How Political Patronage Triggered Thuggery, Cult Clashes And Other Newspaper Headlines Today

Osun Defender

How Political Patronage Triggered Thuggery, Cult Clashes

The recent cult clash in Osogbo and its environs have generated a lot of dusts over the safety of lives and properties in the capital as clashes between rival gangs in the last 24 months had claimed the lives of about four young men.

Independent

We Can’t Be Stampeded, Northern Elders Tell South

http://independent.ng/we-cant-be-stampeded-northern-elders-tell-south/

Daily Sun

Killer Herdsmen Not Terrorist- Presidency

http://sunnewsonline.com/killer-herdsmen-not-terrorists-says-garba-shehu/

Vanguard

Restructuring:

We’re Not Afraid, But Won’t Be Stampeded- Northern Elders

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/restructuring-not-afraid-wont-stampeded-northern-elders/

The Punch

Profs, SANs, Others Disagree On Court Order Banning IPOB

http://punchng.com/profs-sans-others-disagree-on-court-order-banning-ipob/

The Nation

UK, France: No Protest On IPOB, Radio Biafra

http://thenationonlineng.net/uk-france-no-protests-ipob-radio-biafra/

The Guardian

Long Contract Cycles Threaten N18tr Investment In Oil Sector

https://guardian.ng/business-services/long-contract-cycles-threaten-n18tr-investment-in-oil-sector/

Nigerian Tribune

Arms Shipment From Turkey

Nigeria Under Threat, Customs CG Says

http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/arms-shipment-nigeria-threat-turkey-%E2%80%95customs/

 

Presidency Hits Saraki Over IPOB Proscription And Newspaper Headline

Newspaper Headline

THE NATIONS

Consultant admits $3m governors’ contract fake

  • EFCC in court to seek forfeiture of N1,823b Paris Club refund

Armed with evidence of alleged diversion of the London-Paris Club refund, the economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has applied for the forfeiture of over N1.83cillion by some consultants hired by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).

 

NEW TELEGRAPH

Presidency slams saraki over IPOB’s prescription

  • Minister: We’re uncovered agitators; foreign sponsors
  • Northern govs lament infrastructural decay in South-East

The presidency yesterday faulted the President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki, over his statement that the Nigerian Military lacked the power to declare the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organization.

 

THE GUARDIAN

Buhari asks UN to dialogue with N’Korea over Nuclear weapons

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the United Nations delegation to urgently negotiate with North Korea over the development of accelerated nuclear weapons by the country.

 

DAILY SUN

FG under fire over IPOB

  • Fayose, Jonathan’s aide take swipe at Lai Mohammed over allegation on Pro-Biafra sponsors

The Federal Government yesterday came under acerbic attack from the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and the aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, over its claim that disgruntled politicians and treasury looters were behind the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), the separate group led by Nnamdi Kanu.

 

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

Buhari wants UN cooperation on the assets recovery, war on B/Haram

  • Says N/Korea greatest threat to mankind
  • Accuses Myanmar of ethnic cleansing
  • As Trump threatens to totally destroy North Korea

President Donald Trump of the United States on Tuesday, began his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, with the a vow to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea’s Kim Jong-un if his administration threatens the United States, as he talked up the ‘Vast Military Power’ of the United States, Daily Mail of the UK reported.

 

VANGUARD

Nigeria’s foreign debts hit $15.05bn in June – NBS

  • Up $3.64 bn, N0.04trn in 6 months
  • As domestic debts stand at N14.06trn
  • Private sector operators warns on debts profile

Abuja- The nation Bureau of statistics NBS yesterday, said Nigeria foreign debt stood at $15.05 billion, while the domestic debt portfolio was put at N14.06 trillion in June this year.

 

THE PUNCH

FG, Jonathan disagree on proposed S’West, S’South military operations

  • Airforce troop deployment sends fighter to jet S’East
  • We’ve identified countries supporting IPOB, says FG

The Federal Government and former President Goodluck Jonathan have disagreed on the South-South and the South-West codenamed Operation Crocodile Smile.

 

IPOB Fracas And Newspaper Headline

Headline Newspaper

THE NATIONS

Policeman dies, Vehicles damage as IPOB strikes

  • Scores held over pro-Biafra agitators’’ action in Port Harcourt

Members of separatist group indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday killed a policeman during an early morning “Surprise Attack” on riot policeman at oyigbo Junction in Port Harcourt.

