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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Monday, 17th August, 2020

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Monday, 17th August 2020

1. Finally, Ghanaian Govt Gives Reason For Locking Nigerian Traders’ Shops

The Ghanaian government has finally given the reason for locking Nigerian traders’ shops in the West African country.

Naija News recalls that the President of the Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Nnaji, had disclosed that shops owned by Nigerians in Accra, the Ghanaian capital were being locked by the government as they demanded pieces of evidence of their Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC) registration. The requirement for GIPC registration is $1 million minimum foreign equity, while the registration fee is 31,500 cedis.

The Spokesman of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Boakye Boateng, told a Ghanaian publication, Starr News in an interview that the traders have been served notice for over a year now and were pardoned in December by President Nana Akufo Addo.

2. ‘Ibadan Serial Killer’ Escapes From Police Custody

A suspected Ibadan serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, has escaped from police custody.

Naija News reports that the escape of the prime suspect arrested for a series of killings in Akinyele area of Oyo state was announced on Sunday by the Oyo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi.

The 19-year-old Shodipe was arrested and paraded alongside two others at the Commands Headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan on July 17 and charged to court and was later remanded in police custody where he was said to have escaped on August 11.

3. Ex-House of Reps Speaker, Na’Abba Breaks Silence On DSS Invitation

Ghali Na’Aba, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, has said he will honour the invitation by the Directorate of State Services (DSS).

Naija News understands that the former speaker was invited to the DSS headquarters in Abuja by 12 noon on Monday.

Na’Abba was asked to come elaborate on the interview he granted on national TV last week while speaking in his capacity as a co-chairman of the National Consultative Front (NCF), a group with the agenda of enthroning an inclusive government.

4. Ondo/Edo Elections: IGP Orders A Halt To The Proliferation Of Weapons

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed the 36 commissioners of police across the country to do everything possible to identify and arrest any person or group possessing illegal firearms. they.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the police said the order was issued as a result of preparations for the by-elections in Edo and Ondo states and the force’s efforts to curb the proliferation of illegal weapons.

The inspector general also directed all police commissioners to convene awareness sessions for security and vigilante groups to ensure that they are performing their duties in an orderly manner.

5. Gunmen Attack Mashio, Abduct Village Head In Yobe

Unknown gunmen on Saturday kidnapped the District Head of Mashio Isa Mai Buba in Yobe State.

It was gathered that the village head was abducted from his house in the village located in Fune Local Government Area by 10pm on Saturday.

Confirming the abduction in a statement, the Police Public Relation Officer for Yobe State, DSP Dungus Abdulkareem, said the Police assured they have lunched rescue operation to secure freedom for the abducted traditional ruler.

6. Despite Buhari Appointing Northerners Insecurity Is High – Borno Leader

A Borno traditional Chief, Alhaji Zanna Hassan Boguma has said despite President Muhammadu Buhari appointing northerners insecurity has continued to persist in the region.

In an interview with Arewa Agenda, Boguma who is also a member of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), said Buhari has failed to tackle the issue of insecurity, especially in the North East.

He listed issue of grave security concern in the nation as the escalation of attacks by the Boko Haram on soft targets, the issue of kidnapping on highways and the systematic dislocation of communities that were living around the metropolis.

7. 2023 Presidency: Tinubu, Dogara Campaign Pictures Surface Online

Ahead of the 2023 presidential elections in Nigeria, a lot of political permutations and reactions have continued to spring up about who will become Nigeria’s next leader in 2023.

President Muhammadu Buhari will finish his tenure in 2023 and he is constitutionally barred from seeking another term in office which automatically means Nigerians will be having a new president by 2023.

While some politicians have publicly declared that it is too early to speak about 2023 presidential ambitions while issues of governance need to be attended to, it is understood that politicians, as well as political parties, won’t wait till the last minute and have started oiling political mercenaries ahead of the general elections.

It was, therefore, not too surprising when pictures of campaign vehicles supporting the presidential ticket of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with Hon Yakubu Dogara, former Speaker of the House of Representatives emerged online over the weekend.

8. Explain FAAC Deductions – PDP Tackles Oyetola, Aregbesola

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Osun State, has tackled Governor Gboyega Oyetola and Rauf Aregbesola over the recent deductions by the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

Naija News reports that the FAAC had revealed deduction from the net allocations to the 36 states of the federation for the first three months of the year 2020.

A statement by Sunday Bisi, the PDP Publicity Secretary in the state on Saturday, asked Oyetola to make public the true financial position of the state.

9. Ondo 2020: Why Akeredolu Did What I Could Not Do In Eight Years – Mimiko

Former Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has said he would give reasons why Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was able to do in one year what he could not do in eight years.

Recall that Akeredolu who described the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) as a vehicle without an engine, slammed Mimiko for abandoning projects started by late Olusegun Agaga.

But reacting while receiving Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, at his Ondo town residence, Mimiko stated that he would reply Akeredolu’s attacks soon.

10. Kaisha Evicted From BBNaija Lockdown House

Kaisha has been evicted from the ongoing BBNaija Lockdown House.

Naija News had reported earlier that four Big Brother Naija housemates, Neo, Trikyytee, Wathoni and Kaisha were nominated for possible eviction this week.

This online news platform understands that the four housemates that were put up for BBNaija eviction were the housemates with the least votes from the voting public from the votes collated by the organizers of the reality television show.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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