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Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Thursday, 22nd August 2019

1. Buhari Assigns Portfolios To ‘Next Level’ Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assigned portfolios to the newly sworn-in Ministers at the Presidential Villa Abuja.

Naija News recalls that Buhari had inaugurated 43 persons as ministers to assist him in various capacities during his second term in office after a two-day retreat.

2. Buhari Vs Atiku: Dismiss PDP’s Petition, No Law Requires Me To Tender My Certificate – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, urged the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja to dismiss the Petition filed by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.

President Buhari stated that there is no law in Nigeria that requires him to tender his certificate to prove his eligibility to run for the presidency.

3. Nnamdi Kanu Speaks On South-East Governors’ Letter To Buhari

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has reacted to the letter forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari by South-East Governors.

Recall that Naija News had earlier reported that governors from the south-east region sent a letter to President Buhari over the closure of Akanu Ibiam International Airport and the recent attacks on people of the region by suspected herdsmen.

4. APC Will End With President Buhari In 2023 – Shehu Sani

The former Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has stated that the ruling All Progressives Congress will end when President Muhammadu Buhari completes his tenure in 2023.

The Human right activist stated that APC was not formed on the basis of ideology, hence it will end in 2023.

5. Presidential Tribunal: Atiku Wasted Our Time – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the presidential election petition tribunal to dismiss the suit filed before it by Atiku Abubakar and his team.

The electoral body further submitted that the suit by Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress at the February 23 presidential election in Nigeria is a sheer waste of the court’s time.

6. Buhari Swears In ‘Next Level’ Cabinet Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, inaugurated 43 persons as ministers to assist him in various capacities during his second term in office.

As earlier reported by Naija News, the President is expected to assign portfolios to the ministers after the swearing-in ceremony as confirmed in a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

7. I Don’t Know How My Ministry Operates – Interior Minister Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, the newly inaugurated Minister of Interior in Nigeria, says he has no knowledge of how the ministry operates.

Naija News understands that Aregbesola made this statement when he visited the Interior Ministry shortly after he was inaugurated earlier today by President Muhammadu Buhari.

8. Oyo-Ita Spotted At Aso Rock Villa

The embattled Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, was on Wednesday, seen at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Her surprise appearance caught particular attention after she missed the two-day Presidential Retreat for ministers designate, federal permanent secretaries and top government officials which held on Monday and Tuesday.

9. Gunmen Attack Nasarawa Deputy Governor’s Convoy, Kill Four

Suspected armed robbers on Tuesday attacked the convoy of Deputy Governor Emmanuel Akabe of Nasarawa State killing three policemen and a driver.

The deputy governor was on his way to Abuja on an official engagement when the convoy ran into the gunmen who were operating a few kilometres away from Akwanga in Nasarawa at about 6 pm.

10. Next Level: What Buhari Said At Swearing-In of Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore-in 43 persons as ministers to assist him in various capacities during his second term in office.

Naija News recalls that before Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony, the Senate had earlier screened and confirmed the nominees based on the list sent to it by President Buhari.

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



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