 

THE PUNCH

Kanu backs out talk with S’East govs, policeman killed

  • IPOB to review decision not to take arms
  • Police arrest 32 suspects after clashes in Rivers
  • We must shun war mongers, exercise caution – APC, PDP

Leaders of the indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu on Wednesday backed out of the plan talks between the secessionist group and the South-East Governors Forum.

 

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

More knocks over IPOB/soldiers clash

  • Falana: No legal basis for authorizing Nigerian Army to take over police duties
  • NHRC: Military must respect their rules of engagement in dealing with civilians
  • PDP: Dialogue rather than violence only viable option to resolve problems in S/East

APC: We must not

Military, IPOB Clashes: Abia Declares Curfew And Other Newspaper Headlines Today

The Punch

Military, IPOB Clashes: Abia Declares Curfew, Ohanaeze Demands Withdrawal Of Soldiers

http://punchng.com/abia-declares-curfew-ohanaeze-demands-withdrawal-of-soldiers/

Nigerian Tribune

IPOB/Soldiers Clash: Gov Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew In Aba

The Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has declared a three-day dusk to dawn curfew in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state.

Ikpeazu said the curfew was necessitated by the attack on the officers and men of the Nigerian Army by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Nnamdi Kanu.

The Nation

N760.17b Refund: NLC To Name Indicted Governors

http://thenationonlineng.net/n760-17b-refund-nlc-name-indicted-governors/

The Guardian

Many Feared Killed As Soldiers Lay Siege To Nnamdi Kanu’s Home

https://guardian.ng/news/many-feared-killed-as-soldiers-lay-siege-to-nnamdi-kanus-home/

Vanguard

Operation Python Dance II: Abia Govt Slams 3-Day Curfew

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/operation-python-dance-ii-abia-govt-slams-3-day-curfew-soldiers-apologise/

Osun Defender

Osun 2018: Dull Political Activities Trigger Speculations

Less than a year to the 2018 governorship election in the State of Osun, political activities still seem like nothing is happening in the state as both the ruling party and the major opposition seem lost regarding the direction to go in the bid to get a candidate to succeed the incumbent governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

 

2019: I’m Not For Buhari – Minister And The Newspaper Headlines

Newspaper headline

THE NATIONS

End of recession sparks row between APC, PDP

  • Govt policies yielding fruits says, ministers

Politicians were up in arms yesterday over the news that Nigeria was out of recession.

 

NEW TELEGRAPH

2019: Minister dares Buhari, backs Atiku

  • Ex-VP is my god father, says ‘Mama Taraba’

Ahead of the 2019 presidential election, Minster of Women Affiars, Hajia Aisha Alhassan, has declared support for former Vice President Atiku Abubarka, stating that she was prepared to quit her job as a member of the federal Executive Council (FEC) in the present government if that was the price she has to pay for her position.

 

DAILY SUN

2019: I’m not for Buhari – Minister

  • He promise one term
  • We’ll discipline her, APC vows

Ahead of 2019 general election, Minister for Women Affairs, Hajia Aisha jummai Alhassan, has declared support for former vice president Atiku Abubarkar, saying President Muhammadu Buhari promised members of his of party, the All progressive Congress (APC) before he was elected in 2015 that he would only serve for one term.

 

INDEPENDENT

Buhari said he won’t seek Re-Election in 2019 – Minister

  • Says she will support Ariku if president Runs
  • I don’t care being sacked from his Cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari told members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) before he was first elected that he would only seek on term in office implying he did not intend at the time ti run in 2019, Aisha Alhassan, Minister of Women Affairs, has said, according to Reuters on Wednesday.

 

THE GUARDIAN

Southern leaders insist on new constitution

The Southern Leaders of thought have insisted that Nigeria requires a newconstitution to be adopted by the people in a referendum.

 

THE PUNCH

2019p: Minister pledge to back Atiku against Buhari

  • I respect President but former VP is my godfather, says Alhassan
  • Endorsement of ex-VP shows executive decadence, indiscipline – Junaid

Boko Haram: US Sells N181bn Warplanes, Weapons To Nigerian And Other Newspaper Headlines Today

Nigerian Tribune

I’m Pleased With Economic Progress-Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, received briefings on the current state of the economy.This was as he expressed delight that it was picking up.

Vanguard

Food Prices Hit 8-Yr High, As Buhari Tasks Economic Team

Food prices hit 8-yr high, as Buhari tasks economic team

New Telegraph

How Diezani Used NNPC Officials To Launder N7.65bn

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has provided graphic details of top officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) helped former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Deziani Alison Madueke, to N7,646,700,000

Daily Sun

As Noose Tightens On Ex-Petroleum Minister: Court Dazes Dieziani

There is no letup for the embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Deziani Alison- Madueke as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered a permanent forfeiture of N7,646,700 billion linked her to the Federal Government.

