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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Monday, 3rd August, 2020

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Monday, 3rd August 2020

1. Chinese Loan: Buhari Must Apologise To Nigerians – Atiku Says

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari led government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to apologize to Nigerians over what he described as reckless borrowing from China.

Speaking via a press statement made available to Naija News on Sunday, Atiku said that two months ago he called the attention of Nigerians on the terms of those loans which the Buhari administration took which could compromise the future of the country.

2. Benue: PDP Mocks Former National Chairman, Gemade Over Defection To APC

The Peoples Democratic Party in Benue State has thrown shade at Senator Barnabas Gemade, Terngu Shawon and others over their defection to the All Progressives Congress.

The former National Chairman of the PDP, Gemade, announced his defection from the Social Democratic Party, SDP, to the APC on Saturday.

The party’s spokesperson, Bemgba Iortyom, in a statement released on Saturday, noted that the PDP is not concern about the development, he described the defection as a mere charade by well known perennial political nomads.

3. Lagos Govt. Rolls Out Guidelines As Schools Sets To Resume

The Office of Education Quality Assurance, Lagos state has issued guidelines for re-opening of schools, even as the students in the Senior Secondary School class three prepare to resume in Lagos on Monday.

The government owners have further adviced schools to adhere to the guidelines, as reopening and assessment of schools will be simultaneously done.

This was stated by the Director-General, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, while briefing newsmen in Ikeja, Lagos.

4. PDP Suspends Atiku’s Former Spokesman Kassim Afegbua

The former spokesperson for the 2019 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar Campaign, Kassim Afegbua, has been suspended by the opposition party.

Naija News reports that Afegbua was suspended for a period of one month effective from August 2, 2020, by the Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The Edo PDP in a statement signed by the State Press Secretary Chris Osa Nehikhare, said Atiku’s former spokesman was found guilty of anti party activities.

5. Again, Another Lawmaker Dumps Obaseki For Ize-Iyamu

Hon. Emmanuel Agbaje, the lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo II constituency, has dumped Governor Godwin Obaseki and back the election bid of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Naija News reports that Agbaje becomes the second lawmaker out of the ten that have been sitting since the controversial inauguration of the house to back Ize-Iyamu.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the Edo State Governorship election for September 19, 2020.

6. COVID-19: Pastor Bakare Kicks As Lagos Open Mosques, Churches

Pastor Tunde Bakare, the founder of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), has warned against the reopening of churches as directed by the Lagos State Government.

Naija News reports that Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday announced the reopening of religious centres, restaurants and schools in Lagos State.

But speaking during the CGCC’s (formerly known as the Latter Rain Assembly) online Sunday worship, Pastor Bakare kicked against the order.

7. Chinese Loans: CNPP Advise Amaechi To Step Aside

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has been called on by the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties to step aside immediately.

The group made this call over the alleged lethal clauses in Article 8(1) of the commercial loan agreement signed between Nigeria and Export-Import Bank of China.

The agreement allegedly “wills the sovereignty of Nigeria” in the $400 million loan for the Nigeria National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Infrastructure Backbone Phase II Project, signed in 2018.

The Secretary-General of CNPP, Willy Ezugwu, on Sunday, commended the Chairman House Committee on Treaties and Agreements, Nicholas Ossai “for observing the anomaly and not succumbing to the Minister’s antics aimed at truncating the probe.”

8. Explosion Rocks Borno In Fresh Boko Haram Attack

Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday denoted explosives on Kafan Ruwa town under Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

According to residents, the explosions occurred around 12:30 am on Sunday.

It was gathered that many people also sustained injuries from the blasts.

A security source told SaharaReporters that details of the actual casualty figure could not be ascertained yet but a man and his wife were killed in the blast.

9. #BBNaija2020: Ka3na And Lilo Evicted From The Show

Ka3na and Lilo have on Sunday become the first two housemates evicted from the Big Brother Naija Lockdown Season 5 edition.

Naija News understands that the week’s voting by the viewers placed Lilo, Praise, Eric and Ka3na for eviction after scoring the lowest votes in the week’s round of voting by fans.

10. Aubameyang Gives Condition To Sign New Arsenal Contract

Gabonese international and Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has given the North London side conditions to sign a new deal.

The Gunners striker noted that he would not pen a deal with the club if they fail to make some big signings this summer.

According to Le 10 Sport, Aubameyang is eager for Arsenal to make some big moves in the transfer window and is ‘dreaming’ of Arteta’s side luring Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele to the club.

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

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