Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Monday, 6th August, 2018
1. Presidency appeals to Saraki, Dogara to re-open National Assembly
The presidency has appealed to the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, to reconvene the National Assembly in order to consider several urgent matters pending before it.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, made the appeal at a press conference in Lagos at the weekend, saying the lawmakers needed to urgently consider some important pending issues in national interest.
2. Dankwambo declares interest in 2019 presidency
The governor of Gombe State, Hassan Dankwambo, has made his intention to vie for the seat of the president on the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP) official.
The governor made this development known in a tweet on Saturday.
3. Shehu Sani remains suspended, Kaduna APC replies national APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Kaduna State has released a strong worded statement against the decision of the National APC to lift Senator Shehu Sani’s suspension.
The national APC had earlier today, released a statement stating that the national leadership of the party had lifted the suspension.
The state APC replied the national headquarters of the party stating that it lacked Constitutional power to lift the ban.
4. Kano deputy governor resigns, dumps APC
The Kano State Deputy Governor, Hafeez Abubakar, has officially resigned his position in the state.
Abubakar tendered his resignation in a letter dated August 5th 2018 and addressed to the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on Sunday, blaming his resignation on irreconcilable differences between him and the state governor.
5. Godswill Akpabio visits Buhari in London
Godswill Akpabio, the Senate minority leader, has visited President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on vacation in London.
Akpabio has earlier visited Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the APC in Lagos and also met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Thursday.
6. Akwa Ibom deputy governor dumps PDP for APC
The deputy governor of Akwa Ibom, Pa Moses Ekpo, has reportedly resigned.
The APC in the state have confirmed that Ekpo, the oldest deputy governor in Nigeria, is heading to join Senator Godswill Akpabio into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
7. MASSOB says Nigeria would cease to exist after 2019 elections
The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) at the weekend claimed that the 2019 general elections will mark the expiration of the Nigerian entity.
The group also decried what they described as the high level of hatred of Ndigbo by President Muhammadu Buhari.
8. Taraba NYSC confirms nine corps members drowned in river
Taraba State Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Florence Yaakugh, has confirmed the death of nine serving corp members in the state who were on Saturday drowned in a river in Gashaka local government area of the State while having picnic.
She disclosed that four bodies out of the nine have been recovered while efforts are being made to recover the remaining five bodies .
9. Nigeria finishes third at the Asaba athletics championship
Team Nigeria had a total medal haul of nine gold, five silver and five bronze medals to finish third overall on the medal’s table at the just concluded athletics championship in Asaba, Delta state.
Team Kenya were the overall champion ending the championship with 11 gold medal, six silver and two bronze medals.
South Africa settled for second place with nine gold, 13 silver and eight bronze medals.
10. Manchester City win community shield
Manchester City won the first silverware of the 2018/2019 season after beating Chelsea by two goals to nil in the community shield game played on Sunday.
The game is the curtain raiser for the new premier league season which kicks off next weekend.