These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Saturday, 27th July 2019:
Boko Haram insurgents have killed two persons after raiding an Internally Displaced Peoples(IDPs) camps in northeast Nigeria, Emergency Services said Friday. According to the report, Boko Haram fighters on motorcycles and two motorised rickshaws invaded Dalori camp, Maiduguri, Borno state, on Thursday, shooting people and looting food supplies after overrunning a nearby military base.
People kidnapped along Lagos—Ibadan will be successfully rescued, the Ogun State Police Command assured Nigerians on Thursday. According to police, its special force comprising Anti-Kidnapping, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and detectives have what it takes to rescue those abducted on the road.
Reno Omokri, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s aide says the crisis that have accompanied the detention of Ibraheem El Zakzaky would have been averted if the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Burutai had handled the issue maturely. The former aide said this while recalling the beginning of the crisis between the federal government and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) aka Shiites.
Abubakar Malami, former attorney-general of the federation, has explained why he disobeys some court orders despite public pressure. Malami explained this while responding to questions during his screening at the senate, in Abuja, on Friday.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate beef-up of security across the 36 states of the federation, including the FCT, Abuja. According to the police boss, this is in the face of series of violent protest and unrest by members of the El-Zakzaky group in the FCT. Mr Adamu also assured Nigerians that security measures, including aerial surveillance, have already been taken in all major cities to ensure the safety and security of lives and property of all Nigerians.
A man identified as Nsisong Okon Etim has committed suicide at Efiat Ikot Edo community in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The deceased, a 27-year-old graduate was said to have killed himself on Tuesday over alleged frequent disturbances by his mother, step-brother, and landlord.
A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri says two journalists with access to Boko Haram have announced that Leah Sharibu, the abducted Dapchi girl is alive. Omokri said this on Friday while reacting to claims by Grace Taku, who was abducted by Boko Haram, saying Leah and some other aid workers have been killed by Boko Haram insurgents.
“He Always Said He Would Be Famous But I Never Thought It Would Be In Death” — Mother Of Slain Channels TV Reporter
The bereaved mother of Channels Reporter, Precious Ayoade Owolabi has narrated how the youngster had told her he would become famous but she didn’t think it would be in death. Owolabi who was hit by a stray bullet during the clash between the police force and Shiite protesters in Abuja on Monday was buried at Wusasa Cemetery, Zaria on Thursday.
The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has given an update on the situation with former Big Brother Africa star, Tayo Faniran who was assaulted by South African police on Thursday. In a video shared by Tayo Faniran himself on a live feed, the police are seen harassing him for refusing to follow them to the station in a police car after he refused to grant them access to search his phone.