Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
The International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has written to the Department of State Service (DSS) to release Omoyele Sowore. Concise News had reported that Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, was on Saturday arrested by the DSS over the #RevolutionNow protests nationwide.
The Federal Government has said it is ready to review the revenue sharing formula for Federal, States and Local Governments due to current economic realities.The Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Elias Mbam, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, shortly after he received an Award of Excellence from the Nigeria Civil Service Union.
The convener of the RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, has expressed happiness over the fact that the protest went ahead in parts of the country. Sowore was on Saturday arrested in his home in Lagos by men of Department for Secret Services (DSS), following his announcement to shut down Nigeria with ‘protests, beginning from 5th August, 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to swear in his newly appointed ministers on Wednesday, August 21, following the screening and confirmation of the nonimees by the Senate. Concise News gathered that this was contained in a statement issued by Babatunde Lawal, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs.
Igbo politicians should start networking across the nation ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has advised. The Ohanaeze said this on Tuesday in a statement where it noted that the South East have what it takes to lead the country.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed universities and other tertiary institutions in the country to ensure regular download and update of their record at any given time for them to remain up to speed with the list of applicants seeking admission into their institution as forwarded to them by the board. According to the Zonal Coordinator of JAMB in Katsina state, Mohammed kankia said that constant refreshing of the portals will ensure that no candidate seeking admission is denied the opportunity due to negligence occasioned by the attitude of such an institution.
Some beneficiaries of the N-power scheme, Batch A, are worried that they would be sacked after the payment of July 2019 allowance, Concise News understands. This news medium had reported that the N-Power beneficiaries are groaning over the non-payment of the July 2019 stipend.
The Lagos State Federal High Court on Tuesday has ordered the freezing of three bank accounts said to belong to the Lagos State Government over an alleged fraud of N9.9bn. Concise News learned that the three bank accounts, domiciled in First City Monument Bank, Access Bank, and Zenith Bank, are numbered 5617984012, 0060949275 and 1011691254, respectively.
The Court of Appeal in Lagos has ordered the continuation of petitions filed by the defeated governorship candidates of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Lagos State, Owolabi Salis, and his Labour Party counterpart Ifagbemi Awamaridi challenging the victory of Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the March 9 guber election. A five-man panel of the court in a unanimous decision ordered the Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to continue hearing of the petition.
The 2019/2020 English Premier League (EPL) fixture will start off on Friday with the Liverpool vs. Norwich City tie, Concise News reports. Defending champions Manchester City will take on West Ham United on Saturday in one of the EPL fixtures this weekend.