Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Friday, 23rd August 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Zaria, Kaduna State, pledged that his administration will continue to implement policies and execute people-oriented projects that will change the narrative for Nigerians.
Speaking at the commissioning of the Zaria Water Supply Expansion Project, President Buhari said the Federal Government, in spite of lean resources, spent N11.8 billion on the construction of the multipurpose 186.1 Million Cubic Meters Galma Dam as a contribution to the project.
An attack has been carried out in Gubio, a town in Borno state by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, displacing thousands of people in the process.
A report monitored on TheCable by Naija News, quoted sources to have said that the Boko Haram insurgents invaded the town around 5 pm on Wednesday, August 21, shooting sporadically and setting many houses on fire.
The Bavaria State Police have identified the attackers of the former Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu.
Ekweremadu was gruesomely beaten up by alleged IPOB members during his visit to Germany, an occurrence which the APC described as assault.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Thursday, dismissed the petition by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its candidate, Ambrose Owuru.
Naija News reports HDP and Owuru were challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress in the February 23 presidential election.
A new report on the investigation into the rape scandal surrounding the Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo has emerged.
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN has disclosed that Fatoyinbo ignored the panel that was set up to investigate the accusations against him.
President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the early retirement of Winifred Oyo-Ita, the Head of Service of the Federation.
Naija News reports that Oyo-Ita returned to her desk on Thursday, August 22, following the rejection.
The lawmaker representing Denge/Shuni State Constituency at the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Aminu Magaji Bodai, has been kidnapped.
According to a report from a close relation of the lawmaker, he was kidnapped by hoodlums around 1:15 am between Dange and Bodai town on Thursday.
Shocking revelations have continued to trail the re-arrest of suspected kidnap millionaire suspect, Hamisu Bala (a.k.a Wadume) who was re-arrested on Monday.
Following the re-arrest, Wadume has confessed that he sent a huge amount of money to an Army captain who eventually coordinated his release from the police operatives.
An incident which occurred around 3 am in Ilile community, Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday saw five persons killed by suspected cultists.
A source who prefered anonymity stated that some of the people who were killed included a retired Police officer simply identified as Mr Ukpabi; the immediate past president-general of the community, Napoleon Amadi; a member of a vigilante group in the community, Uwagwu Eze; and two others.
The Indigenous People of Biafra has again justified the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany.
Speaking on Wednesday, the group said it had no regret attacking Ekweremadu and further warned on more attacks on other politicians that fail to retrace their steps.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.