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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 20th August 2019

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These are our newspaper headlines today, 20th August, 2019:

Kalu Denies Suspending Trip To Germany After Ekweremadu’s Attack

Former Abia state governor and chief whip of the 9th Senate, Orji Kalu, has dismissed claims making the rounds on social media that he suspended his planned medical check-up to Germany over the recent attack on Ike Ekweremadu.

The former governor made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

 

We Must Lift Nigerians Out of Poverty – Buhari Tells Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has told his ministers that they would work as a team to move Nigerians out of poverty.

The president said this on Monday while addressing the incoming ministers ahead of their inauguration on Wednesday in Abuja

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana(SAN) was on Monday shut out of a venue where he was billed to speak alongside other speakers after police sealed off the venue.

Man Blind For 21years, Regains Sight; Enrol In Adult Education

The father of a young man who recently regained his vision after being blind for 21 years, Mr Eli Humoshe, has said that his son, Edmond E li(24), will be enrolled for adult education.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Edmond, went blind at age three, but regained his sight over the weekend, following a free surgery offered him and many others at the just-concluded one-week medical outreach.

 

Omokri Knocks Buhari For Shutting Down Venue Where Soyinka, Falana Were To Speak On Insecurity

Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide has lambasted the president for sealing of the venue where Wole Soyinka and Femi Falana were billed to speak on insecurity in Nigeria.

On Monday, policemen from the Lagos state command were seen at the different strategic locations were the event was to hold.

In his reaction, Omokri said the president didn’t shut down the venue where Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria(MACBAN) held a meeting explaining why they killed Nigerians.

Apologise To Ekweremadu, Group Tells IPOB Members

A pan-African students’ movement, the Progressive Students Movement (PSM), has asked the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to apologise to Sen. Ike Ekweremadu after Saturday’s attack in Germany.

The group described the attack as global embarrassment which the proscribed IPOB must tender an unreserved apology for.

Buhari Knows Those Causing Trouble In Nigeria: Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration knows those causing unrest in the country and should bring them to book.

Falana said this on Monday at the Coalition for Revolution’s (CORE) working consultative assembly themed “Democracy, state repression and the state of insecurity in Nigeria,” held at the Lagos Centre, Oregun.

‘Be Ready To Live Laborious Days’, Buhari Tells Ministers-Designate

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged ministers– designate to be ready to live laborious days if they are ready to work and deliver at the optimum level for the people of Nigeria.

This formed part of his address at the ongoing presidential retreat for ministers-designate at the presidential Villa, Abuja.

I Will Rather Remain In PDP, Than Join APC And Go To Hell

A former minister of aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has reacted a statement by Vice president Yemi Osinbajo urging members of the opposition party to come join the ruling party before they die.

Osinbajo made the statement during a dinner to celebrate the 80th birthday of the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC).

 

IPOB Boys Deserve Some Accolades’ Charly Boy Reacts To Attack On Ekweremadu

It was earlier reported that the former Deputy Senate President was stoned by aggrieved members of the IPOB at an event in Germany, on Saturday.

According to Charlie Boy, those IPOB members deserve some accolades and award “for beating up Ekweremadu which is what ‘Our Mumu Leaders’ deserve.”

48 Hours After Attack On Ekweremadu, Germany Government Deports Nigerians

Some Nigerian migrants in Germany have been deported less than 48 hours after members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attacked former Senator, Ike Ekweremadu.

The reason for the clampdown may not be unconnected to the assault on Ekweremadu, although the German Police reportedly carried out several arrests on the day of the attack

Ekweremadu’s Attack: Maintain Low Profile When Abroad — Sani Warns Politicians

Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker has described the mob action against former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany as a dangerous precedent.

Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate advised Nigerian leaders travelling abroad to maintain a low profile and take caution

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

Shehu Sani

Civil Rights activist and former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration plan to lift Nigerians out of poverty.

Recall that President Buhari administration has constantly reiterated plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

However, the last few days have seen Nigerians discover warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives are stored by state governments which have led to the raiding of the warehouses by Nigerians.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move to be the consequence of Nigerians being tired of having to wait for 10 years to be lifted out of poverty.

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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

John Eneche

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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