Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Friday, 19th July, 2019
1. Shittes: IMN Condemn Court Over Refusal To Release El-Zakzaky, Wife
Following the denial of the Kaduna State High Court to release Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky from detention, on Thursday, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shiites, has stated that its leader is on the verge of going blind and may also lose his life if not allowed to go for medical treatment.
The group in a statement signed by the Chairman, Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee, Abdurrahman Abubakar Yola, condemned the court for allegedly failing to stand for truth and justice against tyranny and impunity.
Some of the documents requested by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have been made available by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal had on Wednesday, mandated INEC to make the documents available to the petitioners latest by Thursday noon, Naija News recalls.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has been relieved from his role as a vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Naija News reports that Pinnick who was relieved of his duties was replaced with South Africas Danny Jordaan.
Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerias president on Thursday received the Ooni of Ife, Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II.
The Ooni of Ife arrived at the Presidential Villa in the afternoon hours of Thursday and was received by the President.
Former Chelsea star and Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi has announced his retirement from international football with the Nigerian team.
Naija News understands that his retirement comes after the Super Eagles won the bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Yet-to-be identified gunmen have killed two soldiers and abducted an expatriate in the Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom state.
Naija News reports that the expatriate engineer working with Al Madal construction company was inspecting the construction of Ikot Ibritam, Inen Ekeffe and Odoro Ikot to Ukanafun road on Wednesday, July 17, before he was whisked away to an unknown location.
The Nigeria Senate on Thursday confirmed four Commissioners for the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).
Naija News reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had sent their names to the Upper Legislative chambers for confirmation.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over a property forfeited to the government by Late Alex Badeh to the Voice of Nigeria (VON).
The property, located at Plot 1386 Uda Crescent, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja becomes VON headquarters.
Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has alleged that one Femi Taiwo deleted the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) used during the 2019 elections.
Naija News reports Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) insisted the results of the election were transmitted to a server and that he won according to the server.
The family members of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, have announced burial plans for their murdered daughter.
According to information made available to newsmen in Akure on Wednesday, the Late Mrs. Olakunrin will be buried on Monday, July 22, 2019.
Author: Oladipo Abiola