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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Review (Sunday, 25 August, 2019)

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

Lawan, Gbajabiamila risks losing seats over their dual citizenship – Punch reports

Following the sacking of Ikengboju Gboluga, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency of Ondo State, by the election tribunal for having dual citizenship, Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila also risk losing their seats.

The ruling against Gboluga was based on Section 66 of the 1999 Constitution.

The leaders of the National Assembly are not only citizens of Nigeria, but also of other country as well.

Nothing will stop the actualisation of Biafra – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday vowed that nothing will stop the actualisation of Biafra.

Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, noted that South-East Governors and the Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, could not stop the actualisation of Biafra, because its members are committed to the liberation of Biafra and the Igbos from repressive and unbecoming government.

2023 Presidency: Igbo, Yoruba may lose out if the South is not united – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani, the former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, says that Igbo and Yoruba may lose the 2023 presidency.

According to Sani, if the southern parts of Nigeria (South-East, South-South and South-West) are not united, the 2023 presidency may elude it. He further insisted that only a united South would win the 2023 presidential election.

“It will be unfair for other sections of the country if one section uses its topographical or demographic advantage to hold onto power, knowing full well that it was not the topography or demographic advantage that delivered them power,” Sani stated while speaking in Abuja on Saturday at an interactive session organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists.

Soyinka warns Buhari against using security agencies to silence Nigerians

Prof. Wole Soyinka has warned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to stop using security agencies to silence Nigerians.

“It is important to send strong message to this government and to the security services to stop trying to muzzle people when they come together to exchange ideas,” Soyinka said on Saturday while speaking at an event in Badagry.

“You’re reducing them as human beings and you’re also reducing yourselves as human beings, because it means you’re afraid to listen,” he added.

Federal Government may invite Ex-Petroleum Minister and Ex-NNPC bosses over $9billion gas deal

Report has it that the Federal Government may invite for questioning a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and other former directors of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), over a $9billion gas deal between Nigeria and a foreign firm, Process & Industrial Developments Limited.

A Commercial Court in London on 16 August, 2019, had awarded the foreign firm the right to seize some $9billion in assets from the Nigerian Government over the aborted gas project.

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