Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Saturday, October 26th, 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday returned to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, after attending the Russia-Africa Economic Summit in Sochi. The presidential aircraft conveying the Nigerian leader and some members of his entourage landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 5.25 p.m.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday ordered the remand of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) Abdulrasheed Maina, Concise News reports. Maina, who was arraigned alongside his son, Faisal, pleaded not guilty to the 12 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team Abdulrasheed Maina on Friday pleaded not guilty to the 12 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at a Federal High Court in Abuja. This arraignment is coming after Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo ordered the forfeiture of 23 property linked to Maina, following an ex parte motion filed by the EFCC
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said government regulation of social media is not the best way to go. Osinbajo also called on religious leaders in Nigeria to not allow social media to be used as an instrument of war, saying it should be self-regulated.
Eze Gideon Ejike, the traditional ruler of Orlu in Imo state, has reportedly appealed to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to allow the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to return to Nigeria for the burial of his mother. Kanu had announced the death of his mother, Ugoeze Sally Nmeme, on Sunday, October 22. She was said to have died in Germany on 30 August.
A lecturer of European languages at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Boniface Igbeneghu, has been the Lagos state police command over the sex-for-grades video. Igbeneghu, who is also a pastor of Foursquare Gospel Church, was recorded by a hidden camera in a 13-minute video documentary released by the BBC Africa Eye on October 7.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday, kicked off campaign to reclaim Kogi State from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election. PDP’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, at the campaign, which kicked off in Lokoja, urged the electorate in the state to use the Nov. 16 governorship election to seek for good governance.
The Director-General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has warned corps members deployed to Jigawa against unauthorized journeys. Ibrahim issued the warning while addressing the corps members in Dutse on Friday during his two-day visit to inspect and commission some projects in the state.
Kanye West’s latest album, Jesus Is King, has been finally released after a longer-than-expected delay. The album’s official release followed listening events in cities that included Detroit, New York City, and Los Angeles. West worked on Jesus Is King until the last possible moment — it was supposed to come out Thursday at midnight, but the rapper tweeted that he was still “fixing mixes” on three different songs.
Leicester City astonishingly hammered Southampton 9-0 at their home, securing the largest away win in English football history. The Foxes also equaled the Premier League record for victory margin set by Manchester United against Ipswich in the 1994-95 season