Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today; 1st August

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Punch

Nigerians’ current travails sadden me, says El-Rufai

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Sunday said he was extremely sad that Nigerians were passing through the worst economic downturn ever witnessed in the history of the nation.

Vanguard

Why ex-govs must face corruption charges – FG 

YEARS after leaving office, many former governors suspected to have looted the resources of their states are to face criminal prosecution.

Thisday

Concerns Mount over $1.3bn Power Sector Loans

 Inadequate gas supply due to pipeline vandalism, the looming threat of reversal of electricity tariff hikes, inability of power companies to sign gas supply contracts, and large amounts of debt owed to power companies by ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of the three tiers of government have raised concerns around bank loans to the power sector.

The Sun

We’re corrupt –Jibrin

ABDULMUMIN Jibrin, former House chairman of Appropriation has sensation­ally revealed that the House of Representa­tives of which he is a member is corrupt.

Daily Times

FG considers request by foreign airlines for increased frequencies

The federal government has promised to improve the economic and operational viability of the nation’s designated international airports by creating the enabling environment for international airlines operating in Nigeria to use them.

Guardian

Military begins fresh move against Niger Delta militants

In a bid to tackle the renewed militancy in Niger Delta which has disrupted oil production, the military may soon begin a special operation in the region.

Daily Trust

Atiku denies link with Mimiko in any ‘party’

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described a media report suggesting that he has formed a new political platform under which he will run for President in 2019, with Ondo State Governor Segun Mimiko as his running mate as a load of hogwash.

Leadership

Budget Padding: Why I Revealed the Secret Late – Jibrin

Erstwhile chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin, yesterday admitted that his revelations over the alleged padding of the 2016 budget were late.

The Nation

National Assembly stinks, says ex-panel chair Jibrin

Sacked House of Representatives Appropriations Committee chairman Abdulmumin Jibrin last night spoke of what he called “institutional corruption” at the National Assembly.

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