Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Monday, October 7th, 2019.
Former vice presidential candidate Pastor Tunde Bakare has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to shake up Nigeria’s security agencies and military leadership. In his state of the nation broadcast entitled “Resetting Nigeria on the path of predictable progress” delivered at the church headquarters in Lagos on Sunday, Bakare said: “Buhari must be willing to do the needful, and not make just cosmetic changes, to stop the haemorrhage.”
Registration of new Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards will now require the presentation of the National Identity Number (NIN), according to The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said that the policy was in line with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Act 2007 relating to NIN regulations.
Revered Nigerian cleric Pastor Enoch Adeboye has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to focus on policies that would lessen the suffering of Nigerians. The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) made this known on Sunday at the church’s thanksgiving service for Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary.
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Akinwunmi Adesina for re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB). “When asked by former President Goodluck Jonathan to serve as Minister of Agriculture, it was duty calling me to the land of my birth,” said Akinwunmi, while speaking at an event in Lagos on Sunday.