Newspaper Headlines Saturday 1st August 2020

Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to NewsOnline Nigeria roundup of top Newspaper Headlines Today, Saturday 1st August 2020 in Nigeria.

1. Eid Mubarak: Buhari Begs Nigerians For One Thing

In the spirit of Eid Mubarak celebrations 2020, Buhari has begged to all Nigerians for understanding in the face of the challenging times over the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
President Buhari on Thursday said he was aware that the measures introduced to contain the spread of COVID-19 had caused serious inconvenience to Muslims and the adherents of other faiths.
Making the appeal in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians, PMB, said the guidelines were put in place to save lives, adding that a major inconvenience was the fact that people would be unable to congregate in worship centres for prayers as used to be the practice.


2. Unpaid Stipends: Npower Beneficiaries Brutally Attack Minister Over Sallah Message

Npower Beneficiaries has turned Minister’s Twitter Page into a battlefield over Unpaid Npower Stipends after she took to issue a congratulatory message on the occasion of the 2020 Eid-El-Kabir celebration.

NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development on Friday, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq on Friday came under attack after she took to her social media page to issue a congratulatory message on the occasion of the 2020 Eid-El-Kabir celebration.


3. Active and Inactive Corrupt Cases Will Be Resurrected – Buhari

Buhari has retaliated his Administration’s dedication towards the fight against corruption among pass and present public officeholders.

Buhari said all corrupt cases both past and present would be revisited during his Sallah address Friday Morning.

NewsOnline Nigeria reports that PMB stated this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and was contained in a statement forwarded to DAILY POST by his spokesman, Garba Shehu.

Buhari lamented that there has been an abuse of trust by some people in both the previous and this administration.

He explained that the probe was responsible for the setting up of a commission to look into such cases of corruption.


4. #BBNaija Day 12: The Trivial Games, The Troubles, The Sailing And Sinking Ships, Much More

#BBNaija Day 12 was fun-filled coupled with the brewing heat. We brought you all that you might have missed; the trivial games, the troubles, the sinking and sailing ships and lots more…

Day 12: Who are the trivia geniuses?


5. Buhari Ordered To Sack Service Chiefs Over Zulum Convoy Attack

Buhari has been asked to sack Service Chiefs Over Zulum Convoy Attack.

NewsOnline Nigeria that the Minority leader in the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his service chiefs, following the attack on the convoy of Borno state Governor, Babagana Zulum.

Elumelu, in a statement on Friday, said the service chiefs could not handle the security situation in the country and need to step aside.


6. Gowon Reveal Those Against Peace In Nigeria

Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon has revealed those against peace in Nigeria.

NewsOnline Nigeria reports that Nigeria Former Head of State and Military Leader, General Gowon on Thursday noted that some individuals in the country have some hidden motives to threaten the peace in Nigeria.

According to the statement released on Thursday, by Gowon, he noted that through prayers, the country would overcome such challengers so that Nigeria would not break up.

He made this known during a thanksgiving service and reception in honour of the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.

Gowon who was represented by the former governor of Benue State, George Akume, also warned against undermining the territorial integrity of Nigeria.


7. Northern Govs Give Reasons Boko Haram Attacked Zulum’s Convoy

Northern Governors has reacted to the recent attack Zulum’s Convoy by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

Northern Governors in a swift reaction to the attack of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno Stateconvoy by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect described the attack as callous and reprehensible.

NewsOnline Nigeria reported earlier that gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect on Wednesday attacked the convoy of Babagana Zulum in Baga Town.

The governor was reportedly on his way to visit some internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the northern part of Borno when his convoy was attacked.


8. How Primate Ayodele Predicted Fasanmi’s Death, Zulum’s Attack

Primate Elijah Ayodele predicted the death of Fasanmi and Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State Governor. 

The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church Primate Elijah Ayodele has claimed to have prophecized some major events that occurred in the country this week.

In a statement on Thursday, the popular cleric said the death of Afenifere leader Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi and the attack on the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State Governor by Boko Haram was the fulfillment of his prophecies.

Primate Elijah Ayodele said that he predicted the death of some prominent Nigerians two weeks ago, saying “We need to pray, I see the death of a prominent Nigerian between this week and next week.”

He also stated that he had foreseen a problem in the Nigerian military and that the soldiers will start killing each other.

“If care isn’t taken, the military will be killing the military.

“The Chief of Army Staff will face an assassination attempt.
“I don’t know if he will survive it.


9. US Election 2020: Obama Calls For End To Voter Suppression

Former United States of America,  President Barack Obama has sharply criticised what he described as Republican attempts at voter suppression in a speech at civil rights leader John Lewis’s funeral.

Obama said people in power were “attacking our voting rights with surgical precision” and called for wide reform.

He also decried the police killing of George Floyd and the subsequent use of federal agents against protesters.


10. US Republicans Openly Challenge Trump’s Tweet On Delaying Election

An array of congressional US Republicans, including more than a dozen members in both the House and Senate and in the party’s leadership, openly rejected President Donald Trump’s suggestion Thursday that November’s presidential election should be delayed, a move that the President would have no authority to make because the Constitution gives Congress the power to set the date for voting.

It was the latest example of the President making incendiary comments on Twitter — and putting Republicans in an awkward spot to deal with the fallout.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and Trump ally, told CNN when asked about the President’s call to delay the election: “I don’t think that’s a particularly good idea.”

Majority Whip Sen. John Thune, a member of Republican leadership, told CNN that there will be an election in November despite the President’s tweet.

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