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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 24th August, 2019

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 24th August, 2019.

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

1. President Buhari Jets Out Of Nigeria For Japan On Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, August 28-30, 2019. President Buhari’s participation will be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2016.

2. Tribunal Nullifies Dino Melaye’s Election

The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has nullified the election of Senator Dino Melaye. Naija News reports that the tribunal nullified Senator Melaye’s election on Friday morning, August 23.

3. Nwodo Replies Nnamdi Kanu: I Have Never Insulted President Buhari

John Nwodo, president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has noted that under no circumstance would he will either insult President Muhammadu Buhari or call Nigeria a zoo. This he said while denying allegations labeled against him by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

4. Buhari Breaks Silence On Why He Assigned 4 Senior Portfolios To Kano, Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari has advanced reasons why states such as Kaduna and Kano got two senior ministerial slots in his second term cabinet. The President alluded that the states got the positions in his cabinet to appreciate the massive votes he received from the indigenes during the 2019 presidential election.

5. Full List Of Nigerians Arrested By FBI For Alleged Involvement In Internet Fraud

The United States government has released the names and details of the 80 suspected internet fraudsters recently arrested in the country. The report also names Valentine Iro, 31, and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, 38, both Nigerian citizens as lead suspects in the case. It added that both individuals allegedly coordinated with others to launder the funds from victims.

6. Fatoyinbo Reveals Why He Shunned PFN Panel On Rape Charges

The Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Biodun Fatoyinbo has revealed why he ignored the panel set up by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) over the rape allegations against him by celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo. Fatoyinbo revealed that he does not trust the objectivity of the panel set up by the religious body.

7. How OPC Helps Us In The South-West – IGP

Mohammed Adamu, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has attributed the significant reduction in crime rate in the in South-West part of Nigeria, to his collaboration with the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in South-West part of Nigeria. This he said through a delegation sent to the Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland and OPC leader, Gani Adams.

8. South-South Tells Omo-Agege, Keyamo Next Agenda

The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, and Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, has been called on to set up a think-tank that will come out with a blueprint in synergy with governors of the South-South for sustainable development of the zone. This was stated by the South-South Consultative Forum, SSCOF, through its president, Mr Moses Mugidi, while speaking with journalists after an enlarged meeting of the group in Effurun, Delta State.

9. How We Are Fighting Security Challenges In Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja said the entire structure of the Nigerian Police Force is being overhauled, re-positioned and primed with modern technological gadgets to meet rising challenges across the nation, while an intelligence loop among all security outfits has been created. The President, who received traditional rulers from the North led by His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III at the Presidential Villa, said the ongoing reform of the police will include recruitment of more hands, cultivation of stronger local intelligence and networking with communities, traditional rulers and adequate training.

10. After 14 Years Break, Missy Elliot Drops New Album

American female topmost hip-hop star, Missy Elliot has dropped a new EP titled “Iconography”, along with the video of her new single, “Throw It Back”. The five-time Grammy Award winner made appearances on tracks for Katy Perry and Lizzo in recent years but has not released new material since her album ‘The Cookbook” in 2005.

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




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