9News Nigeria Weekly News Recap – Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th July

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Stay connected to the news always. Here’s the recap of all the major news of the week – 22nd to 27th July.


  • 2023: I Will Rather Have Tinubu As President Than Have An Igbo Man – Junaid Mohamed

Junaid Mohammed, a Second Republic lawmaker at the weekend said he will throw his weight behind Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) if he decides to contest the presidency in 2023.

Speaking in an interview with Journalists, Junaid said he will rather have Tinubu to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari than…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/2023-i-will-rather-have-tinubu-as-president-than-have-an-igbo-man-junaid-mohamed/

  • “I Never Discussed My Wife’s Virginity With Anyone” – Timi Dakolo

Timi Dakolo has insisted that he never discussed his wife’s virginity with anyone neither did he do that with any media house.

The singer made the statement during a Press Conference held earlier today where he said he himself wondered where the news came from as he never granted any such interview.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/i-never-discussed-my-wifes-virginity-with-anyone-timi-dakolo/

  • Edo Saga: ‘Stop Disgracing APC’ – Oyegun Tells Oshiomhole

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has told his successor, Adams Oshiomhole, to take his hands away from the politics of Edo State.

Odigie-Oyegun’s comments follow a push by the House of Representatives last week to take over the Edo State House of Assembly which has been…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/edo-saga-stop-disgracing-apc-oyegun-tells-oshiomhole/

  • Protest Against Fulani Herdsmen Rocks Akwa Ibom (Photos)

Angry residents of Akwa Ibom Community have taken to the streets to protest alleged invasion of their lands by Fulani Herdsmen, 9news Nigeria reports.

9news Nigeria reports that the protesters are accusing the herdsmen of destroying crops in their farmlands.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-protest-against-fulani-herdsmen-rocks-akwa-ibom-photos/

  • Dep. Commissioner, Senior Police Officer, Killed In Shiites Protest

The unending protest of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as the Shiites has claimed the life a top police officer with the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.

According to reports, the deceased was Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operation, DCP Umar Usman.

DCP Umar was killed by the protesters while…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-dep-commissioner-senior-police-officer-killed-in-shiites-protest/

  • Channels TV Reporter Shot During Shi’ites Protest Is Dead

The Channels Television reporter shot at the scene of the clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shiites, and the police is dead.

His death was announced during…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-channels-tv-reporter-shot-during-shiites-protest-is-dead/


  • Why The North Is Tolerating Buhari – Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central in the Senate, Shehu Sani, has claimed the North is tolerating President Muhammadu Buhari administrative style because he is from the region.

Sani spoke as a guest speaker at a conference held to prepare Emerging Leaders in Kaduna on Monday.

He said the North had failed…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/why-the-north-is-tolerating-buhari-shehu-sani/

  • Amnesty International Blames Police For Bloody Shi’ites Protest

Amnesty International Nigeria has blamed the police for the bloody Shi’ites clash that happened in the Federal Capital City Abuja yesterday July 22nd.

In a statement released by Seun Bakare, the programme manager at Amnesty International Nigeria, the body condemned the police for opening fire on ”unarmed” Shi’ites members.

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According to the statement, six…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/amnesty-international-blames-police-for-bloody-shiites-protest/

  • Why Fulani Herdsmen Must Be Allowed To Live Anywhere – Senator Uzodinma

Imo State governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the general election, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has called on Igbo living in the North and herdsmen living in the South to remain at their duty posts and…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/why-fulani-herdsmen-must-be-allowed-to-live-anywhere-senator-uzodinma/

  • South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft

South Korea says its jets fired warning shots at a Russian surveillance plane that entered its airspace on Tuesday.

Officials said the plane twice violated the airspace over the Dokdo/Takeshima islands, which are occupied by Seoul but also claimed by Japan.

South Korea’s Ministry of Defence said it…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/south-korea-fires-warning-shots-at-russian-military-aircraft/

  • Buhari Sends Ministerial List To Senate, Names 42 Nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sent his list of ministerial nominees to the Senate.

Unlike during his first term when he appointed only 36 ministers — one per state — he has decided to also appoint one per geo-political zone, bringing the total to 42.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/buhari-sends-ministerial-list-to-senate-names-42-nominees/

  • Boris Johnson Becomes The New British Prime Minister

Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.

