Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Tuesday, 7th August, 2018
1. Masked DSS operatives block National Assembly gate
Operatives of the DSS have reportedly blocked all entry or exit from the National Assembly complex in Abuja.
This is coming at a time it is been alleged that plans are in place to reconvene the Senate and impeach the Senate President and his Deputy.
2. Acting President Osinbajo meets Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo held a meeting yesterday behind closed doors with the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He was with the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Ita Enang.
3. Plot to replace Kano state deputy governor thickens
Following the resignation of Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, the former Deputy Governor of Kano State, on Sunday, many contestants have shown their interest in replacing him.
Report from the State Government House, revealed that about five contestants are gunning for the position of the Deputy Governor.
4. I have not resigned as Akwa Ibom deputy governor
Moses Ekpo, the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, has reacted to the news making rounds that he resigned from his office.
The Deputy Governor in a press release, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Ekikere Umoh, stated that his relationship with his boss, Governor Udom Emmanuel is perfect and there was no need for him to change party.
5. NYSC declares 3-day mourning for drowned Taraba corpers
Three days of mourning has been declared by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), for the corps members who drowned at the Mayo-Selbe river near the Gashaka falls in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba.
The NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adeyemi Adenike, made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
6. EFCC to question Ekweremadu’s wife over husband’s assets
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is continuing its investigation of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu’s assets.
The wife of the deputy Senate President, Mrs Nwanneka Ekweremadu has been reported to be invited for questioning.
7. Saraki nominated 20 out of 24 Kwarans appointed by Buhari – Lai Mohammed
The minister of information, Alh. Lai Mohammed, while reacting on allegation of lopsided appointment of Kwara people in Buhari’s administration, has described it as unfounded.
He said that no fewer than 24 indigenes of Kwara were given federal appointments of which he (Mohammed) only recommended two while the Senate President, Bukola Saraki recommended 20.
8. Godswill Akpabio resigns as Senate Minority Leader
Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned his position as minority leader of the Nigerian Senate.
The resignation letter, dated 4th August 2018 however did not state any reason for the resignation, but thanked his party, PDP for the opportunity to serve.
9. National Assembly leaders to hold emergency meeting today
The leadership of the National Assembly has summoned an emergency meeting for Tuesday (today).
The Special Assistant to the Senate President on International Relations, Bankole Omisore, called the meeting via his Twitter handle on Monday.
10. PDP denies prior knowledge of Akpabio’s London visit to Buhari
The Peoples Democratic Party said it was not aware that the Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio, was going to London where he met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday.
Rather, it said the former governor of Akwa Ibom State told members of the party’s National Working Committee that he was on his way to Germany.