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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Monday, 21st October, 2019



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Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Monday, 21st October 2019

1. President Buhari Departs Nigeria For Russia

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart Nigeria to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia.

Naija News reports that the summit is scheduled to hold on October 23rd to 25th, 2019.

2. Boko Haram: ISWAP, Army Clash Leave Five Dead In Borno

Members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have killed at least four Nigerian soldiers and a militia fighter in Borno state.

According to security sources who spoke to AFP on Sunday, fighting erupted late Saturday when troops ambushed a convoy of ISWAP members – who broke out of Boko Haram – near Jakana village, 42 kilometres (26 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri.

3. Escaped Kano Lion Captured

A team of experts have re-captured a lion that escaped from a zoo in Kano State, the Managing Director of Kano Zoological Garden, Alhaji Usman Gwadabe, has announced.

Naija News reports that residents in Kano city area spent the night in fear after news of the lion’s escape from the Zoological Garden spread last night.

4. Biafra: IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Loses Mother

Ugoeze Sally Nnenne Okwu-Kanu, the mother of the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is dead.

Naija News reports that Kanu’s mother died August 30 in Germany, the IPOB leader announced in a video sighted by Naija News.

5. Dino Melaye Reacts To Kogi Deputy Governor Impeachment

Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West) has condemned the impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba.

Naija News had reported that Achuba was on Friday impeached by the Kogi State House of Assembly.

6. Why Buhari, Mamman Daura Can’t Be Separated – Family

President Muhammadu Buhari and his nephew, Mamman Daura, cannot be separated by anybody, the Daura family has insisted.

Recall that Buhari’s wife, Aisha and the immediate family of Mamman Daura have recently been involved in a widely publicized rift over occupation of residences in the Presidential Villa.

7. ‘Tribalistic’ Osinbajo Did Not Abuse Power As Acting President – Junaid Moh’d

Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, has said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo‘s body language and verbal expressions did not lead Nigeria into crisis during his time as Acting President.

Naija News reports that Osinbajo assumed the position of Acting President during President Muhammadu Buhari‘s medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

8. Kidnapped Assistant Commissioner Of Police Released, Suspects Arrested

An Assistant Commissioner of Police, Isa Rambo, who was kidnapped in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, by unknown gunmen, has regained his freedom.

Naija News had reported earlier that Rambo, who is the commander of the Suleja area command of the Nigeria Police Force, was kidnapped on his way to Jos, Plateau state capital.

9. FG Takes Fresh Decision On USSD Banking Charges

The move of telcos to increase charges on use Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) channels to access banking services has been opposed by the Federal Government.

Naija News had reported earlier that some telecommunications network service providers in Nigeria had sent notices to their subscribers that with effect from today, Monday, October 21, USSD will attract extra charges.

10. BREXIT: British Govt Fixes Date UK Will Leave EU

The government of the United Kingdom on Sunday fixed October 31st as the day Britain will exit the European Union.

Naija News reports that the decision was made despite parliament forcing Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to request another delay.

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

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