Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Friday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The members of the National House of Representatives presided over by Hon. Yakubu Dogara on Thursday, in their reactions to the recent bank robbery in Offa, Kwara State, that left over 30 dead, said that the Nigeria security system is sick. According to the lawmakers, the situation called for the overhauling of the security system in the country.
2. Prince Dayo Adeyeye, a former minister of state for works, is planning to bring all aspirants of the Ekiti State Governorship seat together, in order to form an alliance against the preferred candidate of Governor Ayodele Fayose. Fayose had repeatedly stated that his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, must succeed him. “All the aspirants are collaborating and we are working together and I believe at the end of the day one will win. Actually, we are contesting against the governor,” he said.
3. Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas, the Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, in Abuja says that President Muhammadu Buhari has no yet submitted his request for the approval of $1billion proposed for the procurement of military equipments to fight insurgents across the country.
4. The Yoruba pressure group, Agbekoya farmers, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Afenifere and others have insisted that elections will not hold in Yoruba land starting with the Osun and Ekiti States elections unless the South-West was recognized as a region. The groups threatens to pull out of the 1914 amalgamation that gave birth to Nigeria, adding that the Yoruba rejects the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
5. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday at the Federal High Court in Abuja said that the reason why it wants to take over possession of the two Abuja properties linked to Mrs. Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, is because properties are currently subjects of money laundering investigations. The properties were registered in the name of Ariwabai Aruera Reachout Foundation/Women for Changeg and Development Initiative, a pet project initiated by the former first lady.
6. The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in its response to the trial of Boko Haram suspects by Justice Binta Nyako, said that the judge should use the same yardstick used for the terrorist by dismissing the treason charges against IPOB members in her court.
7. Rt. Rev. Owen Nwokolo, the Bishop on the Niger, (Anglican Communion) on Thursday while speaking in Onitsha, Anambra State, said that the continued detention of Leah Sharibu, one of the Dapchi school girls who was held back by the Boko Haram terrorist group for her refusal to denounce Christianity and accept Islam is confirming the belief by Nigerians that the violent activities of herdsmen and Boko Haram insurgents are aimed at Islamizing Nigeria.