Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Nigerian Newspapers

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Thursday, August 22nd, 2019.

1. President Buhari Swears In ‘Next Level’ Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has started swearing in Ministers-designate, Concise News reports. It was gathered that the proceedings for the inauguration of the ministers-designate started with the rendition of the National anthem before the oaths of allegiance was taken in batches of five.

2. What President Buhari Told 43 Ministers At Swearing-in

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the 43 ministers sworn in on Wednesday to build on the achievements recorded by his administration in the last four years. The Nigerian leader said that the two-day retreat with the ministers held on Monday and Tuesday was aimed at stating the roadmap and focus of government for the next four years.

3. Comprehensive List Of Buhari ‘Next Level’ Cabinet Ministers Plus Portfolios

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated his “next level” ministers in a ceremony held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday, Concise News understands. This news medium had reported that Buhari in July nominated 43 persons as ministers for his second term in office.

4. Presidential Tribunal Reserves Judgment In Atiku’s Petition Against Buhari

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) on Wednesday reserved judgment in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election. The five-man panel of the tribunal, led by Mohammed Garba, said judgment would be delivered on a date to be communicated to the parties.

5. Alleged Extortion: Obono-Obla Sues ICPC, Shuns Summons

The suspended chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla, has filed a suit to challenge his probe by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). Concise News reports that Obono-Obla was suspended on August 14 and he is being investigated for alleged falsification of records and financial impropriety by the ICPC.

6. Police Arrest Personnel Who Killed Suspected Thieves

Four policemen who killed two suspected phone thieves in Igando have been arrested the Lagos State Police Command, Concise News reports. Spokesman for the police in Lagos, Bala Elkana, made this known on Wednesday during a press briefing at the command headquarters in Ikeja.

7. N537m Debt: Court Orders Takeover Of Duke’s Ikoyi Property

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the takeover of the property of the former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, over an alleged debt of N537m. Justice Chuka Obiozor on August 8, 2019, ordered the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and the United Bank for Africa to take possession of the Ikoyi home.

8. Ekweremadu: IPOB Gives Conditions To Igbo Politicians

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on political office holders of Igbo extraction to “repent” in order to avoid the kind of attacks suffered by former deputy senate president Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany. Chika Edoziem, speaking on behalf of the proscribed IPOB said this in a press statement.

9. Buhari Appoints Veteran Journalist As Sports Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Sunday Dare as Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports, one year to the start of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Concise News reports that the president confirmed the appointment of Dare on Wednesday when he swore in 43 ministers-designate in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

10. Watch Davido Control Stage In His Performance With 50 Cents (Video)

Nigerian superstar singer ‘Davido’ has thrilled crowd at the ‘Tycoon Party’ organised by American rapper 50 Cent in New Jersey. Concise News understands that Davido, who shared stage with the American rapper, sang a medley of his popular songs as the crowd sang along. The singer, who is currently on an international tour, had earlier announced the festival on August 10 via his Instagram page.

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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Gabriel Alabi is a graduate of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He is a sport enthusiast who loves to read and write. He is also witty and very intelligent.

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