Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Friday, 13th July, 2019
The Petitions Tribunal for Presidential Elections has granted the request of representatives of President Muhammadu Buhari to provide the equipment to play a video in which the president of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, rejected the use of electronic transmission of results for the 2019 elections.
GISTOK reports that Atiku Abubakar and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are challenging the re-election of the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, President Buhari.
The panel led by Judge Mohammed Garba suspended the procedure until today (Tuesday) following the request of Buhari’s lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN), to bring the equipment to play the DVD after Atiku’s lawyer and the PDP, Chris Uche (SAN) opposed. The use of your television and DVD player.
The governor of the state of Abia, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, approved the extension of the hours of operation of the operators of tricycles, popularly known as Keke, at 9 pm every day in Aba and Umuahia.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Governor’s Press Officer, Mr. Onyebuchi Ememanka and remitted to GISTOK on Monday, stating that the extension goes into effect immediately.
According to the statement, “The operators of tricycles under the aegis of the Association of operators of amalgamated bicycles of the state of Abia must correspond to the generosity of the governor, be of ethical behavior and control the use of their bicycles for criminal activities.
The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) reaffirmed on Tuesday the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to make the country well insured.
BMO said this in a statement signed jointly by its president, Niyi Akinsiju and the secretary, Cassidy Madueke in Abuja, as it reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter about the state of the nation.
According to BMO, Obasanjo had once again demonstrated his propensity for making mischief with his recent letter to Buhari, designed to promote his claim of a Fulanization agenda, reports NAN.
Benue state governor Samuel Ortom has nominated 15 people for selection and confirmation as commissioners on the State Executive Council.
The chairman of the Chamber of State Assembly of Bené, Titus Uba, announced this on Tuesday when he announced the receipt of a list of the 15 candidates for commissioner remitted to the legislature by Governor Ortom.
According to him, the governor’s correspondence entitled “Forwarding of Curriculum Vitae with respect to nominees for confirmation of appointment as commissioners”, listed the names of nominees such as Micheal Gusa, David Olofu, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, Bernard Unenge, Dennis Ekpe Ogbu, Merga Kachina, Mrs. Ladi Ajene and Mrs. Ngunan Adingi.
President Muhammadu Buhari says that any state with two many almajiris is not following the constitution of Nigeria.
Buhari said this on Monday when he received members of the executive committee of the Medical Association of Nigeria (NMA) headed by its president, Dr. Francis Faduyile, at the State House, Abuja.
In health and education, Buhari urged states and local governments to play more important roles to complement the efforts of the federal government, especially for more children to enter the classroom.
The former president Goodluck Jonathan today paid a condolence visit to Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, in Akure, Ondo state capital, where he said insecurity is getting worse under President Buhari.
Although Jonathan did not mention the name of Buhari, he clearly referred to the government headed by his successor.
He challenged the federal government to come up with new strategies to tackle insecurity, adding that one could not continue doing old things and expect new results.
President Muhammadu Buhari has observed that criminal elements are taking advantage of the focus on the North East to commit crimes in other parts of the country.
He promised that the successes recorded in degrading terrorists in the North East will be extended to other parts of the country experiencing challenges. Buhari assured Nigerians that security still tops his list of priorities.
According to his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President stated this when he received executive members of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, led by the President, Dr Francis Adedayo Faduyile, at the State House on Tuesday.
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called for the immediate impeachment of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila for allegedly negotiating with armed bandits in Zamfara.
HURIWA faulted the reported parley between the Speaker, bandits and hoodlums in Zamfara State, describing the act a high treason and one of the most serious crimes against the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The group stated that, “state officials have sworn an oath on their honour to defend the Nigerian constitution just as the Nigerian constitution had in section 6 conceded the judicial powers of the federation on the Courts of competent
Mohammed Hayatu, one of the witnesses summoned by the presidential candidate of 2019, Atiku Abubakar and his party, the People Democratic Party, PDP, have told the court what his father told him about the main opposition presidential candidate.
Hayatu, who appeared before the Petitions for Presidential Elections Tribunal (PEPT) on Tuesday, said his claim (from Hayatu) that Atiku is a Nigerian by birth and qualified to compete in the presidential elections, was based on the information he received from his father.
Hayatu said he retired as a customs officer, adding that his father, who gave him the information, is now dead.
Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Monday, 15th July, 2019
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Monday made public his campaign promise to publicly declare his assets.
The Governor, who visited the Oyo state office of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Ibadan to receive a copy of the asset declaration form said that his decision to make the assets public was in fulfillment of a personal promise he made during the elections.
