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Goodmorning Nigeria Welcome to the Factszone News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Thursday, June 27th, 2019.

1. Sagay Counters Lawan On Senators’ Monthly Salary

Professor Itse Sagay (SAN) has opposed Senate President Ahmed Lawan‘s claim that senators earn N750,000 as monthly salary. The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), told Lawan to stop misleading Nigerians, saying that senators earn N15m monthly. Lawan had said on Tuesday that there was no such thing as ‘jumbo pay’, adding that he earns N750,000 as salary. However, speaking with the Punch on Wednesday, Sagay said Nigerians were more interested in how much senators take home monthly in salary and allowances.

2. Alleged Money Laundering: EFCC Closes Case Against Okupe
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has closed its money laundering case against a former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe. The EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

3. Fulani Vigilante: Why Herdsmen Should Bury Idea – PDP Chieftain

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Walid Jibrin has said forming a “Fulani Vigilante” in the South East would aggravate insecurity in Nigeria. Concise News had reported that the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) proposed a “Fulani Vigilante” in the South East to curb the never-ending clashes between herders and farmers. However, Jibrin, a Fulani leader, noted that the move will not bring peace to the country. He, instead, called for more dialogue between the herders and other stakeholders to ensure that peace reigns in Nigeria.

4. Boko Haram Fighters ‘Kill 20 Farmers’ In Borno Village

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed 20 farmers in Ngamgam settlement about 50km east of Damasak, Mobbar area of Borno state. It was learned that the incident happened on Tuesday and many residents of the area are moving from the settlement to Damasak, according to Daily Trust. Five Nigerian soldiers were last week reported to have been killed after an ambush by the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram.

5. Insecurity: Osinbajo Clarifies Statement On Kidnapping, Banditry

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that he was misquoted when he said that ongoing insecurity in the country was being exaggerated. Recall Osinbajo was quoted as saying that the ongoing insecurity in the country particularly kidnapping and banditry were being exaggerated. However, the vice-president made the clarification through his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, on Wednesday in Abuja.

6. Gunmen Kidnap Travellers Along Akure-Ado Road

Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped travellers in commercial buses along the Ado-Akure road in Ondo state. The gunmen were reported to have swooped on the travellers’ vehicles on Tuesday while navigating through the bad portions of the road. According to residents of the area, the passengers were in two vehicles, an 18-seater bus and the other a 9-seater vehicle with its driver.

7. Diezani Cash: EFCC Re-Arraigns Ex-FCT Minister

Former Federal Capital Territory minister Jumoke Akinjide has been re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday at the Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged money laundering. Concise News gathered that Akinjide was charged along with a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Oyo State Chief Olarenwaju Otiti and a former Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District Ayo Adeseun. EFCC accused them of conspiring to directly take possession of N650million from Alison-Madueke ahead of the 2015 general elections without going through a financial institution.

8. PDP Blasts Osinbajo, APC Over Comments On Insecurity

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday berated vice-president Yemi Osinbajo over comments made about the level of insecurity in the country. The opposition party, in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiya, on Wednesday said that the comments further confirms that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration has no iota of concern towards the pain and suffering of Nigerians.

9. 2Baba Speaks On His 20-Years Music Career

Nigerian musical icon 2Baba has released a new video titled “20 Years A King” starring award-winning Nollywood actor Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD). Concise News understands that the music legend released the new movie in continuation of his 20th year anniversary in the entertainment industry. The year 2019 makes it 20 years since 2Baba scored his first hit as a member of the now-defunct Plantashun Boiz, with their debut single ‘Knock Me Off‘ in 1999.

10. 2019 AFCON: Omeruo Heads Super Eagles Into Round Of 16

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have become the first team to make it to the round of 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt with a 1-0 win over Guinea, Wednesday. Omeruo headed the West Africans ahead in the 73rd minute from a Simon Moses corner kick. The Nigerians had dominated play for a long spell during the encounter but could not convert their chances.

FACTSZONEMEDIA enjoins you all to go out there with a determined effort and resilience to conquer your world, do have a blessed day ahead. 

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