Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories cross major Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!
1. Police combs Taraba forests, hunts for kidnap
kingpin released by soldiers
The operatives of the Nigeria Police are reportedly combing the forests in Taraba State to apprehend fleeing kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, who was released by soldiers of the Nigerian Army 93 Battalion.
Naija Buzz News had reported how the Nigeria Police accused the soldiers of killing three highly trained police officers and released a millionaire highly wanted criminal.
Alhaji Hamisu was being conveyed to the Command Headquarters in Jalingo when the soldiers opened fire on the policemen, killing 3 of them and a civilian.
2. It is wrong to describe herdsmen as criminals –
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in a statement on Sunday has vehemently condemned the label of Fulani herdsmen as criminal in the country. The group noted that it was wrong to use “criminal infiltrators” to reach conclusion that herdsmen were criminals.
The statement was issued by Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, the Miyetti Allah South-East Chairman, during his Eid-el-Kabir message in Awka, Anambra State.
3. Unknown gunmen abduct Kogi PDP chieftain
Musa Adelabu, the Okene Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, has been kidnapped by some unknown gunmen.
Sam Uhuotu, the Kogi State PDP Chairman, in a statement revealed that the party chieftain was abducted around 1am on Saturday by armed men dressed in military uniform.
The PDP chairman says that members of the opposition PDP had in the last few weeks been consistently harassed by men in military uniforms, saying that Adelabu’s abduction is one too many incident showing that the state is not safe.
4. We’ll use Tekno as scapegoat. His Agege video is
a threat to National Security – FG
The Federal Government has vowed to make popular musician Augustine Kelechi (aka Tekno) a scapegoat in order to bring sanity into social lives.
The statement which was issued on Sunday by Segun Runsewe, the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, was a reaction to Tekno’s recent video, ‘Agege’.
In the 3:18 minutes video, Tekno was seen dancing with semi-nude ladies in a moving van on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos.
5. We are just dancing around Obaseki and Oshiomhole
crisis – Oyegun
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the Ex-National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), while speaking with journalists on Sunday at his 80th birthday celebration says that nobody knows the cause of the fight between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole.
“All of us are dancing round the crisis, but we do not know what started the conflict between two friends,” Oyegun said at his home in Benin.
The disagreement between Obaseki and Oshiomhole became very apparent following the emergence of principal officers of the Edo Assembly without majority of the members.
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