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Nigerian Newspapers Top Headlines (Sunday, August 11, 2019)

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Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories cross major Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!

1. Nigeria Police launches nationwide man-hunt for millionaire kidnap kingpin released by soldiers

The Nigeria Police has launched a manhunt for Alhaji Hamisu Wadume, the millionaire kidnap kingpin who was released by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at a check point along Ibi-Jalingo Road, Taraba State. The police is trying to get him before the Nigerian Army who admitted to the killing of its men reaches him (Hamisu).

Naija Buzz News reported how the soldiers of the 93 Battalion opened fire on the operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team led by ASP Felix Adolije, killing four (including Inspector Mark Ediale, Sergeant Usman Danzumi, Sergeant Dahiru Musa, and a civilian).

The soldiers who killed these men also released a highly wanted kidnap kingpin who in handcuffs and leg chains was been conveyed to the Police Command Headquarters in Jalingo.

2. God revealed Osinbajo’s helicopter accident to me – Daddy G.O.

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has said that God revealed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s February helicopter crash in Kabba, Kogi State.

According to Daddy G.O. God had revealed to him that Osinbajo was in danger, but he did not know how to inform him because the VP was engaged with political campaigns during the build-up of the 2019 elections.

He consequently decided to pray about it. “He was going around on political campaigns so I didn’t know how to stop him. I also didn’t want him to be scared so I resorted to praying for him,” Daddy G.O. said at the RCCG 67th annual convention.

3. APC 2019 primaries worst ever in the history of Nigeria – APC National Vice Chairman says

Inuwa Abdulkadir, the National Vice Chairman (North-West) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), alleges that the 2019 APC primaries is the worst ever conducted in Nigeria.

His statement came few months after Senator Lawal Shuaibu, the Deputy National Chairman (North) of the party asked Adams Oshiomhole, the APC National Chairman, to resign because he is incompetence and incapable of running a political party.

4. Miyetti Allah bars herders whose families do not live in South-East from grazing cattle on Igboland

Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, the South-East Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, has revealed that herdsmen whose families do not reside in the South-East region would not be allowed to graze their cattle on any Igbo land.

The Miyetti Allah Chairman told reporters after a meeting in Enugu State that the move was to stop criminal activities in the region.

Leaders in the South-East region had barred the grazing of cattle on foot through bushes in the region.

5. Violent extremist ideas gave Islam a wrong name – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in his Eid-El Kabir message to Muslims says that the greatest challenge of Islam is violent extremism Islam.

Buhari noted that the greatest commitment to Islam is for Muslims to put the virtues of the religion into practice and make justice and righteousness their guiding principles.

“We should be the mirror through which others see the virtues of our faith. Islam is a religion of peace and we should avoid violent extremist ideas that give Islam a wrong name because our conducts will leave more lasting positive impressions than what we say by word of mouth,” Buhari said.

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