Details of the assets as contained in the CCB 1 with the name Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, which was declared at the High Court of Oyo State, on May 28, 2019, indicated that the Governor is worth…
The Supreme Court confirmed on Monday the nomination of the member of the House of Representatives representing the Federal District Oye / Ikole of the state of Ekiti, Mr. Peter Owolabi for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The five-person panel headed by Judge Inyang Okoro, dismissed an appeal filed by a defeated participant in the primary, Mr. Bimbo Daramola, who challenged the victory of Owolabi, stating that a valid primary was not held in the federal constituency.
The highest Court in the nation dismissed Daramola’s appeal against the nomination of Owolabi as an APC candidate because it was filed outside the time allowed by law.
The indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, have criticized the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu, for commenting during a recent visit to sympathize with the leader of Afenifere, Pa Fasoranti, for the murder of his daughter by presumed pastors. Last weekend.
In a statement from the IPOB spokeswoman, Emma Powerful said that the Yorubas were informed and would not support Tinubu’s attempt to drag the Igbos into the murder of their daughter.
Part of the publication says: “You can not sacrifice the blood of your brothers in the sanctuary of your greed, presumption and unbridled presidential political ambition of 2023.
The Presidential Elections Tribunal on Monday admitted 48 compact video discs as evidence of the PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the lawsuit challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The court also ordered the viewing of the records in a public hearing.
Nigerian police launched an organized search of kidnappers of Madam Ogere Siasia, mother of former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia and two other women in the state of Bayelsa.
The journalists informed the security agents that the mother of Samson Siasia and two other women were quickly moved from their homes by unknown armed men in the community of Odoni, in the local government area of Sagbama.
In November 2015, it was previously reported that Madame Ogere was once a victim of a kidnapping and spent about 13 days with kidnappers in their hiding places, while her son, Siasia, was in the Gambia preparing the country’s team for the African Sub qualifier. -23 for the 2016 Olympic of Rio.
Several civil society organizations (CSOs) have accused service chiefs of operating illegally since his term ended on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
CSOs under the aegis of the Civil Rights Coalition for Justice, Peace, and Security (CRJPS) criticized the approval of the Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, for a reorganization within the superior hierarchy of the army.
Speaking to reporters in Abuja on Monday, Executive Secretary of the coalition, Barr. Abubakar Dan Bauchi said that due to the worsening of insecurity in the country, it was time for President Muhammadu Buhari to hear the upheavals in many sectors and to review Nigeria’s security architecture.
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) urged President Muhammadu Buhari to review the security apparatus in the country to stop the wave of killings and other crimes.
The president of the party, Mr. Tunde Adeniran, made the call in a statement Monday in Akure. He called on the federal government to step up actions to ensure that the perpetrators of the cowardly act are brought to justice without delay.
He reiterated the urgent need for Buhari and the security agencies to deploy more resources to combat the perpetrators of violence in the country.
The Cross River State Chapter of the African Action Congress (AAC) has denounced the killing and beheading of a father and his son, as well as the mutilation of others, and asks Governor Ben Ayade to explain how he is spending the security vote N7billion supposedly appropriate in the 2019 Budget.
The president of AAC Cross River, Agba Jalingo, in a statement lamented the alleged action of the people of Usumutong who, according to him, had asked the wife and mother of the victims (Mr. Oti Ato and his son, Sunday ), Aliza who observes them. her husband and son were beheaded by men from Usumutong.
The party, similarly, denounced the senseless absence of the governor of the state, Professor Ben Ayade, whom he described as “Father of the State”, before the community clashes.
The Arewa Youth Advisory Forum, AYCF, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill his promise to end banditry and assassinations across the country.
AYCF made the call in the context of the brutal murder of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere.
In a statement made on Sunday by its national president, Shettima Yerima, the young Arewa called for the urgent arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the death of Olakunrin.
Over 700 witnesses have been enlisted to appear before the Kano State Governorship Election Tribunal presided over by Justice Halima Shamnaki, to testify for and against APC and PDP as regards the March 2019 governorship election won by Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Counsel to Governor Ganduje, the second respondent, Barrister Offiong Offiong (SAN), Saturday at a pre-hearing session held at Miller road High court complex, informed the tribunal that 203 witnesses have been assembled to testify before the tribunal in support of the election won by the incumbent governor.
According to him, the witnesses have undergone all the pre-requisite requirements laid down by the law that permits the witness to testify before the court.
3.Fasoranti’s Daughter’s Death: Stop Indicting Fulani Herdsmen, We Know How Kidnapping Started – Tinubu
The national leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, urged caution on the labeling of Fulani herdsmen as responsible for the murder of the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the Ms. Funke Olakunrin.
