These are our Newspaper Headlines for Thursday, 8th August 2019.
Few minutes after a Catholic Priest, Rev Fr. Paul Offu was shot dead by unknown gunmen, his bank account was reportedly emptied by an unknown person.
According to the report, the yet to be identified person made hasty and frequent withdrawals, 25 minutes after he was murdered.
President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet with South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa over the persistent xenophobic attack on Nigerians in the latter’s country.
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Erewa made this known on Wednesday while briefing journalists in Abuja.
The Nigerian and South African presidents will also discuss bilateral issues that will strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole on Wednesday accused Omoyele Sowore of organising the #RevolutionNow protest because he lost the 2019 presidential election.
According to Oshiomhole, those who want to protest must do so by articulating their grievances properly.
Oshiomhole said this while speaking with State House correspondents on Wednesday after President Muhammadu Buhari met with the National Working Committee, NWC of the All Progressives Congress(APC).
Sowore was the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC in the February 23, 2019 presidential election.
The Commissioner of Police in Edo state, Danmallam Abubakar, says kidnappers hiding in the forest along the Bénin-Ore highway have all taken off after the bushes were cleared.
Abubakar said that clearing the forest brought kidnappings and armed robbery, which posed serious problems on the road to a minimal.
Speaking with newsmen in Benin City, the police commissioner said, “I, as Commissioner of Police in Edo, will not sit back and allow hoodlums take over the Benin highway.
Atiku Abubakar, former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been accused of being responsible for the country’s poverty figures by the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO).
Reacting to a statement credited to Atiku accusing the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of plunging the country into multi-dimensional poverty, citing a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report, BMO says the PDP is the culprit.
Speaking on Tuesday, Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, BMO chairman and secretary, said Nigeria had an “exponential spike” in the number of people living below $1, which happened under the tenure of the PDP.
A former military president Ibrahim Babangida has said that Nigeria is a difficult country to govern due to its diversities.
The former military president said this on Tuesday when he was paid a visit by the members of the house of representatives led by Ndudi Elumelu at his residence in Minna, Niger state.
“The country is complex and difficult because, there are as many opinions as there are a number of people in the country.”
Shehu Sani has said Nigerians don’t have the culture and history of defending the actions of their Presidents when they leave office, in his latest advise to President Muhammadu Buhari.
This follows an alarm raised by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN), Femi Falana that Ibrahim El Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) is yet to be realised by the Department of State Service(DSS), days after a Kaduna High court had given an order.
El Zakzaky had been granted permission to travel to India alongside his wife, government officials and operatives of the DSS for medical treatment in India.
Those were our newspaper headlines for Thursday 8th August 2019. You can see more at Information Nigeria