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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 28th August, 2019



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Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Wednesday, 28th August 2019

1. $9bn Judgment: Buhari Directs EFCC, NIA To Investigate 2010 Contract

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the National Intelligence Agency and the Inspector General of Police, have been directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the Process and Industrial Developments Ltd which recently secured a UK court order to seize $9.6 bn of Nigeria’s assets.

The development was announced by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.

2. Lagos Assembly Commences Probe Of Ambode Govt

Lagos State House of Assembly has commenced a probe of the administration of immediate past Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

Naija News understands that the Assembly has set up a committee chaired by Hon. Fatai Mojeed, to probe the purchase of 820 buses for public transportation in the state by Ambode’s administration.

3. Buhari Sacks Christian Pilgrim Commission Boss

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev Tor Ujah, was on Tuesday sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Director of Information, the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie, Bassey, on behalf of the SGF, Boss Mustapha.

4. IPOB Members Protest, Demand Buhari’s Arrest In Japan

Members of the proscribed Indigenous Pople of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday, staged a protest, calling for the arrest of President Muhammadu Buhari in Japan.

The protesters arrived the residence of the Nigerian Ambassador to Japan earlier in the morning, claiming they were there to carry out a DNA test on President Buhari.

5. See Why Nigerians Will Pay More For American Visa

US Consulate has revealed that Nigerians will be paying more for their visa applications to the United States.

According to the US Consulate, the increase in the fee was “reciprocating” the extra visa fee the Nigerian government charges American citizens.

6. Rape Allegation: Police Question Pastor Fatoyinbo At Force CID, Abuja

The Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, is currently undergoing questioning at the Police Force CID Headquarters in Abuja over the rape allegations levelled against him by Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola Dakolo.

The celebrity photographer had accused the COZA pastor of raping her twenty years ago while she was yet to be married to the popular Nigerian singer.

7. New Minimum Wage: NLC Warns Buhari Govt

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the Muhammadu Buhari-administration against further delay in the implementation of the new national minimum wage.

The Labour Union made this known in a communique by President, Ayuba Wabba and outgoing General Secretary Peter Ozo-Eson, it’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.

8. IPOB: Court Asked To Declare Nnamdi Kanu A Fugitive, Order His Arrest And Repatriation

A man identified as Donaldo Okonkwo has filed an appeal at the Abuja Federal High Court to declare the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, a fugitive in the United Kingdom.

The court was asked to order the arrest and repatriation of the IPOB leader from his UK base back to Nigeria for his trial in 21 days.

9. See Police Officers That May Be Dismissed For Helping Wadume Escape

Indications have emerged that policemen allegedly involved in helping suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, aka Wadume escape will soon be dismissed from service.

Information gathered by Naija News says two policemen colluded with Wadume to ensure his escape and cover his tracks after he was initially arrested by Police operatives who stormed Ibi, Taraba state a few weeks ago.

10. Buhari Approves New 16-Man NDDC Board

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, approved the constitution of a 16-man Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle, on behalf of the SGF.

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

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