Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Saturday, 9th November 2019
1. Presidency Confirms Sack Of Vice-President’s Aides, Reveal Truth About ‘Fight’ Between Buhari And Osinbajo
The presidency has finally broken its silence on the alleged rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
It will be recalled that over the past few weeks, there have been insinuations of a rift between the President and the Vice President including claims that President Buhari was trying to undermine Vice President Osinbajo’s office.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Friday, revealed that it will obey court judgement ordering it to include the governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party, Natasha Akpoti, in the ballot for Kogi State governorship election.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, revealed this development while speaking with NAN.
President Muhammadu Buhari has come under attack over the closure of Nigeria borders, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, on Friday, described the action of the President as gross insensitivity.
The group described the closure of the borders as a political gimmick to economically strangulate the South East region of the country where the majority of Nigerian businesses located within the West African sub-region come from.
The Appeal Court sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, has dismissed the petition filed by Senator George Akume against the election of Emmanuel Orkejev as the senator representing Benue North West.
The ruling read by Justice Louise Otis, J.C.A dismissed the appeal filed by the former governor of Benue state.
The Convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore has allegedly embarked on a hunger strike to protest the violations of his human rights.
Naija News recalls that the pro-democracy activist has been in the detention of the Department of State Service for 98 days.
The camp of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has apologized to the journalist that was beaten up by some security details attached to the Vice President.
The journalist, Abayomi Adeshida who is a photojournalist on the books of Vanguard said he was eaten up by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday.
Following the refusal of Department of State Services (DSS) to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has vowed that legal measures will be taken against the Service.
On Wednessday, a federal high court in Abuja had ordered the release of Sowore alongside Olawale Adebayo better known as “Mandate”, however the DSS has so far refused to obey the order.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will today, Friday depart the shores of Nigeria for Niger Republic.
Naija News reports the Vice President is travelling to Niger to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at an extraordinary Ecowas summit.
Human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has urged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to take a definite stand in the alleged undermining of the powers of his office.
Chief Ozekhome said this in direct reaction to the reported sack of over 30 presidential aides attached to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Sunday open its camp ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic on November 13.
According to SportingLife, the 23 invited players will fly to Uyo, the Akwa Ibom capital to commence preparations for the encounter.