These are our Newspaper headlines for today, Sunday, 18th August 2019.
World football ruling body FIFA had announced a life ban on former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia after he was guilty of bribery allegations by the ethics committee.
According to FIFA, in its Friday announcement, the former international has also been asked to pay a fine of CHF 50,000 ($51,000) about N18.5million. Siasia was said to have taken the bribe regarding the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
Reno Omokri, former presidential aide in Saturday said that under President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Nigeria people no longer go to the market to haggle price.
Omokri, a critic of the Buhari-led administration says under this government, Nigerians haggle with kidnappers rather than with traders.
In a tweet on Saturday evening, Omokri says Nigerians are now used to headlines like: Kidnappers Reduce Ransom on Pastor from 100 to 50 Million naira.
A Christian Religious Studies teacher with Jubilee Community Grammar School in Surulere under Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Sola Akinyemi, has raped and impregnated a student of the school.
According to the petition acquired by Sahara Reporters, Akinyemi, had been forcefully having carnal knowledge of the student before he eventually got her pregnant.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s side on Social media, Lauretta Onochie says it is impossible for anyone to eliminate within our years, poverty that started 14 years ago.
Onochie notes that most Nigerians were thriving in a resurgent economy and that things would gradually fall into place in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigerian army to identify all the bandits disturbing the peace of the country and eliminate them.
Addressing 15 officers and 160 soldiers of the 17th Army Brigade and Nigerian Air Force 213 Operational Base in Katsina, under the “Operation Hadarin Daji’’, at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport, on Friday, President Buhari, said:
“This group was formed by the military to secure the geo-political zone from the activities of bandits. Fundamentally, it is your responsibility to secure the country.
Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members have explained why the former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu was humiliated at a function in Nurnberg, Germany on Saturday.
A video was shared by Radio Biafra showing the moment an aggrieved member said,
”They are killing your people and you are here celebrating yam festival. They are killing your people, raping your women…
The Enugu state police command says they have arrested suspected killers of two Catholic priests in the state.
The reverend fathers, Paul Offu and and Clement Ugwu, were murdered on August 1 and March 14, respectively by suspected gunmen
The People’s Democratic Party(PDP) has described former military president, Ibrahim Babangida as a leader who dedicated his life for the unity, stability and development.
The PDP while celebrating the former president on the occasion of his 78th birthday, adding that the party holds Babangida in great esteem.
A former presidential aide, Reno Omorki Saturday said life under President Muhammadu Buhari is short, brutish and filled with anxieties.
The former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan said this in a tweet via his Twitter handle, adding that foreign company takes out kidnap issuance before sending their staff to Nigeria.
A new report has confirmed that a2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidate incurred has been arrested by the management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for editing his result.
The young man who goes by the name Kingsley Unekwe is said to have increased his score from 201 to 269 with the help of some fraudsters, so he could deceive his parents who wanted him to study medicine.
Those were our newspaper headlines for today, Sunday, 18th August 2019. Please see more on Information Nigeria.