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I offer myself in defence of democracy – Saraki (SUN)

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday, said he has offered himself for the defence of democratic principles in country. Saraki, who announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday stated this at the 81st National Executive Committee…

Don’t crucify Ortom for leaving APC, says Soyinka (Punch)

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, said on Thursday that no power or force should crucify Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, for returning to the Peoples Democratic Party from the All Progressives Congress. Soyinka, while clarifying that he was not campaigning…

Buhari, most famous health tourist – Murray-Bruce (Punch)

The lawmaker representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, has hailed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for seeking medical services within Nigeria while President Muhammadu Buhari seeks his own outside the country. In a veiled reference to Buhari in a…

* Buhari tells Saraki, other defectors: you’re bad eggs (Nation) * FG set to increase NYSC members’ allowance – DG (Punch)

THISISLAGOS MORNING NEWS UPDATE AUGUST 3, 2018   Buhari tells Saraki, other defectors: you’re bad eggs (Nation) President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday referred to defectors from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as “bad eggs”.…

Okorocha’s wife gives houses, cash to Imo women (SUN)

Wife of the Imo State governor, Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha, has promised to make this year’s August Women Meeting memorable for participants. She assured them that three filly-furnished bungalow apartments would be handed over to three indigent women carefully chosen from…

Pinnick remains authentic president – NFF (Punch)

The Nigerian Football Federation on Thursday passed a vote of confidence on the Amaju Pinnick-led Executive Committee, affirming that it remained the duly elected committee recognised by FIFA. It also warned that future litigation brought against the Federation before “ordinary…

Arise: Saraki, Kwankwaso, others must vacate seats (Nation)

Former National Assembly member, Senator Ayo Arise, has called on the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to initiate moves to ensure that Senate President Bukola Saraki and other lawmakers who ditched the party lose their seats. Arise…

Zimbabwe election: Army patrols ‘ghost town’ Harare (BBC)

Businesses have shut in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, as the nation awaits the results from the heavily disputed presidential election. Armed soldiers and police are on patrol, ordering people to “behave”. Three people were killed in the city on Wednesday in…

Pope Francis declares death penalty inadmissible in all cases (BBC)

Pope Francis has changed the teachings of the Catholic faith to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances, the Vatican has said. The Catechism of the Church, which sums up the teachings, had previously stated that the death penalty could…

Neymar joins PSG in Shenzhen ahead of Monaco test (Goal)

The Brazilian last played for his club in February, but he could feature in the Trophee des Champions match on Saturday Neymar has arrived in China ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s first competitive game under new coach Thomas Tuchel. PSG face…

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