These are our Newspaper headlines for today, Friday 16th August 2019:
Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem El-Zakzaky ‘s daughter, Suhaila says her father is suffering from lead poisoning which could kill him at any time.
In an interview with BBC, Suhaila said her father deserves proper medical attention for his condition.
A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to a statement credited to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria(MACBAN) that all meat markets in the South will be shut down.
The association was said to have decried the lack of appreciation they received from the region for providing them with meat. They were said to have accused the East of being the first to object to the proposed planned RUGA settlement proposed by the federal government to put an end to farmers/herders crises.
President Muhammadu Buhari says his 43 cabinet members that will be sworn in next week will receive clear implementation targets tied to their portfolio and their performance will be closely monitored.
According to the President in a tweet on Wednesday, that there will be close monitoring to endure that the incoming ministers comply with those targets.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned two road projects in Katsina State despite light rainfall.
The projects were constructed by the Katsina state government, and the President had departed Abuja on Saturday to celebrate Sallah.
While in the rain, Buhari noticed that the policemen on duty were without a raincoat and he verbally queried the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu for failing to provide raincoats for the security operatives.
Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), is on his way back to the country after barely four days in India.
According to TheCable, a source close to El-Zakazaky revealed this, adding that the federal government frustrated his treatment in India.
El-Zakzaky and his wife had departed Nigeria to India aboard Emirates Airlines on Monday. They were accompanied on the trip by officers from the National Intelligence Agency as well as his family members.
Governor of Imo, Emeka Ihedioha
Former Nigerian International player, Kanu Nwankwo has been appointed Senior Special Assistant on Sports to the Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha.
This was made known in a statement disclosed by Izuchukwu Akwarandu, new media aide to the governor.
The statement reads; “The governor, Emeka Ihedioha, received one of the country’s football legends, Kanu Nwankwo, at the Government House, Owerri, on August 14, 2019.”
Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has raised that his condition in India was worsw than a prison setting Nigeria.
However, in reaction to the claims made by the IMN leader, the federal government said that he(El Zakzaky) had been making unreasonable demands including wanting to be checked in a 5 star hotel
Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police
Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has constituted a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate cases of human rights violations against police officers.
The Governor named retired Justice Cornelius Akintayo and retired Police Commissioner, Mr. Dipo Ayeni, as members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry.
This decision was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode.
Other members of the panel are: Mrs. Yetunde Kolawole, State Counsel- Representing the Honourable Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice,
Mrs. Kikelomo Owolabi, Chairperson, Nigerian Bar Association, Ikere-Ekiti Branch, and Mr. Rotimi Ojomoyela, Chair, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Ekiti State Branch.
Others include: Mr. Jamiu Abiodun Adigun, Representative, National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Adeyinka Opaleke, Representative, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Ms. Caroline Fakinlede, Ekiti State Youths Representative, Mr. Abiola Johnson-Ogunleye- Ekiti State Students Representative and Mr. Akin Rotimi, Researcher, Police Reforms.
#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.
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