Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Friday, August 9th, 2019

Nigerian Newspapers

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Friday, August 9th, 2019.

1. Court Orders DSS To Detain Sowore For 45 Days

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the Department of State Service (DSS) permission to detain the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days. The presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, gave the ruling on Thursday on an ex parte application filed by the DSS on Tuesday to keep Sowore for 90 days to investigate him over his call for revolution.

2. Insecurity: Miyetti Allah Reveals Those Behind Killings, Kidnappings

The South-East Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Siddiki Gidado, has claimed that bandits are responsible for most killings and kidnappings in the geo-political zone. Gidado stated that although there might be few bad eggs among the Fulani, most of the kidnappings and killings could also be attributed to other cattle rearers.

3. Revolution Now: What DSS Will Do To Sowore – FFK

The Department of State Services (DSS) will charge the Publisher of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore for treason. A former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode said this on Thursday. Sowore was last week arrested by the DSS over the “Revolution Now” protests.

4. Bauchi: ATBU Vice Chancellor Reveals Why Bridge Collapsed

The Vice-Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, Professor Muhammad Abdulazeez, has disclosed that the metal bridge linking the student hostel and the lecture halls collapsed because 30 students were taking selfies on it. Abdulazeez disclosed this when he received the State governor, Bala Mohammed, who paid a condolence visit to the Gubi campus of the institution on Wednesday.

5. Court Orders EFCC To Detain Former INEC Chairman Iwu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been ordered by the Federal High Court in Lagos to detain former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Maurice Iwu till Friday for hearing of his bail application. Iwu was arraigned in court on Thursday by the EFCC for allegedly laundering N1.2billion.

6. Shiites Lay Hefty Allegation Against El-Rufai’s Govt

The proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has alleged that the Kaduna State Government wants to assasinate its leader Ibraheem El-zakzaky. Concise News understands that the IMN called Shiites said this in a reaction to the conditions by the Kaduna Government for the release of the release of Ibraheem El-zakzaky.

7. Kogi APC Suspends Yahaya Bello’s Deputy

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state has suspended the Deputy Governor of the state, Simon Achuba from the party, Concise News reports. APC Chairman in the state, Abdullahi Bello, announced this on Thursday at a press conference in Lokoja, the state capital.

8. Ganduje Vs Abba: Kano Tribunal Reveals When It Will Deliver Judgement

Judgement on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate Abba Yusuf challenging the election of Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressive Congress (APC) will be delivered in October, Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has disclosed.The presiding judge, justice Halima Shamaki, spoke after the Counsel representing the petitioners, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) told the court they had closed their case.

9. National Assembly To Appeal Court Ruling On Edo Assembly

The National Assembly has vowed to appeal the court ruling which stopped it from taking over the legislative functions of the Edo State House of Assembly. In a statement by the Chairman, House Committee on Media, Benjamin Kalu, the Senate said while the Parliament while comply with the court ruling, it will appeal because the injunction poses a problem to the principles of power separation in a democratic system.

10. Complete List Of Major Deadline Day Transfer Deals

Arsenal made the most noise on the 2019 summer transfer Deadline Day with two major signings, Concise News reports. The London side brought in experienced defender David Luiz from Chelsea for 8 million Pounds following the departure of Lauren Koscielny.

That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.

Have a story to tell, or images to share on interesting Nigeria news? Send them to Concise News via Whatsapp (0906 928 2577)

Egobiambu Emmanuel is a Mass Communication graduate from the University of Benin. He is a media enthusiast, loves reading and writing, and has a special interest in personal development. Emmanuel is a reporter with Concise News.

Add Concise To Homescreen.