Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
Scores were feared killed as troops of the Nigerian military repelled night attack launched by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Michika local government area of Adamawa State on Thursday. The latest attack is coming barely three days after a visit by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai to troops in the front line of the Operation Lafiya Dole deployed at Madagali in Adamawa.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has obtained a court order to detain the former senator Shehu Sani for 14 days. The order was granted in order to allow the anti-graft agency to conduct a thorough investigation of Shehu Sani’s alleged involvement in name dropping and extortion.
Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force, has been killed by the United States forces. Naija News understands that the top Iranian General was killed “at the direction” of Donald Trump, the United States President.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has today explained why Iranian commander, Qasem Soleimani was killed, following President Donald Trump‘s order. According to Pompeo, the action was in a bid to disrupt an “imminent attack” that could have cost American lives in the Middle East region.
The immediate past President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, says justice will prevail over the demolition of Ile Arugbo, his family property in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital by the State government led by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Naija News had reported earlier that Ile Arugbo (House for old persons), was demolished in the early hours of Thursday, January 2, after the state government revoked the title of the landed property.
6. 2023 Presidency: My Life In Danger Because Of Atiku – PDP’s Walid Jibrin
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, has said his life was in danger for refusing to endorse former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for the 2023 presidency. Naija News reports that Jibrin had previously stated that the PDP will not zone its presidential ticket in 2023.
Former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has indicated his interest in contesting for the presidency seat in 2023. The Pathfinder Consortium, a group led by Uthman Shodipe-Dosunmu, George’s special adviser, made the announcement in a statement.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole, says he is being attacked due to his stellar performance. Naija News reports that Oshiomhole made this statement at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital when he led members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on a New Year visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The English Premier League is on the verge of been stripped of VAR license if it fails to adopt the International Football Association Board’s VAR protocols. VAR raised controversy on New Year’s Day when Aston Villa had a goal ruled out for offside, with Wesley’s heel adjudged to be offside.
Following the increasing danger posed at Americans, after its President, Donald Trump authorized a military strike that killed Major-General Qassem Soleimani, the second most powerful man in Iran, American rapper, Cardi B has declared that she is filing for Nigerian citizenship. There are fears that World War 3 may be sparked off after the United States launched an attack that killed a top Iranian military leader.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.