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Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

1. Prince Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye has emerged as the new Olowo of Owo. The Olowo-elect garnered 14 votes out of 15 votes during the electoral process done at the Olowo’s palace. The votes were cast by the Senior Omo-Olowos . The emergence of the Olowo-elect is coming four months after the demise of the of late Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi who died in the early hours of April 17, 2019.

3. Nigeria have moved two places up the FIFA Women’s rankings, following their first Round of 16 appearances at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 20 years. The rankings were released on FIFA’s website on Friday. The African champions are now in the 36th position with 1643 points, but they remain the continent’s top placed team.

5. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has launched a fresh attack at the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over recent reports on the country’s debt. In a series of tweets on Friday, Atiku claimed that the current administration has done nothing but put the country in huge debts, adding that hunger and poverty have doubled in 2019.

7. Witnesses of Atiku Abubakar, 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have been reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen. This was disclosed in a post by the PDP on its verified Twitter page on Friday. According to the main opposition, the witnesses attacked were meant to testify at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal for the PDP Friday.

 

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