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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

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Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.

1. EU To Nigeria: Don’t Take Your Democracy For Granted

The European Union (EU) has warned Nigeria against taking its democracy for granted following setbacks recorded during the country’s 2019 general election. Head of EU observer team to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, said this on Monday in Abuja, while presenting Information Technology (IT) equipment to 75 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Concise News reports that the EU Election Observation Mission had in a report stressed an urgent need for Nigeria to improve its electoral process and restore faith in the system.

2. INEC Finally Speaks About Server, Reveals What Was Used For 2019 Elections

Nigeria’s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it did not transmit the 2019 general election results through its server. “We used the Federal Constitution of the Federal Republic, we used the Electoral Act and we used our own guidelines for 2019,” the commissions’s National Commissioner in charge of Southwest, Solomon Soyebi, said on Monday.

3. Peter Obi Insists INEC Must Produce Server Used For 2019 Elections

Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in the 2019 presidential election, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will compel Nigeria’s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to produce the results from its server at the Election Petitions Tribunal. “INEC must provide the server they used for the election because they know they used the server for the election and must provide it,” he said.

4. President Buhari Mourns Victims Of Konduga Bomb Blasts

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commiserated with families of victims of bomb blasts at a viewing centre in Mandarari, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno on Sunday, Concise News reports. President Buhari decried the heinous acts, stressing that perpetrators of evil acts have judgment awaiting them, not only from man, via the long arms of the law, but also from God Almighty.

5. Former Egypt President Morsi Dies After Collapsing In Court

Former president of Egypt Mohamed Morsi has died following his court session Monday, state television reported. Concise News reports that Morsi, 67, was in court when he suddenly collapsed and then died, according to state television. An Egyptian judicial official told the Associated Press that Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is kept in during sessions and warning that he had “many secrets” he could reveal before collapsing minutes later.

6. Supreme Court Fixes Date For Osun Governorship Dispute Judgment

The Supreme Court has fixed July 5, 2019 for judgment in the appeals filed by Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Senator Ademola Adeleke concerning the dispute over the last governorship election in Osun State. This is coming after a seven-man panel of the court, led by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, had heard final arguments in respect of the main appeal, marked: SC/553/2019 filed by Adeleke.

7. Why FG Suspended School Feeding Programme In Some States

The Federal Government says that it has suspended the Homegrown School Feeding Programme in some states because of alleged reports of poor quality food, insufficient and irregular supply of food. Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, made this known in an interview with the Punch. Uwais noted that there was a need to investigate those reports as well as late disbursement of funds by the government in the affected states.

8. Kogi Election: APC Split As Factional Executives Adopt Direct Primary

The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, and his supporters appear to have a herculean task in front of them ahead of the November 16 governorship poll following the adoption of direct primary by the Hadi Ametuo-led faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Concise News reports that at a meeting of the APC state party executives and stakeholders held at the state’s capital Lokoja, on Monday, the party resolved to adopt direct election format for the primary in August.

9. Lagos Laws: Sanwo-Olu Charges Residents To Ensure Full Compliance

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday charged residents to ensure full compliance with existing laws and regulations in the state. Concise News reports that Sanwo-Olu harped on compliance with laws while briefing newsmen at the Lagos House, Alausa, shortly after a meeting with security chiefs in the state. He said that his administration would be rolling out sensitisation campaigns to keep people informed about the various rules and regulations pertaining to security and transportation, to ensure compliance.

10. Nigeria vs France: Brave Super Falcons Bow To Host Nation, Not Out Of Women’s World Cup Yet

The Super Falcons of Nigeria bowed gallantly one nil to hosts of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World CupFrance in Rennes on Monday. Concise News reports that Thomas Dennerby‘s ladies were reduced to ten players when Ngozi Ebere got sent off after receiving a second yellow card in the 74th minute. And Wendie Renard dispatched the resultant kick.

That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.

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