These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Thursday, 11th July 2019:
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC) Bola Tinubu has distanced himself from a campaign by a group for his 2023 presidential ambition. The former Lagos State governor said this in a statement by his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, describing it as “unsolicited and unwarranted”, the promotional items being branded with his names.
Men of the Lagos State Police command have arrested a 26-year-old man, Bidemi Mojuba, for allegedly stabbing a lady to death for refusing to have sexual intercourse with him. According to Bidemi, who was paraded by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu, yesterday at the State Criminal Investigating Department (SCID) Panti, the deceased, simply identified as Christy did nothing to him before he stabbed her to death.
The Senate has said that it is waiting for the Presidency to submit the list of ministerial nominees, anytime they are ready. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, said this on Tuesday while addressing reporters in Abuja. The Senate noted that it has no constitutional power to demand the list from the Presidency.
Rochas Okorocha, a former Imo state governor currently representing Imo west at the Senate has argued for the creation of happiness ministry to tackle incessant cases of suicide rocking the country. The lawmaker said this on Tuesday while contributing to a debate on a motion, “rising incidence of suicides amongst Nigerians ” sponsored by Theodore Orji, senator representing Abia central and former Abia state governor.
The Nigeria Army has dismissed reports that Lt Gen Lamidi Adeosun is the new Chief of Army Staff even though President Muhammadu Buhari promoted him. Col Sagir Musa, Army spokesperson, in a statement, said Adeosun remains the Chief of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters and not the new Chief of Army Staff.
Nigerian Embassy In Germany Debunks Reports Asking Stranded Nigerian Woman, Two Kids To Sleep Outside Their Office
Two days ago, reports surfaced online that a Nigerian mother and her kids were spotted outside a building claimed to be the Nigerian Embassy in Munich, Germany. The woman and her kids had reportedly travelled to Munich from Berlin to renew their passports but were told to come back the following day due to their late arrival at the embassy.
The Jigawa Hisbah command has arrested 30 commercial sex workers arrested alongside 18 men during a raid on Saturday. According to reports, the arrested women have now been sentenced to three months in prison for prostitution.
The UN’s cultural and education agency, UNESCO, has announced that Nigeria has the highest number of children out of school in the world. According to UNESCO, nothing less than 10 million Nigerian children, mostly girls, have been denied education, despite Nigeria being a country that has a law making school attendance compulsory.
Popular Amigos Supermarket also known as ‘4U supermarket’, in Wuse 2, Abuja was on Tuesday gutted by fire. The raging, fire which affected only the warehouse section of the store, started at about 1.30pm but was successfully put out by firefighters at about 7.30pm.
Rochas Okorocha, member representing Imo West senatorial district in the National Assembly, on Tuesday, prayed the leadership of the house to approve the establishment of a department of happiness in order to tackle the rising rate of suicide in the country. Senator Oji Kalu, member representing Abia North, while reacting to the call re-echoed what his colleague, Okorocha said, by saying that many people commit suicide out of ignorance and situations that could be addressed.
Nigerians have expressed dissatisfaction over a comment by Remi Tinubu during the Senate committee on the sex toy shop assault by Senator Abbo.
These are our headlines for Thursday, 11th July 2019.
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