Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018
1. Nigerians who feel they have another country may go – Buhari
Nigerians who feel they have another country have been advised to leave the country by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying others who believe in the country would stay back to save the country.
Buhari said this while receiving the Kwara state All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates for the 2019 polls.
2. Israeli government says Nnamdi Kanu is not in Jerusalem
The Israeli government has addressed the issue about the location of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Mr. Kanu resurfaced online on Friday in a video showing him praying at the wailing wall in Jerusalem, he claimed that he was enjoying the protection of the Israeli government under president Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Israeli government however responded by saying that the pictures and videos showing Nnamdi Kanu praying in Israel could be old.
3. Lagos state house of assembly says Ambode won’t be impeached yet
The speaker of the Lagos state house of assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has denied rumours that the lawmakers are planning to impeach Akinwunmi Ambode as Governor of the state.
Obasa, while speaking during plenary on Monday, said Ambode has not committed any impeachable offence.
4. Court orders police to pay Charlyboy N50m over attack during #resumeorresign protest
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday 22nd October, 2018, ordered the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector General of Police and the Commissioner of Police F.C.T. Command to pay the sum of 50 Million Naira and publish an apology in Two National Newspapers to popular musician and activist, Mr. Charles Oputa alias Charly Boy.
The court also ordered a perpetual injunction against the Respondents from violating the fundamental rights to dignity of the human person, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and association.
5. Court denies Fayose bail, adjourns case till Wednesday
The trial of former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has been adjourned till Wednesday after he lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.
Fayose pleaded not guilty to all charges against him by the EFCC.
6. Rasak Atunwa accused of NYSC certificate forgery
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State for the scheduled 2019 general elections, Razak Atunwa, has been accused of forging his NYSC certificate.
Atunwa has however denied any wrong doing in the certificate scandal accusation.
7. Edo lawmakers impeach Victor Edoror as deputy speaker
Reports coming in from Edo State House of Assembly has revealed that the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr Victor Edoror, has been impeached.
The impeached deputy speaker was reported replaced with former Speaker, Mr Justin Okonobor.
8. Police escort suspended NHIS secretary, Usman Yusuf into office premises
Armed policemen on Monday, escorted the embattled Executive secretary of the NHIS, Usman Yusuf, into the office.
The workers of the scheme had earlier blocked the entrance to the office complex but were unable to resist the security operatives who aided Yusuf’s entrance into the complex.
9. Oshiomhole insists only few governors are against him
Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has said only one or two governors are against his leadership of the party.
He said the governors who were not impressed with his style fell out with him because he insisted on following due process.
10. 85 year old Paul Biya wins 7th term as Cameroonian president
Paul Biya has been re-elected as the president of Cameroon for another term of seven years in office.
According to Clement Atangana who declared the results on Monday, Biya won 71.3 % of votes to return as President of the West African country.