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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 17th August 2019

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These are our Newspaper Headlines For Saturday, August 17th 2019:

Everything You Should Know About El Zakzaky’s Indian Trip — IMN

President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Musa in a statement on Friday explained everything that happened before and after their leader, Ibraheem El Zakzaky and wife left Nigeria for India.

As our leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has landed safely at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport today, we wish to set the records straight in order to disabuse the minds of Nigerians from the false claims perpetrated in some…

EFCC Begins Probe Into $16b Power Project During Obasanjo’s Administration

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has started investigation into the $16 billion power project during former President Olusegun Obasanjo‘s administration.

According to the latest report, the anti-graft agency may make some arrests of key contractors involved in the power project scam.

The $16b power scam went beyond Obasanjo’s administration into those of former Presidents Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.

 

Student In Court For Removing Man’s Tooth Over Girlfriend’s Unruly Behaviour

Chiagozie Uzor, 21 was arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Friday for allegedly plucking out a man’s tooth because of his girlfriend.

Uzor, was charged with conspiracy, assault and breach of the peace but he, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

According to the Prosecutor while speaking in court, Insp. Kehinde Olatunde, the defendant committed the offences on Aug. 11, at 9.30p.m., on Railway Line, near Mainland Hotel, Ebute Meta.

Soldier Who Raped Student At Army Checkpoint Says He Has Mental Challenges

Lance Corporal Sunday Awolola(33), a soldier who allegedly raped a female undergraduate of the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko (AAAU) has been remanded in prison custody.

A magistrate court sitting in Akure, Ondo State took the decision after granting an application by the police seeking to remand the suspect in prison custody for the police to gather facts against the suspect.

However, his counsel, Kayode Ikotun, filed a counter-affidavit opposing the application, noting that Awolola should not be arguing as he was facing “psychiatric health challenges” and should be granted bail.

DSS Arrests El Zakzaky At The Airport

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), his wife and entourage have arrived in Nigeria from India.

The group arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 11:40am.

But some followers of the popular cleric and journalists were not allowed any access to him, as operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) took him away immediately.

2023 Igbo Presidency Project In Exchange For RUGA Total Fallacy

Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro President-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has said Igbo Presidency project in exchange for Ruga settlements is not only a huge joke but total fallacy.

Isiguzoro in a statement on Friday while reacting to a recent comment by the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai’s advocating for ‘abolishment of Zoning formula and gentleman’s agreement’.

According to Isighzoro, Zoning formula existed between North and South since 1999, from which ‘El Rufai was a major beneficiary during the 2015 governorship elections in Kaduna.

Buhari Not Qualified To Contest Presidential Election — Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election and his party have maintained that their claim that President Muhammadu Buhari was not qualified to contest the election has been proven.

This and more were made known in a 43-page final written address which they submitted before the court.

The PDP and its candidate also stressed that the election results were transmitted electronically to a central server allegedly owned by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Buhari Changes Name Of Nigerian Prisons Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, a Bill changing the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) to Nigerian Correctional Service.

This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, while addressing State House correspondents on Wednesday in Abuja.

Buhari said that the Correctional Service comprises Custodial and Non-Custodial Service, noting that the Non-Custodial Service was intended to be a place of reformation and that the person sentenced under this will not stay in custody but will have remediation.

Samson Siasia Reacts To Life Ban By FIFA

Former Supers of Nigeria Coach, Samson Siaisia, has reacted to the life ban handed to him by the Federation of International Football Association(FIFA) by claiming not to have received any letter as regards the sanction.

His reaction was made known by veteran sports journalist, Colin Udoh, who said the former Super Eagles told him that: “I don’t know anything about this. I did nothing wrong and I have not received any letter from FIFA.”

 

 

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Nigerians React As Festus Keyamo Shades Youths Over #EndSARS Protests

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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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Hoodlums Looting At Bode Thomas Street In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Hoodlums Looting At Bode Thomas Street In Lagos (VIDEO)

In a video making rounds on Twitter, hoodlums were captured looting at Bode Thomas street in Lagos.

EndSARS: Police, Hoodlums Clash In Benin-City

The video revealed that some hoodlums are currently looting some properties on the street.

Following the unrest that has swiped through the streets of Lagos, hoodlums have taken over the street to cause mayhem in several parts of the state.

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What started as a peaceful protest has led to the death of many lives and the propaganda of private and public properties.

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