These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Friday,28th June 2019:
The Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has asked former minister of Information and Culture, Mohammed, to appear before a federal high court in Abuja. This according to ICPC, is over a N2.5 billion fraud allegation case which involves the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
So many critics have ‘attacked’ the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for declaring that the state is Christian one. The governor said this on Sunday while speaking during the Lord’s Chosen Crusade with the theme: “God has the power to do this or that” at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.
The Governor of River state, Nyesom Wike has promised that the state will bear the financial burdens of all candidates that will be writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) from 2020. The governor made this known in a statement on Thursday, adding that both indigenes and non-indigenes in the state will benefit from this.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Thursday that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu should be apologising to Nigerians and not insulting their sensitivity. he opposition party said this while reacting to a comment by the INEC boss, describing the commission as the most improved public institution in Nigeria.
Wike has just exposed himself as an analogue governor – MURIC on declaration of Rivers as a Christian state
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called out Rivers state governor, Nyesom for declaring the state a Christian one. This was contained in a statement by Ishaq Akintola, director of the MURIC on Thursday.
Shocking!!! Nigerian Woman Queried And Suspended By Church Elders For Buying A New Car While Pastor Drives Second-Hand One
A Twitter user @vivsaintlaurent has shared the story of how her mum’s friend was summoned by church elders because she bought a new car while the pastor drives a second-hand one.
A 29-year old man identified as Henry Amaechi, who allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old SS1 student (name withheld) has shared his own side of the story.According to Henry, the 16-year-old girl came to his house for extra lessons and tempted him during the lesson. Henry stated that the said girl opened her legs wide enough for him to see her private part which caused him to have sex with her adding that the girl enjoyed it and even pleaded with him that they should get married, a promise he made.
Femi Fani-Kayode, the former Aviation Minister, has warned governors in the South West states to desist from giving any piece of land to Herdsmen for settlement.FFK who stated this via his Twitter page while reacting to the Federal government’s plan to establish RUGA, Fulani herdsmen settlement across the nation tweeted;
A househelp identified as Joseph Ogbu was brought before an Ebute-Meta Magistrates Court in Lagos on Thursday after he stabbed his employer to death with a fork for failing to give him the N4, 000, he demanded for, two days after he was employed. The matter was brought before the court by the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCIID), Yaba, Lagos.
To ensure the safety of passengers, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has released a list of items which are not allowed on a plane nor allowed anywhere close to the airport.The list included items such as Guns and firearms, tools, sporting object, disabling chemicals etc.
A coalition of eight pro-democracy groups on Wednesday during a press conference in Abuja said it is a “slight” on President Muhammadu Buhari to say he is being controlled by an ‘imaginary’ cabal.
Those were our headlines for Friday 28th June 2019, you can see more at Information Nigeria.
#EndSARS: ‘Protesters Are Not Here To Cause Chaos’ – Shehu Sani
This is coming at a time when there have been reports of the government planning to deploy troops of the Nigerian military to control the situation which has heightened the tension in the country.
Reacting to the reports, the former lawmaker from Kaduna stated that the protesters are not mischief-makers as being reported in some quarters but rather people who want the chaos in the country to end.
See the post below:
The protesters are not here to cause chaos but to end it.#EndSARS
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) October 19, 2020
BREAKING: Abuja #EndSARS Protesters Block Kuje, Airport Road
#EndSARS protesters have blocked the Kuje road leading to the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua expressway.
The protesters also blocked the Airport road, preventing motorists from the right of way.
Although it has been reported that Soldiers have blocked the initial venue of the planned #EndSARS protest in Abuja.
The military officers were stationed at the popular Aya roundabout early Monday morning, with a roadblock and barricade.
Also, police officers are stationed in front of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters with Armoured Personnel Carrier and water cannons.
The protesters gathered at the Kuje road and the Airport road to press home their demands.
BREAKING: #EndSARS Protesters Shut Alausa Secretariat
The demand for widespread police reforms by #EndSARS protesters enters its 12th day and it doesn’t seem as if the protesting youths are backing out soon.
On Monday morning, the protesters stormed the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa and prevented workers from gaining access to the premises.
They blocked all the entrance to the Secretariat and motorists and pedestrians were turned back from coming out and going into the premises.
The Governor’s road had remained one of the major venues where the protesters gather every day with some even sleeping overnight to continue the protest the next day.
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