Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories cross major Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!
is safe in South Africa – President Nigerian Union in South Africa, says
Adetola Olubajo, the President of Nigerian Union South Africa, has revealed that Nigerians are no longer safe in Johannesburg, adding that the xenophobic attacks are well organised.
“No Nigerian is safe in that area, especially in the Johannesburg environs because these groups of attackers are very coordinated and organised. So, what they do is to target a particular area where foreign nationals are densely populated and not only Nigerians are targets; they target all foreign nationals,” Olubajo said.
ignores HQ project, chose to pay N300million rent yearly
The Federal Government has revealed that the management team of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) abandoned its headquarters project and chose to pay N300million yearly for rent.
Mr. Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, expressed sadness that the NDDC could not show any worthwhile project for its N2trillion indebtedness.
shunned WEF in South Africa, issues travel advisory
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday issued a travel advisory and recalled the Ambassador of Nigeria to South-Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala, following the xenophobic attack in the country.
Buhari also joined other African leaders including the presidents of Congo, Rwanda and Malawi, to pull out of the World Economic Summit holding in Cape Town, South-Africa.
The Nigerian Government had expressed vehement condemnation against the attack by South-Africans and also registered displeasure with how the authorities in the country was handling the xenophobic attacks on other black Africans in the country.
emerges PDP Kogi governorship candidate, defeats Dino Melaye
Musa Wada, a younger brother to Ex-Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State, has emerged the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in the state.
Mr. Wada defeated other aspirants including Senator Dino Melaye who came fourth in the election.
He got 748 votes to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Idris, the son of former Governor Ibrahim Idris, who scored 710 votes, Ex-Governor Idris Wada got over 300 votes, while Dino Melaye got 70 votes.
properties belonging to Ex-Governor Okorocha and his family
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained an order to seize assets belonging to Ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State; his wife, Nneoma; his daughter; and his aide, Mr. Paschal Obi.
Usman Imam, the EFCC boss, Enugu Zonal Office, on Wednesday while speaking to journalists revealed that the anti-graft had established prima facie cases against the suspects.
The EFCC listed some of the properties which include; 16-block 96-flat structure, 8-bungalow multimillion naira estate, hotel, two schools, shopping plaza, supermarket, hospital (which was traced to Okorocha’s aide, Pascal Obi) and some vehicles.
MTN close offices nationwide following reaction by angry mob in Nigeria
Following attack on South African businesses in Nigeria by angry mob, MTN Nigeria has announced the closure of its offices nationwide.
The telecommunication film also advised its workers to stay at home pending when normalcy is restored.
“Dear customer, all MTN shops are closed today.
“You can reach us on call centre 180, Twitter @MTN180, Facebook @MTNloaded, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and chat on myMTN App,” MTN said on Wednesday.
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