Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 26th February 2020.
Here are the major headlines.
The rift between the Edo state chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) and its state governor, Godwin Obaseki appears to be getting deeper by the day as the party has come out to accuse the governor of breeding militia in the state.
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has dismissed 19 of its workers for forging their certificates. Their dismissal was approved by the Governing Board of NECO, after vetting the report of a Staff Certificate Verification Committee set up by the council at its 52nd regular meeting.
Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi has stormed the headquarters of the Nigerian Army where he met with the Chief of Army Staff, Buratai Tukur and pleaded with him that the numbers of military checkpoints in the South East be reduced.
A federal high court sitting in Abuja has sentenced Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) to 39 years imprisonment after he was found guilty for a money-laundering related offense.
Following the court ruling that sent Olisa Metuh, the former spokesman to the People’s Democratic Party, to a 39-year jail term over money laundering, his defense counsel, Abel Ozioko has vowed to appeal the judgment.
The media space has been abuzz in the last 24 hours, following the tragic death of a footballer, Tiamiyu Kazeem who was allegedly killed by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS). The inspector general of police, Adamu Mohammed, while reacting to the unfortunate death, charged the Federal Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case with a view to getting to the root of the matter.
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has stated that the complete reform of the Nigeria police is long overdue. Speaking via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, he further emphasised that the reformation of Special Anti-robbery Unit(SARS) is also long overdue.
Following the ban placed on street beggars by Kano state government, former lawmaker, Shehu Sani has stated that the government would only disperse them for a while but the factor that is making them beg would return them in no time.
Popular human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju has reacted to the sentencing of former National Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, guilty of money laundering to 39 years in prison.
Controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze has reacted to a report by the world poverty index that over 95 million Nigerians are living in extreme poverty.