#EndSARS Campaign Prompting The Reorganization Of SARS, Atiku’s 2019 Presidential Bid And Other Interesting Newspaper Headlines Today

Of Course, the most trending topic on the lips of many Nigerians is #EndSARS which leads the trends on all social media platforms today. And with the campaign giving many countrymen the opportunity to share to the whole world their experience in the hands of the security unit, the police hierarchy had to take the bull by the horn.

Notably in all the Papers, The Punch, Vanguard, Daily Sun, Nigerian Tribune, New Telegraph, The Nation, The Guardian, Daily Independent among others, the story has different captions.

The Punch:

#EndSARS: IG reorganizes SARS, to probe operatives with the story:

Following calls on social media for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad on account of its nefarious activities, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered immediate reorganization of the unit.

The Police boss in a statement on Monday by the Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, also ordered the investigation into all allegations and complaints against the operatives of the squad by the IGP X-Squad.

He noted that SARS had been doing well by curbing violent crimes, but expressed concern over calls for its disbandment, noting that the unit would be reorganized and repositioned for efficiency and effective service delivery to all Nigerians.

Moving now to Atiku, its no longer news that the Former Vice President is back in his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP. But there seems to be a twist to his ambition in becoming the nation’s number one citizen as members of the party are not giving face to his quest to run in 2019.

The Independent has the caption, “No Special Consideration For Abubakar Atiku-PDP, with the Guardian saying “PDP Rules Out Special Concession for Atiku, Others”, it leaves to the average political watcher that only time will tell.

Still on the review today, there is this interesting and cheerful news of a six year old boy, Ali Ahmadu captured on all national dailies. His story is heartwarming. The young Ali was about four years ago in a small village at Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State affected by the murderous invasions of the dreaded Boko Haram sect damaging his still forming vertebra column in the process.

After due medical advice, he was sent to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for a life changing surgery on his spinal cord which cost $63,000. His return to the country yesterday (Monday) sparked wild jubilations from everyone at the airport trying to catch a glimpse of the ever aesthetic young chap. Asked what would like to become, he said “I want to be a policeman.”

Finally, here is the news of Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha appointing his sister, Mrs Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha) as the Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment. The announcement has and is still generating huge reactions from the entire federation.

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