These are our newspaper headlines for today, Friday, 23rd August 2019.
Information Nigeria had earlier reported the sad incident of a father flogging his child to death in Akure, Ondo state. A new report says that the police have begun an investigation to get to the root of the incident that led to the death of the young child. The Command Spokesperson, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, saying that efforts to track the woman have begun. It was learnt that a woman whose identity is yet to be ascertained was said to have rushed her daughter believed to be about four-year-old to the Ondo State University Teaching Hospital, Akure Annex.
Former Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources in Lagos State, Olawale Oluwo, has revealed that former governor of the state, Akinwumi Ambode has remained quiet despite his travail because of his respect for President Muhammadu Buhari. He also added that everything pertaining to the government in Lagos State starts and ends in the house of the leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday night when the woman brought in with suspected marks of horsewhip visible on the girl’s body to the hospital.
The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have warned the Federal Government to prepare for an indefinite nationwide strike. This was made known by SSANU’s National Vice President (North), Mr. Solomon Alfa, at a press conference following a meeting of the Joint Action Committee of both unions on Thursday in Abuja. The university workers who are currently on a five-day warning strike advised the government to prepare for the “mother of all strikes.
A former lawmaker, Shehu Sani says the controversy surrounding the arrest and re-arrest of kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala aka Wadume proves Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, right about his comment in 2018 that the armed forces collude in the killing of Nigerians. Danajuma, while speaking at the maiden convocation of Taraba State University in 2018, called on Nigerians to defend themselves.
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria(PFN) has declared its probe into the rape accusation by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) inconclusive. According to PFN, the probe was inconclusive because Fatoyinbo snubbed several invitations to meet the five-member investigating panel set up on the matter.
A popular Twitter user and human rights activist, Oluyemi Fasipe has shared a heartbreaking report of how a father beat up his little daughter to death. According to Fasipe, he was called and informed that the corpse of the dead child was taken away immediately from the state hospital’s children’s emergency room by the child’s mother.
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation has described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the government of the Fulani, by the Fulani and for the Fulani. The former aviation minister said this while reacting to Buhari’s decision to give the number of ministries and most strategic ministerial portfolios to the Northeast. Fani-Kayode said this on Thursday in a post on his verified Twitter handle.
President Muhammadu Buhari says he has appreciated the people of Kaduna and Kano states for voting for him in last presidential election by giving them two substantive positions in his cabinet. Buhari who got 1, 464,768 votes from Kano, the highest in the February 23 election and 993, 445 votes from Kaduna said this while speaking during a courtesy visit to Shehu Idris, the emir of Zazzau, at his palace in Zaria, Kaduna.