These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Wednesday, 31st July 2019:
Ministerial Screening: Fani Kayode Rubbishes Senate’s Bow And Go Policy
Former minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode has described the just concluded ministerial screening as a pitiful joke, and a crass display of comic relief which is far below the Senate. The former minister recalled his screening 13 years ago at the Senate, at a time when “the Senate had great men and powerful intellectuals in its ranks.”
Ministerial Screening: Senate Confirms All Buhari’s ’43 Wise Men’
Senate president Ahmed Lawan has confirmed that all the 43 ministerial nominees forwarded to the senate for screening by President Muhammadu Buhari have been confirmed. The ministerial screening took place for five days, and 22 out of the 43 nominees were asked to take a bow and go.
It’s Official!!! All Shiites Activities Illegal Across Nigeria
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by Ibraheem El-Zakzaky has been officially proscribed by the federal government. This was made known in a press conference by Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, in Abuja on Tuesday.
School Principal Collects N11m Illegally From Students In Delta
The Principal of Ogor Technical College, Otor-Ogor, Ughelli South in Delta state, Ishmael Omolade has been told to refund N11 million being monies illegally collected from students in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 academic sessions into the state coffers. Now removed as the school’s principal, Omolade has been posted to the headquarters of Technical and Vocational Education Board in Asaba where he is awaiting disciplinary procedures.
I Will Praise MySelf For Uprooting Saraki From Kwara Politics – Oshiomhole
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that APC under his leadership was able to uproot former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his cronies, politically, in Kwara. The former Edo state governor said this after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Supreme Court Upholds Governor Ihedioha’s Election
An appeal filed by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State, Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, challenging the emergence of Governor Emeka Ihedioha as the party’s candidate for the last governorship election has been dismissed by the Supreme Court. In a unanimous decision on Tuesday morning, a five-man panel of the apex court upheld the earlier decisions in favour of Ihedioha by the High court and the Court of Appeal, Owerri.
Senate Moves To End Killings Of Nigerians In South Africa
Senate president Ahmed Lawan has reiterated his commitment to ending the senseless killings of Nigerians in South Africa. The Senate president made this known during the screening of the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama at the Senate Chamber on Monday, in Abuja.
Nnamdi Kanu Will Soon Return To Nigeria – IPOB Reveals
Emma Powerful, spokesman of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu will return to Nigeria to mobilise support for the creation of Biafra. TheCable reports that Kanu will visit Nigeria as part of his current tour of some countries where he is preaching the group’s secessionist cause.
Please Don’t Believe What They Call Me On Social Media – Lai Mohammed Pleads With Senate
Lai Mohammed, one of the ministerial nominees, on Tuesday pleaded with the Senate to disregard what he is called on social media, ‘Liar Mohammed. r Lai Mohammed, who is the immediate past minister for information and culture, said his name as seen on his CV is Lai Mohammed.
Edo Assembly Crisis: Senate Lacks Constitutional Powers To Order Obaseki To Give Fresh Proclamation
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has made it clear he would not issue a fresh proclamation on the Edo state House of Assembly as ordered by the Senate.According to the governor, the senate has gone beyond its constitutional powers in giving him an ultimatum over the issues being faced in the state assembly.
Oshiomole Reveals His Biggest Political Achievement
Adams Oshiomole, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) has revealed that being at the helms of affairs when former Senate President Bukola Saraki was ousted still remains one of his greatest political achievement so far.
Those were our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Wednesday, 31st July 2019:
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