Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Friday July 6th.
Those Who Say I’m Condoning Killings Are Evil – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the claims that he is indifferent to the killings being perpetrated by armed herdsmen in parts of the country because he is Fulani is handiwork of evil-minded people. He wondered how anyone in their right minds would suggest that he will do any harm to the affected area which was where he got substantial votes that brought him to power.
IGP Idris Sets Up Special Team To Probe Killing Of Seven Policemen In Abuja
Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris on Thursday set up a special team of detectives to probe the killing of seven policemen in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The policemen were said to be on patrol along the Nnamdi Azikiwe Road when they were shot dead.
Policeman Kills Female Corps Member In Abuja
A Corps member in Abuja identified as Linda Nkechi Angela Igwetu has been reportedly shot dead by a trigger-happy police officer. Igwetu, who was billed to pass out of the compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), died on Wednesday morning.
Garki Hospital Denies Rejecting Corps Member Shot By Police
The Garki General Hospital, Abuja, has dismissed reports that it denied corps member, Nkechi Igwetu, treatment after being shot by a police officer. Concise had on Thursday reported that Igwetu has been reportedly shot dead by a trigger-happy police officer, identified as Benjamin Peters.
UK Extends Help To FG In Finding Leah Sharibu
The federal government on Wednesday received offer for help from the United Kingdom to find Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, who is still believed to be held captive by the Boko Haram. The 15-year-old is being held by terror group Boko Haram because she allegedly refused to renounce her Christian faith, reports an online medium, Premier.
Court Cancels Imo APC Congresses
A Federal High Court in Owerri, Imo State, has cancelled the wards, Local Government and state congresses of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Delivering judgement, the presiding judge, Lewis Allagoa, ordered for new congresses to be carried out in the state.
Femi Adesina A ‘Slave’ – Fani-Kayode
Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has lambasted the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. In a post on his Facebook page, the former minister likened Adesina to a slave helping his masters to protect and preserve the institution of slavery.
Police Arrest Officers Who Assaulted Lawyer (Video)
The Lagos State Police Command has revealed that it had arrested two policemen who allegedly assaulted a lawyer, Olakunle Kareem. The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, who made this known also said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Lion Building division had also been queried.
WAEC Extends Registration For Nov/Dec WASSCE
WAEC has extended registration for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates (Second Series) to July 27, 2018. A statement on Thursday by the Council’s Head of Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, the examination will hold between August and October.
R-APC Says Buhari-led Govt Has Failed Nigerians
Chairman of Kaduna State chapter of the Reformed All Progressive Congress (R-APC) Col. A. D. Gora (rtd), has attributed the emergence of the factional party to the failure of the ruling party (APC) to meet the needs of Nigerians.
Again, Herdsmen Invade Benue Community, Kill 3
Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed no fewer than three persons in Tiza Village, Logo area of Benue state. The attack is reported to have occurred in the early hours of the day.
Pinnick Appointed As Caf First Vice President
Embattled President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has been appointed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as its first Vice president. The appointment was confirmed in the letter of appointment which was signed by CAF General Secretary Amr Fahmy and dated July 5, 2018.
I Told Macron Govt Fixed Road To Shrine Few Days To His Visit – Femi Kuti
Afrobeat musician and son of music legend Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti has disclosed that he told French President Emmanuel Macron that his visit to the Africa Shrine in Lagos State led to the repair of the road leading to the venue. Macron had visited the African Shrine in Lagos State on Tuesday night after meeting with Buhari earlier in the day.
Another Of Trump’s Cabinet Members Resigns
US President Donald Trump has announced the resignation of yet another member of his cabinet Scott Pruitt, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Announcing the resignation ON Twitter, Trump said Pruitt’s Deputy Andrew Wheeler would assume duty on Monday as Acting Administrator.
That’s the roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Famzn News website. See you again tomorrow.