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Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Sunday morning

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Nigeria, Saturday qualified for the quarter-final of the Africa Cup of Nations, after they defeated Cameroon 3-2. Odion Ighalo opened scoring in the 19th minute, after his shot was deflected in by Banana. The Indomitable Lions fought back to lead 2-1 before the break. However, Gernot Rohr’s men turned it around with two quick goals from Ighalo and Alex Iwobi.

2. Mrs. Uloma Nwosu, wife of Uche Nwosu, the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 elections, and two others have dragged Governor Emeka Ihedioha; Commissioner of Police, Imo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and three others before a Federal High Court. Mrs Nwosu, who is also the daughter of immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, took the action over alleged invasion of her shopping complex, the House of Freeda Limited, by members of the Committee on Recovery of Government Property.

3. Tragedy struck in the riverine community of Biagbini in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday following the death of a 70-year-old woman and her four grandchildren in an inferno. According to an eyewitness, who gave the name of the deceased grandmother as Moyo Jide, the grandchildren identified as Jennifer, 3; Gbana, 7; Biddaddy, 5 and Wisdom, 9 were all consumed by the fire, which allegedly started from the kitchen.

4. Host, Egypt are out of the Africa Cup of Nations after they lost to South Africa in a Round of 16 encounter on Saturday. Nigeria will now take on South Africa in the quarter-final of the competition. Stuart Baxter’s men were not given a chance against the Pharaohs but produced a fine display of counter-attacking football to win 1-0. Thembinkosi Lorch grabbed the winner with five minutes left.

5. Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, was shown a straight red card, during their Copa America semi-final win against Chile on Saturday. Argentina won the game 2-1. In the 38th minute, Messi tussled with Gary Medel for a loose ball and Mario Diaz de Vivar from Paraguay deemed it to be bad enough and sent off both players.

6. The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that he will only allow Fulani herdsmen to lay pipes from the Bonny Ocean to the North for their cows. Wike said there was no part of the State that would be given to herdsmen. He also said that if not for God, Nigeria would not be in existence. The Governor said his state would not participate in any settlement programme for herdsmen by whatever name it is called.

7. Parents of Muslim students at the International School, University of Ibadan, under the umbrella of International School Ibadan (ISI) Muslim Parents Forum have called on well-meaning Nigerians to call Principal of the school, Mrs. Phebean Olowe, to order in order to avert crisis in the school. The Muslim parents noted that the need to call Olowe to order was necessary so as to avoid further harassment, molestation and inhuman treatments of female Muslim students over the use of Hijab outside the school.

8. A 104-year-old World War ll veteran of the Nigerian Army, Adama Aduku, on Saturday urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government to pay his pension. Aduku was one of those conferred with the Chief of Army Staff World War II Veteran Award at the 2019 Army Day Celebration in Lagos. While speaking to journalists at the event, he lamented that since he was discharged as a Private from the Nigerian Army in 1957 he was yet to receive his pension.

9. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, secured final forfeiture of 244 vehicles and petroleum products contained in each of the vehicles in Rivers. The forfeiture order was granted by Justice I. M Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt. The forfeited vehicles comprise 154 fuel tankers, a vessel, smaller passenger buses, cars and sport utility vehicles.

10. The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, has threatened to force northerners out of the Southeast and South-South. The group said it does not see reasons the northerners would be safe in the East whereas the Easterners were being threatened in the North. Deputy Leader of BNYL and Head of Operations, Biafra Broadcasting Service, BBS, Ebuta Victor Takon in a statement to DAILY POST on Saturday, said his group would take appropriate measures to expel northerners, especially the Fulani if Abdul Azeez Suleman and his northern group do not withdraw their threat.

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Najeriya ta rufe ofishin kungiyar Action Aid kan Boko Haram | BBC Hausa

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Rundunar sojin Najeriya ta dakatar da ayyukan kungiyar agaji ta kasa da kasa, Action Aid mai yaki da talauci bisa zargin kungiyar da hannu wajen samar wa Boko Haram abinci da magunguna.

