Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Monday, 30th July, 2018
1. President Buhari deploys 1,000 combined armed forces to Zamfara state
President Buhari has assembled a 1000-strong military force comprising the army, airforce, police, and the civil defence to curb the killings by bandits terrorizing Zamfara state.
A statement Sunday night by presidential spokesmen, Garba Shehu, further stated that the move is part of President Buhari’s commitment to ensuring security in every part of the country.
2. 2019: INEC budgets N1.8b for possible presidential run-off
The Independent National Electoral Commission has budgeted the sum of N1.8bn for a possible Presidential run-off in 2019.
The N1, 860, 952, 928 is for election logistics expenses, including movement, deployment and retrieval of men and materials in the event of a run-off.
3. Armed policemen take over Benue State house of assembly complex
A detachment of armed Mobile policemen, have reportedly taken over the house of assembly complex in Benue state on Monday morning.
The heavily armed men blocked the main entrance leading to the assembly complex, thereby preventing workers from gaining entrance.
4. Dasuki’s family drags AGF Malami before NBA over unprofessional conduct
The family of the detained former National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) has formally dragged the Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami SAN before the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) praying for an investigation and sanction of the minister over his unprofessional conducts and utter disregards to the rule of law.
The Family in the petition accused Malami of exhibiting unprofessional conduct likely to cause anarchy in the country through his promotion of disobedience to the lawful order of court by the Federal Government.
5. I remain unbothered about defections in APC – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday night that he was not bothered about the defections in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The President, who was responding to a question during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian Embassy, Lome, said most Nigerians appreciated the performance of his administration.
6. Governor Al-Makura of Nasarawa state sacks 9 commissioners, two advisers
Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has announced a major cabinet shakeup in which nine commissioners and two special advisers lost their jobs.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mohammed Abdullahi, the Secretary to the State Government, on Sunday in Lafia.
7. Angry youths attack police station, burn vehicle, motor cycles
Some irate youths in Zurmi town, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara attacked the community police station demanding that officers should hand over the three suspected bandits arrested by the army to them.
The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Muhammad Shehu, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Gusau on Sunday said the police station was attacked on Saturday evening.
8. Saraki no more a member of APC – Senator Adamu
Senator Abdullahi Adamu has said Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is no more a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, after failing to attend a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the caucus of the APC in the upper legislature.
According to him, the Senate President betrayed Buhari and the national mandate of the APC by supervising the defection of some federal lawmakers to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
9. Buhari didn’t want anything to do with Tinubu in 2013 – Galadima
The Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress, Buba Galadima, said President Muhammadu Buhari was against forming an alliance with a former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, who had nominated Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as Buhari’s running mate before the 2015 elections.
He also said he blocked the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, from becoming the running mate of Buhari during the build-up to the 2015 Presidential election.
10. Team Nigeria wins 105 medals in African youth games
Nigerian representatives at the just concluded African Youth Games (AYG) in Algiers, Algeria on Saturday, have ended their campaign with a total number of 105 medals won from 19 sports.
With weightlifting accounting for the the largest chunk of the medals gotten, with a total of 18, comprising 12 gold, five silver and one bronze medals, the team won 29 gold, 33 silver and 43 bronze medals.