His victory catapults the United Kingdom towards a Brexit showdown with the EU and towards a constitutional crisis at home, as British lawmakers…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-news-boris-johnson-becomes-the-new-british-prime-minister/

  • 54 Shiite Members Arrested Over Bloody Protest In Abuja

54 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria also known as Shi’ites have been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force in connection with yesterday’s bloody protest in Abuja.

A statement signed by the spokesperson of the Police, DCP Frank Mba says the suspects are undergoing interrogation and will be arraigned in court as soon as possible.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-54-shiite-members-arrested-over-bloody-protest-in-abuja/

  • Finally, Meet seven Women That Made Buhari’s Ministerial List

Following the ministerial list released by President Muhammadu Buhari, 9news Nigeria has observed that he included seven women in the list submitted to the Senate on Tuesday.

The Seven women are drawn from Anambra,…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/finally-meet-seven-women-that-made-buharis-ministerial-list/


  • US Imposes Visa Ban On Nigeria Politicians

The US government has announced visa restriction on Nigerians who “sabotaged” the country’s democracy.

This was made known in a statement signed by Morgan Ortagus, spokesperson of the US department of state.

“The United States is a steadfast supporter of Nigerian democracy. We commend all those Nigerians who…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-us-imposes-visa-ban-on-nigeria-politicians/

  • El-Zakzaky: International community condemns murder of journalist, cop by Shiites

The International Centre for Justice (ICJ) (Africa Regional Affairs) has condemned the murder of Precious Owolabi, a members of the National Youth Service Corps attached to Channels TV, during a clash between security personnel and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.

The group also condemned in its totality the growing spate of sectarian extremism across the world and particularly in…

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Read more: https://9newsng.com/77927-2/

  • Buhari Used Ministerial List To Distract Nigerians – Atiku’s Spokesman

A spokesman to former Nigerian vice president Tuesday accused the country’s president of deflecting the attention of the country from the Shiite-police clash with the release of the ministerial list.

Paul Ibe, who is the spokesman for Atiku Abubakar, said President Muhammadu Buhari used his 43-man ministerial nominees’ list to…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/buhari-used-ministerial-list-to-distract-nigerians-atikus-spokesman/

  • “I Don’t Know Why Akpabio’s Name Appeared On Ministerial List” – Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) on Wednesday said he is surprised to see the name of Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom among the list of ministerial nominees sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent from the United States, Sagay who described most of the nominees as excellent candidates…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/i-dont-know-why-akpabios-name-appeared-on-ministerial-list-sagay/

  • “Termites Ate My School Certificate” – Says CJN Tanko

Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria, on Wednesday described the nation’s judiciary as one of the best in Africa.

But a critical look at the CJN affidavit which is circulating on the social media shows that the CJN said termites destroyed his primary school certificate when his home in…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-termites-ate-my-school-certificate-says-cjn-tanko/


  • Police arrest Evans arms supplier after two years manhunt

A 46- year- old notorious arms dealer, Godwin Chinyere , who was alleged to have sold most of the firearms , ammunition and rocket launchers used by billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Owuamadike, A. k .A Evans has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector – General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Evans, who was arrested on…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/police-arrest-evans-arms-supplier-after-two-years-manhunt/

  • Nigeria Now 33rd In New FIFA Rankings

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up 12 spots in the July FIFA ranking, to place 33rd in the world after winning bronze at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

In the ranking table released by the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1, 481 points as against 1, 433 it had in June to place 45th.

The movement has…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/nigeria-now-33rd-in-new-fifa-rankings/

  • Nigeria will never remain the same when we are done – George Akume

Former Benue State Governor, Sen. George Akume, a ministerial nominee, has assured that the next level of President Buhari’s administration will be more productive.

Akume, in a chat with NAN on Wednesday, noted that Buhari was committed to his agenda and as such has carefully put together a team to assist in achieving the goal of moving the country to the next level.

“I alone cannot make a difference, but together…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/nigeria-will-never-remain-the-same-when-we-are-done-george-akume/

  • Revealed: How PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar released massive amount of monies to Shiites to destabilize Nigeria.

