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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Monday, 26th August, 2019



Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to GISTOK roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 26th August, 2019.

1.Oyo Govt. Commences Asphaltic Tarring Of Adeoyo Hospital Road

As part of measures to improve health facilities and infrastructures in Oyo State, the State government had commenced the rehabilitation of the second gate road of the State Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan.

The Nageria newspaper report that the office of the General Manager, Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA) Engr. Modinat Aderonke Oduola, arrangements were on top gear to commence the rehabilitation work and finish it in good time.

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The statement noted that the road network within the hospital were in serious disrepair over the years which necessitated the initiative of the present administration in the state led by Governor Seyi Makinde to embark on the rehabilitation of the road.

2.Why We Want Makinde To Declare August 20 As Public Holiday – Oyo Traditionalists

Traditional religion adherents under the umbrella of Traditional Religion Worshippers’ Association in Oyo State (TRWASSO) has appealed to the state governor, Seyi Makinde, to immediately declare August 20th every year as a public holiday in order to commemorate the annual Isese festival.

The Nageria newspaper report that they made the request at an event to mark the 2019 Isese festival which was held in Ibadan, the state capital.

READ ALSO: Makinde Visits Yahaya Bello, Says He Is In Kogi To Screen PDP Candidates That Will Face Him

The group had, in the last two years, appealed with the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi, to declare August 20th as Isese Day without yielding any positive result.

3.Oil pipelines under attack – NNPC

The National Petroleum Corporation of Nigeria (NNPC) has warned of attacks on pipelines. The corporation revealed this in its Monthly Financial and Operating Report (MFOR) for June published in Abuja, on Sunday.

The Nigeria newspaper report that in June 1,760 million liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as gasoline, were supplied.

READ ALSO: National horticultural institute seeks adequate promotion for telfaria, ocimum leaves

Regarding pipeline vandalism, the report revealed that there was a 77 percent increase in cases of pipeline vandalism in its pipeline infrastructure network across the country in the month under review.

4.Why Sultan of Sokoto is important to Nigeria – Gbajabiamila

President of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III when he celebrates his 63rd birthday.

The Nigeria newspaper report that the leader of the green chamber of the National Assembly said the monarch was a crucial figure in Nigeria because he promotes peace.

READ ALSO: NLC reveals why union accepted Buhari’s reappointment of Ngige as Labour Minister

He said that the Sultan has been providing good leadership not only for the Muslim Ummah but for the country in general since his ascent to the exalted seat of the Sultan of Sokoto.

5.President Buhari sends Strong message to Sultan of Sokoto

The Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari sent a message to the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

The Nigeria newspaper report that the Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari’s message to the monarch was transmitted in a statement to The Nigeria newspaper on Saturday, signed by his senior special assistant on media and advertising, Garba Shehu.

READ ALSO: Buhari Speaks On Efforts On Security, Economy

The Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari also said that “the head of Jama’atu Nasir Islam (JNI), general President of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs of Nigeria (NSCIA) and co-chair of the Inter-Religious Council of Nigeria (NIREC), President Buhari applauds the copy of the Sultan. Roles. And contributions to building a peaceful, safe, and prosperous country. ”

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1.FG to deliver 1m houses per year

The federal government promised on Saturday to address the housing deficit by delivering one million houses per year to close the 17 million gap by 2033.

The Nageria newspaper reports that the Minister of State, Works and Housing, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu, revealed this in Abuja on Saturday during an inspection of the massive housing project of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) in Zuba, Federal Capital Territory.

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Aliyu said the government had decided to improve the current construction of 100,000 houses per year to meet the basic needs of the people.

“Production is now low; We are building 100,000 houses per year, and we hope to improve it by making one million houses per year to close the gap of 17 million to 20 million housing deficit by 2033.

2.Gov. Umahi cries out over IPOB’s activities against Ebonyi govt

The Governor of the Ebonyi state, David Umahi, during the weekend raised the alarm about the growing activities of the criminals suspected of being illegal members of the indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB) who, according to him, have resorted to the circulation of all kinds of lies and cheap blackmail against him and his government.

