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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 7th November 2019

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These are our newspaper headlines today; Thursday, 7th November

Nigerians ‘Strip’ NairaBet Owner For Saying “Chief Of Staff More Powerful Than VP”

Akin Alabi, a federal lawmaker and owner of indigenous sports betting company, Nairabet, earned himself the anger of some Nigerians when he posited that the Chief of Staff position is more powerful than the vice president.  In a few tweets on Tuesday, the Reps member said:, “Whether you like it or not, in a presidential system of government (eg, US, Nigeria), the post of the Chief of Staff is more “powerful” than that of the Vice President. He is the assistant President. The Vice President is a stand-in for the president.”

Sowore Finally Meets Bail Conditions, To Be Released On Wednesday: Falana

Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), counsel to Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, says he has met conditions of the embattled Sahara Reporters Publisher and will be released on Wednesday. The renowned lawyer made this known at a federal high court in Abuja while asking for an adjournment of the case between Sowore and the Department of State Services (DSS).

Court Sends Jehovah Witness To Prison For ‘Organising Prayer Meetings’

Following the ban of all activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, a man, Sergei Klimov has been sentenced to six years imprisonment for organising activities and prayer meetings. The religious group was banned in the country as it has been tagged an extremist organisation. The Russia State prosecutors had reportedly called for an even tougher seven-year sentence after accusing Klimov of heading a covert Jehovah’s Witness cell in Tomsk, recruiting new believers and collecting charitable donations.

I Have Been Treated Like A Plague Since My Name Appeared On Looters List — Dokpesi

Raymond Dokpesi, the chairman of Daar Communications Plc, says he has been treated like a plague since his name appeared on the looters’ list released by the ministry of information. The media mogul said this on Tuesday during cross-examination at the FCT high court in Apo.

Keyamo To Prof Nwanbueze: You Let Your Emotions Override Your Sense Of Decorum

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour, has lambasted Ben Nwabueze over his comment on the supreme court’s dismissal of Atiku Abubakar’s appeal. Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had his suit against the election of Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) thrown out after a long litigation at Tribunal, appeal court, and Supreme Court.

Buhari Sacks 35 Aides In Osinbajo’s Office

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly sacked 35 aides working in the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. According to Daily Nigerian, Buhari, who is in the UK for a two-week private visit approved the sack of the aides on Tuesday. Some of the sacked staffs include senior special assistants, special assistants, personal assistants, technical assistants, and some whose appointments were approved in August.

Pastor’s Daughter Who Married Three Men At The Same Time Denies Them Sex

Ann Grace Aguti, the Ugandan woman who went viral for marrying three men at the same time, has reportedly denied the three men sex after revealing that she is now a Christian and as such wants to chart a new course for her life. According to News Vision, a Ugandan newspaper, the now-born again woman said since she has turned a new leaf, she has now been able to save more because of less responsibility and expectation from her.

Senate Proposes 14-Year Jail Term For Lecturers Who Sexually Harass Students

A bill seeking to send any lecturer caught sexually harassing a student to 14-year- imprisonment has scaled the second reading on the floor of the Nigerian senate. The bill was sponsored by the deputy senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege.

OAP Daddy Freeze Calls Out First Bank Over His ATM Card (Video)

Nigerian OAP, Daddy Freeze has called out Nigerian premier bank, First Bank, in a new video he made just outside the bank. Freeze made the video after his card was stuck in the ATM and he was asked to come back the following day to retrieve it. The OAP pointe out that the pitfalls of ATM machines ultimately affects ‘cashless policy’ the Nigerian government is pushing for.

 

These are our newspaper headlines today; Thursday, 7th November

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

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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

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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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