These are out Newspaper headlines for today, 24th August 2019:
President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for Japan on Sunday in order to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development
(TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, August 28-30, 2019.
This was revealed in a statement by his special assistant, Femi Adesina, on Friday, adding that the president’s participation will be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2016.
Reno Omokri has condemned the generalisation that all Igbos are criminals, following a list of fraudsters released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, indicating that close to 99% of the suspects are from the Southeastern part of Nigeria.
The FBI had published a list of 77 Nigerians involved in what they have described as the biggest fraud in the history of the U.S.
Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun has said that the party will have challenges in 2023 general election.
The former national chairman, in an interview with ARISE NEWS on Friday, said that President Muhammadu Buhari will no longer be able to contest, which will be a big problem for the party.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has advised Nigerians indicted in the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) probe to surrender themselves voluntarily or risk being extradited to the US.
This comes after the FBI listed at least 77 Nigerians in what it described as one of the largest fraud cases in US history.
According to Nick Hanna, a US attorney, investigations began since 2016, showing that the suspects colluded with federal and state agents to defraud people of their hard-earned money.
Dino Melaye has been sacked as the Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district by the Kogi State National Assembly and State Assembly Elections petitions tribunal.
The judgement was delivered on Friday by a three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke.
The tribunal, in a unanimous judgment, upheld Senator Smart Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for fresh election in the senatorial district.
President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that his administration is determined to change the narrative for Nigerians in the area of infrastructure.
According to Buhari who made this known via his Twitter handle, he said his administration would do everything required to achieve this.
FBI and Internet Fraudsters
Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to a statement released by the United States Department of Justice, that most of the 80 defendants, charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to launder money, and aggravated identity theft are Nigerians.
According to the FBI, this is the “largest fraud” in US history. On the list released by the U.S Department of Justice, most prominent on the list are Nigerians from the eastern region, and this has stirred a bit of debate in the Nigerian online community
The Lagos Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) has demanded the immediate prosecution of a mathematics teacher, Emmanuel Davies over alleged “sexual exploitation” of a teenager.
Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, the coordinator of the DSVRT, says Davies wad allegedly stalking and requesting for the nude photos of a female student, Almalohi Ehi Omiunu(14).
Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the party will rule the country beyond 2023.
The APC national chairman expressed his confidence while speaking at a meeting with governors of the party on the platform of Progressive Governors Forum.
The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council met on Friday to finalize negotiations on the adjustment on the new minimum wage.
Information Nigeria gathered that a lot of progress has been made in the negotiations and that there are indications that an agreement might have been reached.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige had told newsmen on Wednesday that he will immediately…