These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Sunday, 11th August 2019:
Speculations were rift following the disappearance and reappearance of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s Twitter account between Friday night and Saturday morning.
The account which had completely vanished from the microblogging platform Friday, reappeared on Saturday with the verification badge, over 2000 tweets and profile photo missing.
The Defence Headquarters has announced the arrest of the soldier responsible for the killing of a motorcyclist for refusing to part with N100.
The incident is said to have occurred in Abia state on Wednesday, wherein a soldier, Corp Ajayi, with 2 other soldiers, shot dead Chima Nwaogu, commercial motorcyclist. According to the army, disciplinary procedure has begun, and the soldier will be tried according to extant military law — If the soldier is found guilty, the army said that be would be handed over to the civil police for prosecution.
Probe Obasanjo And Other Nigerian Leaders Since 1999 Who Looted Funds Meant For Power — Southwest Group
A group in Southwest has called on the federal government to urge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-corruption agencies to investigate the $16 billion and other funds spent on the power sector since 1999.
The group said this in Lagos on Friday during a press conference by its chairman, Oseni Owolabi Ajimomuya and Secretary,
Some men of the Nigerian army on Saturday stormed Jakande in Ijegun, Isolo local government area of Lagos state, over the detention of two operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS).
According to the report, some SARS officers had been taken to the palace of the traditional ruler in the area after a female trader was killed by a bullet reportedly fired by one of the officers who said to be chasing some suspected internet fraudsters aka “Yahoo boys”.
Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank says Nigerians should publicly apologise to former President Goodluck Jonathan voting him out in 2015.
Frank said in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, adding that the ruling party fabricated many lies against the ex-president before the election.
The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi, on Saturday dismissed reports that he was denied visa by the American embassy. The former Anambra state governor who is in the United State at the moment made this known in a statement signed by his media aide, Valentine Obienyem.
An Indian woman filed a complaint in court after her husband addicted to gambling and alcohol bet her after running out of money and allowed his friends to gang-rape her upon losing.
The woman said her husband and his follow gamblers gang raped her a second time even after he apologised the first time. According to the report, the incident took place in Jaunpur district and the police refused to take action on her complaint which prompted her to go to court.
Twitter has unverified the account of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo with thousands of tweets deleted with speculations flying all over the place. Every single tweet by the
VP’s account have all been deleted and his profile picture and cover image have also been taken down.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye Pastor Enoch Adeboye, in his latest prophecies said that Nigeria end up being great and surmount all its challenges. The cleric added that “There will be an end to emptiness, materially, spiritually and economically in Nigeria.”
He said this during the prophetic declarations in his sermon at the 67 Holy Ghost Congress held at the Redemption Camp, KM 46, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway on Saturday.
The Lagos police command has reacted to the incident that led to the death of one of its men and a trader at Jakande in Ijegun, Isolo local government area. According to the command, it’s men were attacked during a chase of suspected kidnappers which led to a stray bullet killing Busayo Owoodun.
Those were our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Sunday, 11th August 2019. More at Information Nigeria.