These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Monday, 5th August 2019:
A leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has been shot dead, according to latest reports. The deceased, Saidu Kolaku was the zonal vice chairman of MACBAN, Adamawa South, until his death on Saturday.
The Department of State Services has moved the Publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, arrested on Saturday to Abuja. According to SaharaReporters, sources at the DSS said Sowore is in a high-security detention facility of the service in Abuja.
The organisers of the #RevolutionNow protest have said that the mass protest scheduled to hold on Monday will hold as planned despite the arrest and detention of its leader, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore was arrested by Operatives of the Department of State Services in the wee hours of Saturday.
Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has described the planned protest by Omoyele Sowore, the 2019 presidential candidate of the African Alliance Congress(AAC) an “act of terrorism”. The IGP made this known on Saturday in a statement in Abuja.
The government of the United Kingdom has advised its citizens against travelling to some parts of Nigerian, following planned mass protests #RevolutionNow march on August 5, 2019. The UK government gave the advise on its website, asking its citizens to be very alert and monitor local media. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised against travelling to States like Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe in north, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States in the south as well as Bauchi, Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi and Abia states.
The president of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has condemned the for revolution in Nigeria. This follows the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters by Nigeria’s secret service in the early hours of Saturday. Sowore had planned a protest #RevolutionNow to challenge bad governance and mass poverty in the country but has been arrested by the Department of State Service(DSS) and is currently in an unknown location. According to the cleric, while a peaceful protest is OK, revolution is a strong word and could tighten an already tensed atmosphere.
Sheikh Muhammad Yakubu, brother of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ites, has made some shocking revelations about the group. While reacting to the recent proscription of IMN by the Federal Governmen, he said it was long overdue.
Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), says no one is “immune from this ravaging epidemic”, while reacting to the assassination of a Catholic priest, Rev Fr Offu in Enugu. Atiku, a former vice president who is still in court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23rd election, said this in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Saturday. The former vice president extended his condolences to the Offu family and the Catholic Church in Nigeria, adding that the murder is a reminder that no one is immune from the insecurity ravaging the country.
Shehu Sani, Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate during 8th National Assembly, has called on the federal government to release Omoyele Sowore, a dissent mind. The former senator said this on Saturday following the arrest of Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections.
A new report has confirmed the death of 3 students of Maryam Abacha American University of Niger, Maradi. According to the report, the students died in a fatal motor accident in Gusau the capital city of Zamfara state on Friday, August 2nd.
Those were our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Monday, 5th August 2019:
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