Rundunar ta ce ta gargadi kungiyar agajin kan agazawa Boko Haram a yankin arewa maso gabashin kasar.

Action Against wacce ta musanta zarge-zargen, ta ce taimakon take samar wa mutanen da rikici ya shafa na fuskantar kalubale.

Rikicin kungiyar ‘yan-tada-kayar-bayan da aka shafe shekara 10 ana yi ya halaka mutane sama da 30,000.

Fiye da mutum miliyan biyu kuma sun rasa matsugunansu.

Wata gamayyar kungiyoyin farar hula na taimakawa gwamnati wajen agazawa mutanen da aka tilastawa barin gidajensu.

A shekarar 2018, rundunar sojin kasar ta taba zargi hukumar kula da kananan yara ta MDD, UNICEF da zama ‘yar leken asirin masu tada-kayar-baya, abin da ya sa ta haramta kungiyar wacce a nata bangaren ta musanta zarge-zargen.

Sai dai daga baya, gwamnatin ta janye haramcin.

Cikin wata sanarwa, Action Aid ta ce tana samar da taimako ne ba tare da wata manufa ta daban ba ga miliyoyin mutane a jihar Borno ta hanyar samar masu da kayayyakin agaji ga mutanen da rikici ya fi shafa musamman mata da yara kanana.

Kungiyar ta ce sojoji, ba tare da wata sanarwa ba, sun bukaci ta rufe ofishinta da ke birnin Maiduguri a jihar Borno.

Cikin watan Yuli, Action Aid wacce ke da mazauni a Paris ta ce ma’aikatan ta masu ba da ceto sun shiga hannun masu garkuwa a Najeriya.

An ga ma’aikatan shida cikin wani bidiyo, inda daya daga cikinsu take kira ga gwamnatin kasar da al’ummar kasar waje da su sa baki a kubutar da su.

Kawo yanzu, babu wanda ya san inda ma’aikatan suke.

Babu kuma wata kungiya da ta fito ta ce ita ce ta sace ma’aikatan.

A shekarar 2015, Boko Haram ta kwace iko da kaso mai tsoka na Borno abin da ya ba ta damar fadada ayyukanta zuwa makwabtan kasashe.

Yakin kawo karshen masu tada-kayar-baya da sojoji suka kaddamar ya sa gwamnati kwato mafi yawan yankunan da suka fada hannun Boko Haram.

Sai dai a baya bayannan, masu tada tarzomar sun fadada kai harin kunar bakin wake da sace-sacen jama’a domin cimma muradunsu.

Daya daga cikin hare-hare mafi muni da ta kai shi ne kan makarantar ‘yan mata ta Chibok da ke arewa maso gabashin kasar lokacin da aka yi garkuwa da dalibai ‘yan mata 276.

Da yawa daga cikinsu sun kubuta, amma dai har yanzu ba a kai ga gano inda wasu 100 suke ba.

Rahotanni na cewa tun daga 2013, Boko Haram ta sace mutane fiye da 1,000.

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Muna jan hankalin gwamnatin Kaduna kan rushe mana coci – CAN | BBC Hausa

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Kungiyar mabiya addinin kirista reshen jihar Kaduna ta bayyana rashin jin dadinta dangane da yunkurin gwamnati na rusa cocin Anglican na Saint Geoges da ke Sabon garin Zaria, wadda aka gina a 1908.

An dai ce gwamnati na son rusa cocin ne da manufar fadada wata kasuwa da ke kusa da ita.

Shugaban kungiyar, Reverend John Hayab ya bayyana wa BBC cewa an sha yunkurin rusa majami`ar da nufin fadada kasuwar da ke makwabtaka da cocin ana fasawa saboda tarihinta.

“Yawancin wadanda suke shugabanci a yanzu ba a haife su ba lokacin da aka gina cocin”.

