October 31, 2020

Top 10 Nigerian Newspapers Headlines for Monday, Aug 31st, 2020

Top Nigerian NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES For, Monday Dec. 10th, 2018

Welcome to the GistLover roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Monday, August 31st, 2020.

1. Former Nigerian Presidential Aspirant spotted Pounding Yam

Nigerian pro-democracy campaigner and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore showed the Ondo side of him as he was filmed making pounded yam.

Sowore, from Ese-Odo, Ondo State in southwest Nigeria, ran unsuccessfully for president in the 2019 Nigerian general election under the platform of the African Action Congress (AAC).

2. BBNaija 2020: Tolanibaj Hopes Prince Misses Her As She Is Evicted From big brother house

BBNaija housemate Tolanibaj, after her eviction on during live eviction on Sunday, said she hopes her former lover Prince misses her in biggie’s house.

Tolanibaj became the 7th housemate to be evicted from the show.

3. LG Elections: PDP Wins All Seats at Ebonyi Council Election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi state has been announced the winner of all chairmanship and councilorship seats at the state council elections conducted across the 13 local government area of the state.

Announcing the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party as winners of the elections,  the chairman of  Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) Jossy Eze who made this disclosure on Sunday while announcing the result of the polls in Abakaliki the state capital said that the commission has ratified and adopted the chairmanship results for the 13 LGAs as announced by various LGA returning officers and the councillorship results announced at the 171 electoral wards.

4. NGN5trn Debt: Compel Obligors to Pay, AMCON Tells Senate

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Ahmed Kuru has renewed the call for legislative support to his agency. The AMCON CEO made the call at the weekend when he led the management of AMCON to appear before a technical session of the Senate Committee on Banking Insurance and other Financial Institutions in Abuja.

The committee met to review the impact of COVID-19 on AMCON policies and process – with the view to reposition AMCON for optimal performance amidst the pandemic.

5. Obasanjo Discloses How AfCTA Benefit Africa amidst COVID-19

African Presidents have been advised on how to utilise the African continental free trade agreement (AfCFTA) amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak had disrupted the AfCFTA plans this year, forcing African leaders to extend the commencement of the free trade.

According to the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, the pandemic shouldn’t stop the implementation of the free trade which involves 45 African countries, including Nigeria. AfCFTA is a free trade agreement that allows free movement of goods across African countries.

6. Ghana to Dialogue with Nigeria over Harassment Claims

The Ghanaian Government has responded to the claims of the Nigerian Government over harassment of its citizens in Ghana.

The Ghanaian Government’s response was detailed in a statement issued by Ghana’s Information Minister, Endkojo Oppong Nkrumah, stating that a dialogue between the presidents of both countries will commence to resolve the issues, as Ghana is “committed to the maintenance of warm relations with all sister nations, particularly, for well-known historical reasons, with the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

7. Zamfara: Law Seeking Death Sentence for Reckless Drivers to Be Introduced

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has disclosed plans of the state to “introduce a law that will enforce death sentence on reckless drivers” who are responsible for their passengers’ deaths.

He also said that “such drivers will also be compelled by law to pay compensation on every life lost”.

8. SERAP Sues Buhari Over ‘Failure to Publish Details of N800bn Recovered Loot’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari over the failure to publish details of the N800bn recovered loot.

In a statement issued on Sunday by SERAP Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, the group wants the Federal Government to “disclose information and documents relating to the names of people from whom N800 billion in looted public funds have been recovered, specific dates of the recovery, and details of projects on which the money has been spent.”

9. Islamic Corp ‘Hisbah’ Ban DJ Performances during Wedding

Hisbah, a Sharia law enforcement agency has banned DJ performances and gala dance during weddings and other celebrations in Jigawa State.

The State Hisbah commandant, Malam Ibrahim Dahiru disclosed this to newsmen in Dutse the state capital.

10. Many Christians Can Not Be Trusted For Any Noble Assignment- CAN President

Samson Ayokunle, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says many Christians cannot be trusted for any noble assignment due to lack of discipline.

Rev. Ayokunle stated this in his speech at the virtual 2020 Baptist Convention themed “Moving Forward: Becoming a More Disciplined Church.”

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