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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 24th July, 2020



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

Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Friday, 24th July 2020

1. Mali Crisis: President Buhari, Other Leaders Arrive In Bamako

President Muhammadu Buhari and other West African leaders have arrived in Bamako, the capital of Mali on Thursday to find an ending solution to the political crisis in the country.

Recall that the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, announced on Wednesday that the president would be travelling to Mali for peacekeeping.

2. NCF To Buhari: Your Appointees Have Reduced Governance To A Comic Show

A Political group, Nigerian Consultative Front (NCF), has berated some key political aides in President Muhammadu Buhari administration over their attitude in the public sphere.

Naija News learnt the political group was furious about what it described as the internal wrangling and brickbats in the Buhari administration. The Group said they have reduced governance to a comic show of sexual escapades.

3. House Of Reps To Drag Akpabio To Court Over NDDC Contract Claims

The House of Representatives has directed its clerk to institute legal proceedings against the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

This follows the expiration of the 48-hour ultimatum issued by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila for the Minister to disclose the names of lawmakers whom he claimed had received contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

4. Nigerian Senate Goes On Break Till September 15

The Nigerian Senate, the upper chamber of the National Assembly has embarked on a recess from today, Thursday, July 23, and will resume on September 15, 2020.

This was disclosed by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan at the close of plenary on Thursday.

5. Aggrieved Npower Beneficiaries Protest In Abuja, Make Demands

Several aggrieved beneficiaries of the Federal government empowerment programme (N-Power) are currently protesting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Naija News reports that the aggrieved Npower beneficiaries over their disengagement from the programme and unsettled stipends.

6. Gunmen Attack Prison Officials In Plateau, Free Six High Profile Suspects

Gunmen have attacked a convoy of Nigeria Correctional Service officials near Plateau High Court, Barkin Ladi, freeing six criminal suspects.

Naija News understands the convoy was conveying 14 suspects charged with various degrees of crimes ranging from murder to kidnapping and rape.

7. Akpabio Reacts As Lawmaker Reps Drag Him To Court

Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has recanted on his earlier statement that some lawmakers received 60% of contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The refutal letter comes some hours after the Speaker said the lower legislative chamber would sue the minister for defamation — after he failed to name the lawmakers who got the contracts.

8. Ohanaeze Supports NASS Call For Removal Of Service Chiefs

The National Assembly has received the backing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, for the removal of the service chiefs.

The group noted that the continuous killings and attacks in the country are a national and international embarrassment

9. Pictures From Tolulope Arotile’s Burial Programme

The body of deceased Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, has been laid to rest at the Military Cemetary in Abuja on Thursday.

An ambulance belonging to the Nigerian Air Force with registration number AF 442, brought in the body.

10. Why NPower Beneficiaries Are Yet To Get Stipends – FG

Some NPower beneficiaries were not paid their stipends because the payment platform already recognised their accounts, the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development has said.

In a statement on Thursday, Rhoda Iliya, deputy director of information at the ministry, revealed that 14,020 beneficiaries of NPower have existing accounts on the payroll of other agencies.

11. Leave Service Chiefs, Focus On Impeaching Buhari – Aisha Yesufu Tells NASS

The co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign, Aisha Yesufu, has called on the National Assembly to focus on impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari is for showing “he does not have the capacity to lead.”

Naija News reports that Yesufu, who is a strong critic of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of President Buhari, made this statement on the micro-blogging site, Twitter in reaction to a call by the Nigerian Senate for Nigeria’s service chiefs to step aside as the country continues to grapple with security challenges.

12. “Be Patient With Buhari Over Insecurity” – Minister Pleads With Nigerians

Nigerians have been called on by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over insecurity in the country.

Nanono stated this while handing over a water treatment plant built by the ministry in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara, on Thursday.

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

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