Reverend Hayab ya karyata cewa an bai wa cocin diyya “Muna zaune kawai sai muka ga wasika wai za a rushe coci saboda an biya kudin diyya. Ba bu wanda ya biya diyya”

“Na biyu wasikar kuma ba ta da kwanan wata a jikinta. Shi ya sa muke neman gwamnatin jihar ta Kaduna ta fada mana tana da masaniya kan wannan wasika idan ba haka ba kuma muna son ta hukunta duk mai hannu a al’amarin.”

  • Gobara ta tashi a Majami’ar Notre-Dame a Faransa
  • Da gaske ne gwamnatin Rivers ta rushe masallaci?

BBC dai ta yi kokarin tuntubar Kwamishinan harkokin cikin gida na jihar Kaduna, wanda shi ne mai magana da yawun gwamna, Mr Aruwan domin jin nasu bangaren, amma ba a yi nasara ba.

A Najeriya dai al`amuran da suka shafi addini ko ibada , kamar yadda masu lura da la`amura kan ce suna bukatar a yi kaffa-kaffa da su, sakamakon yadda suka haddasa kace-na-ce.

Ko da a `yan kwanakin baya ma, an yi ta kartar-kasa da murza gashin-baki tsakanin al`umar musulmi da gwamnatin jihar Rivers, bayan gwamnati ta share wani wuri da musulmin ke sallar juma`a.

Sai dai har zuwa yanzu dai gaskiyar maganar ta kasa fita. Yayin da musulmi ke cewa masallaci mallakinsu aka rusa, bangaren gwamnati kuma na cewa fili ne na Allah, kuma ba mallakin musulmin ba ne.

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Kwara: Tribunal upholds election of Gov Abdulrazaq

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The Governorship election petition tribunal in Ilorin, Friday dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party’s certificate forgery allegations against Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State and upheld his election in the March 9, 2019 poll.

Delivering judgement, Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Bassey Effiong, said all documents and certificates presented by the respondents during the election were not forged.

The tribunal held that Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq did not violate the provisions of Sections 177 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria based on the certificates he presented to contest the election.

Justice Effiong held that the word Rahaman was valid and that the assertion that the name written on the certificates did not start with Abdul is not a strong argument.

He said the petitioner has not been able to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt as enshrined in Sections 35(5)(6) of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.

The tribunal held that the evidence of PW1 and PW2 did not prove the case of the petitioner.

Justice Effiong maintained that Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq was qualified to contest as at the time of the election.

Razaq Atunwa, the Governorship candidate for the People’s Democratic Party,in the 2019 election, and his party had filed a petition before the tribunal, challenging the authenticity of the WAEC results presented by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq as well as his competence to contest the March 9,2019 Governorship poll in the state.

Reacting to the judgement through his spokesman Rafiu Ajakaye in a statement, Governor Abdulrazaq who was physically present at the tribunal, described it as a triumph of truth over falsehood and a sweet victory for Kwarans.

“This judgement affirms the truism that never will falsehood triumph over truth,nor evil over good till the end of time- no matter the efforts or public grandstanding of the purveyors of such falsehood.”

The statement said the judgement confirmed the party’s long held position that the entire allegation was malicious and a tale by the moonlight.

“For us the judgement serves as a tonic to go the extra mile to build a polity where players will be motivated only by truth and the dream of serving our people and not by unbridled ambitions,” the statement said.

“We thank their Lordships for their erudition and well considered judgement. We express our profound respect and gratitude to our legal team who meticulously and professionally handled the provocative issue with admirable comportment and superior knowledge of the law.

“While we were always confident of victory,since we had nothing to hide, there were some Kwarans who felt concerned that some persons were bent on either causing confusion or going through the backdoor to get whatever Kwarans did not give them at the poll. It is to this end that we most sincerely thank Kwarans for their support and prayers while the case lasted. We also assure them that we will follow through on the steps being taken to build a Kwara that is prosperous and is a pride of all.”

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