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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 27th August, 2019



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Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Tuesday, 27th August 2019

1. President Buhari Lands In Japan Amidst Threats By IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu

Amidst rumours of a planned protest by members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday arrived Japan.

Naija News reports the President is in the Asian country to participate in the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development holding in the City of Yokohama from August 28 to August 30.

2. Kaduna Govt Announces Plans To Begin Payment Of New Minimum Wage

The administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday announced that it will begin the payment of the new national minimum wage from September 1, 2019.

The State government made this known in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye.

3. Atiku vs Buhari: Tribunal Sets Date For Final Judgment

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has set September 13, 2019, to deliver judgment on Atiku Abubakar‘s case against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Naija News understands that Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, is challenging the outcome of the February 23 election which President Buhari was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

4. Boko Haram: Borno Residents Write Open Letter To President Buhari

Residents of Borno state have told President Muhammadu Buhari that Boko Haram insurgents have not been defeated as been peddled in certain quarters.

The residents also submitted that many of the people living in the area are always in constant fear over when the next attack from the terrorists may occur.

5. Indirect Primary: Court Dismisses Suit Filed Against Kogi APC

The suit filed against the All progressives Congress to adopt indirect primary for nominating its governorship candidate in the Kogi State governorship election was dismissed by the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.

The judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, upheld the preliminary objections filed by the APC to challenge the suit, in ruling that the suit had been caught by the statute of limitation.

6. EFCC: Atiku Explains Why He Gave Obasanjo’s Library 50 Million Naira

Nigeria’s ex-Vice President and the 2019 presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has revealed why he paid fifty million naira to Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

Revealing why he gave such money to the presidential Library and edifice through a press release to Naija News on Monday, he said it was a donation.

7. Wike Denies Demolishing Trans-Amadi Central Mosque

The Rivers state governor Nyesome Wike has denied demolishing the Trans-Amadi Central Mosque.

Speaking with journalists earlier today at the location on Biambo Street Off, School Road by Mami Market Junction, near Rainbow Estate, he said there was no Mosque on the ground, hence nothing was demolished.

8. Court Summons EFCC, AGF Over Yari’s Property

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, have been summoned by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, to appear before it over plans to seize the property of Abdulaziz Yari, the immediate-past governor of Zamfara State, northern Nigeria.

Naija News reports that the court summoned the EFCC and the AGF on Monday in a motion ex parte, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/948/2019, which was brought pursuant to section 46(1) and (3) of the 1999 constitution and order 4 rule 3 and 4 of the fundamental rights (enforcement procedure) rules 2009.

9. You Are A Coward – PDP Slams Nnamdi Kanu

The Ebonyi State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday rubbished plans by the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to attack some South-East Governors.

It described the threat by the IPOB leader as a cowardly act of desperation.

10. Gov. Ishaku Speaks On Giving N6m To Wadume For 2019 Election

The Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku has denied any link with the notorious kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, better known as Wadume.

The governor also denied giving Wadume six million naira in the build-up to the 2019 governorship election in the state.

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

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