Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Thursday, July 4th, 2019.
1. What Falana Told Buhari To Do After Suspending Ruga Settlements
Senior lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to replace the suspended Ruga settlement scheme with ranching. Falana’s advice was in reaction to the suspension of Ruga settlement by the federal government.
2. Senator Caught On Camera Assaulting Nursing Mother Weeps, Apologises
Adamawa North senator, Elisha Abbo, on Wednesday apologised for assaulting a nursing mother after a video of the assault had gone viral. Concise News reports that the tearful senator apologised during a media briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
3. President Buhari Agrees To Sign African Free Trade Agreement
President Muhammadu Buhari will finally sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement and treaty this weekend. Concise News reports that Buhari will sign the agreement at the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union in Niamey, Niger.
4. RUGA: President Buhari Suspends Grazing Project Till Further Notice
President Muhammadu Buhari is said to have suspended the idea of establishing the Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) Settlements pending further notice, THISDAY claims. This online news medium understands that this follows public outcry about the Ruga Settlement Projects.
5. Assault: Police IG Orders Arrest Of Senator Elisha Abbo
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of Senator Elisha Abbo over attack on a sales girl in Abuja. Concise News understands that the IGP also ordered the arrest of Senator Abbo’s orderly with investigations into the matter already ongoing.
6. Minimum Wage: Lawan Pleads With NLC Over Planned Strike
The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has made a call to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), to shelve its proposed industrial strike. Lawan made the appeal when the executives of the NLC and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, (PASAN) led by Ayuba Waba and Sunday Sabiyi paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
7. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Reacts To FG’s Suspension Of Ruga, Reveals Next Move
The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has hailed the group for the suspension of the proposed Ruga settlements for herders by the Nigerian government. Kanu made the commendation on Wednesday while reacting to the decision of the Federal Government to put on hold its proposed Ruga settlements which has raised dust in different corners of the country.
8. CAN Gives Update On COZA’s Fatoyinbo After Rape Allegations
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Wednesday called for a comprehensive investigation into the rape allegations against the senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo. Concise News reports that Busola Dakolo, wife of singer Timi Dakolo, had shocked many last week when she alleged that Fatoyinbo raped her when she was a teenager in Ilorin, Kwara state.
9. What Facebook Said About Outages Across Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger
Facebook on Wednesday said it is aware of an outage affecting users of its apps in various parts of the world and said it was working on a fix. Facebook has had problems loading images, videos, and other data across its apps today, leaving some people unable to load photos in the Facebook News Feed, view stories on Instagram, or send messages in WhatsApp.
10. Transfer News: Atletico Break Bank For Benefica Wonder Kid Joao Felix
Atletico Madrid has announced the signing of 19-year-old Joao Felix for €126m, making it the fifth richest transfer in football history. The deal is only behind deals for Philippe Coutinho, Neymar, Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe in terms of lucrativeness.
Source:The Concise News