These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Friday, 9th August 2019:
The Department of State Services (DSS) has been granted permission by the federal high court in Abuja to detain Omoyele Sowore for 45 days. Sowore, the convener of the RevolutionNow protest was arrested by the DSS last Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident which led to the death of three police officers and a civilian. The President gave the orders to the Defence Headquarters on Thursday, following an incident involving the troops of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba that resulted in the deaths.
This was made known by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, while speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the National Security Council, presided over by President Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has remanded in its custody the former Chairman of Independent Electoral Commission, Professor Maurice Iwu, following a court order.
The order was given by Justice Chuka Austin Obiozor of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday, pending the hearing and determination of his bail application on Friday.
The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena has described former President Goodluck Jonathan as “a push and start president” who never won any election.
The deputy spokesperson of the ruling party said this in reaction to a statement credited to the ex-Nigerian ruler recently.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has been described as the worst party chairman.
This was made known by the Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum, Salihu Lukman, saying the ruling party has diminished since Oshiohmole took leadership of it.
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has suggested what the Department of State Services (DSS) will do to Omoyele Sowore after the 45 days.
The DSS had obtained a court order to detain Sowore, organiser of the #RevolutionNow protest for 45 daysbut speaking on their (DSS) plan, Fani-Kayode says there’s more in store for the SaharaReporters publisher/
The names and photographs of the three officers shot dead by soldiers in Taraba state have been revealed by the police. Police spokesperson, Frank Mba, in his announcement on Wednesday revealed how some soldiers killed the police officers along Ibi-Jalingo road in the state by opening fire on them.
The deceased were said to have gone to Taraba to arrest one suspect simply identified as Hamisu — “indicted in a series of high-profile kidnap incidents in the state. ”
The Igbo apex socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has called for the release of publisher of SaharaReporters Omoyele Sowore, arrested and detained by the Department of State Services last Saturday.
Sowore is the main organiser of the #RevolutionNow protest which was scheduled to hold on August 5 nationwide. The national leader of the youth wing of Ndigbo of the group, Arthur Obiorah, in a statement on Thursday said there was no way the intention of the protest was to disrupt government agenda.
Despite Treating Ear Infection With Taxpayers Money, Buhari Still Can’t Hear Nigerians: Sowore’s Lawyer
One of the counsels of Omoyele Sowore, Inibehe Effiong, says President Muhammadu Buharidoesn’t hear Nigerians “despite using taxpayers money to treat ear infection abroad. ”
The lawyer said this during a stakeholders’ meeting on corruption organised by ActionAid Nigeria in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Thursday.
The police officers killed by soldiers in Taraba state have been described as being among the best on the inspector-general of police’s intelligence response team (IRT).
This was made known by Vincent Maxwell, an assistant superintendent of police, adding that the team is known for handling special crime cases across the country.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow was right because the country is not a banana republic.
In a statement by Lanre Issa-Onilu, national publicity secretary of the APC, called on Nigerians to reject the campaign of those trying to forcefully take over government.
Those were our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Wednesday, 9th August 2019. More at Information Nigeria.