Nigerian Newspapers

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

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1. Insecurity: South East Govs Take Serious Action, To Meet Buhari

Governors of South East geo-political zone have resolved to commence a joint air operation to clear out criminals from all forests in the zone, “and to make it a continuous one”. The resolution was a result of an expanded meeting in Enugu on Saturday.

2. Leah Sharibu: Presidency Provides Update On Boko Haram Abductee

The Nigerian Presidency has said that it is working hard to secure the release of Leah Sharibu from Boko Haram captivity. The government disclosed that Sharibu, the secondary school student kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe state in February 2018 by Boko Haram insurgents, is still alive.

3. Lagos: 123 Northerners Intercepted In Truck With 48 Motorcycles Released

Police in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, say they have released the 123 Northerners who were intercepted in a truck with 48 motorcycles by the State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses Task force. Concise News had reported that the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Task Force on Friday intercepted a truck with registration number HDJ 680 XA loaded with 48 motorcycles and over 100 persons.

4. Jigawa Govt Reacts To Arrest Of 123 Northerners Coming Into Lagos Via Truck

The Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Abubakar, on Saturday said the state had contacted the government of Lagos over the arrest of more than 100 presumed motorcyclists, locally known as “Okada” riders, by the police in Nigeria’s commercial capital. In a statement issued by his Personal Secretary, Auwalu D. Sankara, the governor said 123 of the riders were indigenes of Jigawa.

5. $9.6bn Judgment: Magu Reveals What EFCC Will Do To Everybody Involved

Ibrahim Magu, the acting head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said the commission would prosecute all those behind the failed contract that resulted in the $9.6billion British court judgment against Nigeria. The Nigerian government and Irish company, Process and Industrial Development (P and ID), had been battling legally over a failed gas supply agreement.

6. Boko Haram Attacks Chibok Village

Boko Haram insurgents reportedly laid siege on Yimirmigza village in Kautikari ward, Chibok local government area of Borno, with residents fleeing their village. TheCable reports that the residents said they started hearing strange gunshots around 6pm.

7. Tinubu Predicts Outcome Of Kogi, Bayelsa Elections

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has predicted victories for the party in the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. Tinubu, who spoke in Benin City at the 90th birthday of David Edebiri, the Esogban of Benin Kingdom, said he expected wins for the party.

8. Buhari Asks EFCC To Go Tougher On Corrupt Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to go tougher on Corrupt Nigerians as the antigraft agency completed the training of 328 new detectives. According to Buhari, corruption was the major cause of insurgency, kidnapping, armed banditry and poverty in the country.

9. Watch Moment Davido Shut Down Stadium At Dj Arafat’s Burial (Video)

A massive turnout was recorded at the burial of Ivorian musical act DJ Arafat with Nigeria’s award-winning-star Davido performing. DJ Arafat died on Monday, August 12, in Abidjan following motorcycle accident on Sunday night, after the artiste’s motorcycle crashed into a car driven by a Radio Côte d’Ivoire journalist.

10. FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers Suffer Opening Game Defeat To Russia

Nigeria’s D’Tigers suffered a 77-82 defeat to Russia in their opening match at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup which tipped off Saturday in China, Concise News reports. Head Coach Alex Nwora started the contest with Benjamin Uzoh, Joshua Okogie, Jordan Nwora, Al-Farouq Aminu and Ike Diogu.

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