Nigerian Newspapers Headlines: 10 things You Need to Know Today, September 1, 2023

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today

Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today for Friday, September 1, 2023.


Welcome to the daily news roundup, providing you with a concise overview of the top stories making waves across Nigeria.

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

  1. President Tinubu Rules Out Military Intervention in Niger Republic President Bola Tinubu has stated that military intervention in Niger Republic will only be considered after exhausting all diplomatic options. He made this announcement during a meeting with the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) leadership at the State House on Thursday.
  2. Governor Uba Sani Expresses Concern Over Ethnic and Religious Divisions in Kaduna Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State voiced his concerns about the ongoing ethnic and religious divisions within the state. He emphasized that government actions and inactions were often viewed through the prism of religion and ethnicity.
  3. House of Representatives to Investigate Alleged Extortion of Vice Chancellors The House of Representatives has pledged to involve the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in investigating the owner of a bank account reportedly used to extort vice chancellors of federal universities. This decision was revealed by Yusuf Gagdi, the chairman of the ad-hoc committee investigating job racketeering and mismanagement of the Integrated Personnel Payment Information System (IPPIS).
  4. Minister Keyamo Suspends Nigeria Air Project and Airport Concessions Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has suspended the controversial Nigeria Air Project and airport concessions initiated during the previous administration. This decision was made during Keyamo’s visit and tour of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.
  5. Police Neutralize Suspected Kidnap Kingpin in Rivers State The Rivers State Police Command successfully neutralized a suspected kidnap kingpin in Choba, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area. The operation followed the kidnapping of a victim who was later released after a ransom was paid.
  6. Elon Musk’s Social Media Platform X to Add Video and Audio Call Features Elon Musk, the owner of the social media platform X, has announced plans to introduce video and audio call features to the app. These new features will not require the use of a mobile number.
  7. Court of Appeal Grants Approval for LP Candidate to Continue Petition Against Delta State Governor The Court of Appeal has granted approval to the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in Delta, Ken Pela, to return to the Delta State Election Tribunal and continue his petition against Governor Sheriff Oborevwori.
  8. Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Investigates Unlawful Dismissal of State Polytechnic Staff The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has initiated an investigation into the alleged unlawful dismissal of five staff members of the State Polytechnic, Ikot-Osurua in Ikot-Ekpene Local Government Area. The investigation follows a petition submitted by the affected workers.
  9. Imo State Police Command Kills Two Suspected Kidnappers and Rescues Victim The Imo State Police Command reportedly killed two suspected kidnappers and rescued their victim along Umuezorokam-Avu in Owerri West Local Government Area. Additionally, the command recovered one locally-made cut-to-size gun, two cutlasses, and charms from the suspects.
  10. 2023–2024 Champions League Group Stage Draw Confirmed The draw for the 2023–2024 Champions League group stage has been officially confirmed. The event took place in Monaco, France, on Thursday evening, setting the stage for exciting football matches in the upcoming season.

Stay tuned for more updates throughout the day from Nigerian Newspapers

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