Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Sunday, October 6th, 2019.
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has alleged that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan prevented British forces from engaging in the rescue of Chibok schoolgirls in Borno State. Cameron, in his recently published memoir, ‘For the Record’, revealed that he saw the entire incident as cheap politics, adding that he expected Jonathan to handle the Chibok issue better.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied claims made by former UK Prime Minister David Cameron that he prevented British forces from rescuing the Chibok schoolgirls. Jonathan accused the former British leader of lying in his memoir “For The Record”, and urged the public to take his claims with “a grain of salt.”
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has described plans by the Federal Government to return toll gates on the country’s road as shocking. President Muhammadu Buhari’s government had during the week announced that it will re-introduce toll gates to raise revenue for the country.
Members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group on Saturday demanded the release of the remaining Chibok girls still held in the Boko Haram captivity. The group said this known in a statement while marking 2,000 days since the abduction of over 100 girls by the terrorist group in the Chibok community, Borno State.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigeria can become stronger and more developed if states have more powers. Osinbajo said this on Friday at the 59th Independence Anniversary Lecture at the Island Club, Lagos.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) condemned the Federal Government over its proposed move to reintroduce toll gates to bridge funding gaps for road repairs. The organisation gave the condemnation in a statement on Saturday signed by the Coordinator of CACOL’s Media and Publications, Adegboyega Otunuga.
The Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said his government will start the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage this month. Fayemi said this on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti the state capital at the 2019 World Teachers’ Day celebration.
The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. General Buratai Tukur has urged media practitioners in the country to help in tackling fate news and hate speeches. Buratai also noted that this has become important before fake news and hate speeches drive the West African nation in a serious crisis.
The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the activities of the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) as unconstitutional. In a statement on Friday, the Edo state chairman of the APC, Anselm Ojezua, condemned the activities of the group in the state.
A former Super Eagles assistant Coach Fatai Amoo is not bothered as Chelsea duo Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham dumped Nigeria for England. Abraham and Fikayo are set to make their debut for the Three Lions of England after they were called up for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and the Czech Republic later this month.