The Nageria newspaper reports that the Governor of the Ebonyi state, David Umahi made it known through a press release signed and issued to journalists in Abakaliki by his Special Assistant (SA) in Social Networks, Emmanuel Igwe.

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He said that the scoundrels have taken over social networks, where they show all kinds of unfounded lies in the form of writings, audio and video recordings against him and his government.

3.Buhari makes revelations in Washington Post article

The Nageria President, Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that slavery still exists. He said this in an opinion published in the Washington Post newspaper over the weekend to commemorate the International Day of Memory of the slave trade and its abolition, declared by the UN.

The Nageria newspaper report that even though descendants of African slaves have made valuable contributions throughout society, they are still dealing with the effects of the poisonous legacy.

“They still have to navigate their daily manifestations, such as discrimination, racism, or lack of access to resources and opportunities. This should not be overlooked or forgotten,” he said.

4.NLC reveals why union accepted Buhari’s reappointment of Ngige as Labour Minister

The Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) has explained the reason it has accepted the re-election of Dr. Chris Ngige as Minister of Labor and Employment.

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The Nigeria newspaper reports that NLC also previously kicked President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision, but Ngige was confirmed along with 42 other ministers on Wednesday and will resume on Monday.

Talking to The Guardian, the NLC Secretary-General, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, said that despite the history between Congress and the former governor of the state of Anambra, the labor movement would not unnecessarily antagonize the Minister.

5.Benue: Governor, Ortom sends message to Akume on appointment as Minister

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, expressed Friday his confidence in the ability of the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, to fulfill his new assignment.

The Nigeria newspaper report that Ortom declared this while congratulating Akume on his appointment and subsequent inauguration as a Minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.

READ ALSO: Herdsmen killings: Gov. Ortom backs Obasanjo on national dialogue

The Benue Governor declared this in a letter to the Minister and obtained it daily.

The Benue Governor also expressed his confidence in Senator Akume’s ability to “use his great experience in public service to fulfill the performance of his duties.

6.Buhari reshuffles Federal Permanent Secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari reorganized some permanent and accounting secretaries of the federal service on Friday after the restructuring / creation of new ministries by the federal government.

The Nigeria newspaper reports that President Buhari on Wednesday during the swearing in of new ministers announced the creation of five new ministries.

The new ministries are Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development; Police affairs, special duties and international affairs; Aviation and Power.

7.Details of Buhari’s meeting with Sultan of Sokoto, Emir Sanusi, other northern rulers emerge

The Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari said Friday that the entire structure of the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, was being reviewed, relocated and prepared with modern technological devices to meet the growing challenges across the country.

The Nigeria newspaper also reports that this was when he revealed that an intelligence circuit was created between all security teams.

Buhari spoke while receiving the traditional rulers of the North led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III and the Emir of Kano, Dr. Muhammad Sanusi, in the Presidential Village, Abuja, as contained in a signed and sent statement one The Nigeria newspaper.

1.Sanwo-Olu swear-in commissioners, special advisers on Tuesday

There were strict security and agitation measures when Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state swore Tuesday on commissioners and special advisers. This was because members of the press did not have the opportunity to enter the place.

The venue of the event, the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, was full of security agents, including police, DSS officials and gorillas, while people struggled to enter the auditorium, not even journalists could enter the hall.

He spoke at the weekend while receiving a body of senior retired officials under the auspices of the Association of Chiefs of Service and Permanent Secretaries of the Lagos Association (ALARHOSPS).

2.EFCC raids Akinwunmi Ambode’s residence

According to reports, the operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided the Epe residence of former Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday.

EFCC spokesman Tony Orilade, who confirmed this to GISTOK, denied they were in Ambode’s residence in a raid, explaining that they are only there for an investigation.

“It is not true, and we are not attacking. The investigation is ongoing regarding the request we have, that is why we are here,” he said.

3.Buhari to assign portfolios to ministers-designate on Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will assign portfolios to the new members of his cabinet on Wednesday. This was confirmed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Advertising, Femi Adesina, today in Abuja.

