Nigerian Newspapers
Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Sunday, July 28th, 2019.

1. Buhari Govt Obtains Order To Ban IMN, Declare Shiites Terrorists

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has obtained an order from the Federal High Court, Abuja, to ban the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), whose members are known as Shiites. Concise News reports that Justice Nkeonye Maha issued the order on Friday, designating the activities of the Shiite organisation in any part of Nigeria “as acts of terrorism and illegality.”

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2. What Falana Said About Proscription Of Shiite Group

One of Nigeria’s revered lawyers Femi Falana (SAN) has condemned the action of the Federal Government to declare the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) as a terrorist group. The lawyer to the leader of the Shiite group, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, made this known in a statement on Saturday. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights activist described the proscription of the group as ‘immoral and illegal’.

3. Shiites Speak On Court Order To Declare IMN Terrorist Group

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, has said that the federal government cannot stop the group from practising its religion. Concise News reports that the Muhammadu Buhari administration obtained an order from the Federal High Court, Abuja, to ban the group. This online news medium gathered that Justice Nkeonye Maha issued the order on Friday, designating the activities of the Shiite organisation in any part of Nigeria “as acts of terrorism and illegality.”

4. Governor Akeredolu Orders Arrest Of Fulani Vigilante In Ondo

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday has ordered the arrest of any Fulani brandishing identity card as security task force anywhere in the state. Concise News gathered that the State Governor stated this in an interview with newsmen in Akure where he said the state government will not fold its arms and watch any group of people to do any unlawful thing anywhere in the state. Akeredolu clearly stated that there is no time he had approved the formation of the Fulani vigilante group in the state as being insinuated in some quarters.

5. NIMASA DG Hails Amaechi’s Renomination

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside on Friday describes the renomination of immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as commitment and doggedness to the success of Buhari’s administration. Concise News gathered that NIMASA DG stated this at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State, in an interactive session with reporters on Friday.

6. Ministerial List: APC Chieftain Advises Buhari On What To Do

President Muhammadu Buhari should assign returning ministers to their former ministries, according to a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Tonye Princewill. Concise News reported that Buhari sent the ministerial list to the National Assembly with the affected persons undergoing screening. In a statement on Friday, the APC chieftain lauded Buhari for bringing new blood into his cabinet.

7. IMN Protests: MURIC Reacts To Proscription Of Shiite Group

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has reacted to the proscription of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites. Concise News reports that President Muhammadu Buhari administration has obtained an order from the Federal High Court, Abuja, to ban the group. It was learned that Justice Nkeonye Maha issued the order on Friday, designating the activities of the Shiite organisation in any part of Nigeria “as acts of terrorism and illegality.”

8. Nigerian Govt Petitions South Africa Over Attack On Ex-BBA Star

The Nigerian Government has petitioned the South Africa Police Authorities over the attack on a Nigerian and former Big Brother Africa Star, Tayo Faniran. The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said in a statement on Saturday, that the move is to get justice for Faniran. Concise News reports that Faniran, in a video, was beaten by two South African policemen.

9. APC Confirms Issa-Onilu As National Publicity Secretary

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday confirmed Lanre Issa-Onilu as its National Publicity Secretary, Concise News reports. It was gathered that his confirmation followed the approval by the party’s North Central Zonal Executive Committee meeting and mini-convention held in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The motion for ratification was moved by the Party Chairman in Nasarawa State Party, Philip Shekwo, and seconded by his Kogi State counterpart, Abdullahi Bello.

10. Veteran Sports Journalist Dies At 62

Veteran sports journalist and retired Director of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Akinloye Oyebanji was confirmed dead on Saturday morning at the National Hospital, Abuja. Oyebanji died at age 62 after a protracted battle with heart failure, according to his family. It was gathered that Oyebanji had been ill for almost four months and the family had spent millions of naira to save his life without any improvement.

That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.