Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 19th January 2020.
Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
1. Gowon Finally Opens Up On Biafra, Ojukwu 50 Years After
Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s wartime Head of State, has finally opened up on Biafra, late warlord Chukwuemeka Ojukwu and Aburi conference 50 years after the war. Naija News reports that the General opened up on some inside details of what transpired before, during and after the nation’s three-year civil war in a small version of “General Gowon’s War Memoirs.”
2. Ifeanyi Ubah Appeals Sack By Court Over Certificate Forgery
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has appealed against the judgment of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Bwari, which sacked him from the Senate for certificate forgery. Naija News reports that Justice Bello Kawu in the Friday ruling dismissed Senator Ubah application to set aside an earlier order issued in a judgment delivered by the court on April 11, 2019.
3. Afenifere Sends ‘Strong Warning’ To Buhari Govt Over Amotekun
A Yoruba socio-cultural organization in Nigeria, Afenifere, has warned the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari against the arrest of Southwest leaders over Operation Amotekun, adding that it awaits the arrest. Naija News reports that Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin said this in reaction to the call by Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, for the arrest of leaders of Amotekun by the federal government.
4. Amotekun: Why Buhari Must Arrest Yoruba Leaders – Miyetti Allah
The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to arrest Yoruba leaders for establishing the South-west security outfit code name Operation Amotekun. This call was made by the President-General of the group, the umbrella body of Herdsmen, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, during an interview with The Sun.
5. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Bombs Father Mbaka Over Prophecy On Ihedioha, Hope Uzodinma
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has berated Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka for predicting the sacking of Emeka Ihedioha and the emergence of Hope Uzodinma as the governor of Imo State, southeast Nigeria. Naija News had reported earlier that the Supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state and affirmed Uzodinma as the winner of the March 9 governorship election.
6. Yakubu Gowon Shocks All, Says God ‘Wanted’ Nigeria-Biafra War To Happen
Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s wartime Head of State, says the Nigeria-Biafra war was meant to be in spite of the efforts to prevent it. Naija News reports that the General opened up on some inside details of what transpired before, during and after the nation’s three-year civil war in a small version of “General Gowon’s War Memoirs.”
7. Amotekun: Fani-Kayode Roasts Miyetti Allah For Telling Buhari To Arrest Yoruba Leaders
Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against arresting Yoruba leaders over the establishment of a security outfit for the South-west, code name Operation Amotekun. Naija News reports that the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore had asked Buhari over the promotion of Amotekun.
Operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS) on Friday stormed Bilabiri community in Ekeremor council area of Bayelsa State. Naija News reports that the attack in the community was connected to the killing of four Naval ratings and abduction of foreigners by unknown gunmen at Agge coastal area, close to Bilabiri community.
9. Klopp Speaks On Premier League Directive To Referees Over VAR
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has welcomed the latest directive given to English Premier League referees over the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) monitor. Naija News reports that the PGMOL and English Premier League have asked referees to start using pitchside monitors from this weekend.
10. Peruzzi: Davido, Chioma ‘Unfollow’ Each Other On Instagram
Davido Music World (DMW), David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, and his baby mama Chioma, have allegedly unfollowed each on the social media platform, Instagram. Naija News reports that the Executive producer of GoldenBoy Ent. King Patrick, who said Peruzzi was signed under his record label, claimed that Peruzzi is having an affair with Chioma.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.