Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 13th July 2019.
Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
1. ‘Herdsmen’ Kill Daughter Of Afenifere Chairman
Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has been killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen, the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, has said. Naija News reports that in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday by the spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin.
2. Buhari Reacts As ‘Herdsmen’ Kill Daughter Of Afenifere Chairman
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, over the killing of his daughter Funke Olakunrin. Naija News had reported earlier that the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation announced the killing of Mrs. Olakunrin by suspected herdsmen in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday by the spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin.
3. Atiku Reacts As ‘Herdsmen’ Kill Daughter Of Afenifere Chairman
Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, has “condemn, in the strongest possible terms” the killing of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. Naija News had reported earlier that the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation announced the killing of Mrs. Olakunrin by suspected herdsmen in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday by the spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin.
4. Akeredolu Reacts As ‘Herdsmen’ Kill Daughter Of Afenifere Chairman
Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu says killers of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, must be apprehended and made to face the law. Naija News understands that the Ondo state governor made the declaration while reacting to the dastardly killing of Mrs. Olakunrin by gunmen on Friday, July 12.
5. Court Sustains Sowore’s Suspension As AAC National Chairman
The suspension of the National Chairman, African Action Congress (AAC), Mr. Omoyele Sowore has been sustained by a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja. Naija News recalls that the embattled the AAC’s national chairman, who is also the presidential candidate of the party was suspended alongside Fabiyi, as party’s leaders following allegations against them, while Mr. Leonard Nzenwa was appointed the acting national chair.
6. Finally, Appeal Court Delivers Judgement On Buhari’s Certificate Saga
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday rejected an appeal challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s academic qualification. The presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, dismissed the suit on the grounds that it was statute-barred.
7. Atiku vs Buhari: Unknown Gunmen Attack PDP’s Witnesses
Some witnesses expected to testify for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate Atiku Abubakar at the presidential election petition tribunal have been attacked by unknown gunmen. Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, the lead counsel for the PDP and Atiku/Obi at the Tribunal informed the court that the witnesses were attacked on their way from their various destinations as they were coming to the court to testify against the alleged fraud in the last February 23, 2019 elections.
8. Atiku Berates Buhari, Says Nigerians Poorer Than In 2015
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Friday stated that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has done nothing but put Nigeria in huge debts. Naija News reported that the Debt Management Office (DMO) on Wednesday disclosed that the Public Debt Data comprising the domestic and external debts of the Federal Government, States government and FCT stands at ₦24.947 Trillion.
9. Pepper Dem Gang: Biggie Blasts Housemates For Breaking Rules
Big Brother Naija Housemates of the ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ edition were on Thursday condemned for breaking the rules of the house. Biggie blasted some of the housemates for speaking different Nigerian dialects in the house.
10. Afcon 2019: See Semi-Final Pairings, Top Goal Scorers
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on Algeria in the last four of the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Nigeria booked their place in the Semi-Final after overcoming a stubborn South Africa side 2-1 at the Alexandra Stadium, Cairo, Egypt.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.