Nigerian Newspapers

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Wednesday, August 28th, 2019.

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1. Ambode: Lagos Assembly Sets Up Committee To Probe Ex-Governor

The embattled immediate past Governor of the State, Akinwunmi Ambode has more trouble coming his way as the Lagos State House Assembly has set-up a nine-man ad-hoc committee to investigate the purchase of 820 buses worth N45b by his administration. Chaired by Hon. Fatai Mojeed, other members of the committee are: Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu, Hon. Bisi Yusuff, Hon. Afinni Olanrewaju, Hon. Rasheed Makinde, Hon. Yinka Ogundimu, Hon. Mojisola Meranda, Hon Temitope Adewale and Hon Kehinde Joseph.

2. Alleged Rape: Police Grant COZA’s Fatoyinbo Bail

Police have granted founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly(COZA) Abuja, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo administrative bail. Fatoyinbo’s bail came after hours of questioning by detectives over the allegation of rape levelled against him by celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo.

3. US Reveals Why Nigerians Will Pay More For American Visa

The United States (US) on Tuesday disclosed that Nigerians will be paying more for American visa applications, Concise News reports. The US Consulate explained that the increased cost was “reciprocating” the extra visa fee the Nigerian government charges American citizens.

4. Ekweremadu: Amaechi Speaks About IPOB’s Threat To Politicians Traveling Abroad

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said he is not scared of going abroad despite threats of attacks on Nigerian politicians by the banned Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Concise News understands. Members of the pro-Biafra group had two weeks ago molested former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu. 

5. I’m Working To Rid Judiciary Of Corruption – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Muhammad, has said that since his appointment, he has been ensuring speedy justice dispensation to rid the institution of corruption. He said his focus had been on reinventing the processes of the judiciary and to provide speedy administration of justice.

6. What Sowore Said About planning To Topple Buhari’s Govt

Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow has faulted claim by the Department of State Services (DSS) that he planned to topple the government of President Mohammadu Burahi with his planned protest. The former presidential candidate, whom the DSS has held after it got a court order to detain him for 45 days in the first instance, categorically denied plotting to topple the government.

7. Top US Hospital Appoints Nigerian Doctor Surgeon-In-Chief

A Nigerian medical doctor, Oluyinka Olutoye, has been appointed as the Surgeon-in-Chief of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the United States, Concise News understands. It was learned that Olutoye, a general pediatric surgeon with a medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, will also be appointed Professor and the E. Thomas Boles chair of Pediatric Surgery at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine.

8. One Dead, Many Injured As Dangote Truck, Lagos BRT Bus Collide In Fatal Accident

One person has been confirmed dead and many seriously injured as a fully-loaded Dangote truck collided with a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle in Lagos on Tuesday morning. Concise News understands that the Dangote truck reportedly skidded off the main carriageway to clash into the bus on the special BRT lane, according to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA).

9. Minimum Wage: Labour Reveals When FG Will Start Payment

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that the Federal Government will start the payment of the new minimum wage from September. Chairman of the Ekiti State Chapter of the NLC Kolapo Olatunde revealed that payment of the new wage would begin next month.

10. Transfer: Nigerian Star Iheanacho Signs For German Club

Nigerian forward Aloy Iheanacho has joined German club Hertha Walheim in the Bundesliga II from Ingolstadt forward, Concise News understands. Concise News learned that the team said Iheanacho is part of 11 new players signed up by the club to boost their squad in the 2019/2020 season after 13 players left.

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