Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today; 2nd August

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The Nation

Ex-NNPC boss sneaks out over $1.6b Diezani’s deals

He is believed to have sneaked out of the country since he could not be located in all his Nigerian addresses.

Punch

Militants flee Ogun, regroup in Ondo

Some vandals allegedly responsible for attacks on communities in Lagos and Ogun states are escaping in large numbers to riverine communities in the Ilaje and Ese-Odo local government areas of Ondo State.

New Telegraph

President Buhari Sacks JAMB Registrar, Appoints 16 Education CEOs

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sacked 17 Chief Executives of Parastatals and Agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education.

Vanguard

N-Delta attacks: We’ve surrendered —EX-MILITANT GROUP

A group of ex-militants under the aegis of Former Forest Soldiers, FFS, aka Isaac Boro Last Born, yesterday, denied claims by security agencies that it belongs to Niger Delta Avengers,

Thisday

Presidency Refutes Claim of Diversion of UK Aid for War Against Terror

The presidency has denied a report that it used aid from the United Kingdom for the war against terrorism in the North-east to prosecute the oppositio

The Sun

Bring federal presence to Bayelsa, Dickson tells APC

Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson has called on members of All Progressives Congress (APC) to use their contacts and influence at the national level to bring federal appointments and projects to the state, rather than embarking on divisive tendencies that can polarise the people.

Daily Times

PDP’ll Win Ondo Guber Poll, Party Chair Boasts

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, has vowed to retain power and defeat the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship election that would hold in November 26th in the state.

Guardian

Ngige booed over defence of lopsided federal appointments

Attempt by the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, to defend President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged lopsided appointments incurred the wrath of participants at a forum organised, yesterday, by the Federal Ministry of Information in Enugu.

Daily Trust

Bode George declares to contest PDP chairmanship

A former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday declared his intention to contest for the national chairmanship of the party.

Leadership

New NBA President, Abubakar Mahmoud To Be Sworn In August 26

The newly elected President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abubakar Mahmoud will be sworn in on August 26, 2016, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

 

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