These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Wednesday, 3rd July 2019:
Wole Soyinka knocks Buhari over Ruga settlements
Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has frowned at the proposed move by the federal government to establish RUGA settlements across Nigeria for herdsmen. Soyinka, who made his position known while speaking at the launch of United Nations’ Soothe unions 17 SDG program, added that Buhari’s disposition on herdsmen should have cost him the presidential election.
Omega Fire Ministry: Four Herdsmen Plotting Attack Apprehended And Handed Over To The Police, Not Found
Apostle Johnson Suleman, the general overseer of omega fire ministry, has shared the story of how four herdsmen were caught while plotting an attack close to his church. According to the clergyman who made the revelation via his Twitter handle, he said the herdsmen were handed over to the police but the police were unable to provide them the following day.
Death Toll Rises To 15 In Lagos Boat Mishap – LASEMA
A Lagos state boat that capsized at Badore near Lekki on the 29th of June recording the death of a pregnant woman as recovered 15 other dead bodies from the mishap. According to a statement released by Lagos State Emergency Agency( LASEMA), it confirmed recovering four bodies on Saturday and an ongoing search helped them recovered 15 other bodies from the mishap. the statement which was signed by its public affairs officer Kehinde Adebayo, says efforts were ongoing to get others who were on board the 20-seater boat.
Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu meet in New York, plan to send “shock waves down the spine of the oppressors in Nigeria”
Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections, on Tuesday met with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in New York. A video of the meeting which was posted to Facebook, Sowore revealed that this was the beginning and the effect would send “shock waves down the spine of the oppressors in Nigeria”.
Utterly barbaric and shameful!!! Fani Kayode reacts to lawmaker who beat women up in an Abuja s*x shop
A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has described as “utterly barbaric and shameful” the behaviour of Senator Elisha Abbo. The lawmaker was caught in a CCTV footage, severely slapping a woman in a sex shop in Abuja. The lawmaker accused the owner of the shop of calling him a drunk and when the assaulted woman tried to pacify the lawmaker, he slapped her repeatedly across the face and right on her eyes.
PDP lawmaker caught on camera brutally abusing woman in a s*x shop
A Nigerian senator has sparked online rage after he was caught on camera physically assaulting a woman at an s*x toy shop in Abuja. The senator reportedly Nigeria’s youngest senator, Elisha Abbo, representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, beat the woman up just because she begged him not to descend on the shop owner whom the senator accused of insulting him.
“Minimum Wage Has Become A Dangling Piece Of Meat” – Shehu Sani
Activist, Shehu Sani has commented on the failure of the federal government to implement the minimum wage increase as it promised to workers. Shehu Sani, the former Nigerian Senator has compared Nigeria’s minimum wage to a piece of meat. In a Tweet, he referred to it as “Dangling meat”.The minimum was signed by President Buhari in April and he promised that it will be paid before workers day. However months after, the new minimum wage has not been implemented.
Dino Melaye Gets Angry About The Situation Of The Country, Calls On Senate Leadership To Meet With Buhari Before They Get Stoned
During the plenary session at the Red chambers today, Dino Melaye, the member representing Kogi West, was seen calling on the leadership of the house to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the current situation of the country before the people revolt. In the video which was shared on Tunde Ednut’s Instagram page, Dino Melaye, who has declared his intention to run in the next Kogi gubernatorial poll emphasized on the security challenge in the country.
“Why God Is A Nigerian” – Obasanjo Shares
Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, has asserted that if God is not a Nigerian then the country would have gone into extinction.