These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Thursday, 1st August 2019:
Borno state Governor Babagana Umara says it is likely that the war against Boko Haram may not end soon, because the terrorists have started using drones in their fight against the military. The governor said that the terrorists monitor military operations in Sambisa Forest and the Lake Chad region using drones.
A former Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says he was asked by his seven-year-old grandson asked him why he is called ‘liar Mohammed’ on social media. The former minister said this on Tuesday at the Senate, during his screening as a minister-nominee for a second term.
The former minister of health, Prof Isaac Adewole had taken to Twitter to announce that he was hosted to dinner by the World Health Organisation(WHO) in recognition for his ‘modest contribution to the health sector.’ Adewole was the former minister of health during the first tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari from 2015 to 2019. The former minister tweeted: “The World Health Organisation @WHONigeria hosted me to a dinner in recognition of our modest contributions to the development of the health sector.”
The governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, was stunned to find no doctor on duty when he paid a surprise visit to some hospitals in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Tuesday night. At 1 am, Governor Zulum stormed some hospitals to inspect the condition of patients and the facilities, but found no doctor on duty.
The senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehuhas said that the real known Boko Haram has been defeated. In a statement released on Tuesday on the ten years of the Boko Haram insurgency, Shehu said the actual Boko Haram are already gone, what is left are remnants.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has made it clear he would not issue a fresh proclamation on the Edo state House of Assembly as ordered by the Senate. According to the governor, the senate has gone beyond its constitutional powers in giving him an ultimatum over the issues being faced in the state assembly.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has informed the presidential election tribunal that President Muhammadu Buhari obtained Cambridge University WAEC with 5 credits. Deputy Registrar of WAEC, Mr. Henry Adewumi, in charge of School Registration made this known while testifying before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja.
Former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has called out Northern leaders over their alleged swiftness in condemning the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (ISN) popularly referred to as Shiite. The Shiite group was proscribed as a terrorist group after their bloody clash with the Nigeria police in Abuja. Recall that the group, penultimate week protested the release of their leader, Ibraheem Elzakzaky. The protest, it was gathered, led to the death of a Channels TV reporter.
A protest sparked by the killing of a lecturer and two students has led to the temporary shutdown of Federal University Wukari, Taraba State. The victims were alleged to have been killed after men believed to be Jukun militias invaded the university campus.
A massive fire that swept through Owode Onirin, an auto parts market near Ikorodu on Monday, has destroyed over 20 vehicles, 10 shops and belongings worth millions of naira. Mr Wasiu Bello, a business owner in the market, claimed the fire was caused by the carelessness of a food seller who had left a lump of burning coal in her shop.
The fire reportedly started at about 9:30 pm, with many traders scampering for safety.
Those were our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Thursday, 1st August 2019:
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