Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Saturday, October 5th, 2019.
Nigeria and South Africa have agreed to issue 10-year visas to businessmen, frequent travelers and academics. The development came after the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria in Pretoria, South Africa.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has alleged that kidnappers are now partnering with “some elements of Boko Haram” to abduct people. Concise News reports that El-Rufai said this on Friday following the kidnap of six schoolgirls and two staff members from a boarding school in Kaduna.
A Vehicle Inspector Officer in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State, Ahmed Bello, was lynched by a mob of protesters, the state Police Command has said.
The State Commissioner of Police Adamu Usman made the disclosure in Minna on Friday.
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday granted bail of N150m to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare. Concise News understands that the presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, granted bail to Sowore in the sum of N100m with two sureties in like sum.
The convener of RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, has said “we need a brand new country” as he urged his supporters to remain resolute. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Friday granted Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, bail of N150m.
American business magnate Bill Gates has revealed that himself and his co-billionaire Aliko Dangote have a lot in common. Gates made the revelation on his Instagram page where he stated how much his wife, Melinda, also appreciates friendship with Dangote.
The Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KSIRS) on Friday morning, sealed off the state headquarters of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) for tax default. The service said that the premises will remain closed until full compliance.
The Supreme Court has struck out the appeal of candidate of the Hope Democratic Party (HDP), Ambrose Owuru against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The appeal was struck out on the grounds that Owuru and his party engaged in gross abuse of court processes by filing two notices of appeal contrary to the provisions of the law.
A crossdresser Idris Okuneye better known as Bobrisky has doled out N500, 000 to a former Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemate Tacha. This news medium understands that Bobrisky had promised to give Tacha N1m after she was disqualified from the reality TV show.
Chelsea will be away to Southampton in one of the Premier League fixtures to be played this weekend, hoping to take all three points. The Blues last weekend defeated Brighton 2-0 in a Premier League fixture at home at the Stamford Bridge.