Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Tuesday, 23rd June 2020
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has been elected as the governorship flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State for the September 2020 election.
Naija News understands that Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma who acted as the returning officer declared Ize-Iyamu winner of the direct primary defeating Pius Odubu and Osaro Obazee.
The Charge d’Affaires of the High Commission of Ghana to Nigeria, Iva Denoo, has been summoned by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over the demolition of the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana.
The development was revealed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Monday.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has approved the choice of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Naija News understands that the approval was given by Mahamadou Issoufou, ECOWAS president via a press statement.
The federal government of Nigeria has promised all Batch A and Batch B beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme that all issues about their entitlements in the scheme will be addressed.
Following the announcement by the government that current enrollees of the N-Power scheme (Batch A) will exit June 30, 2020 while (Batch B) will exit the programme on July 31, 2020, many affected beneficiaries have been asking questions bothering their mind.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja at the Aso Rock Villa, held a private meeting with Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The meeting is believed to be connected with the current strings of crisis rocking the party both at the national and state levels.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has alleged that based on how Nigeria was founded, the nation could never have become one.
Naija News understands that the Biafra agitation leader was reacting to a recent submission by a group, United Nations of Nigeria Campaign, which described the 1999 constitution as a fraud.
The crisis within the All Progressives Congress seems to be nowhere near its end as the Rivers State Executive Committee of the party, on Monday suspended the Acting Chairman of the party in Rivers, Igo Aguma.
The Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District, Andrew Uchendu, while speaking on behalf of the state Executive Committee, accused Aguma of flouting the party’s constitution and making decisions without consulting relevant stakeholders.
Goods worth millions of naira have been destroyed in a midnight fire that gutted the popular Oba Market in Benin City, Edo State.
The fire reportedly started in the early hours of Monday and burnt till the early hours of the day.
Some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party on Monday stormed the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
The protesters who carried various placards are demanding that the current members of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) should be sacked immediately.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has called on the governor of the State, Godwin Obaseki, to return to the ruling party ahead of the Edo 2020 election scheduled for September.
Naija News reports that Ize-Iyamu made this call after winning Edo APC Primary Election Monday, days after Obaseki dumped the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party after he was disqualified by the screening committee of the APC.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
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