These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Friday, 5th July 2019:
The Kogi Renaissance Forum, KRF, has issued a strong warning to James Faleke, a member representing Ikeja, Lagos State at the House of Representatives, to stop interfering unnecessarily with the current political affairs in Kogi State. This was made known by the coordinator of the group, Alhaji Ahmed Jibrin while addressing journalists in Abuja.
Two justices of the Supreme Court have upheld that Senator Ademola Adeleke is the winner of the Osun governorship election. According to Justices Adamu Galinje and Kumai Akaahs, Senator Adeleke scored the majority votes in the September 22 governorship election and fulfilled the constitutional requirement to be declared a winner.
Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, yesterday, stormed the premises of the National Assembly to protest the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who has been in DSS custody since December 2015. Addressing the protesters, House Leader, Ado Doguwa, promised to get his colleagues and superiors in the Senate to look into the continuous detention of Shiite leader, who has been accused of homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace.
An appeal by Senator Ademola Adeleke challenging the declaration of Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of the Osun State governorship election has been dismissed. The Supreme Court, in the lead judgement delivered by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, ruled that the absence of the judge who read the majority decision of the election tribunal, Justice Peter Obiorah, on one of the hearings renders the entire proceedings a nullity.
The Osun police command says it has deployed more of its personnel to avert any breakdown of law and order ahead of the supreme court judgment on the 2018 governorship election in the state. This was made known by Folashade Odoro, the command’s spokesperson, adding that the police are fully prepared for the outcome.
A fire incident has occurred at the London home of Nigerian business mogul, Femi Otedola, which has left him, his wife, and daughter out on the street. While the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, Information Nigeria has a clip from the fire incidence, wherein Otedola’s daughter, Tolani, gave an update on the situation.
Timi Dakolo’s Wife, Busola Dakolo has officially filed a complaint against the founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, accusing him of rape. The celebrity photographer had publicly accused Pastor Biodun raping her several years back, an allegation that has prompted Fatoyinbo to take a leave of absence from the pulpit of the church.
One person has been confirmed dead while another sustained injury when a tanker filled with diesel exploded at Rano road in Bunkure, Bunkure Local Government Area of Kano State. According to the spokesman, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, the accident happened around 8.50 a.m on Thursday.
Embattled Senator, Elisha Abbo, has surrendered himself to the police for investigation. This was made known by the command’s commissioner, Bala Ciroma, adding that the lawmaker acted based on an invitation letter sent to him. Recall that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, ordered Abbo’s arrest for beating up a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja.
Governor Dickson Seriake of Bayelsa state has advised those interested in going into cattle business to consider ranching and not Ruga settlement arrangement. The governor said this while reacting to reports that the federal government has suspended the programme following public outcry against it.
Three passengers on Thursday died, when a commercial bus conveying them plunged into Ososa river along Ijebu-Ode-Sagamu expressway. The spokesperson of Federal Road Safety Commission, Ogun Command, Florence Okpe, confirmed this in a statement, adding that 11 passengers were left injured.
These are our headlines for Friday, 5th July 2019.
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