These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Wednesday, 7th August 2019:
Apostle Johnson Suleman, the president of Omega Fire Ministry, has revealed that the embattled publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, mocked his prophecy earlier this year which stated that a presidential aspirant would be arrested.
According to the respected cleric who spoke via his Twitter handle, he said he gave the prophecy as the 21st for the year.
The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS on Monday berated Omoyele Sowore and his fellow organizers of the #RevolutionNow march over ongoing protest, describing their action as similar to a coup against a democratic government.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Zonal Coordinator, NANS Zone A, Umar Farouk Lawal, commended the Department of State Services for its prompt response, stressing that the planned protest would have degenerated if prompt action was not taken.
Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has stated that Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, ought to have been arraigned in court since his arrest. Recall Sowore was arrested in the early hours of Saturday, August 3rd by operatives of the Department of State Services in Lagos. According to the DSS, Sowore was arrested on account of a planned RevolutionNow protest which he had spearheaded.
Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central has commended the effort of the DSS in complying with the court order as regards the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. On Monday, a federal high court sitting in Kaduna ordered that the leader of the Shiite group and his wife be released for medical treatment in India.
Counsel to the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Femi Falana, has stated that the embattled leader has not been released yet.
Reacting to reports that the religious leader, who has been in the detention of DSS since December 2015, has been freed following the Kaduna court ruling, which ordered that he and his wife, Zeenat embark on a medical trip to India, Falana said;
Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media, has replied professor Wole Soyinka for saying that “protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria”.
According to the presidential aide who spoke via her Twitter handle, she agrees with the Nobel Prize winner but not as regards Omoyele Sowore, the RevolutionNow convener who was arrested by the DSS on Saturday.
The presidency has issued an appreciative message to Nigerians for boycotting the RevolutionNow rally which held across the country on Monday, August 5th.
According to the message which was made public by Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman, the Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria was accused of trying to incite the public against the current administration.
Popular Nigerian singer, Folarin Falana, popularly known as ”Falz’‘ has called for the immediate release of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of revolution now, because organizing a protest march does not in any way amount to treason. Speaking via his Twitter handle, he added that what the country is facing today is a build-up of the several years of neglect of the welfare of the people.
Uche Secondus, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) National Chairman, has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the RevolutionNow movement, who was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services in the early hours of Saturday in Lagos.
According to the PDP chairman who spoke during a visit to Ahmadu Fintiri, the governor of Yola state, he said his arrest is not done in any democratic setting.
The federal government of Nigeria has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari would swear in the newly screened minsters by the Senate on Wednesday the 21st of August, 2019.
This was contained in a statement that was made public by Babatunde Lawal, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Tuesday, 6th August.
Those were our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Wednesday, 7th August 2019:
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