Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Friday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria probes the alleged plot to remove its president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and other principal officers.
2. The National House of Representatives urges President Muhammadu Buhari to order the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to enforce Benue State anti-open grazing law. The law has apparently caused gruesome violent and killings by Fulani herdsmen in the state.
3. “Thanks for being a loyal partner,” President Muhammadu Buhari said in his statement to mark Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s 61 birthday on Thursday.
4. Parents of the 110 schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, protested at the National Assembly, demand rescue of their daughters.
5. The Senate has summoned the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; demands a two-weeks rescue plan for abducted Chibok and Dapchi schoolgirls.
6. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in a press conference in Abuja said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government will not repeat the mistake of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration by spending money on Ajaokuta Steel Complex again. Over $8billion has been spent on the project since 1979 without any result, he said.
7. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State alleges that he has not been informed that President Muhammadu Buhari will be visiting Rivers that or even why he wants to visit.
8. The Nigerian Labour Congress tells the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, that he is an embarrassment to public office.
9. Kaduna State Senator, Mr. Shehu Sani, reveals that every Nigerian Senator gets N13.5million monthly and about N200million as constituency fund.