This Morning on Nigeria Newspapers: (Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016 Edition)

Gafaru Ismail and his 2 dead gang members

Good Morning Nigeria 🙂 ! Here’s what you need to start your day. Our pick on top stories from six (6) major Nigerian Newspapers Today. Enjoy!


“Idimu robbery: A bank staff informs us when customers withdraw huge amount—SUSPECT”

Jafar Ismail

Jafar Ismail

Jafar Ismail, who is the only survival among the 3 man robbery gang that attacked bank customers at the Idimu area of Lagos State on Monday, has confessed that they have an informant in the bank who alerts them whenever a customer withdraws huge amount of money.

“We have a bank staff, who usually informs us whenever any customer withdraws huge amount. He confessed.

“At the end of any operation, we would give him the largest share and share the rest among ourselves. He added
Read our post titled “We have a bank staff, who usually informs us whenever any customer withdraws huge amount” surviving Idimu robber confessed”



“Recession: Nigerian govt seeks help, consults financial experts”

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Our pick on Premium Times today is on Nigeria’s Economic Recession and what the Federal Government is doing to tackle it.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is the head of the Economic Management Team, led the Federal Government Economic Team to meet with financial and economic experts in Abuja yesterday to figure out how to tackle and survive the country’s economic recession.

Mr. Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, who confirmed the meeting told correspondent that;

“It is part of a comprehensive consultation process that we are embarking on to make sure that we reach out to a wide spectrum of Nigerians to get a feed back in terms of how best to make sure that we come out of this recession.

He also added that another meeting will hold in Lagos with private sector.

“On Thursday, we will be meeting in Lagos with private sector to continue with the consultations.’



“Okonjo-Iweala begged me not to say Nigeria was broke –Amaechi”

Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

In a recent interview on the Osasu Show with the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi; he (Amaechi) said that the country was already on recession since the past administration of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

He noted that Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who was the Minister of Finance and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy pleaded with him not to let Nigerians know that the country was broke because it will drive away investors. Claiming that the current Buhari’s administration is open and transparent that’s why it admitted that the country is on recession unlike the past Goodluck Jonathan’s administration that concealed and hid the truth.

“If you remember as governor, I said we were broke. The minister of finance came to my office in Abuja and pleaded with me that I shouldn’t say it again. That if I said it, it would affect Nigeria in terms of investment; that investors will run away. That I shouldn’t say we are broke. I should say we are cash-strapped. That was what Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told me. He said.

Read Amaechi’s complete statement in our post titled “Okonjo-Iweala begged me not to expose that Nigeria was on recession under Goodluck Jonathan’s administration – Amaechi”



“FG Ends 8 Years Dormancy, Takes Over Ajaokuta Steel Complex”

Ben Murray-Bruce at Ajaokuta today 6

After 8 years of not functioning, the Federal Government in a unanimous agreement has taken over the Ajaokuta Steel Company.

A step which since 2008 has proven abortive as the FG has made several efforts to settle with Global Steel Holdings Ltd, to enable government takeover the steel complex and invest funds for its revival.

With this agreement, Ajaokuta will soon begin operations and this will really go a long way in creating jobs for our unemployed youths.

The agreement however grants GSHL to retain the Nigerian Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO) and to have the Ajaokuta Steel Company as its top priority customer for iron ore supply.

Read our post titled “Federal Government takes over Ajaokuta Steel Company” for more details



“Police invite Dogara, others for alleged budget padding”


Yakubu-Dogara-Speaker-House-of-Repsentatives – Photo:

A special five-man panel has been raised to probe the alleged padding of the 2016 budget with over N284 billion by the Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, his Deputy, Yusuf Lasun, Chief Whip Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Minority Leader Leo Ogor.

The panel after a preliminary session with the sacked former Chairman of Appropriation in the House, Abdulmumuni Jobrin, sent out letters to the leadership of the House of Representatives to appear before it on Friday.

According to reports, Mr. Jibrin submitted to the police, heap of vital documents to back up his petition against Dogara and other House Leaders.

Read “Police summons Dogara and other House Leaders for padding 2016 budget with over N284 billion”



“No Court Order Stopping PDP National Convention, Wike Declares”

Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike

Our pick on ThisDay today is on the suit by the embattled former National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, challenging the holding of the forthcoming National convention.

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who spoke about the issue while addressing South-south Executive Committee of the PDP at the Government House, in Port Harcourt, said that no court has stopped the convention from holding. He noted that the suit filed by Sheriff to halt the convention is not yet ruled on as it was adjourned to August 15.


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