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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Monday, 16th September, 2019

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Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Monday, 16th September 2019

1. Xenophobia: South African President To Send Envoy To Buhari, Others

South Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is set to send special envoys to President Muhammadu Buhari and several African leaders over the recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in his country.

The special envoys would deliver messages of solidarity to several heads of state and governments across Africa, News24 reports.

2. Biafra: IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Meets UN Officials Tuesday

Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) would on Tuesday, September 17, meet with officials of the United Nations in its Geneva, Switzerland office.

Naija News reports that the group made this known in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.

3. Police Give Fresh Warning To FUOYE Students

Police in Ekiti has warned that students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) to desist from any form of unlawful assembly that can exacerbate the insecurity situation in the state.

Naija News reports that the state Police command while issuing the warning, emphasized that the students should shun any form of protest especially the protests that are connected to do the recent killings of two students of the institution.

4. Atiku vs Buhari: CUPP Reveals FG’s Alleged Plot Against Supreme Court Judges

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of allegedly plotting against Supreme Court judges ahead of Atiku Abubakar’s appeal against the ruling of the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal (PEPT).

Naija News recalls that the PEPT had dismissed the petition of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the victory of President Buhari at the 2019 election.

5. Benue Former Governor Suswam Allegedly Plans Defection

Report reaching Naija News suggests that the former Governor of Benue State and Senator representing the Benue North East Senatorial District, Gabriel Suswam might defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress in no distant time.

A source revealed this on conditions of anonymity through a statement obtained by Naija News.

6. Tell Buhari To Obey Court Orders – SERAP Urges AGF Malami

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abukabar Malami, to advise President Muhammadu Buhari to enforce court judgements.

SERAP specifically referred to the judgement by Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor ordering the immediate release of details of payments to all defaulting and allegedly corrupt electricity contractors and companies since 1999.

7. Xenophobia: What FG Should Do To South African Govt, Soon – Akinyemi

Prof Bolaji Akinyemi, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, has called on the Federal Government to drag the South African government to the International Court of Justice for failing to cater for Nigerian citizens living in South Africa.

This is said why reacting to the series of xenophobic attacks Nigerians are facing in South Africa.

8. Biafra: Why I May Join IPOB – Rochas Okorocha

Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC-Imo North) has revealed that he will not hesitate to join the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Okorocha, who admitted knowing members of IPOB, stated that he would join the Nnamdi Kanu-led group if they are able to convince him to do so.

9. Kogi Gov’ship: PDP Makes Strong Allegation Against Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State People Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of purchasing Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from registered voters ahead of the November 16 Kogi governorship election.

The PDP made this known in a statement by the spokesperson of the Musa Wada Gubernatorial Campaign Organisation, Faruk Adejoh-Audu.

10. ECOWAS: Buhari Laments Growth Of Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has told West African leaders that the spread of Boko Haram activities in the region should be a cause for concern among them.

Buhari made this known while addressing the extraordinary summit of ECOWAS heads of state and government on counter-terrorism, taking place in Burkina Faso.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.


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