Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Saturday, February 15th, 2020.
1. Diri Sworn In As Bayelsa Governor
Senator Douye Diri, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in Bayelsa state has been sworn in as the 5th civilian Executive Governor of that State. Before Diri’s swearing-in, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo had earlier taken oath of office as deputy governor of the state.
2. Military Accuses Amnesty Int’l Of Working With Boko Haram Insurgents
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has accused human rights group Amnesty International of working Boko Haram insurgents in destabilising the North East. Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement on Friday while reacting to the allegation that the security troops razed some villages in Borno State.
3. Boko Haram: Amnesty Int’l Accuses Military Of Setting Borno Villages On Fire
Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian military of burning some villages in Borno State and displacing residents of the affected villages. In a statement on Friday, the human rights group said the security agents burn the villages in response to escalation in attacks by Boko Haram insurgents recently.
4. Bayelsa Governorship: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Douye Diri
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented Certificate of Return to Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the November 16 Bayelsa governorship election. The electoral commission presented the certificate to him during a briefing held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday.
5. INEC Declares PDP Candidate Diri Winner Of Bayelsa Election
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Bayelsa election, Senator Duoye Diri, has been declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who made this announcement on Friday at the INEC headquarters in Abuja said the certificate of return will be issued immediately to the winner.
6. Gunmen Attack Kaduna Village, Kill 7, Injure 5
There was tension in Maro, a village between Kajuru and Kachia areas of Kaduna state, on Wednesday, as gunmen killed 7 people and injured 5. According to the state police command spokesperson, Mohammed Jalige who confirmed the attack, the incident occurred in the evening after the gunmen stormed the village.