here is a summary of Nigerian Newspaper headlines for you today, Friday 04 August, 2017.
Kolawole emerges Kogi Assembly new speaker
Prince Matthew Olushola Kolawole (APC-Kabba-Bunu) was on Thursday elected speaker of Kogi House of Assembly, following the resignation of Alhaji Umar Imam. Also elected at the emergency sitting of the House in Lokoja was Bello Abdullahi Hassan (APC-Ajaokuta) as the new Majority Leader and Victor Adewale Omofaiye (APC-Ijumu) as new Chief Whip of the house.
Naija Bet reacts to betting odd on Buhari’s return
A Nigerian sports betting firm has dismissed claims that it disrespected the country’s ailing president, Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently in London undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
Neymar signs five-year contract with PSG
Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain was completed Thursday when the French club confirmed the Brazilian superstar had signed a five year-deal, earning him an estimated 30 million euros ($35.5 million) a year.
Presidency: Fayose to officially declare his intention in October
Mr Ayodele Fayose the Ekiti state Governor, has said that he will officially declare his intention to run for the 2019 presidency election in October. Fayose made this known in a statement issued on Thursday by Lere Olayinka the Governor’s spokesman.
Breaking: We ‘ve withdrawn ultimatum to FG – Clerk
LEADER’S of the Niger Delta region under the aegis of Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum, PANDEF, Thursday night withdrew the ultimatum issued to the Federal Government on some of the contentious issues.
Saraki pardons teacher, withdraws case
An Ilorin Magistrates Court on Thursday struck out a suit against a 37-year-old teacher, Abiodun Baba accused of defaming the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The case was struck out with the consent of Dr. Saraki.
Buhari calls Aregbesola on phone over mother’s death
The Presidency on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari called the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on the telephone to commiserate with him of the death of his mother, Saratu Aregbesola.
Withheld results: Parents beg Akeredolu to pay WAEC
Sequel to the alleged withholding of the results of the May/June 2017 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination of pupils from Ondo State by the West African Examination Council, parents of the affected pupils have called on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to intervene in the matter. It was gathered that the state government owed the examination body an unspecified amount of money which informed the decision of the WAEC to seize the result of the pupils.
LASG seeks new police area commands
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has requested two additional police area commands, saying such will help in tackling criminality in the state. Ambode made the request when the Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday.
Boko Haram Kills Six in Adamawa
The bloodletting in the North-east persisted on Tuesday night as gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terror group killed six persons and injured several others in Mildu Village, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
FEC Grants 27 Industries Tax Holidays, Okays N20.6bn for Roads
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) wednesday approved the admission of 27 new industries and products into pioneer status with the intention of offering them tax holidays for five years.
You Are Appointment Seekers, Osinbajo Tells Protesters of Marginalisation
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Wednesday took a swipe at those complaining about the marginalisation of their ethnic groups, saying they were opportunists seeking political appointments.
Nigeria needs 10,605 new doctors annually to avert health crisis
A new survey by the Nigerian Polling organisation (NOIPolls) and Nigeria Health Watch says that the country will need 10,605 new doctors annually to avert health challenges and meet current population growth rate of 3.5% yearly.
CBN approves N660m for Anchor Borrowers Programme in Gombe
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved N660 million as loans for 3,479 farmers in Gombe under its Anchor Borrowers Programme.
Badoo, kidnaping: Ambode asks for area commands in Ikorodu, Badagry
Against the background of increasing kidnapping and killings in Lagos especially by the Badoo cult group, the state governor, has requested the police high command to create two additional area commands in Lagos.