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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 29th January, 2020




Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 12th December 2020

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Wednesday, 29th January 2020

1. Imo Assembly Speaker, 7 Lawmakers Dump PDP For APC

The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Dr. Collins Chiji has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

He made this known on Tuesday during the plenary session in the House.

2. Benue: Gov. Ortom Narrates How Herdsmen Shot At Him

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has accused some herdsmen of invading his farm in Makurdi and shooting at him and some livestock guards.

Governor Ortom who revealed this development on a radio program noted that he had to reach out to Operations Whirl Stroke before the herdsmen left.

3. President Buhari Suspends NDDC Board Confirmed By Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the 15-man board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), barely three months after it was confirmed by the Nigerian Senate.

The development was confirmed in an executive communication, which was acknowledged and read on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday by Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan.

4. Edo State Government Accuses Oshiomhole Of Breaching Peace In The State

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has been accused by the Edo State Government of breaching the peace and safety of the state.

The Edo State government claimed that the former Governor of the state has caused disruptions which has led to harm of citizens and destruction of public and private property.

5. President Buhari Sends Strong Warning To All Public Office Holders

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a strong warning to all public officers in Nigeria

The President who gave the warning on Tuesday while declaring open the second edition of the conference of Auditors-General in Nigeria said no one in government should be afraid of an audit if they have done the right thing. The President, therefore, encouraged public servants to see audit as a means of improving their performance and not as a threat.

6. Akwa Ibom: INEC Rejects Rerun Election Results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected the Akwa Ibom rerun election held on Saturday, Naija News reports.

This was made known in a statement on Tuesday by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye.

7. PDP Reveals What Name It Will Use For The 2023 General Election

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a final decision on calls for it to change its name ahead of the 2023 elections in Nigeria.

The decision is coming amidst calls for a change of name as part of re-strategizing for the next general elections in the country.

8. Popular Ogun Market Guts Fire

Fire has engulfed a popular Sabo market in Sagamu Ogun State, Naija News understands.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined as many shops and properties are affected, the Nation reports.

9. Boko Haram: 1,000 Pastors Hold Prayer And Fasting For Leah Sharibu And Andimi

No fewer than one thousand pastors are set to engage in prayer and fasting to seek God’s face and intervention in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.

The Christian leaders are expected during the prayer and fasting to seek God’s intervention in the case of Leah Sharibu and ask for God’s protection for the soldiers and security forces combating the insurgents as well as the general situation of Nigeria.

10. Ihedioha vs Uzodinma: PDP Takes Fresh Decision On Supreme Court Ruling

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has revealed that the party will back Emeka Ihedioha as he returns to the Supreme Court to challenge his sack.

Naija News recalls that the Supreme Court headed by Justice Tanko Muhammad has sacked the incumbent, Governor Ihedioha from office.

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

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