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