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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 20th August, 2019



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Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Tuesday, 20th August 2019

1. Oyo-Ita Absent As President Buhari Opens Retreat For Ministers-Designate

The embattled Head of Service of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita was conspicuously absent at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Presidential Retreat for ministers designate and top government officials.

Naija News recalls that Oyo-Ita was grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last week Tuesday over alleged N3b contract scam.

2. NASU, SSANU Commence Nationwide Warning Strike

Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities have started a five-day warning strike.

The Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU who gave the directive explained that the industrial action was as a result of the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government.

3. What President Buhari Told Ministers-Designate During Retreat

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, declared open a presidential retreat for ministers-designate and other top government functionaries.

The retreat is to familiarize those who will be working closely with the President for the next four years, assess the country’s position in 2015 and today; and also chart a course for the country for the foreseeable future.

4. IPOB Threatens To Humiliate Buhari, Buratai

After the attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, the Indigenous People of Biafra, has threatened to humiliate President Muhammadu Buhari anytime he travels out of Nigeria.

The group in its statement also threatened that it will humiliate Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai.

5. APC Administration Dancing Naked In Corruption – Timi Frank

The former Deputy Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, has stated that most Nigerians are seeing how the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration is dancing naked in corruption both nationally and internationally.

Following the recent report by the United State of America which scored the Buhari government low, Frank appreciated the country for exposing the fact that there had been no significant progress in the fight against corruption by the Buhari government.

6. Federal Government Moves Against Live Sex On BBNaija Show

A complaint has been levelled to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) against the live romantic show on the ongoing reality TV show tagged “Big Brother Naija” ‘Pepper Dem’ edition by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The Federal Government stated that it has come to a decision with Startimes to profer a modified BBNaija which will propagate the Nigerian traditions and cultures in terms of food, dressing and so on.

7. Court Stops AGF, ICPC From Seizing Ex-Zamfara Gov, Yari’s Properties

The immediate past Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari has successfully secured a court protection order against the independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

Naija News recalls that erstwhile governor’s bank accounts in Polaris and Zenith banks were ordered frozen by a court order after his house was raided by a sister anti-graft agency (EFCC) two weeks ago.

8. Asari Dokubo Slams IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Over Attack On Ekweremadu

Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, (NDPSF), has condemned the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President of the Senate.

Naija News recalls Ekweremadu was attacked on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany by angry members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

9. Fire Destroys Katangowa Market In Lagos

A fire outbreak has occurred at a popular second-hand market Katangowa in Agbado/Okeodo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

Naija News understands that the fire outbreak which started at about 3.15am in the morning destroyed the entire stretch of fairly used clothes shops opposite the Central Mosque in the market.

10. Kalu Speaks On Cancelling Trip To Germany Over IPOB Threats

Following the attack on former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, the Senator representing Abia North Federal Constituency, Orji Kalu, has stated that he did not suspend his planned medical trip to Germany.

The former Governor of Abia stated this while speaking to News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.

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

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