These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Wednesday, 24th July 2019:
Go About Your Lawful Daily Activities Without Fear, Our Security Agencies Have You Covered – Buhari Tells Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to go about their lawful daily activities without fear as the country’s security agencies are taking actions to safeguard everyone. The president said this on Tuesday while expressing his condolences to the families of Precious Owolabi, an NYSC member with Channels TV, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Umar, of the FCT Police Command, who died during the violent protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja on Monday.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday revealed that the screening of ministerial nominees will commence on Wednesday.
This was after the Senate President read out the list on the floor of the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his deepest sympathy to the families of the young corps member with Channels TV, Precious Owolabi and the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Umar who died during the bloody protest in Abuja on Monday.
The members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) had staged a protest at the nation’s capital over the continued detention of their leader, Ibraheem El Zakzaky by the federal government.
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.
The United States of America’s Embassy in Nigeria on Monday said it would send five internally displaced persons (IDPs) who are footballers to the U.S to participate in the country’ State Department-sponsored sports visitor programme. The statement which was issued on Monday by the embassy stated that the programme would hold from August 1 to 19.
Following the bloody clash between the Police and Shiites on Monday in Abuja, there have been several lashes at the federal government for the continued incarceration of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzakky. Reacting to the backlash from members of the public, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has explained why the Federal government disobeyed court order.
A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri says President Muhamamdu Buhari should consider first banning herdsmen before banning the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) aka Shi’ites. Omokri said on Tuesday that he heard the president has plans to ban IMN, following the bloody clashbetween the group and the police in Abuja.
The governing council of the University of Abuja has issued a letter recalling Igwe Ude Umanta, the school’s former Student Union Government President(SUG) who was expelled from the school for leading a protest over a lack of potable water in the school environment 12 years ago. According to the letter which was sent across to him, he was called to come back for his final 400 level examination which he reportedly missed as a result of the expulsion.
The Anambra state police command has released some hospital staff it arrested in Anambra in connection with the missing ear of a baby in the hospital after investigation revealed that the ear was eaten by a rat.