Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 29th July, 2020


1. FG Speaks On Buhari Resigning Over NDDC, NSITF, EFCC Probes

President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign over alleged cases of corruption in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Federal Government has said.

Naija News reports that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made the federal government’s positions known at a briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, where he described the call for the resignation of Buhari as infantile.

2. Kogi West: Appeal Court Takes Final Decision On Dino Melaye vs Smart Adeyemi Case

An appeal filed by Senator Dino Melaye, challenging the victory of Senator Smart Adeyemi in the Kogi West Senatorial District election has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

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The appellate court in its ruling on Tuesday by a three-man panel resolved all issues against Melaye.

3. AIB Finally Reveals Why Osinbajo’s Helicopter Crashed In Lokoja

The Accident and Investigation Bureau (AIB) has disclosed why the helicopter, which conveyed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to Kabba in Kogi state in 2019 crashed.

It will be recalled that Osinbajo had last year while on an election campaign engagement in Kogi State, experienced a helicopter crash.

4. Akeredolu ‘Picks’ New Running Mate For Ondo 2020

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has reportedly picked Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa as his running mate in the forthcoming Ondo governorship election.

Naija News reports that Ayedatiwa is a former representative of the state on the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

5. FG Considers Bills On Bitcoin, E-Currency – Malami

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Tuesday, noted that the Ministry of Justice currently has bills before the National Assembly to provide a legislative framework for digital currency.

Malami stated this while declaring open a capacity building workshop and interactive session with Judiciary Correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday.

6. Why We Sell Electricity To Niger, Benin, Togo ― Presidency

The Presidency on Tuesday explained why Nigeria entered into bilateral agreements to exports electricity to Niger, Benin and Togo.

A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja, explained that the agreement was reached so that the three countries will not build dams on River Niger.

7. Buhari Passes Vote Of Confidence On APC Interim Leaders Who Took Over From Oshiomhole

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, the Yobe State Governor.

The President said he is pleased with their efforts so far in repositioning the party.

Buhari was quoted to have said this on Tuesday after the virtual meeting he held with the APC governors as well as members of the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee.

8. Dare Us If You Feel Anti-Corruption War Is Waning – FG

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government on Tuesday noted that the administration’s anti-corruption war is not waning but alive and well.

The Federal Government called on individuals who feel differently especially leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, to dare the law and bear the consequence.

9. FG Declares Thursday, Friday Public Holidays For Eid El-Kabir

The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Thursday, July 30th, and Friday, July 31st as public holidays to mark the 2020 Eid El-Kabir Celebration.

The confirmation is coming after the Sultan of Sokoto and the President General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar picked Friday as the day for the celebration.

10. Reopening of Schools: We Would Hold You Responsible If Any Child Dies – NMA Tells FG

Nigerian Doctors have sent a stringent warning to the federal government over the decision to partially reopen schools.

Naija News recalls that the federal government on Monday said this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will begin on August 17 but schools will resume on August 4.