Nigerian Newspapers: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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  1. Two Dies as Four Storey Buliding Collapsed in Abuja

Two persons Monday reportedly lost their lives after a four-storeyed building collapsed at Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja. Report further revealed that six others were severely injured and were taken to the Gwarimpa General Hospital, Life Camp, for treatment. The collapsed building which was still under construction, collapsed around1am, trapping the eight of the victims who slept in the building.


  1. Lawyer Assassinated in Rivers State

A right activist in Rivers State, Barr. Ken Atsuwete, was Monday assassinated in Aluu community, Ikwerre local government Area by unknown gunmen. Reports say the killer gang stormed his residence on two motorcycles and a vehicle and reportedly whisked him away. His body was later found on the road.


  1. Nigerians are Dying of Hunger – Archbishop Okogie tells Buhari

The Emeritus Archbishop of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari to do something very fast as Nigerians are already dying of hunger. He said that last year, when Buhari assumed office, the chant of change, his campaign slogan ushered him into the Presidential Villa, but today all that is heard is the cries of hunger. He said Nigerians are hungry, not only for food, but also for good leadership, for peace, security, and justice.


  1. No Plans to probe Ex-CBN Governors – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday refuted social media reports that the tenures of Emir of Kano, Dr Muhammadu Sanusi and Prof. Charles Soludo, as Central Bank Governors, would soon be probed by the Federal Government. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, said the presidency was not aware that the Emir and Soludo would be probed for offering suggestions to the president.


  1. Police arrest Fulani Herdsman with AK47 in Enugu

There was fresh tension in Enugu on Monday, after an AK47 wielding Fulani herdsman was nabbed by the police in Affa, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State. The 20-year-old suspect identified himself as Ibrahim Adamumale from Nassarawa State but lives at Hausa’s quarter, 9th mile.


  1. Fayose Signs Bill Prohibiting Cattle Grazing in Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, Monday signing a bill titled ‘Prohibition of Cattle and other Ruminants Grazing in Ekiti, 2016’, into law during a meeting with traditional rulers and chiefs at the Government’s House in Ado Ekiti, stating that any herdsman caught grazing in the state with arms or in possession of any weapon will be charged with terrorism and prosecuted accordingly.


  1. Prisoners Riot in Kuje prison, Resist Attempt to Recover Banned Items

There was commotion at the Kuje Prison, Abuja, yesterday after some inmates resisted the attempt by prison officials to search their cells for banned items. This was greeted with sporadic gunfire and teargas by security officials which caused pandemonium. At the end of the operation, 25 mobile phones were reportedly recovered from suspected Boko Haram insurgents in custody.


  1. Kuje Prison Riot: IPOB Accuses Security Agencies of Attempting to Kill Nnamdi Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused security agencies at the Kuje Prisons of attempting to kill its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB said officials were firing canisters of teargas into Kanu’s cell at Kuje Prisons, with the intention to suffocate him to death. This was contained in a statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful.


  1. My Son was Murdered by my  Police Friend – Father of Man killed by a Police Team

The father of Innocent Kokorifa, who was allegedly murdered by a police team in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has continued to demand for justice, alleging that his son was killed by a team led by his police friend. He made this disclosure on Monday when some human rights activists, led by a former Secretary, Civil Liberties Organisation, Mr. Alagoa Morris, paid him condolence visit at his home in the Okaka area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.


  1. Hold the Next National Convention in Abuja – PDP BoT tells National Caretaker Committee

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the National Caretaker Committee of the party to hold the next national convention of the party in Abuja. This came in a communiqué issued at the end of the BoT meeting in Abuja on Monday. National Chairman of the board, Sen. Walid Jubrin, who read the communiqué, also advised the caretaker committee to constitute a new convention planning committee.
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