Fresh facts at the disposal of this medium have indicated that the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the just-concluded general elections, Atiku Abubakar may be behind the recent upsurge of the violent activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

According to impeccable sources who pleaded anonymity stated that the PDP presidential candidate having failed to actualize his ambition through…

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Read more: https://9newsng.com/revealed-how-pdp-presidential-candidate-atiku-abubakar-released-massive-amount-of-monies-to-shiites-to-destabilize-nigeria/


  • “My Son’s Promising Future Cut Short” – Father Of Channels TV Slain Reporter

Mr. Ayo Owolabi, father of Channel TV reporter, Precious Owolabi, killed during last Monday’s clash between protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and the Police has lamented his promising future has been cut short.

The 21-year-old Owolabi was a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to serve with the Channels Television in…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/my-sons-promising-future-cut-short-father-of-channels-tv-slain-reporter/

  • Drama As Gov. Ihedioha’s Task Force Allegedly Gives Okorocha’s Daughter Hot Slap (Photo)

There was mild drama at Senator Rochas Okorocha’s daughter house in Owerri after a task force allegedly slapped her, causing a scene.

9news Nigeria reports that the task force who claimed to be acting on the orders of Governor Emeka Ihedioha attempted to repossess Okorocha’s daughter’s car in…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/drama-as-gov-ihediohas-task-force-allegedly-gives-okorochas-daughter-hot-slapphoto/

  • British Prime Minister, Johnson Appoints Brother As Minister

British prime minister, Boris Johnson has appointed his brother, Jo Johnson, into his cabinet. 

In a tweet on Wednesday, the office of the prime minister announced Jo as the minister of state at the department for business, energy and industrial strategy.

Jo, who had served as minister in different capacities since 2014, had resigned in 2018 following Brexit plan of…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/british-prime-minister-johnson-appoints-brother-as-minister/


  • Buhari Lacks Powers To Order Zakzaky’s Release – Presidency

The Presidency yesterday reiterated that President Muhammadu Buhari will not order the judiciary to release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, because he lacks the powers to do so. This is just as it declined comment on whether the government was considering proscription of the sect as done to the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in 2017.

Members of the IMN (Shiites) have been…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/buhari-lacks-powers-to-order-zakzakys-release-presidency/

  • Zakzaky: Finally, FG Declares Shiites’ IMN Terrorist Organisation

The Federal Government has obtained a court order to proscribe the Shiites’ organisation formally referred to as the Islamic Movement in Nigeria.

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the proscription of the Shiites’ movement as protests by the Islamic organisation rock Abuja.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-zakzaky-finally-fg-declares-shiites-imn-terrorist-organisation/

  • Tunisia bids farewell to president Essebsi at state funeral

Tunisia will bid farewell to its first democratically elected president Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday at a state funeral attended by foreign leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron.

Essebsi, who helped guide the North African country’s transition to democracy after the 2011 revolution, died aged 92 on Thursday.

The state funeral is expected to…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/tunisia-bids-farewell-to-president-essebsi-at-state-funeral/

  • Helpful Tips on How to Handle Your Over-Controlling Mother-In-Law

No one is perfect, but we have to acknowledge that our in-laws play a crucial part in our partners’ lives – they’re their parents.

Although it may seem difficult, creating a harmonious environment with your mother-in-law (or monster-in-law) is indeed possible. But to attain this feat requires a certain degree of effort that has to come from both sides,…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/helpful-tips-on-how-to-handle-your-over-controlling-mother-in-law/

  • 2 Dead, Scores InJured In a Nightclub Building Collapse In South Korea

The upper deck of a nightclub collapsed on top of revellers in South Korea on Saturday, killing two people and injuring several foreign athletes competing at the World Aquatics Championships, rescue officials and witnesses said.

The floor gave way in the Coyote Ugly nightclub in the city of Gwangju at about 2:30 a.m. (1730 GMT Friday), pinning people underneath and injuring at…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/2-dead-scores-injured-in-a-nightclub-building-collapse-in-south-korea/

  • Trump Tweets Plan to Hit France With ‘Substantial’ Action for Digital Tax

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States would hit France shortly with a “substantial reciprocal action” after Paris announced a tax aimed at U.S. technology companies.

French Economy minister Bruno Le Maire said in a statement after Trump’s tweet that “the universal taxation of digital activities is a challenge that concerns all of us. We want to reach a deal on this within the framework…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/trump-tweets-plan-to-hit-france-with-substantial-action-for-digital-tax/

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Emmanuel Ebimoh is a Writer, Poet, Editor, and Football Enthusiast. He writes from Lagos, Nigeria. You can reach him on emmyebimoh@gmail.com

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