Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Odogwublog.com Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Tuesday, 11th February 2020
A fresh attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Borno State has resulted in the death of at least 30 persons while no less than 18 vehicles were also completely burnt.
Odogwublog understands the insurgents launched the attack against travelling passengers in Auno, a town 20 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
2. Lai Mohammed Seeks Approval Of $500m Loan For NTA To Compete With CNN
Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) will compete favourably with the likes of Cable News Network (CNN) if the $500 million loan his ministry is seeking is approved.
The Minister was quoted by The Guardian to have said this when he appeared before the senate committee on local and foreign loans.
3. Nigeria Will Soon Have 6 Presidents In Each Zone – Popular Prophet Reveals In Fresh 2020 Prophecy
Primate Theophilus Olabayo, founder, Evangelical Church of Yahweh Worldwide, has prophesied that Nigeria will soon have six presidents in the six zones and then have a loose federation.
The popular prophet revealed that the restructuring may even happen within the next three years.
4. Fresh Facts Reveal Obasanjo, Yaradua Were Wrongly Jailed For The 1995 Attempted Coup In Nigeria
A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri has revealed that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Shehu Musa Yar’Adua were wrongly jailed for their alleged roles in the 1995 coup attempt in Nigeria.
She disclosed that the final report of the special investigative panel that worked on the trial of the alleged coup plotters was greatly influenced by some people in government as at that time.
5. Biafra: What Amotekun Has Done To The North – Nnamdi Kanu
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says the launch of Amotekun, a region security outfit established by Southwest governors has raised fears
Odogwublog reports that the statement of the IPOB leader is coming after he vowed to support the newly established South-west security outfit with one million men.
6. Benue APC Accuses Gov. Ortom Of Wasting Money On Needless Foreign Travels
The Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Governor Samuel Ortom of wasting public funds on needless foreign trips.
They, therefore, advised the governor to halt such trips and focus on the task of state building and good governance.
7. Many Boko Haram Leaders Killed By NAF Air Strike In Borno State
An airstrike by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has resulted in the killing of several Boko Haram leaders in the Sambisa area of Borno State.
The terrorists were killed at Alafa Yagayaga in the Sambisa Forest in Borno State in the operation conducted on Saturday, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information disclosed in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
8. Presidency Berates Northern Elders Forum Over Comment On Buhari
The Presidency has slammed the Ango Abdullahi chaired North Elders Forum (NEF) for saying the administration of Muhammadu Buhari lacked ideas to deal with insecurity.
Odogwublog recalls that Prof. Ango Abdullahi had stated that Nigerians have become poorer under the administration of President Buhari.
9. 2023: We Have Made Up Our Minds On Who To Support For Presidency – Northern Elders Forum
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has declared that it won’t allow any politician or group to exploit the North in the build up to the 2023 presidential election in the country.
To this end, the Northern Elders Forum has disclosed that any presidential candidate seeking the support of the region must possess certain characteristics before it can enjoy the support of the region.
10. Biafra: IPOB Sends Strong Warning To Abia Police Boss Ahead Of Planned Burial Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Parents
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the Abia state Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon against any form of attack on the group during the planned burial of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents.
The group claimed it is not moved by recent threats by the police chief to arrest IPOB members if they turn up for the burial ceremony of the late HRH Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife late Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Okwu-Kanu.