Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today:6th August

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Punch

Buhari orders Oyo-Ita to develop roadmap for civil service

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, to develop a road-map that will make the civil service effective, innovative and service oriented.

Vanguard

Why PDP Chairmanship slot was reserved for Southwest zone – Makarfi

The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi, defended the decision to reserve the Chairmanship slot for the Southwest zone but explained that it was not intended to short changed anybody.

Thisday

PDP Leaders Planning New Party Should Sheriff’s Distractions Continue

As the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP continue preparations for its next national convention scheduled for Port Harcourt on August 17, highly competent sources close to its leadership hinted THISDAY last night that a “Plan B” is in the party’s bag, in case former acting national chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff continues to distract the party.

The Sun

Abia guber tussle: Appeal Court shuts out Oti, Onyeonagu

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Friday dismissed the applications by the governorship candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Alex Oti and KOWA party, Dan Onyeonagu respectively seeking to join in the Abia State governorship tussle pending before the court.

Guardian

Kidnappers hold 2 Chinese in Nasarawa

Nasarawa say two Chinese attached to West African Polaris Investment have been kidnapped in Agada village, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.

Daily Trust

Jonathan intervenes in PDP leadership crisis

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has started meeting with elders and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ‎resolve the current leadership crisis rocking the party.

Leadership

Police Arrest Pastor For Alleged Rape Of 7-year-old In Asaba

Police detectives attached to the state police command, Asaba, Delta State have arrested the general overseer of a new generation church (name withheld) for allegedly raping a 7 year-old daughter of his church member.

The Nation

EFCC seizes N872m houses from ex-minister, son

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized four houses worth N872 million from a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Sen. Bala Mohammed, and his son, Shamsudeen Bala.

New Telegraph

AREPO PARENTS: Our Children Are Becoming Violent, Restless

Arepo, a rustic community in Ogun State, has been on the spotlight for a while now. The once quiet community, which was made popular by the creation of a Journalists’ Estate by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State chapter in the 1990s, is gradually turning into a theatre of war

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