Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Friday, October 11th, 2019.
Lawmakers in Lagos state, southwest Nigeria, on Thursday threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on the immediate past governor of the state Akinwunmi Ambode. The Lagos State House of Assembly also threatened to order the arrest of four others who served in the Ambode administration as commissioners.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday met behind closed doors with his successor President Muhammadu Buhari. Jonathan, who arrived at the forecourt of the State House around 2.58pm, proceeded to the President’s office around 3pm for the meeting which lasted for about eight minutes.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has claimed that the Nigerian government may put the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in trouble. This statement came from the IMF Senior Resident Representative and Mission Chief for Nigeria Amine Mati.
The Nigerian Government has paid £250,000 to Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) as its running cost as ordered by a British Court. Nigeria through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) made the payment before the 14-day ultimatum elapsed on Thursday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured a court order to detain Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, Faisal, pending the conclusion of an investigation against them. A statement by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the order from the FCT High Court, Bwari, was to keep the suspects for two weeks. The EFCC also said that Faisal had been handed over to the police for investigation for pulling a gun on security agents who came to arrest his father.
A northern elder statesman Junaid Mohammed has said it does not matter where President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor comes from in 2023. Junaid does not believe that the presidency should be rotated, saying the best candidate should win and lead Nigeria irrespective of where he comes from.
Nigeria has recovered about N1 trillion from proceeds of corruption perpetrated by Nigerians in the country. This was disclosed on Thursday by the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay. This was disclosed on Thursday by the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, who added that the figure did not include those recovered from outside Nigeria.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state says he would strive hard to ensure that the November 16 governorship poll in the state is rancour-free and credible. The governor gave the assurance on Thursday in Lokoja at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to interface with political parties, their candidates, security agencies and other interested parties.
A 64-year-old man Bassey Archibong has engaged in sexual activities with his four daughters between 12 and 20 years on the claims that same happened in the Bible without God punishing the offender. The father, who was said to have been having sex with the girls since 2016, was arraigned on three counts of continuous sexual relationship with his daughters, failure to get their consent and involvement in an amoral relationship with the victims.
Brazil assistant coach Cleber Xavier has singled out Everton star Alex Iwobi as the player that his side must cage when they face Nigeria in an international friendly on Sunday in Singapore National Stadium. Nigeria have in-form Lille striker Victor Osimhen, Villarreal’s wing wizard Samuel Chukwueze and Rangers’ Joe Aribo going into the game but Xavier said Iwobi was the player to watch out for in the clash.