Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Friday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Jama’atu Nasril Islam under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Thursday lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government and security agencies over the abduction of 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State.
2. Oloyede Olawale a prosecution witness in a $1.6billion fraud case involving Jide Omokore on Thursday at the Federal High Court in Maitama, Abuja, alleged that 25 cars was supplied to the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, and 23 to former PDP Chairman, Adamu Muazu.
3. A man was reportedly docked for allegedly stealing over $50,000 from a bookstore belonging to the founder of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedopo.
4. The Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, says that the company will soon diversify revenue inflow and mitigate future oil price drops.
5. Alhaji Babangida Aliyu, the Chairman of the Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, during a sympathy visit to the Governor of Benue State, Mr. Samuel Ortom, described state governors in Nigeria as a mere glorified Chief Security Officers of their respective states.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that the Federal Government is already working hard to achieve self-sufficiency in food production and consumption and also cut down on imports of agricultural products that depleted Nigeria’s foreign reserve.
7. The National House of Representatives has passed a vote of no confidence on Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, and Mr. Abubakar Bawa-Bwari, the Minister of State, for shunning a sectoral debate on the steel sector to figure a solution over the abandoned Ajaokuta Steel Company.
8. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as anti-people for allegedly planning to stop the construction of N11billion Ekiti State road project.
9. Oba Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, on Thursday said that the Governor of Oyo State, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi, because of his achievements so far deserved a third term in office if the constitution had provision for it.
10. Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, the Chief of Defence Staff; Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff; other service chiefs and the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura; yesterday afternoon met with troops commanders at the military command and control centre at the Brigadier MaiMalari Cantonment in Maiduguri over the abduction of over 100 schoolgirls from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.