Buhari and the appointed ministers engaged in a two-day retreat, which ended on Tuesday.

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The second and final day of the retreat began with a presentation on the Processes and Procedures of the Cabinet, by the Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha.

4.INEC issues warning to Cross River REC over governorship ambition

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the procedure where the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River, Mr. Frankland Briyai, surrendered to join divided legislative issues, is unsatisfactory.

READ ALSO: Election Tribunal: Court dismisses petitions against three Oyo federal lawmakers

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, talked at the end of the week, during the opening of a National Strategy Meeting on Capturing Disaggregated Data of Persons with Disabilities.

5.Buhari send fresh order to military

President Buhari in Katsina State on Saturday , accused the military of being more spontaneous in restoring  country peace , particularly states troubled by bandits, ordering them “not to spare bandits’’ that have been attacked, mutilating and extorting innocent citizens.

READ ALSO: Abia: Gov. Ikpeazu speaks on delay to release list of Commissioner-nominees

Addressing  160 soldiers and 15 officers of the 17th Army Brigade and Nigerian Air Force 213 Operational that Base in Katsina, under the “Operation Hadarin Daji’’, at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport, President Buhari, said:

6.BREAKING: Atiku send Strong message to IBB

The presidential up-and-comer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 races, Atiku Abubakar, has commended the ethics of former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida. Atiku, in an exceptional salutary birthday message, featured the country building jobs played by IBB, who turned 78 on August 17.

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In an announcement marked by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, the previous VP said that all through the office, IBB held himself with monstrous beauty and comportment. “General Babangida, as a youthful official, battled for the solidarity and lasting quality of our homeland.

6.Southeast PDP Chairman condemns attack on Ekweremadu

The National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), southeast zone, Chief Austin Umahi, has denounced the assault on Senator Ike Ekweremadu by associated individuals with the restricted Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Nurnberg Germany.

Umahi owned this known in an expression marked and sent to DAILY POST at the end of the week in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State.

He glared at the activity of the gathering against Ekweremadu whom he said has been on the front line of the battle against the minimization of Ndi-Igbo in the Nigerian Federation.

7.Sen. Abaribe attacks IPOB members – Ekweremadu helped secure Nnamdi Kanu’s bail

Senate minority leader Enyinnaya Abaribe on Saturday condemned the attack against former Senate Vice President Ike Ekweremadu by members of the indigenous peoples of Biafra, IPOB, in Nuremberg, Germany.

Ekweremadu was to give an opening address at the Second Annual Igbo Festival and Cultural Convention organized by Ndi-Igbo Germany in that city when a mafia, which identified itself as members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), invaded the place to attack it.

READ ALSO: Ekweremadu congratulates Abaribe, other minority officers

In a statement signed personally by the minority leader of the Senate on Sunday, Abaribe said that Ekweremadu does not deserve such shameful treatment by IPOB members while deploying means to rescue Nnamdi Kanu.

8.Omo-Agege Talk on ex-Deputy Senate President attack

Senate Vice President Senator Ovie Omo-Agege condemned the attack on his predecessor, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, describing him as an affront to Igbo and Nigeria.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by its Special Adviser on Media and Advertising, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, the DSP said the attack was not “just an export of irrationality, but an aggressive international affront against the image of Igbos and Nigeria “.

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nigerian latest news reported that Ekweremadu was attacked on Saturday by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany.

9.Buhari reacts to the Financial Times article to condemn the matter to CBN

The Presidency has depicted as false the Financial Times report recommending that Nigeria has put limitations on importation of rural items into the nation. Buhari had requested the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) not to discharge outside trade for nourishment importation.

The article with the feature: “Muhammadu Buhari flashes daunt over approach on sustenance imports,” was distributed on Aug. 15, charging that the Buhari organization has set ban or limitations on nourishment imports.

Nonetheless, Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, in a letter routed to the Editor of the Financial Times and made accessible to reporters in Abuja on Sunday, expelled the substance of the article, depicting it as inaccurate.

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