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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 26th January 2020

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Leah Sharibu Delivers Baby Boy For Top Boko Haram Commandant

Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram insurgents, has reportedly given birth to a baby boy early Saturday. Leah was abducted on February 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm, alongside 110 schoolgirls aged 11–19 years old from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC).The Federal government in March 2028 had announced that Boko Haram terrorists had ‘voluntarily’ returned 106 of the kidnapped children.

Transparency International’s Latest Ranking Based On Statement From Opposition Party: Garba Shehu

 

Garba Shehu, media aide to President Buhari says statements from the opposition party could have influenced the corruption perception index by Transparency International (TI) which ranked Nigeria low. Transparency International ranked Nigeria 146 of 180 countries studied, two points lower than 148 the country was rated in 2018 in its 2019 corruption perception index published on Thursday.

Find Political Solution To Boko Haram Insurgency: UN To Buhari

 

The United Nations (UN) resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon has urged the Nigerian government to find a political solution to Boko Haram insurgency. Kallon said this while speaking at a press briefing to conclude the visit of Janez Lenarcic, European Union (EU) commissioner for crisis management, to Nigeria on Friday.

 

Soldiers Alone Can’t Wipe Out Boko Haram, EU Tells Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised by Janez Lenarcic, the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management, to apply international law and international humanitarian law in dealing with Boko Haram. He said on Friday that ‘military effort alone would probably not be sufficient’ in tackling Boko Haram in the country.

 

Polygamy, Major Cause Of Poverty In The North: Emir Sanusi

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has attributed poverty in the north to the predominant culture of marrying more than one wife.

The emir, who was represented by Usman Bugaji, said this while moderating a paper presentation session on ‘the role of universities in nation-building’ at the maiden convocation of the Federal University, Gusau, in Zamfara state, on Friday.

How Did A Man Without Head Become Presidential Aide – Apostle Suleman To Adesina

 

Apostle Johnson Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministries has described Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson as an insensitive man.

 

The cleric was reacting to statement by the presidential aide, lambasting the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) of mixing bias and sympathy” following the recent beheading of Reverend Lawan Andimi, the Chairman of CAN in Michika Local government area of Adamawa state by Boko Haram insurgents.Adesina in a post on his Facebook page on Friday accused CAN of painting Buhari as an ”anti-christian” stating that “security is number one on the priorities of the Buhari administration”.

Femi Adesina Has Sold His Soul To Satan – Fani Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina, of selling his soul to satan.

Recall that following the killing of the Chairman of CAN in Michika Local government area of Adamawa state, Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram, the Christian body had rejected Buhari’s reaction  to the murder.

Lassa Fever: 24 Killed, 163 Cases Confirmed So Far In January

 

At least 24 people have died of Lassa fever in the country since the latest outbreak of the disease in the country. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 398 suspected cases were reported out of which 163 cases were confirmed while 235 cases were found to be negative.In total, at least one confirmed case was recorded across 32 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in nine states.

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Lekki Shooting: No One Can Explain Buhari’s Silence, Says Kukah

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Lekki Shooting: No One Can Explain Buhari’s Silence, Says Kukah

Bishop Kukah

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah has expressed surprise over President Muhammadu Buhari’s “continued silence” on the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos state.

Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Wednesday, the cleric said it is the responsibility of the president to communicate his feelings to citizens and set the country on a particular path.

He expressed that the situation will not end until President Buhari wakes up to the fact that there is a major crisis in the country.

Also Read: Deploying Soldiers Not The Answer, Buhari Should Address Nigerians – Afe Babalola

He expressed that the decision of the President to remain silent nor show concern is a culture of I-don’t-care.

According to Bishop Kukah: “Unfortunately for us, we have a President that seems almost unwilling to respond to the kind of reflexes that shows evidence that he is listening to wise counsel.

“I really cannot understand this. I feel totally helpless in the sense that I cannot find any reason and I don’t think any Nigerian in the right frame of mind can find a reason to why the president has remained so silent on this crisis,” he said.

Kukah said the apology rendered by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was to compensate for the president’s silence.

 

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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Osinbajo Breaks Silence

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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Vice President, Osinbajo Breaks Silence

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has finally broken his silence over the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos by soldiers on Tuesday night.

The Vice President condemned the killing of protesters at Lekki tollgate on Tuesday.

Osinbajo, in a tweet on Wednesday night, also mourned policemen who were killed during the protest.

Also Read: Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes Over #LekkiMassacre Of #EndSARS Protesters

He promised that all victims will get justice and prayed against more tragedies.

He tweeted, “My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos and other states.

“I spoke to some of those in the hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them. I stand with Lagos and all other affected states in these trying times.

“We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all. “

 

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Gives Escaped Inmates 48hours To Return

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Gives Escaped Inmates 48hours To Return

Godwin Obaseki

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has given escapees from the Benin Medium Security Correctional Centre and Oko Medium Security Correctional Centre on Friday to return voluntarily or face the wrath of the law.

This warning is coming following Monday’s jailbreaks in the two centres by hoodlums.

According to the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) 1,993 inmates escaped from their facilities.

Mr Obaseki went on an assessment tour of the affected NCoS centres and the police stations that were burnt in Benin City by the hoodlums.

Also Read: Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

Speaking during the inspection, Obaseki expressed that the escapees should return or face the wrath of the law.

“We know some of the inmates have been released, but we appeal to all inmates who have escaped to come back on their own before the close of business on Friday.

“They should report themselves back as nothing will be done to them but failure to do that, we will come after them as we have their records.”

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