Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Thursday, Mar. 8th


Goodmorning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newpapers headlines today Thursday, Mar. 8th.

Court Sentences Okah To Life Imprisonment

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has sentenced the main suspects in the 2010 Abuja bomb blast, Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze, to life imprisonment. Click for details.

Northern Leaders To Screen Presidential Candidates

Northern leaders have said they would screen all presidential aspirants from the North for the 2019 general election before throwing their weight behind any candidate. Read more.

Military Coup Still Possible In Nigeria – Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President Ekeweremadu has warned that the military could still take over power in the country as the nation’s democracy is still open to attack.

Court Frees Husband Stabber Maryam Sanda

Maryam Sanda, who allegedly stabbed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, to death, has been granted bail by an Abuja High Court.

Learn From Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised President Muhammad Buhari to learn from his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Akufo-Addo, and stop turning Nigeria into an international joke. Read more.

Fayose Blasts Buhari Over Herdsmen Killing, Calls For Foreign Aid

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has called on the international community to help Nigeria unravel the perpetrators of the unending killings in the country. Read full story here.

Nigeria’s Economy Fragile Despite Exit From Recession – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has congratulated Nigeria for its exit from recession but noted that the country’s economy is still fragile. Read more.

Kogi Turning Confluence Of Blood Under Bello – Ebira Youths

The Ebira Youth Elites Organisation of Nigeria has alleged that Governor Yahaya Bello is turning Kogi state into a confluence of blood. Click for full report.

Senate Rejects Bill To Allow Corps Members Wear Hijab, Skirt

A bill seeking to amend the National Youth Service Corps Act to allow corps members wear skirt, hijab among others was on Wednesday struck out by the Senate. Read more.

VAIDS Generated N20bn In 8 Months, Says Fowler

The Federal Government has made N20 billion from 262 taxpayers who declared their assets under the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). Click for more.

Lagos Asks Truck Owners To Vacate Roads In 48 Hours

The government of Lagos has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to truck owners, whose vehicles are causing gridlock in the state, to move them or be prosecuted. Read more.

Herdsmen Attacked Benue Community During Peace Meeting – Police

Police in Benue state have given a graphic account of how Fulani herdsmen killed at least 24 people in Omusu community of Okpokwu, Benue state. Click for details.

Kogi Crisis Threat To Democracy, Says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said the political crisis in Kogi state is a threat to the nation’s democracy which must be resolved soonest.

CAN Vows To Expose Pastors Involved In Trafficking

The Edo chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has vowed to fish out pastors who sell anointing oil, handkerchiefs and pray for human traffickers. Read more.

Buhari Orders Full Audit Into Dana Air Mishap

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a full audit into the Dana air mishap, just as he assured Nigerians of his government’s resolve to ensure their safety.

Gov. Obiano Fires 18 Commissioners, Aides

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has sacked the 18 commissioners in his cabinet and other political appointees in ministries, departments and agencies. Read more.

INEC Uncovers Registration Of Illegal Voters In Taraba 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Taraba state has uncovered registration of unqualified persons in the ongoing continuous voter registration. Read more.

Buhari Receives W/Cup Trophy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received the Fifa World Cup trophy as the commencement of the 2018 edition of the soccer fiesta draws closer.

Juve, Man City Progress As Spurs Crash Out Of Europe

Tottenham on Wednesday became the first English side to crash out of this season’s Champions League after losing 4-3 on aggregate to Juventus in the round of 16. Click for more. 

Enyimba, MFM FC Record Wins In Continental Duels

Enyimba beat Benin Republic’s Energie FC 2-0 in the first leg of the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup at the Stade de l’Amite in Cotonou on Wednesday. Read more.

That’s the concise roundup of top Nigeria news headlines this morning. More news headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.

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