Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Wednesday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

1. Terror attack: NRC suspends Lagos-Kano, Ajaokuta train services [Punch Newspaper]

The Nigeria Railway Corporation has suspended the Lagos-Kano and Ajaokuta train services due to fear of terrorist attacks.

Multiple sources in the Ministry of Transportation and the NRC  confided in one of our correspondents that the train services would not resume until the security along the Lagos-Kano route and the Ajaokuta train station was guaranteed.

It was also learnt that the NRC  suspended services at the Ajaokuta station along Warri-Itakpe route because of the attack on some passengers by gunmen on Monday.

2. Shettima: We’ll Be Equitable, Just, Inclusive If Elected [ThisDay Newspaper]

The vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Kashim Shettima, has assured Nigerians that if elected, the Bola Tinubu administration would be inclusive, just, and fair to all Nigerians, irrespective of tribal, religious, or political affiliation.

Shettima said this yesterday during the one-year memorial service for Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun, father of the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, held at St. James Anglican Church, Iperu-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area, Ogun State.

That was as former APC National Vice Chairman, South-south, Hillard Etta, yesterday said it would be a disaster of monumental proportion if Tinubu did not emerge the next president of Nigeria.

3. 2023: Lalong, Oshiomhole lead APC’s campaign team [Vanguard Newspaper]

Subject to ratification by President Muhammadu Buhari, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, will co-ordinate the presidential campaign council of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as director-general.

His deputy will be former Edo State Governor and ex-National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

4. Obasanjo: I May Soon Go Bankrupt Because of Rising Diesel Price [ThisDay Newspaper]

Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has decried the high cost of diesel while lamenting its effect on his fish farming business.

Obasanjo who spoke in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state, during South-west fish farmers’ congress held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) said “The price of diesel has gone high because the management of this country is not what it should to be. And it is as simple as that.

“Then, what will happen is that, particularly those of us who have to use a bit of diesel in producing fish, we will completely go bankrupt, and when that happens, Nigerians will still have to eat fish.” Read more.

5. Imo State Government allegedly owes Innoson Motors N2.5billion

Nigerian indigenous automobile company, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, IVM, has insisted that the Imo state government is yet to pay N2.5 billion debt for the purchase of various IVM vehicles including their parts from the company.

This is coming against the backdrop of a press statement issued by the commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba on behalf of the Imo state government.

Emelumba had alleged that the state government has serviced over 70 per cent of the debt. Read more.

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