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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Latest News Headlines Today, Tuesday, 15th July 2019



1. BREAKING: Samson Siasia’s mother got kidnapped again in Bayelsa

Mrs. Ogere Siasia, mother of former Super Eagles trainer Samson Siasia, was kidnapped by armed men in Bayelsa state, reports TVC News.

This is the second time she has been kidnapped by unknown men.

In November 2015, Ms. Siasia spent 13 days with the kidnappers, who kidnapped her from her residence in the Odoni community of the Sagama local council area in Bayelsa state.

2. Supreme Court strikes out suit against Wike’s eligibility

The Supreme Court filed a lawsuit to challenge the eligibility of Governor Nyesom Wike for the election of the last governor in the state of Rivers.

In two unanimous trials, on Monday, a group of five members of the Supreme Court accepted two appeals by Wike, disputing the license granted to Elvis Chinda by the Court of Appeal.

Chinda had sued the Federal High Court, asking, among other things, for the authenticity of the birth certificate presumably presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and asked the court to disqualify it to challenge the last election of the governor.

In a ruling earlier this year, the Federal High Court rejected the complaint, a decision that Chinda appealed to the Abuja Court of Appeal.

Chinda later discovered that her accusation had been wrongly addressed to the Federal Superior Court against the Court of Appeal, and asked for permission to amend.

Wike opposed the amendment requested by Chinda, claiming that he asked to change the time allowed by law to appeal to the ruling of the Federal Superior Court.

3. Massive Shake-Up In Army, Adeosun, 50 Other Generals Redeployed

As part of routine exercise to reinvigorate the system for greater professional efficiency,the chief of Army staff Lt General Tukur Yusuf Buratai on Sunday night ordered the immediate deployment and postings of 50 Generals in the Nigerian Army

The highlight of the new postings include the newly promoted Lt Gen L. O. Adeosun, the Perstwhile Chief of Training and Operations now redeployed as Chief of Policy and Plans (Army),

Maj Gen A. O. Shodunke from Army Headquarters Department of Army Standards and Evaluation to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Logistics, Maj Gen A. A. Tarfa from Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre to Training and Doctrine Command Minna as Commander, and Maj Gen E. O. Udoh from the Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics becomes Chief of Training and Operations (Army),

Also affected are Maj Gen M. S. Yusuf who was the General Officer Commanding 81 Division is now Chief of Administration (Army), Maj Gen J. I. Unuigbe the former Corps Commander Ordnance becomes the Chief of Logistics (Army) while Maj Gen O. F. Azinta former General Officer Commanding 2 Division is appointed Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation.

Others include; Maj Gen A. B. Omozoje of Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans is now the General Officer Commanding 2 Division Ibadan. while the newly promoted Maj Gen A. B. Biu is substantive General Officer Commanding 7 Division Maiduguri, Maj Gen J. J. Ogunlade from Defence Headquarters becomes the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Sokoto, and Maj Gen J. O. Irefin from Defence Headquarters Garrison is appointed General Officer Commanding 81 Division Lagos.

According to the statement released Sunday night by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, erstwhile Chief of Administration (Army), Maj Gen K. A. Y. Isiyaku is now Commander Defence Headquarters Garrison Abuja, Maj Gen A. A. Jidda from Defence Headquarters is appointed Coordinator Peacekeeping Operations at the Ministry of Defence. Maj Gen J. O. Oni from Army Headquarters Department of Army Administration takes over as Director Procurement Defence Headquarters from Maj Gen O. A. Akintade who becomes Corps Commander Ordinance Lagos, Maj Gen OW Ali from Defence Headquarters is now Director Army Physical Training Zaria.

The new appointments also include Maj Gen E. N. Njoku who remains at Defence Headquarters but redeployed as Director Communications, Maj Gen C. G. Musa from Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches Limited is appointed Commander Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Monguno while Maj Gen OT Akinjobi from Headquarters Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE becomes the Director Standards and Evaluation at Defence Headquarters.

4. Buhari administration’s carelessness, negligence cost Nigeria’s fortune – Says Soyinka

The Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, stated that the carelessness and negligence of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari cost the country a great fortune.

Soyinka, who took 85th place on Saturday, said this as he received 85 students from six geopolitical areas to celebrate his birthday, at his home in Ijegba, in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state.

He stressed that the inability of this administration to address the shepherds’ threat had erased all the results recorded so far.

Soyinka explained that so many lives were lost due to government neglect and she told the students that “look at what is happening today. Look at what is happening with the cattle all over the place. That is a security issue which should never have reached this level.

“I am sure that carelessness and single act which has resulted in hundreds of people been killed in the massacre, in their farms and their farms taken over; it has wiped away a lot of the positive achievements of the government.

“It is an issue that is so serious and which concerns the welfare of you and me that any carelessness or any failure there is totally unforgivable and unpardonable.

“It is not that one like to criticise for the sake of criticising, NO!, it is just that we believe that there is a minimal level which any government which has been elected to power must achieve to be considered a true representative of the people.”

5. Obasanjo writes to Buhari gives strong warning against insecurity

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, warning that Nigeria is leaning towards a dangerous precipice and that only the president could prevent this impending disaster.

Obasanjo, a former Nigerian leader, between 1999 and 2007, said that Nigeria was consumed by violence and ethnic divisions since Buhari took office four years ago, in a way that has not been seen in decades.

