Police Shut Down Independence Day Rallies, Protests
The Lagos State Police has warned against any protest or rally in commemoration of the country’s Independence Day anniversary.
This warning is coming on the heels of planned million-man protest across the country by the #RevolutionNow campaigners to register their displeasure on the state of the nation.
According to the Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu, officers and men of the command have been instructed to stop anyone unlawful societies, under any guise from staging rallies or protests on Thursday.
Source – The Nation
Controversy Rages Over Buhari’s Tweet
Nigerians on Twitter are currently reacting to the decision of the presidency to lock the comment section of the Tweet above on the President’s official handle.
The president had tweeted about the commissioning of the standard gauge railway line from Itakpe to Warri via the steel town complex of Ajaokuta. However, the comment section of the tweets was locked, making it impossible for Nigerians to share their thoughts on the commissioning.
While some kicked against the decision to lock the comment section, others pointed out that the presidency opted for the decision to lock the comment section because Nigerians have in recent times spammed the comment section of any of President Buhari’s tweets with ”I follow back”, ”Please Follow back”.
Source – Linda Ikeji
Coronavirus Ruined I And Chioma’s Wedding Plans-Davido
Singer, Davido, says the Coronavirus pandemic ruined his wedding plans with Chioma Rowland, his fiancee, and the mother of his son, Ifeanyi.
Davido stated this in an interview with Ebuka on Bounce Radio live. The couple got engaged in September last year and many believed they would have tied the knot by now.
However, Davido says their wedding was billed to hold July 2020 but the Coronavirus pandemic prevented it from happening.
Source – Linda Ikeji
Soldier Sentenced To 5 Years Imprisonment For Defiling 13-Year-Old Girl
The Seven Division of General Court Martial of Operation Lafiya Dole has dismissed and sentenced a corporal to five years imprisonment for assaulting and defiling a 13-year-old girl.
Aliyu Yakubu was said to have committed the offence on July 1, 2018 while serving in 202 Battalion in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. He was accused of having carnal knowledge of the 13-year-old girl in an uncompleted building after forcefully hitting her head against the wall until she lost consciousness.
The corporal who was sentenced today September 30 after two years of investigation and trial, was found guilty of both charges based on the evidence presented before the court.
Source – Linda Ikeji
Uriel Passionately Begs Laycon To Come “Eat Her Soup”
Social media personality and Big Brother Naija season two contestant, Uriel Ngozi Oputa has passionately begged Big Brother Naija season five winner, Laycon to come eat her soup.
Uriel took to the Yoruba born reality star’s Instagram live video to beg for the favour.
“Just come and eat my soup”, Uriel wrote.
Source – Within Nigeria
Zazzau Emirate Kingmakers Begin Fresh Selection Process
Kingmakers of Zazzau Emirate are currently engaged in a fresh process to recommend candidates for the office of the 19th Fulani Emir of Zazzau, the Secretary to the State Government Balarabe Abbas Lawal has disclosed.
The SSG explained that the Kaduna State Government directed a new round of the selection process following the cancellation of the initial process, which excluded two interested applicants.
The Bunu Zazzau complained that he was unable to submit his application because he was told that the window for receipt of applications had closed.
Source – Premium Times
Campaign Poster Of Osinbajo For President, Gov Zulum As VP Emerges
A campaign poster of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, running for president has emerged online.
The campaign poster has the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum as Vice President.
The campaign poster with tag “The Two Eggheads For 2023” is flanked by the logo of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Source – Daily Post