Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Popular Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, has in a three-minute video posted online, insisted that Igbos were not hated. Mbaka also insisted that it was wrong to use the youth to fight for Biafra, requesting Igbo elites to lead the war instead of sending their children to die on the street.
2. Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday in Adamawa restated the commitment of the Nigerian government to keep the country united. Osinbajo declared that no individual or group will be allowed to split the nation, urging Nigerians to sustain the unity and the dream of founding fathers.
3. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called for the dismissal of Defence Spokesman, John Enenche, claiming he deceived the public by declaring them a terrorist group, alleging that he was usurping the roles and responsibilities of the judiciary, as he had no legal backing to declare them a terrorist group.
4. A Christian numerologist, David Meade has predicted that the world will end on September 23, 2017. He said another planet is set to collide with the earth. He claimed that strange things were now happening in the world which were predicted in the past as signs of the end time.
5. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the South East governors’ forum for proscribing their activities. IPOB through its publicity secretary, Emma Powerful said the decision was irrational. It said the quick ban of IPOB activities by the 5 South Eastern state governors proved that the governors will remain slaves in the hands of their Hausa Fulani slave masters forever.
6. The Delta State Police Command has arrested two suspects for their alleged involvement in the shooting and killing of four persons at Abraka Market, Asaba yesterday. The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim disclosed this in a statement signed by the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Ania.aka.
7. The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has said that Nigerians should shower encomium rather than curses on the Nigerian army for rescuing people of the Southeast region from the antics of “a very sick-little Nnamdi Kanu”. According to her, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has posed a threat to Ndigbo and all the South- Easterners who can no longer run their individual activities without fear.
8. The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has released pictures to back-up claims of invasion of the residence of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu in Umuahia, Abia State. The circulated pictures were to prove the alleged invasion of Kanu’s house and to further justify the claim of human right violation.
9. Founder and Senior Pastor of Covenant Singles and Married Ministries, Pastor Chris Ojigbani, has cautioned Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) Worldwide against teaching wrong doctrines. He gave the warning in reaction to a sermon preached by Suleman in which he permitted his members to leave a marriage if their spouse had lied about their fertility.
10. The Federal Government has warned the International Community against interfering in Nigeria’s internal problem, especially as it affects the ongoing effort by the government to end activities of IPOB in the South East. Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Barrister Okoi Obono-Obla gave the order on Saturday, saying other countries including the United States are allowed to deal with their own internal problems.