Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Sunday, November 10th, 2019.
Omoyele Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana, has said that a statement by the Department of State Service (DSS) concerning the release of his client is totally misleading. The security agency had said that it had received a court order to release the convener of the Revolution Now protest but nobody had turned up at the Service’s office to take delivery of him.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibo state appears not to be disturbed by the judgment of the Court of Appeal on the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial election. The court, sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, had on Saturday ordered a rerun election in Essien Udim area of Akwa Ibom.
The leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu should not return to the country and expects to go back freely. This warning came from an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari who wanted anonymity.
The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has called on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to resign to avoid more ridicule, Concise News reports. This news medium understands that the pro-Biafra group noted this in a reaction to the sack of Osinbajo’s aides by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has unveiled its plans to resolve and implement Federal Government’s directive on reduction of data cost and illegal deductions. Uwa Suleiman, spokesperson for the Communication Minister, Dr Isa Pantani, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday that this was contained in a letter the commission sent to the minister.
The candidate of the United Peoples’ Congress (UPC) for the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state, Sunday Abuh, has denied stepping down for Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The UPC chairman in the state, Moses Damisa, had on Friday disclosed that Abuh stepped down for Bello, while stating that the party’s structure collapsed into Bello’s structure.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis on Saturday officially announced the retirement of His Eminence, Cardinal John Onaiyekan as the Archbishop of Abuja Dioceses. Concise News reports that this was made known by Josef Ishu, department of Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja.
The Federal Government says it is establishing a “Delivery Unit” to coordinate the tracking and monitoring of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved policies, programmes and projects, in line with the priority areas of Government. Babatunde Lawal, the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs office (CAO), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), disclosed this on Saturday in Lagos State.
Unai Emery has said that his Arsenal side draw matches so much and “that is what’s important for the [Premier League] table” following their 2-0 defeat by Leicester City on Saturday. Jamie Vardy and James Maddison netted the goals as Brendan Rodgers’ flying Foxes humbled their struggling visitors at the King Power Stadium to climb to second in the league standings, while Arsenal dropped to sixth.
Silas Gnaka scored from the spot as holders Nigeria succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Cote d’Ivoire in a Group B match of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) U-23 at Al Salam Stadium in Egypt on Saturday. Gnaka scored in the 68th minute after Nigeria were reduced to 10 men from the previous foul by Olisa Ndah who received his marching orders.