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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Sunday morning, December 8, 2019

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. COURT INVASION: We were not involved —DSS

Over 24 hours after the saga, the Department of State Services (DSS) has given an official statement on the court invasion by men suspected to be its operatives in an attempt to rearrest the convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore. DSS stated that its officers did not arrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, in court, claiming that the journalists, supporters were only acting an “orchestrated drama.” Read more

2. Buhari is ready to restructure Nigeria, Garba Shehu says

Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) remained committed to restructuring the country. He however, said that the problem with a lot of the proponents of restructuring were that they were looking for the fastest way to restructure the country, through other means than the parliament. Read more

3. SOWORE RE-ARREST: APC administration a civilian capitalist dictatorship —SPN

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has reacted to the re-arrest of the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare by officials of the Department of State Service (DSS). The party in a statement issued on Friday which was jointly signed by its Acting National Chairperson, Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye and National Secretary, Comrade Chinedu Bosah, said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration is fast becoming a “civilian capitalist dictatorship.” Read more

4. Alleged DSS court invasion was staged by Sowore’s supporters―Onochie

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has alleged that the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja by men of the Department of State Services (DSS) was a staged drama by Omoyele Sowore’s supporters. The DSS operatives had on Friday invaded the courtroom to re-arrest the Sahara Reporters Publisher, causing the judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojulwu to adjourn the matter till February 11, 12 and 13 for definite hearing. Read more

5. DSS INVASION: Lawyer faults Falana for ‘indicting’ Osinbajo

Veteran journalist and lawyer, Richard Akinola, has said that the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, should not be blamed for not speaking on the invasion of the Abuja high court by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, and Omoyele Sowore. He said this in reaction to a statement by activist lawyer, Femi Falana calling on the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to discipline all lawyers in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration over their silence on the matter. Read more

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6. KOGI GUBER: PDP’s Wada files petition against Bello at tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kogi State, Musa Wada, Saturday stormed the state governorship election petitions tribunal to file his petition against Governor Yahaya Bello. Wada arrived at the Registry of the tribunal located within the premises of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Wuse 2, at about 7:00 p.m., in the company of his lawyer, Jubril Okutekpa (SAN). Read more

7. EKITI LG POLLS: Ex-dep gov claims APC unleashed gun-wielding thugs on people

The immediate past deputy governor of Ekiti and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the year’s election in the state, Professor Kolapo Olusola has condemned the killing of a member of the party, Dotun Kosedake in Ikere Ekiti today. Olusola said it was appalling that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) “could unleash gun-wielding-thugs on the people of the state just because of predetermined local council elections.” Read more

8. Ogun governor appoints new Head of Service

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has appointed Ajibola Chokor as the new Head of Service in the state. This is subsequent to the resignation of the former Head of Service, Lanre Bisiriyu, alongside 11 Permanent Secretaries. In a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, it was said Chokor has an impeccable pedigree and service record. Read more

9. Herdsman arrested for killing farmer in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a herdsman, Muhammad Garba for allegedly killing a farmer, Segun Akinlade on his farm at Imala, Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the state. A statement by the spokesman of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Saturday, revealed that the incident occurred last Sunday, and that the deceased was infuriated when he got to his farm and saw the herdsman with his cattle on the farmland. Read more

10. OAU lecturer found dead in his office

A lecturer in the department of Physical and Health Education of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr. Nicholas Igbokwe was on Saturday morning found dead in his office. According to a source in the department, the late lecturer might have died on Friday without anyone knowing about it. Read more

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