Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 18th August

Vanguard

Saraki visits Gov. Emmanuel


Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday paid a solidarity visit to Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and commended him for his selfless leadership in the state.

The Nation

N17b bond: EFCC probes Saraki, Kwara gov, AG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is probing Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State and the Accountant-General of the state over how a N17billion bond secured by the State Government was spent.The anti-graft agency suspects that part of the funds may have been diverted into private use.The bond was intended tocover13 projects and loan refinancing package during the tenures of Saraki as governor and Ahmed,his successor.

ThisDay

Stand Firm, Saraki Charges Udom on Akwa Ibom Politics

Okon Bassey in Uyo Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Friday praised the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel for his maturity in the face of recent political development in the state, tasking him to be firm and ignore the defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Sun

Benue Crisis: Ortom is a failure as Governor ‘ Abubakar Tsav

Benue State governor, Mr Samuel Ortom has been described as a failure. Former Lagos State Commissioner.

Guardian

Ekhomu lauds overhaul of SARS, urges more reforms

Security expert, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, has commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, over the administrative and operational measures announced to overhaul the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), following the directive of the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, saying his prompt action showed that government was responsive to the concerns and complaints of citizens.

Daily Times

Rivers State bye-election: Wike warns trouble makers to keep away

The Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has alerted the public on plots by some politicians to import thugs and cultists to negatively influence

Daily Trust

2019 elections: Presidency raises concern over NASS silence on Police, DSS budgets

A presidential aide, Sen. Ita Enang, has expressed concern over the National Assembly’s silence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for consideration of security agencies’ budgets ahead of the 2019 General Elections.

Leadership

How Support For Saraki Divides Kano Electorate

Kano ‘tumbin giwa’ (Kano as big as the stomach of an elephant) best describes the sudden conversion of the political landscape, in the ancient city into a battle between those in support and those embittered with the embattled senate president, Bukola Saraki. The political warfare flagged off when hundreds of protesters marched to Kano State.

Tribune

Storm over alleged funding of Buhari New Media Centre by FG


A tweet alleging that the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP) is financing the activities of an online group, the Buhari New Media Centre (BNMC), created a storm on social media on Friday.

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