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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines: 10 things You Need to Know Today, August 21, 2023

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today

Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today for Monday, August 21, 2023.


Good morning! Here’s a roundup of today’s key stories from Nigerian newspapers




President Tinubu Approves Ministerial Redeployment and Fuel Consumption Drops: Nigerian News Highlights



In today’s update from Nigerian newspapers Headlines, several key developments have unfolded across the nation, ranging from political decisions to economic shifts and societal concerns.


1. Ministerial Redeployment by President Bola Tinubu President Bola Tinubu has sanctioned the redeployment of three Ministers, marking a significant reconfiguration within the federal administration.


The reshuffle includes the movement of Engr. Abubakar Momoh from the Federal Ministry of Youth to the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Development. A statement issued on Sunday by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Youth would soon be re-assigned to a Minister-Designate.



2. Petrol Consumption Declines After Subsidy Removal Nigeria’s average daily consumption of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), commonly known as petrol, has shown a notable decrease, according to data from the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA). The statistics reveal a drop from 64 million litres in the previous month to N52 million litres in July. This decline follows the government’s decision to remove the petrol subsidy, which has seemingly impacted the nation’s fuel consumption patterns.



3. ECOWAS Rejects Niger Republic Junta’s Power Transition Plan The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has voiced its opposition to the three-year power transition plan proposed by the junta in Niger Republic. Abdel-Fatau Musa, ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, shared this stance during an interview with the BBC. The junta’s plan has not found favor within the regional organization, signaling potential challenges ahead for Niger’s political transition.





4. NDLEA Seizes Multi-Billion Naira Illicit Drugs Warehouse The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced the seizure of a significant illicit drugs warehouse at the International Trade Fair Complex in Lagos. This development was made public through a statement from Femi Babafemi, the Director of Media and Advocacy at NDLEA Headquarters in Abuja. The operation underscores NDLEA’s ongoing efforts to combat the drug trade within the country.




5. Governor Soludo’s Commitment to Restoring Peace in Ifitedunu Community Governor Chukwuma Soludo-led government has expressed its commitment to restoring peace in the Ifitedunu community, Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State. The governor, via his Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy, and Community Affairs, Collins Nwabunwanne, stated that constitutional measures are being employed to resolve the ongoing tensions in multiple communities.




6. Spain Triumphs Over England in 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup concluded on Sunday with Spain securing victory over England in the final match. Spain emerged triumphant with a 1-0 win, with Olga Carmona scoring a decisive first-half goal. The championship, hosted in Australia and New Zealand, marked an exciting milestone in women’s football on the global stage.

These are just a few of the highlights from today’s Nigerian newspapers, showcasing the diverse array of developments shaping the nation across politics, economy, and society. Stay tuned for more updates as events continue to unfold.



7. Nigerian Army Urges Professionalism Ahead of Kogi State Governorship Poll


Maj.-Gen. Valentine Okoro, the General Officer Commanding 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, has called on personnel of the 12 Brigade to uphold professionalism and ensure peace during the upcoming November 11 governorship poll in Kogi State. Maj.-Gen. Okoro emphasized the importance of maintaining a high level of professionalism to ensure a peaceful and orderly electoral process.



8. Niger Delta Students Union Government Calls for Transparent Utilization of Palliative Funds Students hailing from the Niger Delta region have voiced their appeal to state governors to ensure the transparent and effective utilization of the N5 billion palliative funds for the benefit of the people. Commending President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for approving the palliative fund for each state, the Niger Delta Students Union Government (NIDSUG) emphasized the need for close monitoring of the funds’ usage.



9. Femi Falana Demands Release of EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa Renowned human rights lawyer Femi Falana, SAN, has demanded the immediate release of the detained Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa. Falana’s statement, issued in Lagos, pointed out that the remand order for Bawa had expired, asserting that the Department of State Services (DSS) lacked legal grounds to continue his detention.



10. Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago Appoints Women to Various Political Positions In a move toward inclusivity and gender representation, Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger State has appointed 131 women to various political positions within the state. The governor’s spokesperson, Mr. Bologi Ibrahim, conveyed the governor’s congratulations to the appointees while encouraging them to actively contribute to the success of the administration’s policy thrusts.

As the Nigerian landscape continues to evolve, these developments underline the diverse challenges and opportunities the nation faces across political, social, and economic spheres. Stay tuned for more updates on the unfolding narrative of Nigeria’s journey.

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