Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Punch, Vanguard, The Guardian and more.
For today, August 30 2016:
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
PDP may hold convention in Abuja, Ondo crisis rages
The prospect of an early end to the leadership crisis rocking the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) further receded yesterday. Two courts gave conflicting orders on the factional primaries to pick the party’s candidate for the November governorship election in Ondo State. Besides, the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) yesterday advised the Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee to hold the next national convention of the party in Abuja. READ MORE
Okogie writes Buhari, says Nigerians are hungry
Nigerians are hungry and they urgently need succour from President Muhammadu Buhari. They want him to fulfill his campaign promises by providing good leadership that will check hunger and poverty in the land. This was the message contained in a letter that Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, wrote to Buhari. READ MORE
DSTV chair, Ogunsanya joins Heritage Bank
Heritage Bank Plc has appointed Adewunmi Ogunsanya, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), to its board as a Non-Executive Director.The move, according to the bank, is consistent with its corporate governance, efficiency, and sustainability outlook, enabling the bank to take advantage of the synergies from its experienced board members for the benefit of its wide array of customers and other stakeholders.
THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER
Kuje Jailbreak: IPOB accuses security agencies of plot to kill Kanu
ENUGU—The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, said security agencies yesterday attempted to kill its leader, Nnamdi Kanu by firing canisters of teargas into his cell at Kuje Prisons, with the intention to suffocate him to death. Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful made this known in a statement in Enugu yesterday. READ MORE
Alleged misuse of funds: Masari blasts Niger Delta leaders
WARRI—The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has blasted Niger Delta leaders, asking them to come clean on how they spent the oil money allocated to the region over the years.
ONDO APC CRISIS: I’ve no preferred candidate — Buhari
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has distanced himself from the crisis of confidence rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State saying he has no preferred aspirant. READ MORE
THE NATION NEWSPAPER
Fayose signs bill to try herdsmen for terrorism
EKITI State Governor Ayo Fayose yesterday signed a bill to regulate grazing, into law, with a warning that any herdsman caught with arms will face charges of terrorism. READ MORE
Niger Delta Avengers to Buhari: no more attacks
The militants whose attacks have caused a huge dip in Nigeria’s oil exports, forcing the economy into a big crisis, said last night that they were done with the hostilities. READ MORE
Fed Govt earns N677.8b in second quarter, says CBN
Federal Government retained revenue for the second quarter of this year stood at N677.88 billion, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Economic Report for the second quarter released yesterday said.
THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER
My policeman friend led team that killed my son – Father
The father of Innocent Kokorifa, who was allegedly killed by a police team in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has demanded justice for his son.
Kuje Prison riot: Boko Haram prisoner caught with 25 phones
Sporadic gunfire caused pandemonium at Kuje Prison, Abuja, on Monday, following a riot by some inmates, who resisted the attempt by prison officials to search their cells for banned items. READ MORE
Armed herdsmen to face terrorism charge – Fayose
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said any herdsman caught grazing in the state with arms or in possession of any weapon will be charged with terrorism and prosecuted accordingly. READ MORE
NBS to reveal we are in recession with -2% GDP growth in Q2
After a two-week delay in releasing the all important Gross Domestic Product (GDP) economic growth data, Nigeria's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) will on Wednesday, officially confirm that the country is in.
Chinese company wins $1.85bn Kano railway contract
China's state-owned railway construction firm has been awarded a $1.85 billion contract to build a light railway line in the northern Nigeria state of Kano it said on Monday.
Arik, Nigeria's largest airline hit by fuel scarcity
Experts in the aviation sector have raised concerns over the failure of the Federal Government to put scarcity in the country.