Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today:1st September

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Punch

Nigeria in worst possible time – Finance minister…as NBS confirms economy in recession

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Wednesday admitted that Nigeria was in its worst possible time with the Gross Domestic Product figures for the 2016 second quarter released by the National Bureau of Statistics showing the nation’s economy now in recession.

Vanguard

Don’t drag RCCG into your unholy politics, Ize-Iyamu tells Oshiomhole, Obaseki

PDP Candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu yesterday cautioned Governor Adams Oshiomole and the APC Candidate, Godwin Obaseki, against dragging the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) into what he dubbed as “their dirty and unholy politics.”

The Sun

I’m not Mimiko’s lackey -Jegede

Mr Eyitayo Jegede is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN) and the immediate past Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State. He is the candidate of the Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party

Thisday

Nigeria Slips into Recession, FG Attempts to Allay Concerns

The Nigerian economy is in recession. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday confirmed the public’s worst fears that the delayed response by the Muhammadu Buhari administration to the structural adjustments needed to avert an economic crisis has resulted in a contraction of the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 2.06 per cent in the second quarter of 2016.

Daily Times

BUDGET PADDING: I WON’T REST UNTIL DOGARA, LASUN OTHERS ARE JAILED, SAYS JIBRIN

Embattled former Chairman of Appropriation Committee of the Hoiuse of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin has said that he would not rest until Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other Principal Officers of the House, he accused of corruption, are removed from office and jailed.

Guardian

Jibrin appears before Sagay’s panel on corruption

Sacked chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Dr. Abdulmumini Jibrin met yesterday with the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) led by Professor Itse Sagay.

Leadership

Minister Places Embargo On Land Allocation

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has disclosed that there is a deliberate policy by the current FCT Administration to not allocate new plots of land either now or in the near future, until such areas or districts are clearly provided with the best compliments of infrastructure.

The Nation

FEC okays N3.23b contracts for U.I., UNILAG

FEC approved the construction of a postgraduate hall, International House, for U.I., at a cost of N1.302,709,02.34, to be completed in 44 weeks.

Tribune

BUHARI’S VISIT: ARMY DEPLOYS 12 TRUCKS FULL OF SOLDIERS TO OSUN

Against the backdrop of Thursday’s working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Osun, now fewer than 12 trucks of heavily armed soldiers had been deployed to the state to beef up security.

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