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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines: 10 things You Need to Know Today, August 30, 2023

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today

Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today for Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

Good morning! Here’s a roundup of the latest news from Nigerian newspapers:


Welcome to the daily news roundup, providing you with a concise overview of the top stories making waves across Nigeria. Here are today’s key headlines:


NNPP Faction Holds Parallel Meeting, Reverses Suspension and Announces Expulsions:

The Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso faction of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, has convened a parallel meeting of the National Executive Committee in Abuja, with the aim of reversing his suspension. The faction further made a declaration to expel the newly appointed acting National Chairman of the party, Major Agbo, along with several prominent members who were implicated in the sanctions against Kwankwaso.

2. Addressing the pressing matter of the N5 billion palliative fund anticipated from the Federal Government, Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, revealed that his administration is yet to finalize plans for its allocation. While contemplating possible approaches, Wike highlighted the consideration of transportation and food assistance. He also expressed efforts to reintroduce urban mass transportation in the FCT as a means to alleviate the transportation challenges faced by residents.


3. Notable reports have emerged indicating that Nyesom Wike, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, has secured a position as a member of the All Progressives Congress Campaign Council for the Bayelsa State governorship election. This development comes in addition to Wike’s recent appointment as a minister by President Bola Tinubu. Wike, who remains affiliated with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, also serves as a member of their Campaign Council.

4. In a significant move, officials from the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have demolished a market known as “Kasuwan Dare.” This market, located near Kpaduma II in Asokoro Extension, Abuja, was taken down due to concerns of harboring suspected criminals and drug dealers, further emphasizing the need for improved security measures.

5. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has extended his approval for the constitution of a new Board and Management team for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The announcement was made through a statement issued by Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, on Tuesday night.

6. Igwe Innocent Obodoakor, the traditional ruler of Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, has called on Nigerians to exercise patience with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Speaking during the celebration of his community’s new yam festival, Obodoakor, who hails from Peter Obi’s hometown and is affiliated with the Labour Party (LP), voiced his perspective.

7. The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has raised concerns over the Federal Government’s handling of the case involving their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Accusing the government of employing adjournments as a way to evade the matter, IPOB urged authorities to confront the group in court rather than resorting to strategic abandonment of the case.


8. Victor Ochonogor, a 24-year-old final-year student of the University of Port Harcourt, has been apprehended by the Edo State Police Command for allegedly fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Success Regha. The incident occurred at 10, Osahon Street, Ogheghe Quarters, off Sapele Road, Benin City.

9. The Gombe State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, paraded 46 individuals, comprising 32 females and 14 males, who were detained at local nightclubs, commonly known as Gidan Gala. This action follows Governor Muhammadu Yahaya’s directive to close all local nightclubs.

10. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken a strong stance by sealing the premises of Stockmatch Investments Ltd in Maiduguri, Borno State. The move was prompted by allegations of illegal investment activities. SEC’s action reinforces its commitment to preventing unregistered entities from participating in capital market functions.

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