Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Wednesday. Enjoy!
1. Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (aka Shiites) invaded the National Assembly on Tuesday, attacked policemen, destroyed properties.
The group who were protesting over the detention of its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, by President Muhammadu Buhari since 2015, reportedly shot two policemen and attacked six other police with stones after over powering them at the NASS gate.
Some media (not Naija Buzz News) alleged that one of the policemen was killed yesterday in the clash.
Naija Buzz News decided to dig deeper to discover the truth about what actually happened yesterday. Read More
2. Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, on Tuesday during the hearing of his alleged assault on a lady in an adult shop in Abuja, told the panel setup to probe him not to threaten him with suspension.
Naija Buzz News had published a report on how the senator physically assaulted the lady identified as Bibra in the adult shop in Abuja.
The senate had setup a six-man panel led by Senator Sam Egwu to probe the senator for his shameful act.
Abbo told the panel that he had no reason to appear before them or make any comment regarding the issue, saying that his presence was out of respect for his colleagues.
Senator Abbo told his colleagues on Tuesday that since the case was already in court, he would not make any comment that could amount to prejudice. Read more to know why he exchanged words with his colleagues and Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
3. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, following the clash between members of the Shiites group and security operatives, ordered a 24-hour police patrol and surveillance in the FCT.
The IGP’s ordered was revealed by the spokesman of the Police Force Headquarters, DCP Frank Mba.
He noted that Mr. Adamu had ordered a speedy and diligent investigation into the incident and prosecution of the arrested Shiites members for breaking law and order.
4. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that it would sell nomination forms for the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States at the rate of N22.5million.
Sales of the form would start today. The Expression of Interest Form is N2.5million, while the nomination form is N20million.
In Kogi State, the incumbent Govenor, Yahaya Bello, will seek the APC ticket to return for second term.
Naija Buzz News reported that a son of late Prince Abubakar Audu, a former political heavyweight in Kogi State, expressed his interest to contest for the APC ticket with the incumbent governor. Read More
5. State Governors in the South-East region has banned the movement of herdsmen with their cattle on foot through bush paths in the zone.
“We will no longer allow foreign herdsmen to bring their cattle into our geopolitical zone through the bush paths by foot because this is what always cause conflict between our people and the herders,” the governors stated as revealed by Prof. Simon Ortuanya, the Director-General of the South-East Governors Forum.
According to him, it was the agreement reached with herdsmen in the zone. He noted that henceforth, movement of cows will only be by road using trucks to cow markets. Read more
6. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday promoted a former Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force in the Boko Haram ravaged North-East, Nigeria, Major General Lamidi Adeosun, to the rank of a Lieutenant General.
General Adeosun now has the same rank as the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai.
Following his promotion, they were false reports in the media (not on Naija Buzz News) that he had been appointed to replace Gen. Buratai as the COAS.
Naija Buzz News has however confirmed from the Army Spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, that Gen. Adeosun still remains the former Chief of Army Training and Operations and Lt. Gen. Buratia is still the COAS. Read more