This Morning on Nigeria Newspapers: (Tuesday, 23 August, 2016 Edition)

Good Morning Nigeria 🙂 ! Here’s what you need to start your day. Our review on top stories from three (3) major Nigerian Newspapers Today. Enjoy!


“Man who named dog Buhari sent to prison”

Joachim Iroko, the man who named his dog Buhari

Joachim Iroko, the man who named his dog Buhari

The Chief Magistrate of the Ota Magistrate Court 2, B.J Ojikutu, yesterday presided over the case of Joachim Iroko (aka Joe), the man who named his dog Buhari in Ogun State.

The man was arraigned before the court by the police over his action which the police said is capable of causing violence which is punishable under Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Law of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2016.

The charge was read by Inspector Itaita Ebibomini,

“That you, Joachim Iroko, aka Joe, and others still at large, on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at about 5.30pm at the Ketere area, Sango, in the Ota Magisterial District did conduct yourselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace, by writing a name, Buhari, on a dog and parading same in the Hausa section of Ketere Market, Sango, thereby, committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Law of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2016.”

Joe was however sent to the Ibara Prison with a bail of N50,000 after he pleaded not guilty.

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“Boko Haram strikes again, kills 11 near Chibok”

Abu-Musab-al-Barnawi new Boko Haram leader

Abu-Musab-al-Barnawi new Boko Haram leader

Barely 24 hours after the (or apparently simultaneously when the) Boko Haram attacked a village in Askira LGA of Borno State on Sunday, the evil and deadly terrorist group also invaded another village near Chibok called Kuburvwa, killed at least 11 people, raped women and abducted many others.

Confirming the attack, the spokesperson for Civilian JTF, Abbas Gava, said that;

“The attack took place in Kuburvwa village which is located between Chibok and Damboa towns. According to reports we received from our operatives in that area, the Boko Haram gunmen invaded the village at night on Sunday and began to shoot.

“Many women, including house wives, were raped by the gunmen who also killed at least 11 persons.


“20 dead as 2-storey building collapses in Kano Varsity”


At least about 20 persons were killed when a two-storey building under construction at the Kano University of Technology Wudil, collapsed.

According to undisclosed eyewitnesses who were at the scene of the incident, they told Vanguard that;

“there were fears that the figures may rise, following challenges confronting rescue team; there are fears that over 20 people are trapped or feared dead.”

The second person said that;

“unspecified number of people are trapped. There are no multi-purpose excavator to speed up the rescue efforts.”

However, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Shehu Musa, in his reaction while addressing news men said that no life was lost.

“It is true that we have a challenge with part of our building of the Department of Architecture, and as I speak with you, nobody died as a result of the incident.” He said.

He urged parents not to panic as it was only five (5) persons who are not students of the institution were injured and three (3) were already discharged from the hospital.

“Excavation is still ongoing at the site and, hopefully, would be declared over in the next couple of hours and we would keep the world informed on the outcome.” He added.

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