Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 26th February, 2020


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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To  Odogwublog Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Wednesday, 26th February 2020

1. Court Sentences Olisa Metuh To 7 Years Jail Term

The Federal High Court in Abuja has on Tuesday, sentenced former spokesman for the People Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh To 7 Years jail term

Odogwublog reports that the trial judge Justice Okon Abang found him guilty of all the charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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2. National Assembly Moves To Confer Immunity On Speaker, Senate President

Members of the House of Representatives have moved closer to conferring immunity on the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate.

The bill to confer immunity on the two leaders of the legislative arm of the Nigerian government scaled second reading on Tuesday despite opposition.

3. DSS Finally Breaks Silence On The Arrest Of Two Sons Of CJN Tanko Muhammad

The Department of State Services (DSS) has reacted to the viral news that its operatives arrested two sons of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad.

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An online medium (not Naija News) had on Monday claimed two sons of the CJN, Sirajo and Sanni Tanko were arrested by DSS operatives to force their father to reverse the recent Supreme Court judgment on Bayelsa State.

4. We Can No Longer Stand For The Brutality Of Nigerians By Police – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has noted that the house would not allow the police brutalise innocent Nigerians.

Gbajabiamila stated this during a public hearing conducted by the House Committee on Police Affairs on enhancing the police force for better service delivery.

5. NAF Kills Boko Haram Members That Attacked Garkida In Adamawa State

Nigerian Air Force fighter jets have killed some of the Boko Haram fighters that attacked and killed many residents of Garkida community in Adamawa State recently.

The terrorists were killed in an airstrike carried out by Nigerian Air Force fighter jets in Sambisa forest in Borno State.

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6. Consultant Doctors Embark On Nationwide Strike (See Why)

The Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) on Tuesday embarked on indefinite nationwide industrial action.

Odogwublog reports that the consultant doctors declared the strike due to the National Universities Commission’s requirement that clinical lecturers must acquire a Ph.D. as a condition for career progression in the Nigerian university system.

7. House Of Assembly Speaker Resigns In Kaduna State

Odogwublog has been informed at this time that Kaduna State House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Aminu Abdullahi Shagali has resigned his position.

The development was confirmed by sources from the Assembly, noting that the speaker had declared his resignation just before the commencement of the Plenary session on Tuesday morning.

8. #EndSARS: IGP Adamu Takes Major Action After Killing of Remo Stars Defender

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Abubakar Adamu, has ordered the closure of all Police Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS) satellite offices.

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ZIS is a special unit under the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone II that operate mostly around border communities of Lagos and Ogun States.

9. Pastor Reports Buhari To US President, Donald Trump, Asks Him To Save Nigerians

Pastor in charge of the Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa has lamented the inability of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to overcome Boko Haram.

To this end, the pastor has submitted a three-page letter to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, seeking his intervention.

10. Ex-Egyptian Leader Hosni Mubarak Dies

Former Egyptian President who ruled the North Africa country for almost 30 years, Hosni Mubarak, has died at the age of 91 years.

Odogwublog reports that Mubarak was forced to step down as president after a popular revolution in 2011 known as the Arab Spring revolution.

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