These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will make your Tuesday morning.
1. Rumours of unease in Aso Rock confirmed; Mamman Daura’s daughter reveals messy details about their feud with Aisha Buhari
Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura (President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew), has accused the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, of attacking her inside the presidential villa in Abuja. Commenting on a viral video where the first lady was seen complaining about being denied access to her apartment, Fatima said she least expected Buhari’s wife to act in a violent manner.
2. Edo Police CP insists Oshiomhole was not attacked in the state
The Edo Police Command on Monday insisted that there was no attack on the person or residence of a former Governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The Edo State Commissioner of Police, DanMallam Muhammed, stated this while briefing journalists on Monday in Benin City, the state capital.
3. Umahi denies asking security agents to shoot anyone who block his convoy
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has denied ordering security agents attached to him to shoot anyone who blocks his convoy. Governor, in a statement on Monday by his Special Assistant Media, Francis Nweze in Abakaliki, accused social media enthusiasts who used various platforms to spread the falsehood that he has asked security agents to kill anyone who block his convoy.
4. BAUCHI: Appeal Court nullifies tribunal judgment, declares PRP candidate winner
The Jos Division of the Appeal Court has set aside the judgement of the Bauchi State National Assembly election petition tribunal which nullified the election of Umar Sarki of People’s Redemption Party (PRP) as member representing Katagum Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. The tribunal, sitting in Bauchi, had on August 29 nullified Sarki’s election on the grounds that the election ought to have been declared inconclusive as there was cancellation of results in seven polling units.
5. Army ordered to pay council boss, two others N20m for harassment
The Nigerian Army was on Monday ordered by a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt to pay the sum of N20 million as damages to the Chairman of Akulu-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, Roland Sekibo, Tobins Tobins and Damiete Dokubo for harassing them during the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections. The Army had raided their homes and declared them wanted over allegations of sponsoring hoodlums to truncate the electoral process to favour the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
6. CONSTITUENCY PROJECT SCAM: Court orders interim forfeiture of N116m
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, ordered the interim forfeiture of N116 million alleged to be proceeds of crime in relation to the the non-execution of constituency projects awarded to Hamza Barau and Hamshakin Ventures Ltd. The project was funded by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) on behalf of some federal lawmakers.
7. NNPC GMD reveals the problem with Nigerian refineries
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has said that lack of proper maintenance of facilities over the years was responsible for the moribund state of refineries in the country. According to Kyari, Nigeria has one of the highest numbers of technicians in the petroleum sector in the world, adding that the experts have not been adequately engaged.
8. MINIMUM WAGE: Ngige schedules another meeting with labour as ultimatum nears
After a meeting of representatives of the Federal Government with the leadership of organised labour held on Monday, it has been announced that there would be another meeting. The meeting, presided over by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, was to discuss the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage.
9. Nigerian govt budgets N450bn for fuel subsidy in 2020
Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has revealed that the under-recovery of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly referred to as fuel subsidy, would gulp N450bn in 2020. During the public presentation of the 2020 budget proposal on Monday in Abuja, Ahmed said it was called ‘under-recovery’ because it was the cost of operation of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
10. Another torture center uncovered in Daura, over 60 maltreated children rescued
The Katsina State Police command has discovered and shut down another Islamic home, where they rescued some children and youths who were reportedly subjected to abuse, sexual assault and serious torture. A 78-old cleric, Bello Maialmajri, owner of the spiritual rehabilitation centre discovered in Sabon Garin Daura area of Katsina North, has also been arrested
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