These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Monday morning.
1. Buhari government full of tyranny —Yoruba group
The Yoruba Summit Group (YSG), on Sunday condemned President Muhammadu Buhari and his government over what it described as consistent disrespect of the judiciary. The group said the administration was now known for persistent disobedience of court orders.
2. Nothing can stop Igbo presidency in 2023 —Ohanaeze
Apex Igbo socio-cultural youth organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has charged prominent Igbo leaders to unite and ensure the region gets presidency in 2023. The group urged all Igbo presidential aspirants to begin consultation with other geopolitical zones in the country to facilitate and ensure the emergence of an Igbo president in the coming elections.
3. N90BN ALLEGATION: Following backlash, CAN clarifies comments on Osinbajo
The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has made known its discussion with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during a visit over the N90 billion allegation. Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, spokesman to CAN President, Rev Supo Ayokunle, in a statement on Sunday, said they had visited the VP to pray for him and also hear what he had to say concerning the allegations against him.Reacting to criticisms trailing their earlier comment that Osinbajo was innocent of the accusations, CAN stated that it would never endorse corruption and had never exonerated anyone accused of corruption.
4. Why Nigerian government arrested Chido Onumah
Arrested Sunday evening on his way into the country, activist Chido Onumah has said that his unlawful detention stemmed from the inscription on the T-shirt which he wore. Written on the shirt was, ‘We Are All Biafrans,’ the title of a book he wrote about Nigeria. Mr Onumah was released by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) nearly five hours after his arrest.
5. ALLEGED PLOT TO DRAG JUDGE TO NJC OVER ORDER TO RELEASE SOWORE: Falana defends DSS
A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said it was not true that the Department of State Services (DSS) planned to petition Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Abuja Federal High Court to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for granting Omoyele Sowore bail. He stated this in a statement on Sunday, arguing that the report was meant to blackmail and intimidate judges in the case of the activist.
6. 36 days after closure, FAAN begins rehabilitation of Enugu Airport runway
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Sunday said it has started rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu runway. FAAN had 36 days ago, on August 24, announced the closure of the airport to enable rehabilitation work on its runway.
7. My govt determined to improve standard of living ―Gov Makinde
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has given reasons his administration was focused on addressing welfare issues, stating that he intended to turn around the standard of living in the state. Makinde, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Olubamiwo Adeosun, at a special service to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence anniversary, held at the St. Peter’s Cathedral, Aremo, Ibadan, stated that his government had so far emphasised the welfare of the people in order to create a good life for all.
8. Over 100,000 UTME 2019 candidates gain admission
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Sunday disclosed that over 100,000 candidates who met admission requirements have been offered placements into Nigerian universities for the 2019/2020 academic session. Dr Fabian Benjamin, spokesman for JAMB, said that the board had hoped to utilise 80 to 90 per cent of the spots available for this year’s admission.
9. Police uncovers ‘baby factory’ in Lagos
No fewer than 19 pregnant girls were reported to have been rescued from a suspected baby factory which was uncovered by operatives of the Nigeria Police. The Lagos State Police command on Sunday revealed that its operatives, acting based on intelligence report, had raided the baby factory on 14 Adisa Street, Ayanwale area of Ikotun.
10. Siasia’s mother regains freedom, after 2 months in kidnappers’ den
The mother of former coach of the Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Samson Siasia has been freed by her abductors. She regained her freedom after spending two months in the clutch of the unknown gunmen who kidnapped her from her country home in Odoni community, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.