Nigerian Newspapers

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

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1. Presidency Speaks On Nigeria ‘Collapsing’

The Presidency has rejected claims credited to former Minister of Education Obiageli Ezekwesili that Nigeria is heading towards division. Ezekwesili, a guest on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, had urged government officials to accept that Nigeria was “not in a good place at all” as a step to solving the nation’s challenges. However, President Buhari’s media aide Garba Shehu, who spoke during the programme by phone, dismissed the claim.

2. South Africa Reacts To Protest Against Killing Of Nigerians

Naledi Pandor, South Africa’s Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, has denied reports of targeted killings of Nigerians in her country. Alongside the country’s Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, Pandor denied the reports in response to a planned protest by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

3. Emir Sanusi’s Durbar: Governor Ganduje Tells Kano District Heads What To Do

Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje has directed district heads in the state to only attend the Eid Durbars supervised by their respective First Class Emirs, Concise News understands that this is unusual as all district heads, had before now, traditionally attended the Durbar hosted by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

4. Division In AAC Over Suspension Of Sowore

The African Alliance Congress (AAC) in Lagos state on Sunday that it would not recognise Leonard Nzenwa as the national chairman of the party. Spokesperson for the party Elias Ozikpu made this known while reacting to the reported sacking of Omoyele Sowore as National Chairman by a convention of the party on Augus 9 in Owerri and the subsequent naming of Nzenwa as new chairman.

5. How God Revealed Osinbajo Helicopter Crash To Me – Adeboye

The general overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye, has revealed how God spoke to him shortly before the helicopter conveying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to Kabba, Kogi State crashed in February. Adeboye, who spoke while preaching at the Holy Ghost Service of the Church’s 67th Annual Convention with the theme “And God Said” on Friday, said it was during the February Holy Ghost Congress of the Church, which the Vice President was late to attend.

6. Kogi PDP Chairman Reacts To Abduction Of Party Chieftain

The Kogi State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sam Ohuotu, has lamented over the reported abduction of Musa Adelabu, the party chairman in Okene local government. He lamented that the invasion and abduction of the PDP member by men dressed in military uniform is worrisome, one too many and declared Kogi state is not safe to live in.

7. Igbo Groups To Hold Security Summit, Reveal Reason

A coalition of Igbo and pro-Biafra groups have concluded arrangement to organise the first global Igbo national summit on peace, security and development of the Igbo region, southeast Nigeria. Making this known, chairman of the organising committee, Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie, said it would be a mega gathering of the Igbo to x-ray the challenges of insecurity and threats to life and property in their region.

8. Man United Vs Chelsea: Why My Team Lost Heavily – Lampard

Manchester United produced one of the best performances of recent times at Old Trafford with a 4-0 opening-day demolition of Chelsea in Frank Lampard’s first match in charge of the visitors on Sunday. Concise News reports that it was the worst Premier League managerial debut since Gustavo Poyet’s Sunderland were beaten 4-0 at Swansea in October 2013.

9. Super Eagles Striker Nets Double On Ligue 1 Debut; Coach Has This To Say

Lille manager Christophe Galtier was full of praise for Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen after the new signing’s double handed the northern France club all three points against FC Nantes on Sunday. Concise News reports that Osimhen struck in the 19th and 80th minute to earn his side maximum points in a 2-1 win at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

10. Why NCAC Wants to Use Tekno As Scapegoat

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has vowed to sanction Nigerian singer Tekno and use him as a scapegoat for releasing a video showing half-naked women, Concise News reports. Concise News reports that NCAC Director Olusegun Runsewe made this assertion while reacting to the music video in which Tekno paraded nude dancers.

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