The Guardian

Govs Demand Relocation Of Oil Firms’ Head Offices

https://guardian.ng/news/governors-demand-relocation-of-oil-firms-head-offices/

The Nation

Diezani Loses N7.6b Loot

Diezani: $40million was conveyed in cash to a bank chief

The Punch             

Boko Haram: US Sells N181bn Warplanes, Weapons To Nigerian

http://punchng.com/bharam-us-sells-n181bn-warplanes-weapons-to-nigeria/

 

 

 

 

Arewa Youths Withdraw Quit Notice And Other Newspaper Headlines Today

Daily Sun

Arewa Youths Revoke Quit Order To Igbo

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) also known as Arewa youths, yesterday, announced suspension of the quit notice it handed Igbo to vacate the North.

The Guardian

Northern Youths Suspend Oct 1 Quit Notice To Igbo

https://guardian.ng/news/arewa-youths-suspend-quit-notice-to-igbo/

New Telegraph

Biafra: Northern Youths Demand Kanu’s Prosecution

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) yesterday demands the prosecution of the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government.

Vanguard

Arewa Youths Suspend Quit Notice To Ndigbo

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/08/arewa-youths-suspend-notice-quit-accuse-ipob-amassing-weapons/

Nigerian Tribune

Arewa Youths Withdraw Quit Notice To Igbo

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), on Thursday, suspended its quit notice issued to all Igbo leaving in northern Nigeria by October 1

The Nation

Diezani, Seven Ex-Governors, Others To lose Dubai Assets

Diezani, seven ex-governors, others to lose Dubai assets

The Punch

VCs, ASUU Reject 120 Cut-Off Mark For Varsity Admission

http://punchng.com/vcs-asuu-reject-120-cut-off-mark-for-varsity-admission/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gunfire In Abuja, As Pro, Anti-Buhari Groups Clash And Other News Headlines Today

Daily Sun

Fight Over Buhari

  • President’s Supporters Attack Protesters In Wuse Market
  • Charly Boy, Others Escape Death, Vehicles Damaged

Pandemonium broke out at the Wuse market, Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), yesterday, following attempt by popular musician and leader of ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ group, Charles Oputa, better known as Charlie Boy, and his allies to mobilize traders to join the protest against ailing President Muhammadu Buhari

Vanguard

Gunfire In Abuja, As Pro, Anti-Buhari Groups Clash

Police shot into the air yesterday, after protesters demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari should resume or resign, were confronted by supporters of the President in Abuja.

Nigerian Tribune

Riot In Abuja Over Buhari

The attempt by protesters at the popular Wuse Market in Abuja to urge President Muhammadu Buhari to return to Nigeria or resign on Tuesday resulted in a clash

New Telegraph

Mob Attacks Anti-Buhari Protesters, Market Shut

Renowned music star and actor Charles Oputa (Charlie Boy) and other anti-President Muhammadu Buhari protesters yesterday escaped death by hairsbreadth when an angry mob, suspected to be members of the pro-Buhari group, attacked them at the popular Wuse Market, Abuja.

The Guardian

Varsity Teachers’ Strike May End In Two Days, Says Government

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, yesterday assured Nigerians that the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU) may end in two days.

The Nation

Forensic Audit Of N30b Given To ASUU Coming

http://thenationonlineng.net/forensic-audit-n30b-given-asuu-coming/

The Punch

Strike Enters Third Day, ASUU Says Negotiation Hasn’t Started With FG

http://punchng.com/strike-enters-third-day-asuu-says-negotiation-hasnt-started-with-fg/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osun Broilers Outgrowers Scheme Produces 5 Million Birds, And Other News Headlines Today

Osun Defender

Osun Broilers Outgrowers Scheme Produces 5 Million Birds

The State of Osun Broiler Outgrowers Production Scheme, OBOPS, has produced at least 5 million birds in the last three years, the scheme managers have said.Revealing this over the weekend, Mr. Kolawole Oginni who is the facilitator of the second phase of the scheme stated that OBOPS has placed Osun among states with relatively high production in poultry business in Nigeria.

Revealing this over the weekend, Mr. Kolawole Oginni who is the facilitator of the second phase of the scheme stated that OBOPS has placed Osun among states with relatively high production in poultry business in Nigeria.

