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Nigerian newspapers review for July 17: Critics on insecurity are unpatriotic - Buhari


Main headlines of major Nigerian newspapers for Wednesday, July 17, revolve around insecurity in the country and President Muhammadu Buhari saying that those criticising him on the issue are unpatriotic.

This Day reports that President Buhari on Tuesday, July 16, said that those who are bent on criticising him on the increasing rate of insecurity in Nigeria are not patriotic. 

President Buhari said that cases of banditry, killing and kidnapping are not peculiar to Nigeria, adding that other countries in the world are battling with the menace of criminality.

Nigerian newspapers review for Wednesday July 17: 
This Day Source: UGC 

Punch reports that the leadership of the Northern Elders Forum and a coalition of norther groups have called on herdsmen to leave the south and return to the north. 

Worried about alleged threats by some southern leaders, the groups said that the safety of the herdsmen can only be guaranteed in the north. 

Nigerian newspapers review for Wednesday, July 17: 
Punch Source: UGC

Still on the issue of security, Vanguard reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan and Emeka Anyoku, the ex-secretary general of the Commonwealth, have said that things are getting out of hand in the country. 

Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, Jonathan called on President Buhari and the National Assembly to rise to the call and save Nigeria from total collapse.

Nigerian newspapers review for Wednesday July 17: 
Vanguard Source: UGC 

The Guardian reports that objections to the planned move by President Buhari to duly register migrants through the e-registration programme of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) have emerged.

 One of those who faulted the proposal, a former presidential aide, Echefuna Rotimi, claimed that the federal government is trying to "confer unsolicited and unlawful citizenship on illegal immigrants".

Nigerian newspapers review for Wednesday, July 17: 
The Guardian Source: UGC 

On politics, The Nation reports the lawyer of President Buhari, Alex Izinyon, on Tuesday played a video in which the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, overruled the option of transmitting the last elections results electronically. 

The video was an evidence to discredit the claim by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the results were electronically transmitted to INEC's alleged server.

Nigerian newspapers review for Wednesday, July 17: 
The Nation Source: UGC 
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