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Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Friday, 19th July, 2019



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Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Friday, 19th July, 2019

1. Shittes: IMN Condemn Court Over Refusal To Release El-Zakzaky, Wife

Following the denial of the Kaduna State High Court to release Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky from detention, on Thursday, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shiites, has stated that its leader is on the verge of going blind and may also lose his life if not allowed to go for medical treatment.

The group in a statement signed by the Chairman, Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee, Abdurrahman Abubakar Yola, condemned the court for allegedly “failing to stand for truth and justice against tyranny and impunity.”

2. Atiku vs Buhari: INEC Produces Document Requested By PDP At Tribunal

Some of the documents requested by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have been made available by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal had on Wednesday, mandated INEC to make the documents available to the petitioners latest by Thursday noon, Naija News recalls.

3. CAF Sacks Amaju Pinnick As Vice President

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has been relieved from his role as a vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Naija News reports that Pinnick who was relieved of his duties was replaced with South Africa’s Danny Jordaan.

4. President Buhari Meets Ooni Of Ife

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president on Thursday received the Ooni of Ife, Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II.

The Ooni of Ife arrived at the Presidential Villa in the afternoon hours of Thursday and was received by the President.

5. Mikel Obi Quits International Football

Former Chelsea star and Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi has announced his retirement from international football with the Nigerian team.

Naija News understands that his retirement comes after the Super Eagles won the bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

6. Gunmen Kill Two Soldiers In Akwa Ibom

Yet-to-be identified gunmen have killed two soldiers and abducted an expatriate in the Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

Naija News reports that the expatriate engineer working with Al Madal construction company was inspecting the construction of Ikot Ibritam, Inen Ekeffe and Odoro Ikot to Ukanafun road on Wednesday, July 17, before he was whisked away to an unknown location.

7. Senate Confirms Buhari’s Appointments

The Nigeria Senate on Thursday confirmed four Commissioners for the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).

Naija News reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had sent their names to the Upper Legislative chambers for confirmation.

8. EFCC Hands Over Late Badeh’s Forfeited Property To VON

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over a property forfeited to the government by Late Alex Badeh to the Voice of Nigeria (VON).

The property, located at Plot 1386 Uda Crescent, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja becomes VON headquarters.

9. Atiku vs Buhari: Full Details Of Person Who Allegedly Deleted INEC Server Revealed

Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has alleged that one Femi Taiwo deleted the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) used during the 2019 elections.

Naija News reports Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) insisted the results of the election were transmitted to a server and that he won according to the server.

10. Family Announces Plans For Pa Fasoranti’s Daughter’s Burial

The family members of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, have announced burial plans for their murdered daughter.

According to information made available to newsmen in Akure on Wednesday, the Late Mrs. Olakunrin will be buried on Monday, July 22, 2019.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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