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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Latest News Headlines Today, Saturday, 10th Aug 2019

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1. President Buhari jet out to Daura ahead of Sallah

President Buhari, on Friday 9 August, left Abuja for his hometown, Daura, in the state of Katsina, to observe Eid-el-Kabir.

On Tuesday, 12 and 13 August, the federal government declared a public holiday to commemorate the celebration of Eid-El-Kabir in 2019.

President Buhari and his family each year observe the rupture of Eid-El-Kabir in Daura, in the state of Katsina. The president, together with the members of his entourage, left the presidential village for Katsina through the presidential wing of the international airport Nnamdi Azikiwe in Abuja, after observing Friday’s prayer at the State House mosque.

2. AAC throw out Omoyele Sowore and 28 others

The African Action Alliance expelled its National Chairman and presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, Omoyele Sowore.

The party announced the suspension of Sowore at its national convention held in Owerri, the capital of the state of Imo, today, August 9th. The party also suspended 28 other party members.

3. JUST IN: Wike announces capture of Bobrisky by Army, fulfills promise

Less than 24 hours after Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike placed N30 million reward for the famous cultist Bobrisky of Gokana capture, the Nigerian army nabbed him and Governor Wike confirmed that he would redeem the promise.

Speaking at a security meeting with Rumuolumeni community leaders at the Port Harcourt Government House on Friday, Governor Wike thanked the Nigerian army for capturing the alleged cultist.

“The Army has captured Bobrisky of Gokana. I will pay the bounty that I promised to the Nigerian Army.

“Anyone who generates insecurity in Rivers State, I am ready to pay any amount to ensure the arrest of that person”.

Governor Wike called on community leaders to supply information to the State Security council on criminals in their communities for the security agencies to act frontally to reduce crime.

He described Rumuolumeni as one of the flashpoints in the state, where criminals use the waterway as a getaway point. He urged community leaders to cooperate with the State Government to check the activities of cult groups and insecurity in the area.

On the issue of road construction, Governor Wike assured the people of the area that key roads in the community will be constructed by his administration. He said by the end of the month, contractors will be mobilised to commence work on the selected road.

4. Prophet Odumeje denies the saying of his plans to walk on water

The prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje, a controversial prophet of Anambra, denied that he would walk on water as widely reported.

Reports monitored by Latest Nigeria News had quoted Prophet Odumeje, who is the director of Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministry, an Onitsha based church, to have informed his congregation of his proposed plan to “walk on water” during one of the services recently.

Latestalert understands that the sleek cleric, who is known for conducting what many describe as ”controversial deliverance” on his members, was to try and replicate Jesus Christ “walking on water” miracle at the River Niger and was believed to have invited journalists to come and cover the event.

5. “It’s difficult for Buhari to lead Nigeria to “promised land” – Prophet TB Joshua

The prophet TB Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), says that it is difficult for President Muhammadu Buhari to lead Nigeria into the “promised land” because of the enormous problems inherited from previous administrations.

Latest Nigeria News understands that SCOAN general overseer who recently visited Israel for his church event has labeled “Nazareth meeting with TB Joshua”, he recently released this comment in an interview with The Maravi Post.

Prophet T.B Joshua said: “Until what they inherited from their past predecessors is no longer burdensome (that is when Nigeria is going to get to the Promised Land).

“Like the issue of (this) administration, the person in power (President Buhari) is still battling with what he inherited, he has not started a new thing.

“Some may continue battling with theirs throughout their tenure.

“It’s like somebody’s father dying and there is a huge debt to settle. You realise that either you denounce that father or carry the responsibility. You begin to pay the debt for his house and other things – and that may take your time and career.

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“I think the problem is that we have many leaders, but we fail to take time to develop people’s skills – they have no disciples.

6. JUST IN: Court grants Iwu bail to the tune of N1b

The federal superior court Ikoyi has granted the bail to Professor Maurice Iwu for an amount of N1 billion.

Professor Iwu has been tried with four charges of N1.2 billion worth of concealment, fraud and money laundering.

In the position, the EFCC stated that Professor Iwu helped hide the previous sum between December 2014 and March 2015.

The money is believed to be part of the N23.29b bribe funds supposedly shared by former oil minister Diezani Allison-Madueke to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential election.

Professor Iwu, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and his lawyer, Ahmad Raji (SAN), asked the court to grant him bail for self-recognition and, secondly, in liberal terms.

7. Investigative panel storms scene where Police officers were killed in Taraba

A panel set up by the police to investigate the murder of three officers and a civilian visited the scene of the accident on Friday.

The incident occurred on Wednesday along the Ibi – Wukari road, in the state of Taraba, when agents were investigating the area.

According to Force DCP spokesman Frank Mba, the officers went to arrest an Alhaji Hamisu who was accused of a series of high-profile kidnapping incidents.

8. Two men sentenced to death by hanging for robbery in Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti superior court sentenced two men, Adewa Sunday, 34, to death, and Adedayo Amos, 33, for stealing and illegally detaining firearms.

In the ruling, the chief judge of the state of Ekiti, Judge Ayodeji Daramola, stated that the prosecution demonstrated his case of robbery and illegal possession of firearms.

He said the evidence presented proved the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Gbemiga Adaramola said the detainees had robbed Abosede Oyeyemi Malomo in Ilogbo-Ekiti in the Ido / Osi local government on June 4, 2015. He claimed to have attacked the victim with guns, machetes and other weapons, injuring her.

The victim was said to read at night when they broke into his apartment and robbed her under the threat of arms. During the operation, it was said that one of the inmates had mistakenly called the name of his colleague, who served as a guide for the police to carry out his own investigation.

9. Buhari govt commence the recruitment into NSCDC – HOW TO APPLY

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board, CDFIPB, announced the start of recruitment in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.

A statement signed by the CDFIPB secretary and published on the NSCDC Facebook page states that the recruitment will be divided into six categories.

He ordered the candidates to start online registration from 10 August 2019 to 7 September 2019.

The statement also addressed qualified candidates on how to perform.

The statement entitled: “Recruitment into the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps” reads in full:

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board (CDFIPB) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for full time appointments to fill existing vacancies in the following positions in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps;

10. Kogi state: Court orders APC to halt activities indirect primaries’ adoption

On Friday, a top federal court in Abuja ordered the Congress of All Progressives, APC, to stop activities on the adoption of indirect primaries to elect its candidate for the November governor’s election in the state of Kogi.

The court headed by Judge Taiwo Taiwo ordered the parties in the lawsuit to challenge the planned adoption of the indirect primary mode by the Kogi state APC chapter, not to take any action that could influence the argument of the case until its final decision.

He gave the order while ruling an ex parte motion initiated by some members of the party faction led by Haddy Ametuo.