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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 8th February, 2020

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 8th February 2020

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

1. Tinubu Exposes Those Who Are After Him And President Buhari

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has denied ever making statements labelling President Muhammadu Buhari as a religious bigot or making any negative remark about the President. Tinubu who challenged those attributing such statements to him said they should come out and identify where and when he made such statements.

2. Sultan Of Sokoto Condemns Northern Security Outfit, ‘Shege Ka Fasa’

Speaking in a security meeting a day ago, the 20th powerful northern monarch, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar berated the newly established security outfit called ‘Shege Ka Fasa’ in the north which was created as a copy of the South-West Amotekun. The monarch who was furious with the idea faulted elites in the region, nothing that the whole thing is made up just to score cheap political points.

3. Biafra: Trouble Looms As Nnamdi Kanu’s Kinsmen Ask IPOB Members To Stay Away From Parents’ Burial

Kinsmen of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, have asked IPOB members to stay away from his parents’ burial ceremony later this month. This online news platform had reported earlier that the parents of the IPOB leader, late HRH Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife late Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Okwu-Kanu will be buried on Valentine’s day, Friday, February 14, 2020.

4. No Going Back On 12-Years-Jail Time For You – Supreme Court Tells Ex-Taraba Governor, Nyame

The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday 7th February 2020, upheld the Abuja Court of Appeal ruling which sentenced former Taraba State Governor, Jolly Nyame to 12-year imprisonment. The five-man panel of the apex court however set aside the portion of the judgment which imposed millions of naira in fines on the ex-Governor.

5. I’ll Not Tolerate Any More Protests In Imo, Governor Uzodinma Declares

The newly elected Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has reacted to protest going on in the state which challenged his triumph as the winner of the state governorship election, following a Supreme Court ruling. Speaking on Thursday during a Solidarity rally organised for the Imo State Governor, Uzodinma noted that henceforth he will not accept any form of protests that will question his victory over the former governor, Emeka Ihedioha, who was sacked by the Supreme Court.

6. Buhari Receives Report From Economic Advisory Council

Professor Doyin Salami-led eight-member Presidential Economic Advisory Council (EAC) has given a detailed report of the economic situation of the country. Speaking during the submission of the report, Prof Salami, revealed that his team outlined a number of challenging opportunities facing the economy of the country such as the rate of the growth of the economy is slower than the rate the country’s population is growing; the need to strengthen national statistical agencies; reform procurement processes; improve education and the need for job planning in training offered by academic institutions.

7. Taraba: Two Killed, Houses Razed With Fire By Suspected Jukun Militia

Unknown gunmen suspected to be Jukun Militia had attacked their community and killed two people on Thursday night. Reporting to newsmen on Friday, January 7, a resident of Ibua, a village along Wukari-Ibi Road in Ibi Local Government Area, reveals that the gunmen had stormed the village at about 7:00 pm on Thursday evening, killed no less than two persons, raze down several houses with fire and left some of the villagers in deep pain with wounds.

8. Coronavirus: Death Of Doctor Li Wenliang Raises Outrage In China

“I want freedom of expression! “. The death of a young Chinese doctor who had been reprimanded for revealing the threat of the new coronavirus sparked an unusual protest by the communist regime on social media on Friday.

9. Venue Of Anthony Joshua’s Fight With Pulev Confirmed

Nigerian/Britain boxer, Anthony Joshua, is set to clash with Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June. The development was revealed by the promoter of the Heavyweight boxing champion, Eddie Hearn, on Thursday.

10. Nigerian Singer, Iyanya Arraigned In Court For Stealing Car

Nigerian singer, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, popularly known as Iyanya, has been charged for alleged car theft by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) Ikoyi, Lagos. Recall that Iyanya had been arraigned for the offence on February 4, 2020, before Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of an Igbosere High Court, Lagos.

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




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