rumour of a planned hike in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol making the round. The company advised motorists and other petroleum product consumers to disregard the trending rumour.

6. 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.

7. EFCC Recovers N90m In Gombe

The North East Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Gombe State said it has secured 55 convictions and recovered over N90 million in six months, Concise News reports. The head of Operations in the zone, Mr Michael Wetkas on Thursday disclosed this during a community road walk against corruption to commemorate the 2019 African Anti-Corruption Day, with the theme: “Assets Recovery.”

8. IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Backs Up ‘Fulanisation’ Claim With New Nigerian Passport

The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has backed up his Fulanisation agenda claim with a discovery in the new international passport introduced by the Nigerian government. He claims that his new discovery is proof that the government of Nigeria is pursuing a pro-Fulani agenda at the detriment of other ethnic nationalities.

9. Ministerial List: Buhari Meets With NASS Leadership, Oshiomhole

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday night, met with the leadership of the National Assembly (NASS) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Concise News learned that the first official meeting between President Buhari and the NASS leadership was being held at the new Banquet Hall of the villa.

10. U-17 World Cup: Nigeria Finally Know Opponents (Full List Of Groups)

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have been drawn in Group B of the 2019 U-17 World Cup in Brazil with Australia, Ecuador and Hungary. Nigeria have won the competition for a record five times but missed out of the 2017 edition after claiming it in 2015 and 2013.


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