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Nigeria Newspapers Today (Tuesday, 09 July 2019 Edition)

Hameed Ali, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Tuesday morning. Enjoy!

1. On Monday, an Assistant Superintendent of Customs, Nura Dahiru, promoted himself to Customs Comptroller-General and ordered Hameed Ali to hand over to him.

Dahiru who entered into the office of the Customs CG informing him (CG Hameed Ali) that he had been promoted to take over his office, alleged that he was acting on the order of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking after the funny incident, the Nigeria Customs Service in a statement through its spokesperson, Joseph Attah, said that the officer apparently had a mental health challenge was currently undergoing medical test at the customs medical centre to determine his state of mind. Read More

2. Abdullahi Muhammadu, the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has explained why an NSCDC operative blocked a female judge of the Kebbi State High Court from delivering judgement in her court.

Naija Buzz News TV published a video showing the security operative preventing the judge, Justice Elizabeth Karatu, from entering her court to deliver judgement on her last day in office.

There were insinuations in some quarters/media (not on Naija Buzz News) against the Governor of Kebbi State few weeks ago, that he refused to confirm the female judge, who was the most senior judge in the Kebbi State, as the Chief Judge of the State because she was a Christian.

Meanwhile, the NSCDC boss revealed that the court entrance was under lock by the state government and the operative who prevented the judge from gaining access to her court was assigned to protect the premises from intruders who might come to vandalise. Read more on Naija Buzz News

3. Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, who was caught in a leaked video physically assaulting a lady at an adult toy shop in Abuja has been granted bail in the sum of N5million and sureties with verifiable addresses within the Federal Capital Territory.

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Naija Buzz News had few days ago reported that the senator admitted to have committed the act and begged for forgiveness in tears.

We also published a video showing the senator in a press conference admitting to the crime and begging for forgiveness.

Despite publicly admitting to physically assaulting the lady identified as, Bibra, the senator pleaded not guilty in court today. More details

4. Mr. Adejuyitan Olalekan, an INEC Presiding Officer, on Monday revealed that he personally transmitted the results collated at his polling unit during the February 23 Presidential Election.

Olalekan who was Atiku’s third witness stated this at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).

Naija Buzz News reported earlier that two witnesses had testified.

The first witness was Alhaji Buba Galadima, President Muhammadu Buhari’s former ally, who testified against Buhari and the APC. Read More

5. Alhaji Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, was former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s first witness at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) today.

Galadima revealed that he was against President Buhari because of injustice in his administration, lack of inclusiveness and failure to secure the lives and properties of Nigerians.

He noted that it was wrong to say that he was against Buhari because he was not appointed minister in 2015.

Galadima was earlier asked by Chief Wole Olanipekun, Buhari’s lawyer, that he; “fell out with the 2nd respondent (Buhari) because he did not make you a minister in 2015.” Read his response on NaijaBuzz.News

6. Peter Uzioma Obi, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s second witness at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), has revealed that election results were transmitted electronically.

Mr. Obi said that he worked as Registration Area Technician at ward level in Rivers State in the February 23 Presidential Election.

According to him, it is wrong for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to say that there was no electronic transmission of results. Read Obi’s full testimony at the PEPT on Monday.

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