NIGERIA NEWSPAPER

This Morning on Nigeria Newspapers: (Thursday, 18 August, 2016 Edition)

President Muhammadu Buhari

Good Morning Nigeria 🙂 ! Here’s what you need to start your day. Our review on top stories from three (3) major Nigerian Newspapers Today. Enjoy!

PREMIUM TIMES

“Buhari never received pension, gratuities from Army — Presidency”

Buhari-in-Zamfara-on-Wednesday

In a recent statement issued by President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Shehu Garba, he noted that Buhari never received military benefits due to him as former head of state and even the pensions due to him as a retired military officer.

He noted that the army didn’t remember Buhari since he was overthrown when he was head of state.

“The President has never received pension from the army or car as had gone to former Commanders-in-Chief,” Mr. Shehu said.

“After his overthrow, they didn’t remember him even in the annual distribution of diaries or calendars.” He added.

Read his complete statement in our post titled “Buhari never received pension from the Army since his overthrow – Presidency

 

VANGUARD TODAY

“PDP convention: I was placed under ‘house arrest’ in PH – Fayose”

Governor Ayodele Fayose

Our pick on Vanguard today is on the alleged house arrest against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.

The governor said that the reason why he was not at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention that took place yesterday was because security operatives blocked where he lodge with an Armoured Personnel Carrier.

Fayose noted that all efforts and pleas to allow him go out were ignored by the operatives who blocked the gate of the old Presidential lodge where he lodged.

However, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Francis Odesanya, said that it was not true. Apparently Governor Fayose was lying according to him.

“That can’t be true. It is not to my knowledge. How did the other Excellencies (governors) go out of their lodge,” the police commissioner asked.

 

PUNCH NEWSPAPER TODAY

“Avengers split over planned dialogue with FG”

Niger Delta Avengers

Reports which circulated yesterday indicated that the Niger Delta Avengers militant group was ready to go into dialogue with the Federal Government.

Mr. Ballantyne Agiri had earlier published a statement yesterday on behalf of the militant group indicating interest to find a lasting solution to the crisis in the region through dialogue.

“The body has collectively and willingly agreed to heed the clarion call of eminent Nigerians and international community to dialogue with the Federal Government.

However, Mudoch Agbinibo, in his response to the development denied the claim. He noted that the NDA is not going into peace talk with the government, insisting that the initial report was not from the group.

“Who is Mr. Ballantyne Agiri, the claimed dialogue group spokesman? He asked. We don’t know you. And please, stop fooling the general public.

“We are not ready for any negotiation or dialogue with the Federal Government.”

For detailed information on this report, read our post titled “Niger Delta Avengers deny alleged plans to negotiate with Buhari

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