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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 22nd August 2019




These are our newspaper headlines for today, Thursday, 22nd August, 2019.

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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today

Atiku, PDP Did Not Deny He’s Not Nigerian: Buhari

In their final submissions before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party made no effort to deny anything his country of birth.

Buhari’s lawyer, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), accompanied by Alex Izinyon (SAN) and others made the final submission in the petition by Atiku, PDP on behalf of Buhari, while Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) led the team of lawyers that spoke for the APC on Wednesday.

Why Sanwo-Olu Appointed Igbokwe Special Adviser On Drainage – Omokri

A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has explained why Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made Joe Igbokwe, the spokesperson the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Lagos, Special Adviser on Drainage.

The former presidential aide accused Igbokwe of lying to the extent of saying that those who claim that President Muhamamdu Buhari has done well are liars front be pit hell.

According to Omokri, a critic of the Buhari-led government, speaking via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, Igbokwe’s new position was thoughtfully handed to him by the Lagos state governor because of the extent of his lies.

Why We Will Continue To Attack Southeast Leaders — Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has made it known that Igbo leaders will continue to be attacked by his members until they “all pay dearly for their sins”.

This was made known by the proscribed IPOB leader, after the attack of Ike Ekweremadu on Saturday, by members of the group, during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, Igbo apex social-cultural group, in Nuremberg, Germany.

In a statement issued on behalf Kanu on Tuesday by Emma Powerful, the group’s spokesperson, he blamed the death of over 600 of its members during the Operation Python Dance….

I’m Not Compelled By Any Law In Nigeria To Produce My Certificate — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he not compelled any law in Nigeria to produce his certificates to prove his eligibility to contest for election as a president.

The President said this on Wednesday while adopting his final brief of argument in the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against his re-election.


Atiku’s Petition Worthless, Mere Waste Of Time – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its final submissions in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says it was all a mere waste of time.

The electoral commission through its counsel lawyer, Yunus Usman (SAN), therefore prayed the court to dismiss the petition, while adopting his clients’ final addresses before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Wednesday.


Don’t Lose Hope, There’s Light At The End Of The Tunnel – Obasanjo Urges Nigerians

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he optimistic that Nigeria would surmount all her challenges, adding that there is light at the end of the tunnel for the country.

The former president said this on Tuesday while addressing a gathering at a youth programme organised by the Youth Development Centre, an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, in Abeokuta.

‘We Dare You To Attack Us’ — Southeast Governors To Nnamdi Kanu

South-East Governors have dared Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to come through with his threats to attack them and other South-East leaders abroad.

This was made known by the Governors in a statement on Tuesday night, signed by its chairman and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi.

Following the attack of former deputy senate president, Ike Ekwereamdu in Germany on Saturday, IPOB had few hours later claimed they carried out the attack.

Nigerians Kick Against Choice Of Adamu Adamu As Education Minister

Nigerians have taken to their Twitter handle to express their displeasure following the confirmation of Mallam Adamu Adamu as the Minister for Education by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nigerians while reacting have queried what he achieved during the last four years for him to be retained.

If You Don’t Perform, You Will Get Hell From My Pen: FFK Warns Ministers

Former minister of addition, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) has congratulated the newly appointed ministers of the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari swore in 44 ministers on Wednesday afternoon, and this has generated a lot of mixed reactions from Nigerians.

Reacting to the swearing-in, FFK pointed out that he will put his contempt and disdain of President Buhari aside when assessing the performance of the ministers.

Fani Kayode Reacts As Buhari Assigns Portfolios To Ministers

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has congratulated the newly sworn-in members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.

President Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated the ministers and assigned their portfolios and mandate to them.

Fani-Kayode in a tweet on Wednesday, congratulated the ministers, especially Gbemi Saraki, Hadi Sirika, Rauf Aregbesola, Lai Mohammed among, others wishing them well….


Ezekwesili Reacts To Nigerian Govt’s Threat To Sanction CNN



Ezekwesili Reacts To Nigerian Govt’s Threat To Sanction CNN

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Dr. Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has reacted to a statement by the Nigerian government demanding that CNN be sanctioned.

On Thursday, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, expressed that CNN should be sanctioned for its investigations which he described as irresponsible journalism.

Also Read: #EndSars: UK Parliament Set To Debate The Sanction Of Buhari’s Regime Over #LekkiMassacre

The minister also insisted that there was no mass killing at Lekki toll-gate, adding that it was a ‘Massacre with no bodies’

Reacting to the development, Ezekwesili, mocked the government over its threats at CNN.

She queried the reason for Judicial panels on the #EndSARS crisis if the government has closed its minds to information based on evidence.

She wrote:



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Man shares chat with mother who is trying to hustle a girl for him to marry



A Nigerian man identified as Opata Efungwu has shared his chat with his mother who is trying so hard to get a lady for him to marry.

From the chat with he shared, his mom sent a photo of a lady to him, and asked him to decide if he would want to see her when he comes home for Christmas.

“Check if you will like to see this girl in December when you come home for Christmas or not. If you will like to have her number or not. I still want to show you another person if you want me to”, his mom wrote.

Sharing the conversation on his Instagram page, he wrote;

“This life if someone told me when I was younger that a time will come when my mom will be hustling girls for me, I would never have believed it”.

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Strippers Spotted At Wedding Reception In Nigeria




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Stripper Pole

A video circulating on social media captures the moment some strippers were seen performing at a wedding reception in Nigeria.

Information Nigeria learnt that the brother of the groom thought it wise to entertain guests by hiring strippers to perform at the afterparty of the wedding.

The man decided to make the unusual move which has got people talking.

In the video, the strippers rocked skimpy outfits as they showed off their dance skills to the pleasure of the guests.

The web user, who made the video available tweeted;

“Lord wash my eyes.

A friends brother legit had strippers as entertainment at his wedding reception

Read Also: Nigerian Professor Arrested For Spending $185k Research Money On Strippers

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