It is Friday, and that means another week is coming to a close. You should not end the week without catching up on Nigerian news. To make it super easy to catch up, here are ten Nigerian News Headlines you probably missed.
1. Sowore unable to meet bail conditions.
The convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare; charged with treasonable felony have still not been able meet the conditions attached to the bail; which wasgranted them on October 4, 2019 by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
On Wednesday, their lawyers decided to return to court to seek a reduction in the bail conditions to those which the defendants could readily meet.
2. NYSC arrests 95 graduates with fake certificates.
The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim; revealed that about 95 graduates with fake certificates from both Nigerian and foreign universities; were apprehended and handed to security agencies during the last orientation exercise.
Just as he threatened to blacklist any institution caught including the names of unqualified persons for mobilization into the NYSC.
3.Army to demand identity cards from Nigerians.
Henceforth, Nigerians will be requested to carry identification cards to prove their identity to the military as the Nigerian Army begins quick profiling of citizens under a new military exercise, codenamed: Operation Positive Identification.
The exercise, according to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, is to uncover those with questionable identities.
He said the operation will also stop dislodged and fleeing insurgents from accessing peaceful zones.
4. Borno hires ‘juju’ hunters to battle Boko Haram.
Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has engaged over 1,000 hunters with supernatural powers to battle Boko Haram.
This comes after last week’s engagement of Imams from Saudi Arabia to pray against the continued attack by Boko Haram on the state.
5. Abductors of Kaduna schoolgirls demand N10m ransom per head.
Abductors of the six female students of the Engravers College, Kaduna and their two teachers have demanded N10m for each of the abductees.
The Nation gathered the kidnappers who had initially demanded N50 million for all the girls and their teachers have jettisoned the idea of collective negotiation for their victims.
6. Lagos Assembly threatens Ambode, ex-commissioners with arrest.
Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday threatened to issue a warrant of arrest against the former governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, and four others who served under him as commissioners.
The decision followed two preliminary reports presented by two different ad-hoc committees set up by the House to investigate the 820 buses purchased by Ambode and to appraise the 2019 mid-year budget.
7. Teacher docked for aiding student write WAEC.
A 40- year-old teacher, Charles Adetunji, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly aiding a student to write her West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WAEC).
Adetunji, who resides at No. 7, Oyewole St., Abule Egba, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and examination malpractice, to which he pleaded not guilty.
8. Buhari, Jonathan meet at Aso Villa
Jonathan did not address reporters on the purpose of his visit when he got out of the President’s office.
He went straight to his waiting car after exchanging pleasantries with a presidential worker at the forecourt of the State House. Yesterday’s visit was Jonathan’s first since the second term administration of President Buhari.
9. Buhari Presidency a den of thieves, says PDP.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the arrest of yet another “scammer” linked with the Buhari Presidency has further confirmed that the Presidency under President Muhammadu Buhari has become a den of thieves.
A statement on Thursday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Illyasu had all the while been carrying out his alleged fraudulent deals from the seat of power was evidence that the Buhari Presidency breeds and facilitates swindlers, charlatans and treasury looters.
10. Ekiti proposes medical castration for sex offenders.
To curb gender- based violence, Ekiti State has proposed medical castration for sex offenders.
The government said the proposed stringent measures were to complement life imprisonment through amendment of the Gender Based Violence Prohibition (Law) 2011.
Wife of the Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, is seeking the amendment of the Gender Based Violence (Prohibition) Law, 2011, to include further capital punishments that could deter the perpetrators at the State House of Assembly.