Tinubu, who paid a visit of condolence to the National Leader Afenifere in Akure, the Ondo state capital on Sunday for the murder of Ms. Olakunrin for alleged shepherds, said Fulani should not be responsible for the incident.
The former governor of Lagos state, who emphasized that the origin of the kidnapping can be traced back in the country, argued that the death of the 58-year-old should not be used to divide the country.
Senator Elisha Abbo (PDP-Adamawa North) has revealed the reason he assaulted a lady at a sex toy shop in Abuja. GISTOK recalls that Abbo, who is Nigeria’s youngest Senator, was caught on CCTV assaulting a nursing mother in an adult toy shop.
He, however, apologized to the woman and Nigerians, promising to be of good behaviour. Speaking with The Punch on Saturday, Abbo lamented that Nigerians don’t want to hear his side of the story.
He noted that there were many misgivings in the narratives in possession of most traditional and online media. Senator Elisha Abbo narrated that he was called by his wife’s younger sister that his only sister had been killed.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated veteran journalist and former governor of Ogun, Chief Olusegun Osoba, on his 80th birthday.
The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Sunday noted that the event had been beautifully heralded with the launch of his memoir, “Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics.”
Buhari, therefore, felicitated with family, friends, professional colleagues and political associates of the elder statesman and loyal party stalwart.
The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, transmitted a list of commissioners appointed to the House of Assembly for ratification.
The list contained twenty-five names, which must assume the position of Commissioners and Special Advisers once ratified by the legislature.
A statement from the Deputy Press Secretary of the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said that Sanwo-Olu carefully selected the nominees based on their experience in their respective professions.
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The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence, Rev Dr Samson Supo Ayokunle has condemned the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunri, daughter of the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, in strong terms.
He called on the Buhari government to urgently step up the security system in the country with a view to stopping the unending killings.
A statement on Sunday by his spokesman, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, said killings in Nigeria had become too alarming. “Is the government totally overwhelmed? What is the essence of government? Is it not first of all to protect lives and properties. The stories we are hearing are neither exaggerated nor politicized”, he noted.
The President of the Court of Appeals, Judge Zainab Bulkachuwa, canceled the annual vacation for judges of the Court of Appeals in 2019, according to a statement from the Media Officer of the Court of Appeals.
The head of the press, Saadatu Kachalla, quoted “the enormous requests facing the court” as the reason for the cancellation.
“As 2019 was an election year, it became obvious that we have to give up our annual vacation to allow us to receive and determine all appeals that arise from the various Electoral Petitions Courts transmitted to the Court,” Bulkachuwa said, citing the statement.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state on Sunday urged residents to plant trees to hold commemorative events to ensure safer and greener environments and save the planet from further destruction.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the deputy governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, made the call in the 2019 Tree Plantation campaign, organized by the Ministry of Environment of Lagos State in Iganmu, Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this year’s exercise, with the theme “Clean and green is our perfect dream”, takes place simultaneously in 57 locations throughout the state.
The Igbo socio-cultural organization of the apex, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has stated that Nigeria was already on fire and awaiting disintegration.
Ohanaeze was cited by the Sun for having said this on Saturday through his national advertising secretary, Uche Opaga-Achi,
The organization reacted to an earlier statement from the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) that urged those opposed to the establishment of settlements of Fulani pastoralists, popularly called Ruga, throughout the country, to abandon their opposition and allow politics to take off.
Ohanaeze said that the positions of both ACF and the coalition of young people in the North show the level of impunity that they demonstrate or operate.
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the murder of the daughter of the Afenifere leader, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin.
GISTOK reported that Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Ruben Fasoranti, was killed by armed men suspected of being Fulani pastors on Thursday.
The report quoted an eyewitness who said the 58-year-old woman died of gunshot wounds. According to the eyewitness, Olakunrin was shot by suspected Fulani herders at the Ore crossing in Ondo state on Friday.
But Ondo state police, on Friday night, said the thugs attacked the Benin-Sagamu Highway. Ondo State police spokeswoman Femi Joseph told GISTOK that other passengers were abducted during the incident, which occurred on Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Jaji, Kaduna State, said Nigerian Armed Forces and their allies are winning the war against terror.
Addressing Graduation Ceremony of Senior Course 41 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) in Jaji, Buhari commended the collaboration with neighbouring countries in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists, noting that the effort was crucial in decimating the enemy.
‘‘Many of the security threats faced by Nigeria are trans-border in nature. That is why the West African sub-region and indeed the African continent must step up the level of military cooperation that currently exists amongst us.
‘‘I am sure you are aware of the collaboration of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Republic of Cameroun, Niger, Benin and Chad in a multinational operation to decimate Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin and other regions.
