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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Review (Thursday, 22 August, 2019)

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

Court orders AMCON to take over Donald Duke’s Ikoyi home over N537.3million debt

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria and the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to take over the Ikoyi home of former Governor Donald Duke of Cross River State over N537.3million debt.

The judge, Justice Chuka Obiozor also granted AMCON and UBA permission to take possession of funds in the account of Donald Duke in any bank pending the institutional and disposal of proceedings for the recovery of a debt of N537,334,360.77 made up of the principal debt and interest against the respondents pursuant to Section 50 of AMCON Act 2010.”

Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo condemns President Buhari’s ministerial allocation

The apex Yoruba and Igbo socio-political group, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, have vehemently condemned the allocation of nine senior ministers to the North-West.

Yinka Odumakin, the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, described the appointment of the ministers as a next level of sectionalism.

Also, Uche Achi-Okpoga, the National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, said the Igbos weren’t expecting anything less and are not surprise.

Obono-Obla accuses Osinbajo for his suspension and ordeal with ICPC

Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, the suspended Chairman of the Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Assets, has accused Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for his ordeal.

According to Obono-Obla he was suspended because he does not take instructions from Osinbajo, adding that the chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, Prof. Bolaji Owansanoye is close to the vice president.

More people died under Buhari than during the civil war

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, while speaking on Wednesday during a meeting of the Ogun State PDP Chapter at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, said that more people have been killed under President Muhammadu Buhari than during the civil war.

“For how long can we continue to be oppressed, intimidated and continue to kill ourselves? So many killings now in the country than we had during the civil war,” Secondus claims.

Tribunal dismisses Shehu Sani’s petition against Senator Uba Sani

The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Kaduna on Wednesday dismissed the petition of Senator Shehu Sani, the candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party for the Kaduna Central Senatorial District Election, for lack of merit.

Justice A.H. Suleiman, the Chairman of the three-man tribunal panel, in his judgement dismissed Mr. Sani’s request to nullify Uba Sani of the APC election, saying that his petition lacks substance.

Shehu Sani came third in the election with 70, 613 votes. APC’s Uba Sani came first with 355,242 votes, while Lawal Adamu of the PDP came second with 195,497 votes.

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