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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Tuesday, 1st October, 2019)

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Good Morning Nigeria! Happy New Month and Happy Independence Day! Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories in Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!

Buratai says military needs spiritual help to completely defeat Boko Haram/ISWAP

Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, on Monday in Abuja at a spiritual warfare seminar themed; ‘Countering Insurgency and Violent Extremism in Nigeria through Spiritual Warfare’ held at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, said that terrorism in Nigeria could not be eliminated completely by the military without spiritual help.

“Religious bodies and organisations in particular, which interface regularly with the grass roots, should be in the forefront of this spiritual battle and fashion out ways of stepping up their roles,” Buratai who was represented by Maj. Gen. Sani Yusuf, the Chief of Administration, said.

All is not well with Nigeria – Atiku says

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in his 2019 Independence Message, said that “All is not well with Nigeria”.

Former Vice President Atiku in his message on Nigeria’s 59th independence noted that our founding fathers could not have imagined that 59 years after independence, the media cannot freely express itself, the judiciary would still be under attack, the country would be the headquarter of poverty and out of school children in the world.

Bayelsa Speaker Isenah impeached, replaced with Obolo

Tonye Emmanuel Isenah, the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, was impeached on Monday.

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State had mounted pressure on Isenah to step down following the emergence of Douye Diri, as the PDP governorship candidate in the state. Diri and Isenah are from same Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of the state. Read more

Sowore pleads not guilty to fresh charges; court remands him in DSS custody

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the remand of Omoyele Sowore, the man spearheading the #RevolutionNow protest, in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Sowore who pleaded not guilty to the new charges brought against him, was remanded in DSS custody pending the hearing of his bail application.

The Federal Government on Monday brought another 7-count of treasonable felony against them.

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