Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Tuesday, August 14th.
DSS Denies Recovering PVCs, Others From Ex-boss Houses
The DSS on Monday dismissed a video purportedly showing that it recovered some items from the Abuja and Katsina homes of former Director-General Lawal Daura. The items reported to have been recovered include: Twenty-one billion naira (N21bn) cash, 400 assorted and sophisticated small arms and light weapons /rifles, and thousands of PVCs belonging to Niger Republic immigrants.
Court Delays Arrest Of INEC Chairman
Justice Abdul Aboki of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, on Monday ordered a stay of execution of the arrest warrant issued against the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu. The judge also adjourned the hearing of the suit filed by the INEC Chairman to September 17, 2018.
Saraki Reveals Why He Visited Obasanjo
Senate President Bukola Saraki has disclosed “the main reason” he visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Monday. Saraki told newsmen after the meeting that he was with Obasanjo to make up for his (Saraki’s) absence at the formal inauguration of the Presidential library held last year.
National Assembly Cancels Plan To Reconvene Tuesday
The National Assembly will not reconvene on Tuesday to consider the budget for the 2019 polls and other pending issues. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Yusuf Lasun, had last week announced that the federal lawmakers would reconvene on Tuesday to consider the budget for the 2019 polls and other pending issues forwarded to them by President Muhammadu Buhari in July.
Osinbajo Remains Buhari’s Running Mate In 2019 – Presidency
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo would still remain the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election, the Presidency has indicated. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.
Akpabio Dismisses Plot To Declare His Seat Vacant
Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State Senator Godswill Akpabio has stated that he is not bothered about an alleged plot to declare his seat vacant following his defection from the APC to the PDP. The former Senate Minority Leader also said that he was not aware of the plan by the National Assembly to reconvene on Tuesday.
Court Stops Benue House Of Assembly From Sitting
New speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Titus Uba, and other principal officers were on Monday restrained from carrying out official duties by the Makurdi High Court. The court also restrained the Uba-led House from entering and sitting in the state assembly complex.
Presidency Speaks On Bye-election Victories, Slams PDP
The Presidency on Monday commended Nigerians for showing confidence in the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration. The ruling party had recorded victories at the National Assembly bye-elections in Katsina, Bauchi and Kogi States at the weekend.
APC Bribed Voters In Bauchi Senatorial Bye-election, PDP Alleges
The PDP has rejected the result of Saturday’s Bye-election in Bauchi South Senatorial District, alleging that a vote was bought for as low as N100. Nigeria’s electoral umpire, INEC, declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Gumau, as the winner.
Falconets Scrape Through U-20 W/Cup Quarter-finals After 1-1 With China
Rasheedat Ajibade’s injury-time goal flew the Falconets into the quarter-finals of the U-20 World Cup after a 1-1 draw with China. Nigeria went into the game on the back of a 1-0 win over Haiti in their second match on Thursday and needed just a point to make it to the last eight.
That’s the roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.