Former Kaduna central senator and human rights activist Shehu Sani has urged the federal government to hold Kyrgyzstan accountable for the killing of Aliyu Tijjani Abubakar.
The former legislator, while reacting to the murder through his verified Twitter account, wrote on Saturday: “Our jaws are bleeding and we are turning the other cheek.
“The increase in the murders of Nigerians abroad is becoming alarming. “The FG must hold the Kyrgyz government accountable for the brutal killing of Aliyu Tijjani Abubakar.”
GISTOK recalls that the alleged Kyrgyz citizen Kaduna, 39, was attacked and killed in cold blood on July 2, 2019 in downtown Bishkek.
The former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, described the murder of the daughter of the Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, deceased Mrs. Funke Olakunri, for alleged shepherds as a disturbing event for Nigeria.
On Saturday, Obasanjo said that Nigeria has been diminished by the assassination that occurred at a time when all well-meaning Nigerians preached tolerance and political adaptation in national politics.
He said this in a letter of condolence to Pa Fasoranti, for his Special Media Assistant, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Saturday in Abeokuta. Obasanjo instructed the security agents to catch the perpetrators of the atrocious crime in the interest of justice.
The message says: “This is a worrisome development in our politics, especially at a time when all well-meaning Nigerians preach tolerance and political adaptation in national politics.
“I must say that Nigeria, in general, is diminished by the way Funke died. We deplore this cowardly act and we take this opportunity to ask governments at all levels to leave no stone unturned to ensure that our security agents persecute and find energetically the perpetrators of such a heinous crime and make them face the full weight of the law.
The driver and domestic help of Mrs. Olufunke Olakunrin, daughter of leader Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti, has told how she was murdered.
Funke was killed by armed men along the Ore highway on Friday. TVC News reports that the driver, Tayo Ogundare, recalled that some masked men left the forest to attack their vehicle.
He added that they fired at the vehicle just after the Ore toll gate. Tayo confirmed that his boss died in the hospital due to gunshot wounds. “We had a stop to buy refreshments in Ore. We were attacked by masked men who emerged from the jungle.
“At this point, the lady asked me to reverse what I did. They started firing at us and at other vehicles.
The government of President Muhammadu Buhari was attacked for the murder of Mrs. Olufunke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-political Organization, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
GISTOK recalls that the incident was confirmed by the Afenifere Spokesperson, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in a statement.
He said that Ms. Olakunrin, 58, was killed by people suspected of being shepherds while on her way to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers. But the Ondo State Police Command refuted Odumakin’s claim, saying it was an armed robbery attack.
In addition, Buhari in his place said: “The leader of the Afenifere tribe, the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin was killed on the Ondo-Ore road by those qualified as thieves armed by the Police Command of I’m listening. ”
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has condemned the killing of Mrs. Olufunke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
He lamented that the death further signified a dark spot in the history of the Yoruba’s renewed struggle to protect its land from invaders.
Makinde, in statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, described the dastardly act as shocking, saddening and despicable.
The governor demanded that the security agencies must get to the roots of the incident. He commiserated with Pa Fasoranti and the family, praying God to grant succour and comfort to the family.
9 .Yoruba group gives Miyetti Allah 72-hour ultimatum to fish out killers of Pa Fasoranti’s daughter
A Southwestern group, the Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association (YYSA) expressed its shock at the murder of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the President of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, for people suspected of being shepherds in the state of Ondo.
In a statement signed by its national president, Olalekan Hammed, the group gave the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) a three-day ultimatum to remove the perpetrators from the evil act.
GISTOK recalls that the assassination of Pa Fasoranti’s daughter was confirmed by the Afenifere spokesperson, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in a statement.
He said that Ms. Olakunrin, 58, was killed by people suspected of being shepherds while on her way to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers.
But the Ondo state police command refuted Odumakin’s claim, saying it was an armed robbery attack. However, YYSA said it would convene an emergency meeting on Saturday (today) to discuss the next line of action after the ultimatum to MACBAN.
10. Ruga: Coalition that fought Biafra in 1967 has collapsed, you can’t win any war again – Afenifere warns Northerners
The socio-cultural organizations of Yoruba, Afenifere, warned its counterpart in the North, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, against the flames of the war flames in the country.
Afenifere stated that ACF’s support to establish settlements for Fulani herders in Nigeria was another way of calling for war. The Yoruba organization was reacting to the last position of the ACF,
where the group from the North urged those opposed to the establishment of settlements of Fulani herders, popularly called Ruga, throughout the country to withdraw their opposition and allow the policy takeoff.
Afenifere, through its spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, told reporters that “these people are praying for war. “They want to set fire to