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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Monday, 29th June, 2020



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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Monday, 29th June 2020

1. Presidency Speaks On Buhari Holding APC NEC Meeting In Aso Rock

The Presidency on Sunday said Nigerians can not dictate to President Muhammadu Buhari where to hold his meetings.

Recall that the recently held All Progressives Congress (APC) National Executive Council (NEC) was held at the Presidential Villa.

2. Ex-Oyo Governor, Ajimobi Buried In Ibadan

The remains of the former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi was on Sunday laid to rest in Ibadan, the state capital.

Naija News reports that the former Oyo State governor was buried according to Islamic rites at his 6th Avenue, Yemoja Street, Oluyole Estate residence amid tight security.

3. Edo 2020: Gov Wike Speaks On Working Against Obaseki, APC Crisis

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has denied reports that he worked against Governor Godwin Obaseki clinching the gubernatorial ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State.

In an interview with Arise Television, he disclosed that he only insisted everybody should be carried along in the state.

4. Senate President Denies Involvement In NPower Scheme Fraud

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has dismissed reports that he was allocated job slots in the ongoing federal government empowerment scheme, NPower.

Naija News reports that an online newspaper had claimed that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management had allocated some Npower slots to the Senate President and some lawmakers.

5. NYSC Breaks Silence On Postponing June Allowance

The Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has denied reports in some quarters that it would not be paying corps members June allowance.

Naija News reports that the NYSC denied the reports of the non-payment of June allowance in a statement to all corps members titled: “RE: NYSC POSTPONES MONTHLY PAYMENT FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.”

6. Gov Obaseki Picks Running Mate For Edo Gov’ship Election

Governor Godwin Obaseki has picked his Deputy, Philip Shaibu as his running mate for the Edo Governorship election scheduled for September 19, 2020.

He confirmed this while receiving his certificate of return and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag at the National Headquarters of the party.

7. Ajimobi’s Wife Accuses Governor Makinde of Neglect

Dr Florence Ajimobi, the widow of late former Governor of Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi, was seen furiously angry at Seyi Makinde led administration earlier today over controversies of her husband’s death and burial ceremony.

Naija News learnt that the bereaved Widow lambasted the current administration in Oyo state, led by Engr Seyi Makinde for the way it handled the case of her husband when he was sick.

8. Dasuki Introduced Buhari To Tinubu During 2011 Merger

Exclusive details as to how the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) and Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), who were the legacy parties, teamed up to form a formidable political party since 2011 has emerged.

Dr. Ahmed Kurfi, a former chieftain of the defunct CPC, said it was Col. Sambo Dasuki, immediate-past National Security Adviser (NSA), who introduced General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) to the then Leader of CPC to Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, the leader of ACN prior to 2011 presidential election.

9. Edo 2020: I Will Never Support Obaseki- Afegbua Vows

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State seems to have more hurdles to cross before the main election on September 19, 2020, as one of the notable political big wigs in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP has vowed to support Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Speaking with Naija News, Afegbua accused Obaseki of hijacking the party at the state level.

10. N-Power Portal Receives Over One Million Applications Within 48 Hours

More than one million Nigerians have applied to become a part of the N-Power Batch C beneficiaries since the recruitment portal opened on Friday.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday evening.

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

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