Nigerian Tribune

282 Vessels Missing From NPA In 6 Years

The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise, and Tariffs, headed by Senator Hope Uzodinma, said on Monday that a total of 282 vessels got missing at the various terminals of the Nigerian Port Authority(NPA) between 2010 and 2016.

The Guardian

Anonymous Nigerians Own, Operate 200 Private Jets Locally

A plan by Federal Government to go after wealthy tax defaulters is faced with some hurdles in the aviation sector as most private jets in the country could hardly be traced to individuals using them.

Vanguard

N7trn Lost Annually In Nation’s Ports

Officials of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA have been summoned to appear before the Senate on Thursday to explain how 282 ships disappeared from Nigerian Ports between 2010 and 2016

The Nation

18 Senators Under Probe For Alleged N367.5b Fraud

Eighteen Senators are under investigation by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N367.5billion fraud, it was learnt yesterday.

Seven are on trial. Some of the cases date back to 10 years.

The Punch

Pressure Mounts On PDP To Sanction Sheriff, Others

Some groups and individuals within the Peoples Democratic Party are mounting pressure on its national leadership to impose sanctions on the former National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and his followers.

New Telegram

Black Monday

  • Female Suicide Bombers Kill 12 In Maiduguri
  • Six Die In Ogun Crash
  • Father Stabs, Abandons Son
  • Wife Kills Husband For Marrying Another Woman

 

Diezani: More Can Of Worms, and Other Stories In The Papers Today

Vanguard

Arewa Youths To Review Stand On October 1 Quit Notice

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/07/arewa-youths-to-review-stand-on-oct-1-quit-notice/

Nigerian Tribune

Senators, Reps In The Dark Over Saraki, Dogara’s Deal With Osinbajo

Majority of Senators and members of the House of Representatives remain in the dark over insinuations that the lawmakers and the Presidency struck a peace deal in their simmering face-off last week.

The Nation

EFCC To Seize Diezani’s Aluko’s Dubai Mansions

http://thenationonlineng.net/efcc-seize-diezanis-alukos-dubai-mansions/

The Punch

Magu: Presidency Gets Legal Advice, To Approach S’Court

http://punchng.com/magu-presidency-gets-legal-advice-to-approach-scourt/

New Telegraph

N46.7bn Assets: FG goes after Diezani, Associates

https://newtelegraphonline.com/2017/07/n46-7bn-assets-fg-goes-diezani-associates/

Daily Sun

Diezani: More Can Of Worms

http://sunnewsonline.com/more-can-of-worms-over-diezanis-us-case/

NEWSPAPER HEADLINE

NEWSPAPER HEADLINE

THE NATIONS

Buhari, Osinbajo talks: Cabinet shake-up likely

  • ‘President in high spirit, recuperating’

A cabinet reshuffle is likely soon, The Nation learnt yesterday.

 

THE PUNCH

  • Party vows to recapture power in 2019, Jonathan woos defections
  • Former ruling party is discredited – APC national vice-chair

Following the ruling of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, which sacked Senator Ali Modu Sheriffa the National Chairman of the People Democratic Party, under the leadership of Senator Ahmed Makarif, has taken over the PDP national secretariat in Abuja after the Judgment.

 

THE GUARDIAN

Supreme Court’s verdict ends 14-month battle in PDP

  • Judges declare Makarfi authentic chair, upturn appeal
  • Its victory for democracy, say party chiefs obi, Ihedioha, Metuh

The Supreme Court yesterday ended a 14-month leadership squabble within the country’s main opposition – the People Democratic Party – and gave it a new lease of life ahead of an important general election in 2019.

 

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

PDP sets sights on 2019 as Makarfi wins at S/Court

  • Door of reconciliation open, he says
  • It’s a day of justice, Jonathan, govs, party leader day
  • We are not threatened – APC

The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has described the Supreme Court judgment, which declared the committee a s the legal and authentic leadership of the party, on Wednesday, as a victory for democracy, saying that doors of reconciliation remained open in the party.

 

VANGUARD

PDP: S-Court judgment resets 2019 politics

  • Its victory of constitutionality over arbitrariness – Jonathan
  • Fayose, Wike, see victory as enabler toward 2019
  • It means nothing to us in APC, says Bolaji Abdullahi
  • God has used judgment to heal our wounds – Peter Obi

Abuja – Nigeria’s political landscape was, yesterday, being reshaped with new permutation and perspectives on the 2019 elections, after the Supreme Court resolved the leadership crisis in the People Democratic Party, PDP, in favor of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee.