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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 17th August, 2019



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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 17th August 2019.

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

1. Presidential Tribunal: See Atiku’s Final Written Address Against Buhari (Full Details)

The 2019 presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has maintained his claim that President Muhammadu Buhari was not duly elected in the last presidential election in the country. Atiku and his team also insisted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), transmitted the results of the election to a central server.

2. Presidential Tribunal: Your Petition Is Worthless – Buhari Slams Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to dismiss the petition filed against him by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party. Buhari said the petition challenging his 2019 presidential election victory is the most worthless in the history of election litigation.

3. DSS Operatives Whisk El-Zakzaky, Wife

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday whisked away Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites. Naija News understands that the DSS operatives whisked away El-Zakzaky and his wife upon their arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

4. Buhari’s Minister-Designate, Uche Ogah Sacks Aides

A Minister Designate of President Muhammadu Buhari, Uche Ogah, has dissolved all previous appointments under him with immediate effect. The development was revealed in a statement released on Friday by Great Imo Jonathan, his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

5. Zamfara State Introduces New Ways To Boost IGR

New measures are being introduced by the Zamfara State government to improve Internally Generated Revenue of the state. This was stated by Alhaji Bala Bello, Secretary to the State Government yesterday in Gusau, while receiving officials from the state’s Vehicle Investigation Office, who paid him a courtesy visit.

6. Court Grants ICPC’s Request To Freeze Accounts Belonging To Ex Gov. Yari

A request by the Independent Corrupt Practises and other Related offences Commission seeking to freeze bank accounts owned by the former Governor of Zamfara State, Abubakar Yari, has been granted by a Federal High Court in Abuja. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, while delivering his judgement, in an ex-parte motion by the ICPC, ordered that the accounts in Polaris and Zenith banks with funds in United States dollars and Nigerian naira, be frozen until the affected individual gives a reason why the accounts should not be frozen.

7. British Court Gives P&ID Nod To Seize Nigeria’s $9bn Assets

Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) has been given the nod by a British court to seize Nigerian assets worth $9 billion. Naija News reports that the judgment was delivered in favour of P&ID in London, the United Kingdom on Friday, August 16.

8. Ex-Commissioners, 12,567 Others Defect To PDP In Zamfara State

The Peoples Democratic Party in Zamfara State has welcomed into the party three former commissioners, two former local government chairmen, three directors-general and 12,562 party members of the All Progressives Congress. The former commissioners who defected were identified as Idris Keta, Abdulkadir Ahmed and Aliyu Tsafe, while the defecting former local government chairmen were Musa Tsafe and Sani Kantoma.

9. FIFA Bans Samson Siasia For Life, See Why

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), has banned former Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Samson Siasia, for life. Naija News reports that Siasia was banned for life by FIFA after being found guilty over bribery and manipulation of matches.

10. Nollywood Drama: What Mercy Aigbe Told Adeniyi Johnson About Toyin Abraham

Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe has delivered her piece of advice to her colleague in the Nigerian movie industry, Adeniyi Johnson to let the past be. Naija News understands that the Nollywood actress gave her advice just as Johnson’s ex-wife, Toyin Abraham welcomed a baby with Kolawole Ajeyemi.

That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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