The Nigerian newspaper headlines for Wednesday, August 8, leads with the news that Department of State Service (DSS) approached Abuja Federal High Court, seeking leave to detain the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, for 90 days among other stories. newspaper Nigerian newspaper Vanguard reports that the Department of State Service, DSS, approached the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, seeking leave to detain the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, for 90 days. The security agency prayed the court to permit it to further retain Sowore in custody, pending conclusion of its investigations.
Nigerian newspaper This Day the federal government has disclosed that it is on the verge of considering a review of the existing revenue sharing formula for the three tiers of government, federal, states and local governments, to reflect current economic realities.
Nigerian newspaper The Guardian reports that Senate President Ahmad Lawan might not have entirely escaped the after shocks of the red chamber’s appointment of chairmen of committees. The phenomenon, fused with a potent ability to rock the tenures of Senate presidents, has bothered occupants of the legislative position from 1999 till date.
Nigerian newspaper The Punch Civil society organisations, lawyers, human rights activists on Tuesday joined other Nigerians to knock the Federal Government and the security agencies for clamping down on the #RevolutionNow protesters on Monday, August 5. They also flayed the government for the continued incarceration of the convener of the #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, who was being detained by the Department of State Services for “threatening national security and public safety.
Nigerian newspaper The Nation reports that the federal government says it has rescheduled its two-day induction retreat and swearing-in programme for ministers-designate from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16 to Aug 19 to Aug. 20
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