These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Sunday, 4th August 2019:
Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has described the planned protest by Omoyele Sowore, the 2019 presidential candidate of the African Alliance Congress(AAC) an “act of terrorism”. The IGP made this known on Saturday in a statement in Abuja.
The government of the United Kingdom has advised its citizens against travelling to some parts of Nigerian, following planned mass protests #RevolutionNow march on August 5, 2019. The UK government gave the advise on its website, asking its citizens to be very alert and monitor local media. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised against travelling to States like Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe in north, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States in the south as well as Bauchi, Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi and Abia states.
The president of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has condemned the for revolution in Nigeria. This follows the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters by Nigeria’s secret service in the early hours of Saturday. Sowore had planned a protest #RevolutionNow to challenge bad governance and mass poverty in the country but has been arrested by the Department of State Service(DSS) and is currently in an unknown location.
Sheikh Muhammad Yakubu, brother of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ites, has made some shocking revelations about the group. While reacting to the recent proscription of IMN by the Federal Governmen, he said it was long overdue. El-Zakzaky’s elder brother, who is also the Zaria Branch Chairman of Izalatul Bid’ia wa Ikamatus sunna, urged the federal government to go further by disbanding the Shi’ite sect.
Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), says no one is “immune from this ravaging epidemic”, while reacting to the assassination of a Catholic priest, Rev Fr Offu in Enugu. Atiku, a former vice president who is still in court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23rd election, said this in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Saturday. The former vice president extended his condolences to the Offu family and the Catholic Church in Nigeria, adding that the murder is a reminder that no one is immune from the insecurity ravaging the country.
Shehu Sani, Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate during 8th National Assembly, has called on the federal government to release Omoyele Sowore, a dissent mind. The former senator said this on Saturday following the arrest of Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections.
My Husband Brings Strange Women To Our Home, Locks My Kids And I Out — Divorce Seeking Wife Tells Court
Mrs Olamide Ganiyu, has asked a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, for a dissolution of her marriage to her husband, Sikiru. Ganiyu told the court that her husband always goes to the night clubs and brings in strange women to their matrimonial home.
The Parish Priest of St. James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka, in Enugu state, Rev FR Paul Offu was on Thursday killed by a group suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Thursday evening. This was made known by the diocese of Enugu via its Facebook handle, (@EnuguDiocese).
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday shared that the insecurity within the country is caused by both Fulani ethnic group and other ethnic groups. He made this known in a communique he released shortly after meeting with the leaders of Fulani community in the SouthWest region of the country.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara reporters, by operatives of the Department of State Security Service(DSS). According to Atiku who spoke via his Twitter handle, he said freedom of speech as enshrined in Nigeria’s constitution is the substructure of democracy.
Those were our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Sunday, 4th August 2019:
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