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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Review (Saturday, 31 August, 2019)

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

Some people attacked me, tried to break my head in Ekiti – Fayose

Ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State alleges that he escaped attack on Friday while leaving the House of Assembly in Ado-Ekiti.

“It was on our way from the Assembly that some people trailed us in a Pick-up purposely to attack us. We managed to escape. In short, one of them nearly broke my head,” Fayose said.

He had appeared before the lawmakers following an invitation apparently over his activities when he was governor of the state. His administration was accused of financial misappropriation.

Those who want to fight Tinubu are trying to use me because they don’t have courage

Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Centre Senatorial District, says that those fighting Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), are trying to pitch him against the APC leader.

He noted that the rumour that he’s coordinating Tinubu presidential campaign in the north was a lie planted by some persons who perhaps wanted to fight Tinubu but do not have the courage to put their names in the story.

Alleged N1.6billion fraud: EFCC says Ex-President Jonathan and Dudafa are partners in crime

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has approached the Court of Appeal to nullify the ruling of Justice Mohammed Idris of the Lagos Federal High Court in the N1.6billion fraud case of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s aide, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.

Justice Idris noted that the EFCC should have called witnesses like; Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, etc.

The EFCC however said that it couldn’t have called the Ex-President Jonathan as witness because he is also a partner in the crime, adding that it did not consider those listed by the judge as witnesses.

Ihedioha cannot order my arrest – Okorocha

Senator Rochas Okorocha, the Ex-Governor of Imo State, has said that his successor, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, cannot order his arrest.

Okorocha stated this in his response to the alleged call by the Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Uche Onyeagocha, to arrest him.

“The arrest order is an open invitation to anarchy or fracas in the State because Imo people will always come out to defend Okorocha. It also shows insensitivity on the side of the government in the State because such arrest order was uncalled for and Onyeaguocha has no right to issue an order of that nature,” Okorocha said.

NYSC apprehends over 50 fake graduates, hands them over to police

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has apprehended 50 fake graduates who attempted to register in the Batch B Stream II exercise with fake certificates.

The fake graduates arrested from different orientation camps across the country had been handed over to the police for prosecution.

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