Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The Department of State Services (DSS) have been ordered to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow movement, and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). The directive was given by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, in a statement issued today.
Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation in Nigeria has revealed that four people managed to convince President Muhammadu Buhari to release Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki from custody. Speaking via a Tweet on Monday after the release order on Sowore and Dasuki from the Federal Government, Fani-Kayode said the four people represent the liberal and cerebal wing of the Buhari Government.
Unknown gunmen have attacked the home of Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, South-south Nigeria, Naija News understands. Naija News reports that Jonathan was a former President of Nigeria, who came into power on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Some Unknown Gunmen has, attacked the residence of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, Ogbia LGA, Bayelsa State. The former president was unharmed in the attack which many suspects to be an assassination attempt.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has rejected the peace move by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to intervene in the crisis with the governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, over the Soku Oil Wells/fields returned to Rivers State by the Federal High Court. The Rivers State governor in a statement through his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, stated that there was no need for the party to intervene in the issue since the court had ruled on the matter.
Activist Deji Adeyanju is reportedly in critical health condition after being attacked by hoodlums on Monday. Naija News reports that Deji Adeyanju alongside other protesters demanding the release of Omoyele Sowore were attacked by thugs in Abuja.
The reported aspirations of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to contest for Nigeria’s presidency in 2023 might have suffered some setbacks going by recent reports. A group identified as Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) claim some powerful power brokers from the North have decided to withdraw their support for Tinubu’s presidential ambition.
Yet to be identified gunmen have kidnapped the wife, children and driver of Oba Rufus Akinrinmade the traditional ruler of Odigbo town, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. The victims were kidnapped on Ikare-Owo Expressway in Oba Akoko, Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state, Naija News understands.
Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham lost 2-0 at home to a Frank Lampard led Chelsea in the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday. Two goals from Willian before a straight red card for Son was enough to help Chelsea maintain their top-four spot.
Tiwa Savage and her musical rival Yemi Alade has finally ended their feud as they perform together on stage. Naija News recalls that some months ago, Yemi Alade during an interview revealed why she may never collaborate with Tiwa on a music project. According to her, fans would make such a collaboration into a battle of supremacy between the both of them. but with Monday’s surprise, some fans are already thinking of the possibility of a collaboration in 2020.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.