Nigerian Newspapers: 12 things you should know this Saturday

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Hello and good morning! Today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers is as follows:

  1. The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has issued a directive to the Muslim Ummah to observe the new moon of Dhul Hijja 1442AH. The call was issued by Abubakar, who is also the President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA). The Islamic calendar’s 12th month, Dhul Hijja, is a month of sacrifice.

  2. On Thursday, bandits attacked five communities in Faru District, Maradun Local Government Area, Zamfara State, killing at least 40 people. SP Muhammad Shehu, a spokesman for the state police command, verified the occurrence.

  3. Prophet T B. Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), was buried at the church premises in Ikotun, Lagos, on Friday, amidst tears and tributes. Joshua died on June 5, just days before his 58th birthday, during a worship service at SCOAN.

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  4. According to the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), over 76,000 people were killed in Nigeria between May 2011 and February 2021. Kayode Fayemi, the Chairman of the NGF and the Governor of Ekiti State, stated this in Abuja during the launch of the NGF Peace and Inclusive Security Initiative (PISI).

  5. In a new attack in Niger State’s Mariga Local Government Area, bandits killed two mobile police officers and two civilians. DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the occurrence.

  6. Christian leaders and parents of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, abducted students converged on the school premises in Kujama, Chikun Local Government Area, yesterday to pray for divine intervention in their children’s release.

  7. In Bauchi State, a 33-year-old breadwinner was allegedly tortured to death by a combined team of police officers from the Yelwa Division and a vigilante group. Five people have been arrested, according to Bauchi State Commissioner of Police Sylvester Alabi, who confirmed the occurrence.

  8. The Economic Community of West African States’ Community Court of Justice merged all of the cases brought before it by different applicants against the Federal Government of Nigeria over the suspension of the microblogging platform Twitter in Nigeria yesterday.

  9. Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to pardon Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. Oluwo told the president in a letter sent Wednesday that when he went on movement for self-determination, he was warned by elders and traditional rulers in Yoruba country.

  10. On Friday, a total of 22 political parties descended on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja to submit names and details of candidates for the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 6. The parties insisted on being listed on the election papers despite being among the 74 deregistered by INEC last year.

  11. Sunday Igboho Drags Buhari Govt To Court, Wants Aides Released

Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has dragged the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

 

Ejes Gist Naija News reports that the Sunday Igboho is demanding the unconditional release of his aides arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at his house in the Soka area of Ibadan on July 1.

 

Speaking to The PUNCH on Thursday, counsel for the Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Yomi Aliyu (SAN) disclosed that he had filed an action before a Federal High Court in Abuja for the release of the 13 arrested persons.

 

The lawyer did not give the details of the suit, but he said a spokesman for Igboho, Olayomi Koiki, had issued a statement on Wednesday that the DSS did not allow lawyers to see Igboho’s aides in its custody.

Nigerian Newspapers for today

  1. Dunamis: Arrested #BuhariMustGo Activists Sue DSS, Malami, Others

Five youths who were arrested by the DSS for wearing #BuhariMustGo T-shirts at Dunamis Gospel Church, Abuja, have sued the secret police and the Senior Pastor of the church, Paul Enenche.

 

Ejes Gist Naija News reports that the five detained youths are Henry Nwodo, Victor Udoka, Emmanuel Larry, Samuel Gabriel and Ben Manasseh.

 

The suits are marked FHC/ABJ/CS/631/2021, FHC/ABJ/CS/636/2021, FHC/ABJ/CS/637/2021, FHC/ABJ/CS/638/2021 and FHC/ABJ/CS/639/2021.

 

Joining the first and fourth respondents – the DSS and Enenche – in the suits are the DSS Director-General, Yusuf Bichi; and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) as second and third respondents respectively.

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