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Nigerian News Today (Friday, 19 July 2019 Edition)

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan

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

1. Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday in Abuja called on leaders to speak out when things go wrong in the country. He asked leaders to unite together and find solutions to the spate of insecurity in the country.

Jonathan noted that every generation had its own challenges, but leaders must work together to find lasting solutions.

“If things are wrong, leaders, including me, should be talking. And there are a lot of conversations going on to solve this problem; every generation has its problems. In fact, my generation is almost gone. It’s for your generation and we must all come together to solve the problem.” Read Jonathan’s full statement

2. The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to apprehend the bad eggs among the Fulani.

He called for more security in the South-West zone over the spate of attacks by alleged Fulani herdsmen.

Ooni further told Buhari that the recent attacks on Yoruba land and in the entire southern region have made leaders in the region make utterances that could lead to war, saying that the Yoruba’s are not ready for war.

“What is important is for the youth not to take the law into their own hands, killing and causing violence. The drum of war is resonating loud and we are very worried,” the Ooni said. Read the complete story on NaijaBuzz.News

3. The Nigeria Police has revealed that none of the arrested suspects in its custody had been linked to the killing.

Naija Buzz News had reported how a special squad deployed by the Inspector General of Police to work with the Ondo State Police Command were apprehending innocent villagers on the street over the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunri, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, who was reportedly killed by armed Fulani herdsmen.

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The police in the state confirmed that some people were in its custody. But it however alleged that they were only invited for questioning and would be released after investigation. Read more

4. Following the order by the Justice Garba Muhammad led Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) to handover documents requested by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to prove their case; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday brought 55 cartons of documents to the petitioners (PDP and Atiku).

Atiku is challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election. He had vehemently rejected Buhari’s victory, saying that he won the poll according to results he obtained from the server of the electoral umpire.

INEC had however denied operating a server in the election, saying that results were collated manually and not electronically as alleged by Atiku. Read more details

5. A colonel, a captain, 6 soldiers who were attached to the 29 Task Force Brigade under the Nigerian Army 7 Division in Maiduguri and a civilian were on Wednesday evening around 6:30pm killed by the Boko Haram terrorist group at a village called ‘Jakana’ along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road.

The attack occurred close to a military check point along the road Naija Buzz News source revealed.

The colonel and the other soldiers who were killed in the attack were allegedly travelling to Maiduguri when they were caught in the attack.

The unfortunate civilian who was killed in the attack was said to be a villager in the community. He was hit alongside 2 other villagers who are still recuperating from the attack. Naija Buzz News reported more details

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