Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today:4thAugust

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Punch

Dogara gave $25,000 to each Rep, says Jibrin

A former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Wednesday alleged that the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, handed out $25,000 to lawmakers so that they could pass a vote of confidence on the speaker.

Vanguard

Ebonyi youths besiege Employment Commissioner’s office for job

JOB seeking youths in their thousands have besieged the office of the Commissioner for Economic Empowerment and Job Creation seeking for jobs in line with the state government’s campaign promise of providing jobs for the teeming youths of the State.

The Sun

Rivers PDP chairman petitions INEC over cancelled re-run poll in Tai LG

RIVERS State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Felix Obuah, has petitioned the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), over moves allegedly being made to reverse the cancel­lation of the March 19 legislative re-run election in Tai Local Government Area of the state.

Thisday

Jonathan Keeps Mum on Corruption Cases Against Former Aides, Officials

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has continued to refuse to speak on the ongoing corruption cases against some of his former aides and officials who worked for his government, insisting that he would speak about the issue at the “appropriate time”.

Daily Times

Why Jibrin Should Stop Insulting Our Sensibilities

Disgraced former chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin must think he is dealing with a clan of nincompoops.

Guardian

Shekau resurfaces, says ‘still around’

Boko Haram’s elusive leader Abubakar Shekau said in an audio message Thursday he is still around despite his reported ouster as head of the Nigeria-based jihadist group by the Islamic State (IS).

Daily Trust

Sheriff wants to stop convention, destroy PDP — Makarfi

The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said a factional national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, is planning to stop the August 17 national convention and destroy the party.

The Nation

LASU disciplinary panel begins probe today

A disciplinary committee set up by the Lagos State University (LASU) to investigate the alleged abduction of the Students’ Union president, Tayo Sekoni, by two undergraduates and one alumnus on Thursday last week will begin investigations today.

New Telegraph

I Became Head Of State By Accident-Gowon

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd) yesterday stated that he had no presidential ambition whatsoever, pointing out that his emergence, as Head of State at the age of 31, was an accident of history.

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