Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Nigerian Newspapers

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Saturday, August 3rd, 2019.

1. Kidnapped RCCG Members Sighted In Forest

Ogun State Police Command on Friday revealed that it has geographically located the forest where five members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) abducted at the J3, Ogbere – Ijebu – Ode(Ogun State) axis of the Lagos – Ore expressway, were kept. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, who made this known while speaking with reporters at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abeokuta, identified the victims as Chidioze Eluwa, Chiemela
Iroha, Okoro Ohowukwe, Ndubuizi Owuabueze and Ibeleji Chidinma (female).

2. Presidency Lays Serious Accusation Against Atiku Over WSJ Report

The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has accused Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), of denigrating the country’s democracy. Adesina said this while reacting to comments made by the former vice-president on the reported secret burial of soldiers who have died in the war against Boko Haram.

3. Secret Graves: Group Reveals Sponsor Of Wall Street Publication

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 Atiku Abubakar sponsored the Wall Street Journal publication about secret graveyards in the Northeast. This allegation came from the National Democratic Forum (NDF) in a statement on Thursday

4. Gov. Ugwuanyi Summons Emergency Meeting Over Murder Of Catholic Priest In Enugu

The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has summoned an emergency with all heads of security agencies in the state as the clerics protest against the murder of Catholic Priest by suspected Fulani Herdsmen. Concise News gathered that other priests angered by the development stormed the Enugu State Government House, as well as the State Police Command to register their displeasure.

5. Afenifere Lays Hefty Allegations Against Buhari Govt

The pan Yoruba socio-cultural body Afenifere has accussed the federal government of dividing the country, Concise News understands. This online news medium learned that the Afenifere said this in a reaction to a comment by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo about the country’s division.

6. Enugu Govt Takes Action Over Murder Of Catholic Priest

Enugu State government has resolved to carry out air surveillance in all forests that kidnapping and killing of people are taking place. This is coming after an emergency security meeting in at Government House in Enugu on Friday in reaction to the gruesome murder of a Catholic Priest identified as Reverend Father Paul Offu, by yet to be identified assailants.

7. Why We Feel Very Sad In Nigeria In Buhari’s Reign – Jim Nwobodo

A former Governor of old Anambra, Senator Jim Nwobodo has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restore unity among all sections of Nigerians, pointing out that “we feel very sad because there is so much division in the country at the moment”. Concise News reports that Nwobodo made the call on Thursday at a book presentation titled: “Thy Will Be Done’’ ahead of the 50th Priestly Ordination Anniversary of His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan in Abuja.

8. Former INEC Chairman Jega Joins Opposition Political Party

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega,  has joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). Jega served as INEC chairman from 2010 to 2015 and was hailed for conducting an election that saw an incumbent president lose for the first time in Nigeria’s history.

9. What Corpers Are Saying Regarding NYSC ‘Allawee’ Increment

Members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are displeased with the Federal Government (FG) for failing to commence the implementation of their allowance increment. Concise News reports that in May, Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance revealed that the government is working out modalities of the new national minimum wage, which will also see corps members receiving the minimum wage, at least.

10. NFF Approaches Most Expensive Nigerian Winger To Snub England For Super Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have approached England U21 winger Ademola Lookman to consider playing for the Super Eagles instead of The Three Lions. Concise News reports that Lookman, who was born in south London, qualifies to play for Nigeria through his parents.

That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.

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Donatus Anichukwueze is a journalism graduate from the Lagos State University, School of Communication. He's a writer with a special interest in technology, sports, entertainment and politics. He's also a through and through Chelsea FC fan.

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