These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Friday, 19th July 2019:
Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka has advised younger Nigerians to shun internet trolling and stop being ignorant. He described Nigerian youths as full of spunk abroad, but gas at home, while advising them to make good use of their time and stop writing rubbish on the Internet.
The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale, has threatened to arrest Fulani parents who refuse to send their wards to school. The monarch said this during his congratulatory visit to Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyeteola, on his election victory at the Supreme Court.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Aliyu Abubakar as a non-executive commissioner of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC). Abu Bakar had been rejected by the Senate during Bukola Saraki’s leadership tenure.
Police Dismiss Video Of Herdsmen Being Chased Out Of Enugu Community
The Enugu State police command have dismissed a video showing Fulani herders and their cattle being chased out of a community in the state. In the video which was shared on Wednesday on Youtube, a group of people with sticks and clubs could be seen chasing out a large herd of cattle from a community.
Bashir Ahmad, President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on new media on Wednesday earned the wrath of some Nigerians after he shared the new official portrait of the president. Taking to Twitter, the presidential aide informed Nigerians that the President has a new official portrait which can be downloaded on https://t.co/vN7SUzW49H, the official website of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently in the United Kingdom attending his son’s graduation and would be back in the country on Thursday. This information was made known by his senior spokesperson, Laolu Akande via a tweet on his Twitter handle on Wednesday.
The General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, has issued a stern warning to Boko Haram to either celebrate his promotion to the rank of a Major-General by dropping their arms or get ready for his wrath. Biu, who has just been elevated to the rank of Major-General, and confirmed the substantive GOC of the Division said, “I am sending a clear message to Boko Haram to celebrate my elevation to the rank of a Major-General by laying down their arms or prepare for a fierce encounter with me because I am back with the determination to finish the war.”
Speaking during a public presentation of a book titled “Not by might nor by power” at the launch of the Nicholas Okoh Foundation in Abuja on Thursday, Jonathan noted that the issue of insecurity had been in Nigeria for a while.
No N25billion Corruption Charges Were Dropped For Me In Exchange For Dumping Senate Presidency Ambition — Goje
The senator representing Gombe Central Senatorial District and a former governor of the state, Danjuma Goje, has dismissed claims that he faced corruption charge totaling N25 billion. The former governor said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, which was signed by Paul Erokoro, his lawyer.
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, had on Thursday asked Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) to call its members to order following accusations of wanton killings and other offenses perpetuated by them.
The president of CAN, Revd Samson Ayokunle made this known on Thursday evening at a press briefing on the State of the Nation in Abuja.
He said, “The last three years have been fierce…
These are our headlines for Friday, 19th July 2019.
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