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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Sunday morning, August 11, 2019

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Sunday morning.

1. Timi Frank asks Nigerians to apologise to Jonathan for ‘wrongly’ voting him out

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has stated that Nigerians made a wrong choice by voting in the current administration. According to Frank, Nigeria was better governed under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

2. 2023: Be our ‘partner in progress’ again; Ohanaeze youths seek alliance with North to produce Igbo President

Youths of the Igbo social-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, have called for alliance of the Eastern Region with the North to ensure the emergence of Igbo President come 2023. In a statement signed by its President General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on Saturday, Ohaneze said the proposed alliance will produce one of the present Southeast governors and one present Northern governor as a running mate, or a former Vice President or former governor or senator, depending on the choice of the North.

3. Air Task Force destroys Boko Haram control centre in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday said Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE had destroyed a Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHT) Command and Control Centre in Dusula, at Sambisa Forest in Borno State. NAF in a statement on Saturday said the ATF successfully carried out the operation through Operation GREEN SWEEP III which aimed to target some identified terrorists’ positions in the state.

4. Army dismisses officer for rape of 300-Level student, hands him over to police

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that the soldier involved in the alleged rape of a female student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, has been handed over to the Ondo State Police Command for prosecution. It was also disclosed that the officer, identified as Lance Corporal Adelola, had been dismissed.

5. LAGOS: Angry residents beat SARS operative to a pulp after shop owner is shot to death

A chaotic scene played out in the Ijegun area of Lagos State when some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad shot and killed a shop owner. According to reports, the SARS men were chasing a suspect to the street which is close to the palace of the traditional ruler in the area when they opened fire on the suspect and one of the bullets hit the victim identified as Biliki, who was in her shop at the time.

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6. #RevolutionNow: Here are 5 reasons it won’t happen anytime soon

The arrest of the convener of #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, in the early hours of August 3, 2019, generated some ripples in the country even as the protests across the federation went on with security operatives quelling the protesters with brute force. A special report by Ripples Nigeria identifies 5 reasons why a revolution cannot happen anytime soon, and these include: religious and ethnic divide, prevalence of selfish interests, fear of being abandoned, high level of poverty and ignorance amongst the people

7. KOGI GOV POLL: PDP alerts of ‘evils’ acts against its members, vows to unseat APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alerted of some evil acts being carried out against its members in Kogi, ahead of the State’s November 16 governorship election. The party accused the ruling party in the State, the All Progressives Congress (APC), of using compromised security operatives to harass, bully and coerce its members in the state.

8. Death toll from Ebonyi yellow fever outbreak now 20

The death toll in the outbreak of yellow fever in Ebonyi State, has risen from 16 to 20, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Saturday. The agency in a statement signed by its Director General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said a rapid response team had been sent to support the state since July 30, 2019, in partnership with the World Health Organisation.

9. BUK expels 24 final year students for alleged falsification of results

The management of Bayero University Kano (BUK) has expelled Over 24 final year students for falsification of their entry qualifications. The spokesperson for the university, Malam Lamara Garba made this known in a statement in Kano.

10. FACE-OFF: Pro-Atiku group confronts pro-Buhari group

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has been urged to immediately stop making baseless accusations against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The call was made by the National Support for Atiku Mandate (NSAM) which called on BMO to instead concentrate its energy on urging President Muhammad Buhari to present a certified true copy of his WAEC certificate.

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