Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 26th August


Amnesty beneficiaries disown petition against Dokubo

Barely a week after a group of purported beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, under the aegis of Niger Delta Ex-agitators Forum (NDEF), petitioned the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, over sundry issues, an interesting twist is unfolding, as some of those listed as victims of the alleged fraud have disowned the petition.


Uduaghan Set to Join APC ‘Within the Week’

The immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, is set to quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) this week, THISDAY has learnt.

The Sun

Killings: APC chides Bayelsa govt, alleges cover-up

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken a swipe at the Bayelsa State Government accusing it of cover up over the alleged killing of two APC members by suspected thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Daily Trust

SARS: Osinbajo commended for reform directive

A retired Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ojukwu has commended Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for directing the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris to overhaul the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.

The Nation

Buhari to troops: Get ruthless with bandits, kidnappers

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met troops battling bandits, kidnappers and criminals in Zamfara and neighbouring states under Operations Sharan Daji and Diran Mikiya.


I’m not losing sleep over impeachment threat — Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said he would not lose sleep over threats to impeach him when the National Assembly resumes in September.


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