Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019.
1. What Presidency Said About Buhari Seeking Third Term
The Presidency has denied reports that it wants to amend the country’s constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to go for a third term. This assurance came in a statement from Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu.
2. President Buhari To Depart Abuja For South Africa
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday depart Abuja on a three-day visit to the Republic of South Africa, Concise News reports. According to a statement signed by the Media Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, the visit followed an invitation by President Cyril Ramaphos to discuss the welfare of Nigerians and find common grounds for building harmonious relations with their hosts.
3. Soludo Reveals What Nigeria Must Do Or ‘Die’
Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Charles Soludo on Tuesday said that Nigeria must be innovative to avoid dying, Concise News reports. Soludo, speaking at The Platform, a programme organised by the Covenant Christian Centre to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Day Anniversary, said it was necessary for the country to remain relevant among the comity of nations
4. 59th Independence: What Nigerians Should Do For Buhari – Tinubu
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his drive to reposition the country. Concise News learned that Tinubu also called on citizens of the West African nation to be confident as the country will come out better.
5. See How Buhari Marked Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary (Pictures)
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, former Head of State retired general Yakubu Gowon and other top government officials have participated in the Independence Day ceremony. Concise News reports that Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, gained independence from the United Kingdom on October 1st 1960 – 59 years ago.
6. Presidency Reveals How Restructuring Can Work In Nigeria (Video)
The presidency has said it is not opposed to the restructuring of the country and will do so if the National Assembly advocates for it. This comment came from the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu.
7. Independence: Bishop Oyedepo Makes Prophetic Declaration
Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church also called Winners’ Chapel has prophetically declared that there would be no more calamity in Nigeria. Concise News reports that Bishop Oyedepo made the declaration on Tuesday as the West African nation marked its 59th Independence anniversary.
8. N-Power: FG Speaks On Impacts Of SIPs On Nigerians
The Federal Government has said its Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) which house N-Power are making impacts, Concise News reports. Concise News understands that the SIPs Communications Manager Justice Bibiye said this in a statement on Tuesday.
9. 13th Headies: Burna Boy Makes History As Organisers Announce Nominees (Full List)
Organisers of The Headies, arguably Nigeria’s most prestigious music awards, on Tuesday announced the nominees for the 13th edition of the awards, with Burna Boy racking 10 nominations – the highest in the history of the music gathering. Concise News reports that Burna Boy, by virtue of his nominations, beat Olamide’s record of seven nominations in the 2015 edition of the awards.
10. UCL: Nigerian Makes History With Goals Against Real Madrid (Video)
Super Eagles star Emmanuel Dennis scored a brace as Belgian team Club Brugge secured a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid in the Champions League. The latest Super Eagles invitee struck twice at the Santiago Bernabeu to give Club Brugge a 2-0 lead going into the first half of the clash.