Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Saturday 16th November 2019


Good day, and welcome to JNJGLOBALGIST.COM roundup of the Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines for today Saturday, November 16th, 2019.

1. President Buhari Makes Early Return From Private Visit To UK

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country after his private visit to London, United Kingdom. This news medium understands that the Presidential Jet touched down at about 9.45pm. The president, however, returned a day earlier than he was scheduled to. Speaking to reporters at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Abuja, President Buhari says he intends to work harder and be accountable to Nigerians.

2. DSS Speaks On Continued Detention Of Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, Others

The Department of State Services (DSS) has explained the circumstances that warranted the custody of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and Omoyele Sowore in its facility. There has been a public outcry by Nigerians about the detention of some notable persons undergoing trials and the refusal by the agency to obey court orders. In a statement on Friday by DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, the agency said it will continue to conduct its operations within the bounds of the law.

3. Supreme Court: Buhari Didn’t Need To Submit School Cert. Before Contesting Election

The Supreme Court has ruled that President Muhammadu Buhari was not required to submit his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). While explaining reasons for dismissing the appeal by the PDP and Atiku Abubakar on Friday, the apex court held that Buhari was eminently qualified to contest the last presidential election.

4. Buhari Reacts To Reason Supreme Court Gave For His Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the reason the Supreme Court gave on why he was declared the winner of the 2019 presidential election. In a statement on Friday by his Media Aide, Garba Shehu, the President stressed that the onus of proof must necessarily fall on those that challenge votes, adding that allegations must be substantiated if they are to hold.

5. Nigerian Air Force Training Helicopter Crashes In Enugu

A training helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has crashed in the NAF Base in Enugu State after returning from a routine training exercise. In a statement on its Twitter handle on Friday, NAF said the crash occurred on Thursday after a routine training. It said that although there were no casualties, the cause of the incident was still sketchy and unknown.

6. Kogi Guber: Gunmen Attack Seyi Makinde In Lokoja

Some gunmen have attacked the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, who is currently in Lokoja ahead of Kogi state gubernatorial election on Saturday. According to reports, Makinde, who is also the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) Chairman of Kogi Campaign Council, had lodged in Suitorial Hotels, Lokoja, along Stadium road. But the gunmen arrived the hotel at about 12:50pm, shooting sporadically.

7. FRSC Confirms 2 Persons Dead, Multiple Injuries From Tanker Explosion In Ota

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of two persons while six others sustained injuries in an accident involving 17 vehicles at the old Toll Gate, Sango-Ota, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, told NAN in Abuja, that the accident happened at about 12.54am on Friday.

8. Kogi Election: PDP Reacts As Gunmen Attack Seyi Makinde In Lokoja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has slammed the All Progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly sending armed thugs to invade the hotel where the Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State lodged ahead of tomorrow’s election. This news medium had reported that masked armed men stormed the hotel at about 12.50 pm, and attempted to force their way into the building.n a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday, the PDP claimed that several “hooded APC thugs, armed with automatic rifles and other dangerous weapons, invaded the venue of the meeting which had Governor Makinde, Engr. Wada, his running mate, Hon. Samuel Aro as well as other party chieftains in attendance.”

9. Bayelsa Poll: INEC Speaks On APC Participation

There is no judgement barring the All Progressives Congress (APC) from partaking in the Saturday governorship election in Bayelsa State, the National Headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has clarified. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, made the clarification on Friday.

10. Messi Scores On Argentina Return To Sink Brazil

Lionel Messi struck on his return to international duty Friday following a three-month ban as Argentina defeated fierce rivals Brazil 1-0 in a friendly in Riyadh. The Barcelona forward was suspended by CONMEBOL for accusing South American football’s ruling body of “corruption” after he was sent off in July’s third-place play-off with Chile at the Copa America. Messi netted the only goal of the game at the King Saud University Stadium on 13 minutes, tapping home the rebound after his penalty was saved by Brazil goalkeeper Alisson.

That’s the roundup of the Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on JNJGLOBALGIST.COM website.

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