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Top Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Friday, 13th August 2021.

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Abba Kyari Secretly Killed 80 Southeasterners, Falsely Labelled As IPOB Members 

Good morning Nigeria, welcome to PRUDENTJ2 roundup of top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for today, Friday, 13th August 2021

1. Buhari Demands Total Defeat Of Bandits As Senate Approves Extra Fund For Military.

 The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has said there was the need to approve extra-budgetary funding for modern military equipment to enhance the firepower and operational needs of the armed forces. 

Lawan disclosed this at the graduation ceremony for the National Defence College (NDC) Course 29 Participants in Abuja. 

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted on a total defeat of criminals as part of his agenda to fix Nigeria’s security challenges. 

2. Why I Attended Meeting APC Chieftain Wished Buhari Dead

 Ex-Gov Bindow Former Adamawa State Governor Jibrilla Window has revealed why he attended a meeting in which some persons present at the meeting, abused President Muhammadu Buhari and wished him dead. 

A leaked audio of the meeting also led to the suspension by the All Progressives Congress (APC) of its caretaker chairman in Yola South, Suleiman Adamu. 

The Department of State Services (DSS) had on Wednesday questioned the former governor and some members of the APC. 

3. Abba Kyari Behind Secret Killing Of 80 Southeasterners Falsely Labelled As IPOB Members.

 The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari has been accused of masterminding the killing of youths and other residents of the South-East under the guise of curbing agitations for Biafra. 

A report by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law received by SaharaReporters on Wednesday, labelled Kyari and the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro as ‘The False Accusers and Executioners-in-Chief’ in the region. 

4. Former President Shehu Shagari’s Widow, Hadiza Dies Of COVID-19.

 The wife of the late President Shehu Shagari, Hadiza Shagari is dead. It was gathered that Hadiza died at a COVID-19 isolation centre in Abuja at 80 years. She is expected to be buried today according to Islamic rites. 

5. We Have Deployed NYSC Members, Consultants To Replace Striking Doctors.

Health Minister The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has revealed that the government has mobilized corps members and consultants to manage hospitals as resident doctors continue their strike action. 

Speaking on Thursday, Ehanire noted that the government is aware of the impact created by the striking doctors on the health facilities but has deployed replacements to mitigate the impact. 

The Minister insisted that it is wrong for the medical doctors to embark on strike given the sensitive nature of their duties and the impact it can have on the citizens. 

6. Keyamo Distances Self From APC Crisis That ‘Consumed’ Oshiomhole.

 The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo SAN, has absolved himself of any complicity in the crisis that led to the sack of Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

 Keyamo said he was not involved in the crisis that “consumed” Oshiomhole during the last governorship election in Edo State, stressing that political tussle between Gov. 

Godwin Obaseki and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in Edo State is well known to Nigerians. 

7. FG Reveals When Another COVID-19 Lockdown Will Be Announced.

 The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government on Thursday said it will only consider a lockdown if the rising cases of COVID-19 infections across the country become more threatening. 

This was made known during the weekly ministerial briefing organized at the State House in Abuja. Speaking at the briefing, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said the number of cases were not yet threatening enough for a lockdown to be considered.

 8. Army Denies Assassinating Col. Sakaba Over Alleged Looted Funds.

 The Nigerian Army has denied reports that late Colonel Ibrahim Sakaba was assassinated for refusing to loot funds meant to prosecute the Boko Haram war. Recall that Oluwaseun, the widow of late Sakaba, had accused the Nigerian Army of killing her husband for refusing to be part of the plot to loot funds meant to prosecute the Boko Haram war.

 Her allegation followed the army’s statement that 1,081 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered in Bama on Monday. 

9. We’ve Rescued 29 Hostages, Arrested 51 Insurgents In Two Weeks.

DHQ The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has disclosed that 29 civilians were rescued, while no fewer than 51 Boko Haram insurgents were arrested in the last two weeks. 

Speaking during a press conference on Thursday, Acting Director of Defence Information, Bernard Onyeuko, added that 27 insurgents were killed during various military operations across the country. He noted that over 1,000 insurgents, including two bomb experts and their family members, have also surrendered to troops of operation Hadin Kai in the North-East.

 10. Nigeria Ranks 5th On World Bank’s Borrowers’ List.

 Nigeria has been listed as the fifth-highest borrower from the World Bank Group and among the 10 highest debt risk exposure globally. 

This is contained in a recent report which is the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) financial statement of the International Development Association (IDA), a subsidiary of the World Bank. 

The country’s debt portfolio with the international financial institution currently stands at $11.7 billion (about N4.816 trillion).

 These are the top Nigerian newspapers headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on PRUDENTJ2, See you again.

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