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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Sunday morning, September 29, 2019

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Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. Buhari speaks on rescue of over 300 children in Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the rescue of about 400 men and boys in a building in Kaduna, where they were allegedly abused and tortured. In a statement signed by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari commended the Police for their discovery of the “horrific hub” and arrest of suspected operators of the supposed reform institution.

2. Buhari sacks tribunal Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sack of the Chairman, Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST), Isiah Idoko-Akoh. This was contained in a circular by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse.

3. TROUBLE IN PARADISE? Aisha Buhari leaves Aso Rock over cracks in Presidency

There are indications that the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari may not be pleased with recent happenings in Aso Rock Villa, the seat of power. Sources within the presidency said the first lady had abandoned the Villa for about two months. They said she left the country in protest against “certain developments” at the presidency.

4. Judge who granted bail to Sowore may be dragged before NJC

Worried by the decision of Justice Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja to grant bail to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, top brass of the security and intelligence community are set to appeal the ruling. According to a report by the Nation, the Nigerian security and intelligence community met on the matter yesterday night (Friday) and resolved to appeal the judgment by Justice Taiwo.

5. Most Nigerian youths have no respect for laws, they expect govt to do everything for them

Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, has charged youths in Nigeria to always abide by the rule of law, noting that most people in the society especially youths, do not respect the dictates of the laws of the land. Speaking on Friday at a public lecture organised in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Day Celebration held at the Abuja National Mosque, Kalu said disrespect of the rule of law is one of the major causes of the problems in our society today. He noted that majority of the youths in Nigeria expect the government to do virtually everything for them.

Read also: 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Saturday morning, September 28, 2019

6. KOGI GUBER: Miyetti Allah endorses Gov Bello

The Kogi State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has declared its support for Governor Yahaya Bello as its preferred candidate in the forthcoming Nov. 16 governorship election in the state. National Organising Secretary of the group, Aliyu Saleh, made this known at a news conference in Lokoja on Saturday.

7. Zamfara govt shuts school over alleged desecration of Qu’ran, deploys additional security

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has suspended indefinitely all members of staff of Shattima Model Primary School over an alleged desecration of the Holy Qu’ran in the school. A statement issued on Saturday by the Governor’s Director-General of Press Affairs, Yusuf Idris, revealed that the school was also shut down pending a full investigation by the state Basic Education Commission.

8. FIRS boss Fowler sued over extended stay in office, asked to return salaries

The Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, has been dragged before the Federal High Court sitting in Kano State over his extended stay in office after the expiration of his tenure. Presiding judge of the High Court, Justice Lewis Allago, summoned Fowler to appear before the court on October 7, 2019 to give reasons he should not be sacked for overstaying his tenure which expired on August 18, 2019.

9. KADUNA: 7 suspects arrested for alleged torture, sexual assault of over 300 rescued ‘captives’

The Kaduna State Police Command Saturday revealed that it had handed over 300 children who were rescued from a rehabilitation centre at Rigasa to the state government. Police freed as many as 400 captives, aged 6 to 50, from a supposed Islamic school in Rigasa, Kaduna State, in a raid on Thursday.

10. Gunmen kill policeman, 7 vigilantes in Niger

No fewer than seven members of a local vigilance group and a Policeman were on Friday confirmed killed by some gunmen in Kusherki community in Rafi local government area of Niger State. It was gathered that the gunmen laid ambush on the victims who were on their way to the village after they received a distress call that the community was attacked by some hoodlums.

 

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