Nigerian Newspapers

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Thursday, August 8th, 2019.

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1. Next Level: What I Will Do For APC In Second Term – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will be more party-conscious as a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in his second term. Buhari, Concise News had reported, beat his main challenger Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win a second stint in office.

2. Why Nigeria Is Difficult To Lead – IBB Opens Up

Nigeria’s former Head of State General Ibrahim Babangida has said the sheer number of opinions on issues makes the country hard to govern. Concise News understands that Babangida made the comment on Wednesday at his residence in Minna, Niger State.

3. Corruption: EFCC To Arraign Former INEC Chairman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Maurice Iwu, Concise News has learned. This news medium understands that the EFCC wants to arraign the former INEC boss over allegations of money laudering.

4. Xenophobia: Buhari, South Africa President To Meet

President Muhammadu Buhari will soon meet with his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramahosa over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. This was disclosed by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Erewa while briefing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.

5. Presidency Replies Catholic Bishops Over Comment On Insecurity

The Presidency has condemned the allegation by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria that it is handling the security of the nation with levity. Concise News understands the Bishops in a communiqué released at the end of its meeting in Ekiti on Tuesday, had said that the situation at hand was creating panic across the nation hence demanded concerted efforts by the highest level of government to find solutions.

6. Shiites: IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Fumes Over El-Zakzaky’s IMN

The leader of the banned Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has said “Biafrans” do not support injustice, Concise News reports. This news medium understands that the pro-Biafra leader said this in a reaction to the proscription of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) known as Shiites by the Federal Government.

7. Kogi Assembly Begins Move To Impeach Deputy Governor

The Kogi state house of assembly has started proceedings to impeach the deputy governor of the state Simon Achuba. Majority leader of the house, Abdullahi Bello, on Wednesday, read a petition against Achuba at plenary.

8. Court Stops National Assembly From Taking Over Edo Assembly

The National Assembly has been ordered by the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop its plan to take over the Edo State House of Assembly. The presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, made the order at the resumed hearing on Wednesday in the case instituted by the Edo State Government to challenge the directive by the chambers of the National Assembly to the Governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, to issue a fresh proclamation of the state House of Assembly.

9. FG Fishes Out 24,000 Ghost Pensioners, Pays N5bn To Retirees

The Pension Transitional Directorate (PTAD) on Tuesday said the federal government spent over N5 billion on payment of monthly pension to about 300,000 retirees of 270 parastatals and government privatised agencies. The directorate also dropped 24,000 ghost pensioners from the pension payroll at the end of its verification exercise conducted in 2017.

10. Arsenal Respond To £30m Everton’s Bid For Alex Iwobi

Arsenal have rejected a £30 million bid submitted by Everton to sign Nigerian winger, Alex Iwobi, Concise News reports. Everton had prioritised a move for Wilfried Zaha but Crystal Palace are demanding £100 million for their star player.

That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.