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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 17th May, 2019

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This is our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Friday 17th May 2019:

 

Vanguard

Women group asks NASS to strip president, govs of appointing powers

A group, League of Women Voters of Nigeria, has appealed to the National Assembly to review the system of appointing the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC chairmen of State Independent Electoral Commission.

 

Thisday

Halt Two Criminal Justice Systems, Falana Tells Nigerian Lawyers

A human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Femi Falana, has accused politicians and some senior lawyers of hijacking the criminal justice system and working together to frustrate the effective prosecution of corruption cases pending in several courts.

The Sun

EFCC case: Umeh wins at Supreme Court

Former acting president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chief Mike Umeh has been discharged and acquitted by the Supreme Court in the case of money laundering in which he was charged alongside former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa.

 

Guardian

Police arrest 93 kidnap, robbery suspects in Kaduna, others

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 93 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers in the last two weeks during operations in Kaduna, Niger and Katsina states.

Daily Times

Tinubu commends Buhari on steps towards making June 12 Democracy Day

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for taking an important step towards fully recognising June 12 as the nation’s Democracy Day.

 

Leadership

Court Orders Freezing Of Firm’s Accounts Over N4.2bn Debt To AMCON

Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday placed a No Debit Order on the bank accounts of a limited liability company, Al Kahf Limited, over alleged indebtedness of N4.282, 918, 018,43 billion to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

 

Daily Trust

Reps pass S/East commission bill for second reading

The House of Representatives yesterday passed the South East Development Commission Bill for second reading, in concurrence with the Senate.

 

The Nation

Loom is a Ponzi scheme, SEC warns

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday warned Nigerians against the activities of some fraudsters running an online investment scheme tagged ‘Loom Money Nigeria’.

Tribune

BREAKING: Shuwa community in Adamawa under Boko Haram attack

The Shuwa village which is seven kilometres away from Michika both in the northern senatorial district in Adamawa is under a serious bombardment by Boko Haram insurgents.

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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 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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