Nigeria News: Top 10 News Paper Headlines For Today July 14th 2021
Wole Soyinka Lecture Series: ‘It’s Possible Nnamdi Kanu Was Drugged Before Repatriation’ — Femi Falana
Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana SAN says it is “likely” Kenya law enforcement agents “drugged” Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), before he was repatriated to Nigeria.
Falana who stated this at the 13th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series on Tuesday, an event to commemorate the scholar’s 87th birthday, said that the treatment meted out by the Muhammadu Buhari administration to pro-Biafra political activist, Nnamdi Kanu is similar to the foiled Nigerian kidnap plot in 1984 of Umaru Dikko, a former federal minister. Kanu, leader of IPOB, is also a British citizen. Facing treason charges as a result of the controversial activities of IPOB, he had fled Nigeria since 2017.
You can’t blackmail me out of APC, Okorocha tells Uzodinma
A former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday said that there was no truth in the speculations making the rounds in the state that he was about joining the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party from the All Progressives Congress.
Okorocha in a statement issued by his media aide in Owerri, Sam Onwuemeodo, said that the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, can’t blackmail him out of the ruling party.
The statement said that the state government came with fake news that Okorocha was joining PDP after Okorocha led other APC chieftains in the state to the ruling party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
Chidinma Did Not Kill Super TV CEO (Video Evidence)
GoldenNewsNg reports that Chidinma, the alleged killer of the CEO of Super TV, Micheal Ataga has made a U-turn on some of the statements she made some weeks ago .
This online news platform recalls that Chidnma confessed to killing Michael after he made some advances towards her and tried to have s*x with her forcefully.
In an interview with Crime Fighters, she has revealed that she has nothing to do with the death of Michael Ataga because she wasn’t in the apartment when he died.
She explained that they truthfully met on that day and went to eat before going to the apartment but she wasn’t the one who killed him.
In her statements in a video making rounds, she noted that someone must have broken into the apartment to kill the businessman.
Paternity Scandal: FCMB Announces End of Adam Nuru’s Service as Managing Director
The Board of Directors of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Ltd has announced the discontinuation of Mr. Adam Nuru’s service as Managing Director of the lending institution.
In response to media allegations in late 2020 against the former Managing Director, the company’s board announced in a disclosure that it “did not establish any contravention of its policies” after scrutiny by the tier-2 bank.
GoldenNewsNg gathered The Senate, on Tuesday, rejected the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Chairman of the Committee, Kabiru Gaya, in his report, said Onochie did not satisfy the provisions of the Federal Character Principles.
The Senate at the committee of the whole subsequently voted against her nomination.
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano South), in his presentation, said the Committee received several petitions against the nominations of Ms. Lauretta Onochie and Professor Sani Muhammad Adam.
BBNaija’s Dorathy Sets Internet On Fire With Butt-Lifting Swimsuit While On Vacation
Runner-up in the Big Brother Naija, BBNaija (season 5), Dorathy Lynda Bachor, has created noticeable reactions on social networking service, Instagram after sharing five pictures and a video of her relaxing.
In one of the pictures, posted on her verified Instagram handle on Monday, Lagos-born Dorathy who originally hails from Delta State, also donned a fitting shade glass.