These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019:
A rat has reportedly eaten the ear of a dead baby at the Victory Children’s Hospital, Onitsha, Anambra State. According to a police report, the hospital, its management and workers have been cleared from taking the blame for the 2015 incident which had the deceased baby’s family thinking the incident was for a ritual purpose.
The University of Abuja has recalled former SUG president of the school to complete his final exams after he was expelled 12 years ago. The student, Ude Umanta, a former SUG president of UniAbuja, was kicked out of the school by the disciplinary committee over a crime he had committed.
A reporter at Channels Television has been hit by stray bullet in the ongoing clash between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and officers of the Nigerian Police. It was gathered that the police fired bullets and teargas to disperse the Shiite protesters, who, in turn, set ablaze the sub-station of National Emergency Management Agency in Abuja.
A Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has warned the people and leaders of the South West to stop beating the drum of war as they will be the first to run when it starts. This warning follows utterances that have been made by some Southwest leaders, following the recent killing of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere.
Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria have clashed with the police at the Federal Secretariat on Monday. According to reports, police fired gunshots and tear gas to disperse the protesters, causing serious chaos among commuters and motorists.
Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo has expressed worries and displeasure over the broadcasting of his residential address all over the internet. The singer said since the address was made public, his life, that of his wife and kids have been put to risk by ‘strange faces’. Dakolo at a press briefing after raising alarm on Saturday that strange men with guns were in front of his home, said his wife, Busola, had filed a petition against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), accusing him of raping her when she was a teenager.
A former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili says President Muhammadu Buhari is giving the country and Nigerians extremely expensive incompetency. In a few tweets on Monday, the former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria(ACPN) described incompetence which is mostly costly as coming in two variations.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi has raised the fears and worries of the people of the Southwest in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday over criminal activities perpetrated in the region with reckless abandon. In the letter which comes weeks after that written to Buhari by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Alaafin said that herdsmen, sometimes unleash terror on innocent citizens while wearing military uniform, stirring fear and panic in Yoruba land.
The Presidency has lashed out at those who ‘sit in their living room’ to condemn the efforts made by President Muhamadu Buhari on the insecurity militating against the country. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Buhari, said this in a television programme in Lagos on Sunday night, adding that Buhari was very open to suggestions on how to move the nation forward.
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Timi Dakolo in a press briefing as reiterated he never discussed his wife’s virginity with anyone or any media house. The singer made the statement during a Press Conference in Lagos on Sunday.
These are our headlines for Tuesday, 23rd July 2019.
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