In the letter of July 15, 2019, Obasanjo stated that the world, particularly the Western countries, has warned Nigeria against the descent into a state of violence because every epidemic would be difficult to contain.

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He warned that, to allow Mr. Buhari to stop the “shocking ethnic upheavals”, he would have to stop feeding “the embers of hatred, disaffection and violence”.

Mr. Obasanjo also urged armed pastors to publicly declare their grievances to form a national discussion around them, rather than launch a violent campaign across the country. Calls have also been extended to any other ethnic group that doubts how the country is run.

The murder last week Olakunrin Funke, a 58-year-old daughter of the Yoruba leader, Ruben Fasoranti, was one of the most recent setbacks in national security, according to Mr Obasanjo, could lead the country out of danger.

He also called on Nigeria’s armed forces to stop putting staff to shame, saying it could only serve negative interests for the nation.

This observation by Mr. Obasanjo referred to the attack last month that the Army Chief of Staff, Tukur Buratai launched against the Nigerian soldiers, and accused to allow Boko Haram’s attack manifest.

Obasanjo supported Buhari in assuming the presidency in 2015, but both collapsed.

6. Nigeria is no longer as safe as it was when i was a child – Atiku laments

A former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, said on Monday that the country should return to the police as a way to deal with the incessant killings of Nigerians.

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said this in a publication through his Twitter account, adding that Nigeria is no longer as secure as it was when I was a kid.

According to Atiku, when I was a child, the country was safe, no one needed police or Lagos Kaduna, as the appropriate proximity police system was good enough for the culture and history of each of the six geopolitical zones.

He added that the government cannot continue to respond to incessant killings of Nigerians simply by speaking, as more needs to be done to achieve a different result than what we are currently obtaining.

7. President Buhari sends condolence message to Dino Melaye

President Muhammadu Buhari sent a message of condolence to the legislator representing the senatorial district of Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye.

Latest Nigeria News reported that the deaconess Comfort Melaye had died in May.

In a personally signed letter, President Buhari said: “On behalf of my family, the government and the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I write to commiserate with you and the entire members of Melaye family on the passing of your mother, Deaconess Comfort Melaye (JP)

“The loss of a mother is usually very painful. However, I encourage you to be inspired by her dedication to the service of God and humanity which I believe saw her to the leadership position of a Deaconess. Caring and supportive mother like mama are precious even more than gold. I know she was very dear to Melaye family and you in particular, but please take heart in the fact that she lived a fulfilled life.

8. BREAKING: Supreme Court dismisses suit seeking the sack of Bulkachuwa

The Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit for dismissal Adamu Bulkachuwa, husband of the President of the Court of Appeal, judge Zainab Bulkachuwa.

A group of five court men apex in a ruling on Monday rejected Usman Tuggar, Bulkachuwa’s appeal challenging the election to senatorial senatorial district Bauchi Nord on the platform of all Congress progressives (APC).

Judge John Okoro, in the main trial, rejected Tuggar’s appeal against the ruling of the Court of Appeal, Abuja issued on 11 June 2019, confirming a previous ruling by the federal court, Abuja, in the sense that the case was prohibited by law, having been stored outside the 14 days allowed by the Constitution.

The Daily Post recalls that the case presented by Usman Abubakar Tuggar, is an appeal against a previous ruling by Judge Ijeoma Ojukwu of the High Federal Court, Abuja in a marked application: FHC / ABJ / CS / 1240-1208 by Tuggar, also by the APC.

Tuggar, who claimed to have won the APC primary election held on October 3, 2018 in his senatorial district from the question, challenged APC’s alleged decision to present the name Bulkachuwa the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in his) place, as his candidate for the actual elections held on March 23, 2019.

9. Tribunal overrules objection by Buhari, INEC, APC, request Atiku to play video evidence

The presidential election court petitions rejected the exception of the independent national electoral commission, President Muhammadu Buhari, and of the All Progressives Congress, at the request of the People’s Democratic Party and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to reproduce some video clips at the Monday hearing your request challenging the result of the survey of February 23, 2019.

The five-man court led by Judge Mohammed Garba considered that the respondents’ objection was unfounded, since the 48 CDs of videos that bidders intended to provide were covered by the agreement reached in the session prior to the hearing regarding the case.

The Court held unanimously that, as had been done with regard to other evidence presented by the signatories in accordance with the preliminary agreement of the trial, the defendants could only present their objection to the admissibility of the exhibitions on video and the reasons the final address. scenario.

10. PDP, Atiku played 3 video clips at Tribunal as evidence against Buhari, INEC

The People’s Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presented on Monday, three clips in the Court of presidential election requests in Abuja, to support some of the claims raised in their petition questioning the outcome of the presidential election of February 23, 2019.

The signatories, through his lawyer, chief Chris Uche (SAN), played video clips were produced by witnesses of his 40th signatories, Segun Showunmi, who is the media consultant and spokesman for Atiku.

Previously, the court rejected the defendants’ objection regarding the admissibility and reproduction of 48 compact discs.

Three of the music played on Monday included an interview with the resident electoral commission of the independent national electoral commission, Mike Iginni, released Sunday politics TV channels when he said the election results would be transmitted to the INEC server.