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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 17th August

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Vanguard

PDP buying PVCs in Yobe for N5,000: APC


Chairman Yobe State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Adamu Chilariye has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of illegally buying the permanent voter’s card ( PVC) of unsuspecting members of the public.

The Nation

Released Dapchi Girls: UN reports claims government paid huge ransom


A report by the United Nations (UN) has claimed that the federal government paid huge ransom for the release of Dapchi school girls kidnapped in February.Titled Letter dated 16 July 2018 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Daesh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities addressed to the President of the Security Council, was obtained from

ThisDay

2019: I Won’t Interfere With INEC, Buhari Assures Nigerian


Pledges general election would be free, fair, credible N’Assembly joint committee fails to harmonise positions on budget Invites INEC boss again Deji Elumoye, Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he would not interfere with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before, during and after the 2019 general elections.

Guardian

Nigeria declares two-day holiday for Eid-el-Kabir


The Nigerian government has declared Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-il-Kabir. The Ministry of Interior made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government on Friday.

Daily Times

2019 polls: Finally, INEC releases timetable today

Bars 23 new parties from fielding candidates for Osun guber poll The six months activities ahead of the 2019 general election kick-starts today as the

Daily Trust

Ibadan residents move against demolition of Ayefeles radio station

There was pandemonium when some residents of Ibadan besieged a radio station owned by the popular gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele, to protest against the state governments plan to demolish the property.

Leadership

No Dime Paid For Dapchi Girls Release, FG Insists


The Federal Government on Thursday insisted that it did not pay any ransom to secure the release of the Dapchi girls released last March by Boko Haram. In a statement issued in Ilorin, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed challenged anyone who has any evidence of payment to publish it.

Tribune

Saraki has been nursing presidential ambition since 2011 ‘ Baraje

FORMER leader of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Alhaji Kawu Baraje has said that declaration of presidential ambition of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, is long overdue, adding that it is also proper.

The Herald

Buhari worried about Saraki’s plan to stop underage voting in 2019 ‘ PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of withholding assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018 passed by the National Assembly in order to allow his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), cheat during the 2019 general election. PDP made this known in a Thursday statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary..

New Telegraph

Corruption, poor mgt responsible for N22trn debt ‘ PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed the N22 trillion Nigeria’s debt burden on corruption and poor understanding of global economy by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The party, in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, noted that had President Buhari heeded wise counsel from PDP to allow competent hands to manage


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