These are our newspaper headlines for today, 19th August 2019:
A former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the attack on former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany. The former minister said that Ekweremadu’s attack by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) should serve as an eye-opener to the leaders of Southwest. He noted via a tweet on Saturday that the people are angry, and that Southwest leaders better defend their people or step aside.
Senate president Ahmed Lawan has condemned the attack on Ike Ekweremadu by IPBO members in Germany on Saturday, August, 17th. Speaking in a series of tweets, he went on to direct the German authority to identify those involved in the act so they can be held accountable.
It is no news that the Lagos traffic congestion is not for the lily-livered. If you reside in Nigeria, it is impractical to be oblivious of the Lagos traffic gist. To some Nigerians in other states, the traffic condition is over-flogged; however, if you have ever lived in Lagos you would have an entirely diverse analysis. The duration which Lagosians waste in traffic every day is quite disturbing. The traffic situation in Lagos has remained a chief hassle in the city. It is even alleged that you can buy your household needs in Lagos traffic.
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki says he happy that Ike Ekweremadu, who was attacked by some members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Germany, is fine. The former Senate president made this known on Sunday via his Twitter handle. He said: ‘I spoke with my brother and friend, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu yesterday after hearing about the unfortunate incident in Germany and I thank God that he is fine and very well.
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested eight suspected cultists, including a female during initiation into a cult group, called ‘One Million Boys.’ Via a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana, it was revealed that the suspects were all arrested on Thursday by operatives of Operation Crush from Ilemba Hausa Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Kazeem Abonde.
A viral video has surfaced the internet where a man and a woman were seen beating a LASTMA officer. In the video, the man and his wife alighted from their Benz to thoroughly beat a LASTMA officer trying to wrongfully arrest them for a traffic offense.
The Presidency has dismissed claims that President Muhammadu Buhari has banned or restricted food importation into the country, a statement that has sparked a national debate. In a letter to the Editor of Financial Times over its report entitled “Muhammadu Buhari sparks dismay over policy shift on food imports”, 15th August 2019, on Sunday, presidency says the report is incorrect.
The immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has criticised the attack on former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu in Germany by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB). Fayose, in a tweet on Sunday, condemned the attackers of Ekweremadu, who symbolises courage and democracy, calling them miscreants who do not deserve a place in civilised society.
The president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo has described the attack by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president as “disappointing, grotesque and dangerous for Igbo solidarity.” Nwodo said the Saturday attack on Ekweremadu during the second annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany is “damaging to our cause”.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned in entirety the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President, in Nuremberg, Germany. The attack was carried out by some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), a group proscribed as a terrorist group by the federal government in 2017.