Nigerian Newspapers

Nigerian Newspapers (Saturday, 17 August, 2019)

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

1. Shiites 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.

2. FIFA 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.”

3. Taraba 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.

5. INEC 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.

6. APC 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.

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