Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Monday, October 28th, 2019.
The Supreme Court has fixed Wednesday, October 30, to hear an appeal filed by Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the judgment of the presidential election petitions tribunal. “Breaking News! The Supreme Court of Nigeria has scheduled to hear the Appeal of the PDP and Atiku/PeterObi, arising from the judgment of the Appeal Court, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. It’s time to #RescueNigeria,” the PDP tweeted on Sunday.
The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has said Bola Tinubu’s affiliation with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will make it hard for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe him. Tinubu who is a chieftain of the ruling APC had on the eve of the 2019 Presidential elections conveyed cash into his home via a bullion van.
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has said it will soon introduce various categories of visas for the country as part of its visa reform. The Comptroller General of Immigration, Mohammad Babandede, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin.
Jummai Balewa, the wife of Nigeria’s only Prime Minister killed during a coup, Tafawa Balewa, has died following some protracted illness. A family source from Bauchi confirmed that Jummai Balewa died in Lagos in the early hours of Sunday.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its role in the controversial $460 million to fund the Abuja Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) project. The APC was reacting to a recent revelation by the finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, that the current administration continues to service a loan taken from China to fund the contract.
Apostle Alfred Tseye-Okotie of the Hilltop Believers Assembly Incorporated in Warri, Delta State has claimed that 80 per cent of Nigerian churches are fake. The Delta State-based Apostle Tseye-Okotie said this on Sunday at the Mighty Warrior International Conference 2019.
Former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla, has said that his corruption ordeal is the handiwork of those that want to tarnish his image. The embattled lawyer made this known on Saturday evening on his Facebook page after the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) recently declared him wanted.
Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA) has sent a cryptic message to Bola Tinubu who is gearing up to contest for the presidency in 2023. Tinubu who is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had his campaign office launched for the next election.
Shakira Kibirige was among the winners at the 2019 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) which took place in Lagos State on Sunday. Shakira Kibirige’s Mercy of the Jungle was award as the winner for Best Costume Design and also for Best Makeup.
Arsenal coach Unai Emery has blamed the team’s inability to take possession for the 2-2 draw at home to Crystal Palace in a Premier League encounter. The Gunners were 2-0 up courtesy of strikes from Sokratis in the 7th minute and David Luiz just a minute later.
That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.