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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Saturday, 19 May, 2018 Edition)

Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai

Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Saturday morning 🙂. Enjoy!

1. Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, at a briefing in Abuja said that the army panel set up to investigate the violence and killings in Taraba State found out that the Nigeria-Cameroon common borders in the state were porous. He also added that there was massive proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the state. The report also faulted the statement by former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. T.Y Danjuma, on the Nigerian security forces collusion with armed bandits to attack citizens.

2. According to report, Mr. Aminu Nurudeen, a Liberty Television journalist, who is suspected to have posted the viral video showing the Police Inspector General Ibrahim Idris, struggling to read a speech on Monday at the inauguration of the Police Technical Intelligence Unit in Kano, has gone into hiding. Nurudeen’s whereabouts is currently unknown following invitation by the state police command over the released video.

3. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned that there may be religious war in Nigeria should Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi School girl who is still under the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorist group for refusing to denounce Christianity and embrace Islam, is not rescued. “Leah Sharibu must not die. Her death, God forbids, can spell doom for Nigeria. It can give an open invitation to religious war because Leah is being detained purely because of her religion,” Mr. Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant (Media and Communications) to the President of CAN.

4. Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, in a recent statement accused Chief John Oyegun, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), of collaborating with the National Organizing Secretary of the party, Sen. Osita Izunaso, to cause problem in the state chapter of the APC. According to Okorocha, Oyegun is on a vendetta mission against him because of his position on his tenure elongation as he National Chairman of the APC.

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