Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Odogwublog’s Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Friday, 14th February 2020
1. Supreme Court Sacks Bayelsa Gov-elect, David Lyon
The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
David Lyon was to be sworn-in on Friday.
The Apex court also declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Douye Diri as the authentic winner of the election.
2. Shekau Gives Fresh Condition For Chibok Girls’ Release
The leader of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, has given fresh conditions for the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls.
In a new video shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Borno, Shekau stated that the remaining Chibok schoolgirls would be freed if the federal government release members of the sect in detention.
3. Federal High Court Grants Agba Jalingo Bail
The Federal High Court, sitting in Calabar, has granted bail to the detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo.
Justice Sule Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, Calabar, on Thursday granted the journalist N10 million bail, following an application from his lawyer, Attah Ochinke.
4. Presidency Reacts, Reveal Those Who Booed Buhari In Borno State
The Presidency has declared that contrary to popular assumptions, President Muhammadu Buhari was warmly received during his visit to Borno State on Wednesday.
The Presidency added that those who booed the President were just a few people who had been paid by some politicians to carry out the action.
5. Court Adjourns Sowore Trial Till March
The convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have been re-arraigned on a new two-count charge of treasonable felony by the state security service on behalf of the federal government.
Odogwublog learnt that both Sowore and Olawale Bakare, his co-defendant, pleaded not guilty to the amended charges levelled against them on Thursday.
6. Boko Haram: Senate Begs Nigerian Army To Set Up Base In Auno, Borno
The Nigerian Senate has on Thursday appealed to the Nigerian military authorities to establish a base in Auno following an attack on Sunday which led to the death of many travellers, leaving several vehicles destroyed.
Odogwublog learnt that the Senate condemned in strong terms the dastardly act perpetrated by these insurgents.
7. Soldiers Storm Nnamdi Kanu’s Residence, Block Entrance Ahead Of Parent’s Burial
The entrance of the family Of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has been surrounded and barricaded by Soldiers.
Odogwublog understands also that the soldiers are also harassing residents in the area ahead of Kanu’s parents’ burial scheduled to hold on Friday.
8. Atiku Reacts To Supreme Court Sacking Of David Lyon As Bayelsa Governor-Elect
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, has described the Supreme Court’s declaration of Douye Diri as the govenor-elect of Bayelsa State as an indication that power belongs to the people.
Odogwublog had reported earlier that the Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Lyon as Bayelsa State governor-elect, and his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
9. Biafra: IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Apologizes To Nigerian Children
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has apologized to Nigerian children after his initial outburst in which he threatened to go after the children of Ene Okon, the Abia State Commissioner of Police.
It will be recalled that Kanu’s outburst came after threats by the Police chief to arrest IPOB members that attend the planned burial ceremony of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents.
10. Nigeria Jumps To 31st Position In February FIFA Rankings
Nigerian Super Eagles have moved up four places in this month’s Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings that have been released.