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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Review (Saturday, 24 August, 2019)

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Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories cross major Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!

IPOB: South-East Governors and Igbo leaders allegedly afraid of travelling abroad

Report has it that State Governors in the South-East and other Igbo leaders are currently reluctant to travel abroad following threat of attack against them by members of Biafra secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who stay abroad.

The governors are reportedly currently not willing to travel abroad because they are afraid that what happened to Ex-Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu might also happen to them.

APC will rule beyond 2023 because we have won the hearts of Nigerians – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), while speaking at the meeting of the National Working Committee with APC governors in Abuja, said that the ruling party will be in power beyond 2023.

According to the APC Chairman, the party has demonstrated purposeful leadership to win the hearts of Nigerians.

Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye, orders INEC to conduct fresh election

The National Assembly and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Lokoja on Friday nullified the victory of Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, in the February 23, 2019, election.

In its ruling, the tribunal ordered that a fresh election be held in the senatorial district.

DHQ 7-man panel completes investigation on the killing of 3 policemen by soldiers

The seven-man Joint Investigative Panel set up by the Defence Headquarters in Abuja to probe the killing of 3 police officers by soldiers of the Nigerian Army in Taraba State has concluded its report and would submit it to the Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, the Chief of Defence Staff.

The 7-man panel led by Rear Admiral Ibikunle Olaiya interrogated army officers, police officers and civilian who are connected to the kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Wadume. Report has it that the army officers and soldiers may face court-martial and dismissed from service.

Names of 78 Nigerians arrested by FBI for fraud across the United States

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released the names of 78 Nigerians who were arrested for fraud across the United States of America.

They are suspected to have been involved in a well coordinated fraud and money laundering of over $1billion. Here is the full list of the 78 Nigerians involved in the massive fraud.

LG rejects 23% federal allocation proposed by state governors, demands 35%

The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria has demanded 35% of the federal allocation as the review of the revenue sharing formula initiated by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission starts.

The 774 local government areas in Nigeria have rejected the 23% proposed by state governors.

Boko Haram briefly took over of 2 local government areas in Borno State

The deadly Boko Haram terrorist group briefly took control of two local government areas in Borno State.

The terrorist sect invaded Gubio and Magumeri LGAs on Wednesday evening in a coordinated attack which displaced hundreds of thousands who resides in the areas. They however withdrew from the LGAs on Thursday morning.

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