Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories cross major Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!
say FG and Indian hospital wanted to kill El-Zakzaky
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (aka Shiite) has accused the Federal Government and the Medenta Hospital in India where Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky had gone for treatment of plotting to kill its leader.
The group in a statement through its spokesman, Musa Ibrahim, alleges that he (El-Zakzaky) was not allowed to see his doctors who brought him to India when he suspected.
bans Siasia for life
Former Super Eagles player and coach, Samson Siasia, has been fined $50,000 and banned for life by FIFA over alleged manipulation of matches for betting purposes.
According to FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee, “Siasia was found guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches that Perumal attempted to manipulate for betting purposes.”
Kidnap Kingpin also has connections in the Police
Latest investigation into the release of a kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Wadume, and the killing of three policemen by soldiers of the Nigerian Army in Taraba State, reveals that the millionaire kidnapper has connections in the Army and Police.
Recently revelation shows that he (Alhaji Hamisu) made over 200 phone calls with the Divisional Crime Officer at the Ibi Divisional Police state in Taraba State.
It was also alleged that the kidnapper had connection with the captain of the Nigerian Army who ordered the killing of the 3 policemen who arrested and were conveying him to the Police Command in Jalingo.
4. FG could
prohibit El-Zakzaky from further trip abroad
Investigation by Punch Newspaper reveals that the Federal Government may bar Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (aka Shiites), from travelling abroad for further medical treatment.
According to the undisclosed source who spoke to the newspaper, the ban could come even if court grants him permission for another treatment abroad.
rejects Cross River REC’s resignation to join politics
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected the resignation of the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Cross River State, Frankland Briyai.
INEC through its National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, says that the REC’s resignation and joining of partisan politics is not acceptable because he did not follow due process.
Chieftains, 12,567 others joins PDP in Zamfara
Three Ex-Commissioners, two Ex-Local Government Chairmen, three directors and 12,567 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara State.
The defectors who were all from Tsafe LGA said that they decided to join the PDP because of the peace currently being enjoyed in Zamfara under the leadership of Governor Bello Matawalle.
They noted that the governor’s achievements within a short period of time was quite commendable and consequently needed the support of all well-meaning citizens of the state.
Ogbodo ThankGod is currently the Managing Director/CEO/Group Chief Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He was the Chief Editor at NaijaBuzz.News before his new top leadership role. Ogbodo has years of experience in the Nigeria Media Industry and has co-founded some media companies. He is the founder of Ogbodo Solution Nigeria and 1Push.Ng. He loves playing football and is a strong supporter of Lionel Messi who he describes as the greatest footballer of all time.