Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 10th August

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Punch

Town hall drama: Nigerians tackle Buhari’s ministers

Nigerians on Tuesday tackled members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet about poverty and rot in the country at a dramatic town hall meeting in Abuja.

Vanguard

Oshiomhole has no record of creating employment — Ize-Iyamu

PDP candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu yesterday lamented what he described as the APC’s poor job creation ideas.

The Sun

Edo Guber Watch: APC sure to win poll, says Aisha Buhari

All Progressives Congress (APC) women across the country led by wife of the president, Hajia Aisha Buhari, yesterday stormed Edo State in support of Mr Godwin Obaseki, saying that victory for the party in the forthcoming election is non-negotiable.

Thisday

Presidential Adviser: Budget ‘Padding’ Not in Legislative Lexicon

After weeks of accusations and counter-accusations over the alleged alterations made in the 2016 budget, the presidency for first time yesterday spoke on the war of attrition in the House of Representatives and exonerated itself from the budget scandal rocking the lower legislative chamber.

Guardian

No plan to increase fuel pump price, says NNPC boss

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, has dismissed suggestion that the Federal Government is planning to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from the current N141/145 per litre.

Daily Trust

Abia: PDP disagrees as Appeal Court reserves judgement

The Appeal Court in Abuja has reserved judgement in the appeal by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State challenging his sack by a Federal High Court.

Leadership

I Will Restructure PDP – Dokpesi

As the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP)  National Convention draws closer , Chief Raymond Dokpesi who declared to vie for the National Chairman of the party, has pledged to reform and restructure the party in order to reclaim its lost glory come 2019 if elected the national chairman of the party.

The Nation

Budget padding: EFCC writes Clerk, Perm Sec

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has written the National Assembly Clerk, Mohammed Sani Omolori, and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and National Planning over the budget padding scandal, it was learnt yesterday.

Tribune

FG to employ 500,000 graduates through N-Power scheme —Uwais

The Federal Government has announced plans to employ 500,000 youths this year, through the N-Power scheme of the Nigeria Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government, Special Adviser to the President on Federal Government Social Investments, Mrs Mariam Uwais, announced in Benin City, the Edo state capital, on Tuesday.

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