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Soldiers in search of colleague’s killers allegedly torch 50 houses

Soldiers who are reportedly searching for persons who allegedly beheaded their colleague have purportedly burned down over 50 houses in Toru-Ndoro community, Bayelsa State.

Vanguard

You are shameless liar, Aregbesola tells Omisore 

Osun State Governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola has described the Former Deputy Governor of the State and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2014 governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore as a “shameless liar who cannot be entrusted with position of authorities”.

The Sun

Kogi retires 8 perm secs, dismisses 1,774 workers

The Kogi Government on Sunday confirmed the compulsory retirement of eight permanent secretaries, some directors, and the dismissal of 1, 774 others from the state civil service.

Thisday

Despite Security Deployment, Herdsmen Killings in Benue State Continue

In spite of security deployment by the federal government to prevent further attacks by Fulani herdsmen on communities in Benue State, there was a fresh attack yesterday in which several people were killed. The latest attack was reported in Ukemberagya and Tswarev wards, in Gaambe-Tiev Logo Local Government Area of the state.

Daily Times

Oyegun says APC not involved in final compilation of board appointments 

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun says the party was not involved in the final compilation of the list of board appointments that contained the names of dead Nigerians.

Guardian

Days of the rump of Boko Haram terrorists numbered, says Buratai

 The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai said the days of the rump of Boko Haram terrorists are numbered, in spite of occasional attacks of Nigerian targets.

Tribune

Killings: Yakassai, Sani back intervention by senior citizens

AN elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai and General Secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Anthony Sani have said it will not be a bad idea if senior citizens intervene to bring an end to violence and the spate of killings in the country.

Leadership

PDP Backs Mbaka, Says Dankwambo Qualified To Be President

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State achievement is enough to instill confidence in people that he can rule the country come 2019.

The Nation

 Shelve plans to increase fuel pump price, ADP to FG, Buhari

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has warned the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to jettison any plan to further increase the fuel pump price.

 

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

Shehu Sani

Civil Rights activist and former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration plan to lift Nigerians out of poverty.

Recall that President Buhari administration has constantly reiterated plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

However, the last few days have seen Nigerians discover warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives are stored by state governments which have led to the raiding of the warehouses by Nigerians.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move to be the consequence of Nigerians being tired of having to wait for 10 years to be lifted out of poverty.

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Nigerians React As Festus Keyamo Shades Youths Over #EndSARS Protests

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Festus Keyamo

Nigerians have expressed their distaste for the tweet posted by Festus Keyamo over the #EndSARS protests that has led to lives and property being destroyed by hoodlums.

The Minister of State, Labour & Employment took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to post a tweet that reads thus:

“This morning, I woke up and remembered the African proverb: WHAT AN OLD MAN CAN SEE SITTING DOWN, A YOUNG MAN CAN’T SEE EVEN IF HE CLIMBS THE HIGHEST IROKO TREE. Good morning, Lagos. Good morning, Nigeria.”

Read AlsoMinister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

A Twitter user identified as Adesina Oluwafemi berates the SAN for being a part of bad governance. “Mr. Keyamo. I am astonished at your statement. I am equally as old as you are if not older and I feel the pain of this our youth. I even have classmates that I can’t boast of. All these is because of bad governance which u are a part of“, he wrote.

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Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake

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Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake
Nigerians React To Defence Spokesperson's Statement That Videos Of Lekki Shooting Were Photoshopped

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Nigerians have reacted to the video of Nigeria’s defence spokesman, John Eneche, saying that the videos of the Lekki Tollgate shooting were photoshopped. In the video, he said it was analysed and the analyst concluded that they were all doctored.

His statement has generated reactions from Nigerians. Taking to Twitter, many Nigerian users on the micro-blogging platform have dismissed his statement as false because it is impossible to photoshop a live video on Instagram.

Read AlsoEnd SARS: Gen. John Enenche Reacts To Lekki Toll Gate Shootings

Information Nigeria recalls DJ Switch was hailed by Nigerians for her bravery as she waited at the scene of the incident to give everyone a live footage via her Instagram page.

A user identified as Tolani tweeted:

“Dear generation old Nigeria… you cannot photoshop Instagram live. Your ‘analyst’ has 419’d you sir.”

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