Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Friday, 3rd August, 2018
1. President Buhari meets service chiefs in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a closed door meeting with the nation’s service chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The security chiefs during the meeting, asked for more equipment to fight the insecurity in the country.
2. Saraki appointed as National Leader of PDP
Senate President, Bukola Saraki has been appointed as the national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party.
This was done during the party’s national executive committee meeting which held in Abuja yesterday where other defectors were also welcomed back into the party.
3. APC suspends Senator Shehu Sani indefinitely
The chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State Air Commodore Emmanuel Jekada has confirmed, that Senator Shehu Sani is on indefinite suspension from the party in Kaduna State.
Senator Sani had earlier been suspended by the party leadership of Tudun Wada Ward 6, Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
4. Court fixes October 4 for hearing on El-Zakzaky’s bail application
A Kaduna High Court on Thursday, fixed Oct 4 to rule on the bail application of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife Zinat.
The IMN leader, his wife, Yahaya and Abdulqadir were charged for alleged conspiracy, abating culpable homicide among other related offences.
5. APC appoints Yekini Nabena to replace Bolaji Abdullahi as publicity secretary
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has approved the appointment of Mr. Yekini Nabena as the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party.
This is as the National Publicity Secretary Bolaji Abdullahi, resigned and subsequently defected from the party.
6. Presidency replies PDP on Buhari’s London vacation
The Presidency on Thursday dismissed the claims by the Peoples Democratic Party that President Muhammadu Buhari is embarking on a 10-day leave in order to open the stage for illegal and unconstitutional actions by his administration.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity described the claims as both ridiculous and a hollow narrative to garner cheap sympathy.
7. FG spends N49b on school feeding programme
The federal government has spent N49 billion on the national home-grown school feeding programme, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Protection, Mariam Uwais, disclosed Thursday.
The programme which has been on for two years, is meant for feeding primary school pupils across the country and is a compo-nent of the government’s social investment programme.
8. Wrestling power from Buhari would be difficult – Galadima
The national chairman of the reformed APC, Alh. Buba Galadima, has disclosed that wrestling power from President Buhari in 2019 would not be an easy task.
He said those contending with him must be ready to put in their best to unseat Buhari.
9. Jubilation as Saraki, Tambuwal, Ortom, Others attend NEC meeting of PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday formally welcomed home Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor of Sokoto Aminu Tambuwal, Samuel Ortom of Benue, former Kano state governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Nigeria’s former High Commissioner to South Africa, Ahmed Ibeto and Sen. Dino Melaye as they attended the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja.
All the men were former members of the All Progressives Party and also former members of the PDP.
10. President Buhari to address UN general assembly on September 25
President Muhammadu Buhari will address the 73rd Session of the high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Buhari would deliver Nigeria’s National Statement on the first day of the general debate of the General Assembly high-level events.