Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Tuesday, October 1st, 2019.
1. 59th Independence: What Donald Trump Told Buhari In Message
US President Donald Trump has written to President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria marks its 59th independence anniversary, describing the country as a great ally. Concise News reports that Trump in a letter on Monday extended his greetings to all Nigerians on the occasion.
2. 59th Independence Anniversary: What Atiku Said About Nigeria (Full Message)
Former Vice-President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar has lamented the condition of the country 59 years after its independence from Britain. Nigeria marks her freedom from colonial rule on October 1, with Atiku saying that the founding fathers of the nation would be disappointed with her current situation.
3. Nigeria’s Challenges Stepping Stone To Greatness – Lawan
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that the challenges facing Nigeria are stepping stones to success, Concise News reports. Lawan made this known in his independence message to Nigerians in a statement on Monday.
4. Why Court Ordered Remand Of Sowore In DSS Custody
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the remand of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, in the custody of the Department of State Security Service. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu also remanded Sowore’s co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, in DSS custody pending the hearing of their bail application on Friday.
5. Kogi Election: INEC Unveils List Of Candidates For Poll
As the Kogi State governorship election draws close, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the list of candidates for the exercise. Concise News understands that INEC released the list of the candidates it cleared for the poll on Monday.
6. Bayelsa: Full List Of Candidates Cleared By INEC For Guber Poll
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has unveiled the list of candidates for the Bayelsa governorship election, Concise News reports. Bayelsa State will be heading to the poll on November 16, 2019, to elect their leaders with INEC clearing 45 candidates/parties.
7. What Ortom Discussed With Osinbajo About Benue/Ebonyi Land Crisis
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met behind closed doors with Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and Ebonyi State Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, over the land crisis between the two states, Concise News reports. The meeting, this online news medium understands, was attended by the Acting Director General of the National Boundary Commission, Adaji Adamu.
8. Oyo Govt Speaks On Tax Increment
The Oyo State Government has assured the people of the state that it will not increase the tax on business enterprises to boost Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). Concise News reports that John Adeleke, the Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Internal Revenue Service, gave the assurance while addressing newsmen in Ibadan on Sunday.
9. Ganduje Vs Abba: Tribunal To Rule On Kano Guber Case Wednesday
Wednesday, October 2, has been fixed by the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for judgment on the petition against the election of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje. The PDP and its candidate, Abba Yusuf, had filed a petition challenging the declaration of Ganduje as the winner of the March 9 governorship election by INEC.
10. How Enyimba Crashed Out Of CAF Champions League
Nigeria’s representatives in this Year’s CAF Champions League Enyimba have failed in their bid to qualify for the group stages following their 1-0 loss to Al-Hilal in Omdurman on Sunday. The two-time African champions had shot themselves in the foot right from the first leg in Aba a fortnight ago as they could only record a barren draw against the Sudanese side.