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Nigerian News Today (Thursday, 18 July 2019 Edition)

Good Day Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Thursday. Enjoy!

1. Southern leaders have rebuked the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) for supporting the call for the return of Fulani herdsmen from the southern parts of Nigeria back to the north.

Naija Buzz News had reported how the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) in support of the NEF had called on all Fulani herders to leave the south and return to their respective states in the north.

In their response, the southern leaders including Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere, and the Ijaw Youth Council, have described the development as irresponsible, arrogant and unpatriotic.

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders, Chief Edwin Clark, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, and Dr. Pogu Bitrus, who expressed shock over Prof. Abdullahi’s statement in their response warned Prof. Abdullahi not to cause another civil war with his reckless and unguarded statements. Read the full story on Naija Buzz News

2. Residence of Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State have raised an alarm over the arrest of youths by the security deployed to apprehend killers of Mrs. Funke Olakunri, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

According to residence in the area, the joint task force (soldiers and special police squad from the Inspector-General of Police and the police under the state command) were arresting them, leaving the criminals in the forest who committed the gruesome act.

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The Afenifere group had accused armed Fulani herdsmen for the death of their leader’s daughter. The apex Yoruba group noted that eyewitnesses identified her killers. The police had however disagreed with the group, saying that until an arrest was made, no one can say who killed Mrs. Funke. Read more

3. Following the public declaration of his assets, the Code of Conduct Bureau is set to investigate and verify how Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State acquired his over N48billion wealth.

The Oyo CCB Director while speaking to Naija Buzz News and other journalists on Wednesday noted that they will carry on with the verification of Makinde’s asset as soon as they receive directive from Abuja.

He also revealed that assets of past officials of the state in the last administration would also be verified. More details

4. On Wednesday, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria confirmed Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, as the substantive CJN.

He was grilled for 2 hours, answering questions on corruption and others.

CJN Muhammad while answering question on corruption in the judiciary said; “I always say that Nigeria’s judiciary is part and parcel of Nigeria; therefore I am not surprise if I see some justices are corrupt but that such judges who are corrupt should be identified and prosecuted under our laws.”  

He noted that judges in lower courts were guilty of corruption; in his response to question from Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the Deputy Senate President. Naija Buzz News examined his statement and published how it could influence the ongoing case between Atiku Abubakar and President Muhammadu Buhari.

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