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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Review (Wednesday, 21 August, 2019)

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

1. DSS accuses Sowore of collecting millions of dollars from foreigners to overthrow Buhari’s government

The Department of State Services (DSS) has accused Omoyele Sowore of collecting millions of dollars from foreigners to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari.

The DSS alleges that Sowore met with some foreign collaborators in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate, and other countries on how to overthrow the Nigerian Government in order to release Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiite).

The DSS further accused Sowore of conniving with the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and members of the Shiite group, to free El-Zakzaky by causing chaos in the country. Read more

2. Millionaire kidnap kingpin confesses that soldiers killed 3 policemen to release him

Alhaji Hamisu Wadume, the Taraba millionaire kidnap kingpin who was rearrested on Monday night by the police in Kano, reveals that soldiers of the Nigerian Army killed 3 police officers who arrested him at his residence in Ibi and released him.

He confessed that he was released by soldiers who cut off his handcuffs after attacking the policemen who arrested him.

3. How Ex-Governor Ambode reacted to EFCC raid at his home in Lagos

Ex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has reacted to the Tuesday raid at his Lagos residence by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Ambode in his reaction said that there was no cause for alarm and consequently urged his supporters to remain calm and be law abiding.

His supporters had confronted the EFCC operatives who stormed his residence to raid on Monday.

4. Supreme Court dismisses Atiku, PDP’s request to access INEC server

The Supreme Court on Tuesday afternoon dismissed an application filed by Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to gain access to the central server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Justice Dattijo Muhammad-led five-man panel noted that the request could not be granted because there was no weighty reason to interfere with the earlier ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).

Consequently, in a unanimous judgment read by Justice Centus Nweze, the court dismissed Atiku and PDP’s request to gain access to the server.

5. Asset Recovery boss ignores ICPC, files suit challenging his probe

Okoi Obono-Obla, the suspended Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property, sues the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) over his probe.

He refused to appear before the ICPC on Monday, Instead, he filed a suit against the ICPC at the Federal High Court in Abuja challenging his probe.

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