Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 18th August 2019.
Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
A video showing the moment Ike Ekweremadu, a former Deputy Senate President, was attacked by some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), in Germany has emerged on the internet. Naija News understands that Ekweremadu was attacked by the IPOB members in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday, August 17.
Ike Ekweremadu, a former Deputy Senate President, says he was attacked by some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), in Germany. Naija News had reported earlier that Ekweremadu was attacked by the IPOB members in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday, August 17.
The Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, has described the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, a former Deputy Senate President by some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), in Germany as unfortunate. Naija News had reported earlier that Ekweremadu was attacked by the IPOB members in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday, August 17.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned the attack on the immediate past Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany. Naija News understands that Ekweremadu was attacked during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group in the south-east.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city, has approved the appointment of nine new permanent secretaries. Naija News reports that the State Head of Service (HoS), Hakeem Muri-Okunola, disclosed this in a signed circular with Ref. No. CIR/HoS/’19/Vol.1/052, dated 16th August 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday ordered the Nigeria military not to spare bandits killing, maiming and extorting innocent citizens. He made this known while addressing 15 officers and 160 soldiers of the 17th Army Brigade and Nigerian Air Force 213 Operational Base in Katsina, under the “Operation Hadarin Daji’’, at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport.
Nigeria has been ordered to pay $ 9.6 billion, or 20 percent of its foreign exchange reserves, to Process and Industrial Developments Ltd, in a dispute between the two parties over an abortive gas project. In a decision handed down by a London court on Friday, the company was granted the right to seize assets from Nigeria.
Oyo State Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan has dismissed the appeal filed by the Labour Party (LP) against the election of the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun. Naija news learned that the court described the Labour Party’s appeal as lacking in merit and outrightly frivolous.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested a Forbes acclaimed billionaire, Obinwanne Okeke of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars. Naija News recalls that Okeke was listed among Forbes 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018 among the likes of Davido, Falz, Ahmed Musa.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Ibrahim Dan-Halilu, a former Politics Editor at DailyTrust newspaper. Naija News recalls that the secret police had arrested the journalist at his Kaduna residence over a Facebook post allegedly supporting the #RevolutionNow protest.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.