Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Friday morning🙂. Enjoy!
1.The Federal House of Representatives on Thursday summoned President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before it over the spate of insecurity across the country.
The rep members noted that failure of President Buhari to appear before it would confirmed the opinion that his administration had failed in its responsibility to protect lives and properties of Nigerians.
Buhari is expected to explain; “the inability of the Armed Forces under his watch to stop the recurring death of scores of innocent Nigerians annually from systemic attacks by killer herdsmen and alleged bandits, and the gradual occupation of the affected communities by these herdsmen despite countless assurances and statements by him, promising to stop these attacks.
2. Jide, a father who claims to be a professor, was on Thursday arrested by operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), after he was caught assisting his daughter during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
He was arrested at the Brix Academy CBT Centre in the Jabi area of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja.
According to JAMB, Jide sneaked into the exam centre but was however arrested eventually by security operatives.
3. Sudanese Defence Minister and the Vice President of the country, General Awad Ibn Auf, on Thursday removed President Omar al-Bashir from office after months of protests against his nearly 30 years rule.
General Auf noted that the president (now ex) was taken to a safe location, adding that; “the armed forces will take power with a representation of the people to pave the way for Sudanese people to live in dignity.”
The General who declared a three-month state of emergency also announced the suspension of the constitution and a two-year military rule.
4. The Federal Government has told former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that losing election is not the end of the world.
FG told Atiku that he has every right to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in court, but he should however remain patient for the court to deliver its verdict.
“The appearance of these posters coincide with the media report that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has hired a US lobbying firm to convince the United States not to recognise the re-election of President Buhari until the Supreme Court has ruled on the suit by the PDP presidential candidate,” the minister said.
“Yes, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has lost an election. But he will not be the first or the last person to lose an election, and he should realise that losing an election is not the end of the world,” he added.
5. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to set up former Vice President Atiku.
The opposition party however vowed that no amount of fabrications and attempt to set up its presidential candidate by the federal government would stop him from reclaiming his mandate.
“The party notes that a series of orchestration against Atiku and the PDP by agents of the Federal Government, officials of the Presidency and the Buhari Media Organisation expose a well-coordinated plot, which includes a resort to unfounded claims of links with a foreign lobby group, to attempt to frame Atiku, cause tension and ultimately derail the recovery of the stolen mandate at the presidential election petitions tribunal.
“Such orchestration is also targeted at instilling fear, causing apprehension in the citizenry and creating opening to further suppress genuine public opinion and the course of justice in the quest by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP to restore the will of the people,” PDP said in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan.