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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 15th December 2019

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TCN Asks Togo, Benin, Niger To Pay $9m Outstanding Power Bills

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has urged Niger, Togo, and Republic of Benin customers to pay $9 million outstanding power bills

Usman Mohammed, managing director of TCN, while speaking in Abuja started that these countries can not be allowed to cheat Nigeria.

APC Governors Plotting To Replace Oshiomhole With Yari: Marafa

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Kabir Marafa, a former lawmaker has accused some governors of plotting to replace Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with AbdulAziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state.

The former senator made the allegations while speaking with journalists in Zamfara state. According to Marafa, the intention of these governors is to take control of the structures of the ruling party.

I Was Born An Actor, Politician: Former Senator, Dino Melaye

Former lawmaker, Dino Melaye, has bragged that he was born an actor and a politician while calling on government to tap into the entertainment industry.

Melaye, represented Kogi West in the red chambers in the 8th National Assembly and briefly during the ninth assembly before he lost his seat to Sam Adeyemi after a supplementary poll.

He made this known while fielding questions from journalists during the premiere of ‘Lemonade’ a movie he featured prominently in.

CJN Tanko’s Call For Constitution Amendment Reckless, Insensitive: CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has condemned comments credited to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, wherein he was advocating for the amendment of the constitution, to accommodate Sharia Law.

CJN Tanko was said to have made the call during his keynote speech at the 20th Annual Judges Conference at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) on Wednesday.

However, CAN while reacting in a statement on Saturday by Evang. Kwamkur Vondip, CAN’s National Director of Legal and Public Affairs, described the…

OAU Professor Shot Dead By Unknown Gunmen

A professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State, Jerome Elusiyan was on reportedly shot dead by unknown gunmen.

The deceased lecturer was said to have been the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, (OAUTH), Ile-Ife, before his death in Edo State.

7bn Fraud: EFCC Marks Orji Kalu’s Properties For Seizure

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has marked properties belonging to Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was recently convicted for possible forfeiture to the Federal Government.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency’s spokesperson on Saturday.

According to the commission, the move was to ensure that the properties were not dissipated after Justice Muhammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos…

Forbes Names Former Nigerian Minister Among World’s 100 Most Powerful Women In 2019

Amina Mohammed, a Nigerian diplomat and deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, has been named by Forbes among the world’s 100 most powerful women in 2019.

The prominent US business magazine said the women in this group took leadership positions in government, business, philanthropy, and media, and were trailblazers in their field.

Police Commissioner To Officers: Carry Out Your Duties With Fear Of God

Shina Olukolu, the Commissioner of Police in Oyo state, has urged police officers in the command to shun dubious acts and carry out their duties with the fear of God.

The Commissioner said this on Friday evening while speaking during a dinner and award presentation ceremony held at the state police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.

We Arrested Duncan Mighty For Defrauding Okorocha Of N11m: Police

The Imo State Police Command has debunked reports that popular musician, Duncan Mighty, had been abducted by unknown gunmen.

According to police, the musician was arrested by operatives of the command over allegations of fraud. Duncan Mighty’s friend and billionaire club owner, Cubana Chief Priest, had raised an alarm earlier on Instagram that the singer had been abducted by unknown gunmen.

It’s Safe To Say Nigeria Back To Military Junta: Okogie

Anthony Okogie, a former Catholic archbishop of Lagos, has said that the country is now fully back to the era of military dictatorship, following the incessant disobedience of court orders and abuse of human rights.

The former archbishop said this in a statement on Friday, while describing the leaders of the country as being distant from the citizens…

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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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