Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Friday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Friday, October 7, 2022.

1. 79 terrorists, collaborators captured as army rescues 2 Chibok girls [NewsWireNGR]

Troops of “Operation Hadin Kai’’ (OPHK) apprehended at least 79 terrorists and their collaborators in the Northeast in the last two weeks.

Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, made the declaration in Abuja on Thursday at the bi-weekly news briefing on the operations of the armed forces.

Danmadami said troops also eliminated many terrorists in land and air operations and rescued of 14 abductees including two Chibok school girls during the period. Read more.

2. Police to sanction female orderly for carrying Atiku’s wife’s handbag [NewsWireNGR]

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has commenced investigation on a viral photo showing a female police orderly carrying the bag of Amina Titi Atiku Abubakar during an event.

Ttii is the wife of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the leading opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

A tweep who posted the picture queried the Police for accepting such ridiculing by private citizens. Read more.

3. PDP crisis: Aggrieved govs report Atiku to BoT, list peace conditions [Punch Newspaper]

Fresh details have emerged about the meeting between the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and select members of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees when the latter visited him in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

Acting BoT Chairman, Adolphus Wabara; former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Tanimu Turaki; ex-Kogi State Governor, Ibrahim Idris, and four others were in Port Harcourt earlier in the week in search of peace following a lingering crisis that showed no sign of abating.

However, there are indications that the BoT might advise the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, to resign as all entreaties made to Wike so far have fallen on deaf ears.

4. Ugandan president sorry for son’s threat to invade Kenya [NewsWireNGR]

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has asked Kenyans for “forgiveness” after his son – a senior military officer – tweeted about invading their country.

His apology came a day after he sacked Muhoozi Kainerugaba as commander of the army’s land forces.

He, however, softened the sanction by promoting him to the rank of general, and retaining him as his adviser. This made Kainerugaba the youngest to attain such position it the country’s military rank. Read more.

5. I inherited a country with bombs going off in cities — Buhari [NewsWireNGR]

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that he inherited a nation that experienced bomb blasts with “frightening frequency even in cities”.

He stated this at the Passing Out Parade and Presidential Commissioning of 69th Regular Course Cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna.

The president noted that the country was prepared to address the evolving and complex security situations confronting the country. Read more.

6. Man drags Osun monarch’s wife to court over paternity right [NewsWireNGR]

Olori Kafayat Adedoyin Oyetunji, one of the wives of Oba Jimoh Olanipekun Oyetunji, the Ataoja of Osogbo land, has been dragged before an Osun State Customary Court sitting at Erin-Osun by her ex-husband, for allegedly switching the surname of their child.

The petitioner and former husband, Adekunle Lawal-Oloki asked the court to restrain the defendant from changing the girl’s name and grant him custodial rights over the child.

He added that he has more than sufficient wherewithal to care for his daughter to any standard. Read more.


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