Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Saturday 6th August 2022

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Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday 6th August 2022.

“I can tell you that Nigeria is broke. There is no money to fund capital projects next year. As you can see, the dollar which was hovering around N500 and N600 is now above N700. The truth is there is no money anywhere… So the situation calls for patriotism from all Nigerians. The lack of money to finance capital projects would affect the ability to create jobs. If jobs are not created, poverty will increase in the country. It was Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, who explained last week why the federal government has been unable to resolve the industrial crisis that has crippled activities in the country’s public universities since the February 14, 2022. One would expect that a government in such dire straits would not only be circumspect in its spending but also in the public perception of its priority. This is one of the contexts to situate the spleen launched by Nigerians since they learned of the dubious generosity of President Muhammadu Buhari towards the Nigerian government.

How can Ngige appeal to the patriotism of citizens when the action of the number one citizen gives Nigerians the opportunity to think that his patriotism and loyalty lies elsewhere? When an investigative journalist, David Hundeyin, revealed that Buhari had approved N1,145,000,000 for the purchase and supply of 10 Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles to the Republic of Niger on February 28, 2022, his claim was considered too much. wacky and wacky, so didn’t elicit many reactions. This despite attaching a photo of a document obtained from the Nigerian Budget Office, which read in part: “To be released funds in the amount of N1,145,000,000 to the Accountant General’s Office of the IFO Federation Kaura Motors Nig. Limited to supply 10 numbers of Toyota Land Cruiser V8 vehicles to the Republic of Niger subject to Mr. President’s approval on page 83 dated 02/28/2022. »

Officers from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) questioned the Head of the Justice Ministry’s Asset Recovery and Management Unit, Ladidi Mohammed, over allegations of fraud.

Naija News understands that the EFCC detained and interrogated Mohammed, who is a close ally of Attorney General and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami, for days over allegations of fraudulent sale of recovered assets worth billions.

Mohammed, who was released on administrative bail on Thursday, was back at the anti-corruption commission on Friday for further questioning.

Sources told The Cable that Mohammed told EFCC officers that she had acted on ministerial instructions in handing over some assets that had been confiscated from the federal government by people facing corruption trials, but that she could not present any documented evidence to support his claims.

Minister of State for Labor and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of being unrealistic in its demands.

He said on Friday the government could not borrow money to pay striking ASUU members amid cash shortages as other sectors of the economy also needed attention.

According to Keyamo, the ASUU should be pleaded with to suspend its strike so that members can return to work, students can resume their studies and the country’s public universities can be reopened.

Naija News reports he made the call during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike have agreed to set up a joint consultation committee to iron out the issues.

Naija News reports that this was the outcome of their first face-to-face meeting held on Thursday at the private residence of Party (BoT) Board Member Professor Jerry Gana.

A source revealed that Atiku and Wike agreed to set up a joint consultation committee of equals to resolve the issues.

According to the source, this should be done by next week, after which they should inform the various party bodies.

“This is the first step towards the establishment of our Presidential Campaign Council.

“Very, very soon, all of these challenges will be behind us, and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, will know that their term is definitely over,” the source told Vanguard.

Some questions that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike allegedly asked the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have surfaced.

Naija News understands that the two party leaders have been at odds since the unveiling of Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as Atiku’s running mate in the 2023 elections.

In order to resolve the crisis, Atiku and Wike met yesterday in Abuja at the instigation of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), led by Senator Walid Jibrin.

Despite all efforts, a source told the Daily Post that the meeting did not result in a truce.

At the meeting held at the residence of former Minister of Information and Culture, Professor Jerry Gana, Atiku reportedly boasted that the PDP can win next year’s elections without many votes from the Rivers State.

The presidential hopeful reportedly said there was no cause for alarm if Wike was unwilling to back him in the next election.

The 15 political parties that were deregistered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, under the aegis of the Coalition for Good Governance, pledged allegiance to Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi.

The organization has insisted that Peter Obi is the only presidential candidate who can save Nigeria from collapsing.

The CGG, in a statement released Friday by its national chairman, Okey Chikwendu, and publicity secretary, Don Anthony Harmattan, said the party made the decision to support Obi after carefully researching each presidential candidate to find out the most reliable and the most credible of them.

The statement read: “We have previously stated that the result of the political party primaries for the presidential ticket and the selection of the vice-presidential tickets will determine which party we, the Coalition for Good Governance comprising 15 deregistered political parties and some former presidential candidates endorse and support the 2023 presidential election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed why it cannot extend voter registration ahead of the 2023 general election.

According to INEC, the exercise has been put on hold to allow it to begin further processes to weed out all multiple filers.

Recall that the electoral body suspended continuous voter registration (CVR) on Sunday.

Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini revealed this during a speech on Channels TV on Friday.

The Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON) has condemned the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for a N5 million fine imposed on Trust Television Network (Trust TV).

News recalls that NBC fined the television station for airing the documentary titled “Nigeria’s Banditry: The Inside Story,” which aired by the station on March 5, 2022.

NBC has also fined MultiChoice Nigeria Limited, owners of DSTV, NTA-Startimes Limited and TelCom Satellite Limited (TSTV) N5 million.

Responding in a letter dated August 4, 2022 and addressed to the CEO of NBC, signed by its executive secretary, Dr. Yemise Bamgbose, BON described the imposition of the fine as a violation of NBC codes.

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu has revealed why Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has been appointed Director General of Bola Tinubu Presidential Campaign Council.

Naija News reports that the APC chairman announced Lalong as head of the presidential campaign council during a conversation with State House correspondents on Thursday.

Adamu had previously introduced Lalong to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja as DG of Tinubu’s Presidential Campaign Council.

In a conversation with reporters on Thursday, Adamu said Lalong’s choice was based on his ability to do the work necessary to secure the party’s victory in the 2023 presidential election.

Minister of State for Labor and Employment, Festus Keyamo, who also serves as the spokesperson for Bola Tinubu’s presidential campaign team, has argued that Atiku Abubakar does not have enough experience leadership to be the next president of Nigeria.

Keyamo, who spoke in a television interview on Friday, said Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi had more experience in making the final call to government, which made him a better candidate than the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

While praising Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the most qualified of all frontline presidential hopefuls for 2023, Keyamo said that Atiku, despite being the main contender against Tinubu, did not demonstrated his ability to make final decisions.

He argued that Atiku has only been the vice president, but the vice president does not have the final say in decision-making in government, while Obi and Tinubu are former governors who have held positions where they can make final decisions.

These are the headlines of Nigerian newspapers today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you tomorrow.

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