Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Sunday, February 16th, 2020.
1. Presidency Reacts To Alleged Planned Protest Against Service Chiefs
The Presidency has cautioned a section of the political class against misleading the public and inciting protests against the heads of military institutions. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, gave the warning in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.
2. Buhari Praises El-Rufai As He Marks His 60th Birthday
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the venture into public service by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State is accidental. The President stated this while felicitating with governor on his 60th birthday.
3. Late-coming To Office Is Corruption – Magu tells Civil Servants
The Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has described lateness to work as a form of corruption. Magu stated this during a rally organized by the anti-corruption agency, the National Youth Service Corps, the Ministry of Women Affairs and the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development.
4. Buhari’s Minister Commends Supreme Court Over David Lyon Sacking
Nigeria’s Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, has commended the Supreme Court judgment that sacked David Lyon as Bayelsa State governor-elect. The judgment which was delivered on Thursday, declared Duoye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the November 16 governorship election.
5. 2023: North Won’t Hand Over Power – Junaid Mohammed
A lawmaker in Nigeria’s second republic parliament Junaid Mohammed has said that the North will not hand power to the South come 2023. Speaking in an interview with The Sun, he said, “What makes anybody think that those who are now holding power are going to voluntarily surrender power in 2023? I don’t know. So, zoning and rotation afford us the worst”.
6. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Reveals Next Move After Parent’s Burial
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (POB), Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to now put all efforts on the actualisation of Biafra now that his parents are out of the way. Taking to his Facebook page on Saturday, Kanu also thanked members of the IPOB who defied all threats to attend the burial and “shamed” those he described as “enemies.”