These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Sunday morning.
1. Unlike PDP, we have no budget for thugs, APC disowns kidnap kingpin, Wadume
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that the party does not have a budget for thugs, adding that the era of allocating money to kidnappers and murderers ended with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). APC was reacting to allegations by arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala (popularly known as Wadume) that the party gave him N13 Million ahead of the February 23 presidential election.
2. Unite or North will produce president in 2023, Sani warns South
If the Southern part of the country hope to produce the next Nigerian leader after President Muhammadu Buhari, then Yoruba and the Igbos must unite in their agitation, Senator Shehu Sanni has said. According to him, the North will succeed itself in 2023 if the Southwest and Southeast fail unite and present a common front and decide on a single candidate.
3. INEC wants to assist Chad to conduct its elections
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pledged to assist the Republic of Chad to conduct its forthcoming parliamentary elections in a free and fair manner. INEC made the promise when a delegation of Chad’s Independent National Electoral Commission, led by its Vice Chairman, Mr Adama Djibert, paid a visit to the headquarters of the electoral body in Abuja.
4. Probe ordered as Nigerian Army uncovers heavy military equipment in N’East
Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have intercepted six mine resistant vehicles in Konkol, a border community in Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa State, between Nigeria and Cameroon. Premium Times reports that military personnel attached to the Nigerian Army 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola, seized the equipment that is suspected to have been transported into Nigeria without due process.
5. ‘kidnapping, ritual killings, armed robbery, rape, cultism’ have taken over Imo under Ihedioha —Okorocha
The immediate past governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has asked the Inspector General of Police to disregard the petition filed against him by the Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a statement by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, he stated that today, kidnapping, ritual killings, armed robbery, raping, cultism etc have become the order of the day, in the State and totally opposite of what was obtainable during the eight years he governed the State.
6. SPECIAL REPORT… Nigeria set to join league of electric car producers? Ripples Nigeria visited UNN to see what was happening
A special report by Ripples Nigeria suggests that Nigeria is set to join the league of electric car producers as the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN), on June 8, 2019, officially launched an electric car, developed and built by the institution. The innovation, which was developed and built by a team of engineers, innovators and researchers from the Engineering faculty of the institution is recharged by plugging into a socket connected to a national grid.
7. Amaechi explains reason for slow pace of work on Lagos-Ibadan rail project
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has attributed delay in need approval and payments as causes for the delay of work on the new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway line. Amaechi said this on Friday evening while briefing journalists after the inspection of the project.
8. KATSINA: 6 ‘fake’ corps members to be handed over to police
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has revealed that six suspected fake youth corps members were arrested during the ongoing registration exercise at the Katsina State orientation camp. Ahidjo Yahaya, the Katsina State NYSC Coordinator, confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday.
9. Army burns 4 Boko Haram trucks with smoked fish, animal hides
Nigeria Army on Saturday said no fewer than four trucks loaded with smoked fish and some animal hides belonging to Boko Haram insurgents have been intercepted and publicly set ablaze by the military in Maiduguri. The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Olusegun Adeniyi, said the trucks were intercepted on August 16 by officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) while on patrol along highways leading to the Lake Chad area
10. Enugu govt to carry out autopsy on slain pregnant woman
The Enugu State Government has directed the Management of ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, to immediately carry out an autopsy on the remains of a pregnant woman, Mrs Regina Mba, who was killed by unknown assailants on Thursday. Mrs Mba, a native of Nchatancha Nike community in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state, was killed while returning from the farm.
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