Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Saturday, August 10th, 2019
Former governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode Friday said he had no bank account containing N9.9bn. He was reacting to the alleged N9.9bn fraud linked to him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
A faction of the African Action Congress (AAC) has expelled its presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Omoyele Sowore, Concise News understands. It was learned that 28 other members of the party were also expelled at the convention of the party held at the Rockview Hotel Owerri, Imo State capital.
Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Maurice Iwu has been granted bail of N1bn with two sureties in like sum over alleged fraud of N1.23bn. Ruling on the bail application on Friday, Justice Chuka Obiozor said that one of the sureties must own a landed property in Lagos while the other must be a professor or a civil servant not below Grade Level 16.
Leader and founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T. B. Joshua, has said that it is difficult for President Muhammadu Buhari to lead Nigeria to ‘the Promised Land’ because of the huge problems he inherited from past leaders. Concise News reports that TB Joshua made this disclosure in an interview with The Maravi Post recently.
The Kaduna-Abuja Highway has been blocked as commercial drivers protest over the alleged killing of their colleague by the police for refusal to give N2000 bribe. Concise News gathered that the drivers reportedly blocked the highway in the early hours of Friday, making thousands stranded on the road.
The Federal Government has said it has fixed no date for the exit of the 2016 Batch A of the N-Power scheme, Concise News understands. This news medium had reported that there are insinuations in some quarters that the first set of the N-Power beneficiaries will be sacked in August.
The Nigerian Army has captured notorious cultiist Bobrisky after he was declared wanted on Thursday, Concise News understands. This news medium had reported that “Bobrisky” was earlier declared wanted with a N30m bounty placed on him by the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday has filed a money laundering charge against People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie. Concise News understands that EFCC accused him of laundering $2million ahead of this year’s general elections in which Atiku contested against President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has stated that Governor Godwin Obaseki won’t get VIP treatment if he decides to dump the All Progressives Congress and join them ahead of the governorship election in Edo State. The Chairman of the party in the state, Dan Orbih, said Obaseki won’t get an automatic ticket if he decides to cross over to the PDP.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play Ukraine in friendly clash in September 10 in Kyiv, Concise News reports. This clash will be the first for Gernot Rohr’s boys after they claimed the bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).