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Nigerian News Today (Thursday, 01 August 2019 Edition)

Good Morning Nigeria! Happy New Month! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories in Naija. Enjoy!

1. President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that the Federal Government will install closed circuit television cameras on highways across the country to stop banditry.

Buhari stated this on Wednesday when he met with monarchs from the South-West led by Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife.

“Working with the state governments also, we intend to beef up the equipping of the police force with advanced technology and equipment that can facilitate the work of the security agencies,” the president said.

2. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (aka Shiites) has suspended their protests over the incarceration of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

The group also plans to file a suit against the Federal Government through its lawyer, Femi Falana, at the Federal High Court in Abuja challenging its proscription.

The Federal Government had obtained a court order from an Abuja Federal High Court to proscribe and declare the group a terrorist organization.

3. On Wednesday at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) an official of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Osidehinde Adewunmi, pointed out that there is a difference between names on the certificate President Muhammadu Buhari presented to the tribunal.

President Buhari’s lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) had submitted two documents (Buhari’s statement of results and the broadsheet for the results of the 18 candidates who sat for the Cambridge University Assessment International Education examination in 1961) as Exhibits R19 and R21 respectively.

Mr. Adewunmi who is WAEC’s Deputy Registrar appeared before the tribunal as Buhari’s witness. He confirmed that he certified the Cambridge University documents submitted by Buhari, but however noted that they were not issued by WAEC. Naija Buzz News published what you need to know about Buhari’s certificate controversy.

4. Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-political group, in a response to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who said that “a break-up was not the solution to Nigeria’s problem”, accuses the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of making policies capable of breaking the country.

Osinbajo cited Sudan and Somalia who broke up and yet couldn’t resolve their problems.

However, Afenifere in its response to Osinbajo noted that the government in which he is a co-pilot is doing things that could lead to a break-up. Read more

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