These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Saturday, 20th July 2019:
A former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has said he voluntarily withdrew his suit against the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Supreme Court. The former minister made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.
The immediate past governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi says he has no interest in becoming a minister in President Muhammadu Buhari’s upcoming cabinet and his only interest is his senatorial mandate. Ajimobi, while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan on Thursday, said that the ministerial appointment should go to younger APC members in Oyo State.
I Wish Obasanjo Had Supported OPC The Same Way Buhari Is Supporting Miyetti Allah, Fulani Terrorists – Fani Kayode
Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) on Friday said he wished former presidents like Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan treated opposition members the way Muhammadu Buhari does. In a few tweets on his Twitter account, Fani-Kayode said that he wished Obasanjo supported members of the Oodua Peoples Congress(OPC) the way Buhari supports members of Miyetti Allah and “Fulani terrorists.”
The police in Anambra state have arrested a widow, Mrs. Uju Obiekwe for allegedly using persons with “fake ailment” to beg for alms in the state. Obiekwe, who was nabbed alongside her partners at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University junction, Awka, said she joined the fake beggars’ group after her husband died.
David Ayu Nyango Njoga, a witness of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Atiku Abubakar, who claimed to be an ICT expert from Kenya, says the results of the last presidential election were stored in a server allegedly operated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Asari Dokubo, founder of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force has called on the people of Niger Delta to return home, following threats from Arewa youths. Dokubo, who also declared his support for the actualisation of Biafra during a meeting with leaders of Niger Delta states, said their people in the north must return in order not to be killed.
Augustine Nwagbara, a professor from the University of Lagos, has narrated his heartbreaking experience with Ghanaian authorities through the university where he served and security agencies. Speaking during his courtesy visit to Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), in Abuja, Nwagbar said the video of him that went viral on the social media where he was seen inciting Nigerians against Ghanaians was just to blackmail him.
Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano state governor, has called on the federal government to abolish the movement of herdsmen from the North to the South, citing that it causes problems. Speaking during an interview session with Channels Television, Ganduje said the best way to tackle the brewing crisis between herdsmen and farmers is to implement the RUGA settlement wherein they have a critical area of settlement instead of moving about.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday lamented over the widespread of fake news and how it continues to pose a huge threat to journalism. Buhari made this known while hosting the board of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) at Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recruitment of 5000 personnel for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to boost its manpower.
According to Bashir Ahmad, president Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on new media, who broke the news via his Twitter handle, he said the disclosure was made by Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd), NAFDAC boss at Jalingo on Friday, July 19th
These are our headlines for Saturday, 20th July 2019.
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