These top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Monday morning, July 29, 2019.
1. VP Osinbajo pays condolence visit to late Owolabi’s family
The Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has paid a condolence visit to the family of Precious Owolabi, the Channels Television reporter who was killed during a clash between the Police and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) last week Monday. Osinbajo visited Owolabi’s family in Zaria, Kaduna State, urging them to take heart, adding that the loss of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member would not be forgotten.
2. Nigerian govt explains Shi’ites proscription
The Federal Government has explained that the proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) was to end the killings and wanton destruction of both public and private property by some members of the movement. The Federal Government also affirmed that it did not ban the majority of the peaceful and law-abiding Shi’ites in the country from practising their religion.
3. Army to demolish illegal structures around NNPC pipelines
The Group General Manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Ndu Ughamadu, has announced that the Army Engineering Corps will soon begin to demolish illegal structures along the corridor of its system 2E pipeline network. According to him, the network stretches from Port Harcourt-Aba-Enugu-Makurdi.
4. Emulate Makinde, SERAP tells 35 governors
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on 35 state governors in Nigeria to emulate the example of Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, who recently openly declared his assets; a feat many of his colleagues are still shying away from.
5. Kanu vows to avoid past IPOB mistakes
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed that his group was never going to repeat the mistakes they made in the past in their quest for independence. He assured that he will enlighten Biafrans and lovers of freedom all over the world for the inevitable actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, with his tour of cities across Australia and New Zealand.
6. Three-storey building collapses in Lagos
Several persons are feared trapped beneath the rubbles of a three-storey building that collapsed in the Osasa area of Bariga. A source in the area revealed that six people have so far been rescued.
7. South-east govs set up zonal security centre, say no to RUGA
The Southeast Governors Forum on Sunday converged in Enugu for their first meeting. At the meeting, the Governors resolved to set up a Security Committee and a Centre for South-East Integrated Security Monitoring/Intelligence Gathering to combat the emerging security challenges in the region. It also said ‘no’ to the RUGA programme in the zone.
8. 65-year-old business man killed in Kebbi State
A 65-year-old businessman, Yusuf Garkar-Bore, has been killed in Gulma town of Kebbi State by gunmen who also abducted his daughter-in-law, Aisha Yusuf. A family member told reporters that the gunmen attacked Garkar-Bore’s home, shooting him in the chest and abducting his son’s wife.
9. Kano Pillars win Aiteo Cup
Kano Pillars have emerged the winners of the 2019 Aiteo Cup following a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Niger Tornadoes. The game which was played at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna saw Pillars pick up their first League Cup title.
10. 14 days gone, Siasia’s mother whereabouts unknown
The Bayelsa State Police Command has assured that its personnel are working round the clock to ensure that Beauty Ogere, the mother of former coach and skipper of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia, is rescued. 14 days have already past after her abduction as her whereabouts remains unknown.