These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Sunday, 14th July 2019:
The spokesperson of the Nigerian Police, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, on Friday stated that reporting and investigating rape and other sexual assault cases have no time limit. The police spokesperson, however, advised that reporting such cases on time, help investigation and as such victims shouldn’t wait for long before making their reports.
An uncle to Senator Ishaku Abbo, caught assaulting a woman in a CCTV footage has been killed by unknown gunmen. According to latest reports, the gunmen also kidnapped the embattled lawmaker’s nursing stepmother during an attack in his hometown in Adamawa on Saturday.
The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has reacted to the killing of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. According to Adams, they are like “the proverbial goat that is being chased. When it gets to the wall, it will certainly react, ” and no one should blame them when they do.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday described Nigeria as ‘diminished’ following the killing of Funke Olakunri-Fasoranti, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti, on Friday. The Afenifere group blamed the killing of Mrs Olakunri-Fasoranti, who was shot dead on Friday as she travelled along Ondo-Ore Expressway on herdsmen, but police maintain kidnappers are responsible.
Kehinde, one of the sons of Afenifere Leader, Reuben Fasoranti, has given a graphic description of how his sister, Funke Olakunrin, was killed by herdsmen in Ondo state. According to report, the deceased was shot dead along the Benin-Ore road while heading to Lagos from Akure on Friday.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has described the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin by herdsmen as unacceptable. In a statement on Saturday, Akeredolu said: “On behalf of the State Executive Council, the governor sympathizes with our foremost leader and indeed the people of the State over this dastardly act.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Atiku Abubakar has sent goodwill messages to the renowned writer, Prof Wole Soyinka as he turns 85. The former vice president in his message sent via his Twitter handle, described the Nobel Laureate as an “institution of literary excellence and conscientious activism.”
Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Friday reassured that he will not be a “rubber stamp” to the President Muhammadu Buhari. This was made known by Mohammed Isa, a media aide to Lawan, as he quoted the senate president as saying this when he received Women Parliamentarians, led by Joy Emordi, a former senator representing Anambra north.
The People’s Democratic Party(PDP) has alleged that witnesses of the party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar were attacked on Friday by unknown gunmen. According to the party, the witnesses will not be able to testify at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal for the PDP.
According to Atiku, even Aliko Dangote, who’s the richest man in Africa, has been touched by the “wave of poverty sweeping through the country”. In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Paul Ibe, Atiku further alleged that the people “who put Nigeria in this crisis” did so carelessly and that Boko Haram or banditry are no longer Nigeria’s greatest security threat but the “creation of the largest wave of poverty in human history in the country”.
Reports emerged on Saturday that Senator Elisha Abbo lost a member of his family members to some unknown gunmen. Speaking on the death on the murder of his uncle and abduction of his stepmother, by gunmen who attacked his family’s residence in Muchalla ward, Mubi local government area of Adamawa state on Saturday, the senator said who is under prosecution for assaulting a nursing mother at a sex toy shop in Abuja, in his statement to newsmen said;
These are our headlines for Sunday, 14th July 2019.
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