Good Morning Nigeria! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Here’s what you need to know this Monday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of being a beneficiary of corruption. According to Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesman of the PDP, Nigerians are disappointed in Osinbajo for allowing himself to be used to divert public attention from the impunity and corruption that had saturated the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government. This is an apparent response to a statement by Vice President Osinbajo, who had last week said that the ruling APC don’t steal public funds. The PDP added that even the Vice President is a beneficiary of corruption.
2. Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, and Senator Babafemi Ojudu alleges that members of the electoral committee chaired by Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State were friends of the Minister of Steel, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is also an aspirant. Oni and Ojudu further advised the National Working Committee of the APC to investigate the cause of the violence which led to the suspension of the governorship primary.
3. Mr. Jonathan Ishaku, a former Editor of ‘The Nigerian Standard’, said that in 1985, former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), sacked him 7 days to his wedding over being critical to his administration. “The story of my sacking by IBB was a very long one. It was a struggle between the then military government and the agitation for democracy, press freedom, journalism and human rights.” We weren’t at fault; the military felt that we were exposing them too much and we shouldn’t have been exposing them. That was 7 days before my wedding and the wedding still went ahead because we felt that would give them too much joy to postpone it. He wanted to deny me of my wedding, but I continued with my plan,” he said
4. Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, while speaking on Sunday to journalists shortly after a thanksgiving service at the RCCG national headquarters, advised Nigerians to ensure they participate in the 2019 general elections and vote for credible leaders of their choice in order to move Nigeria to the next level.
5. Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, on Sunday reportedly escaped a mob attack at a meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a hotel in Awka, Anambra State. The Minister was whisked away by security agents as gunshots pervaded the scene where results of the party’s ward congresses held on Saturday was being harmonized.
6. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State in a recent statement accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to disrupt the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary which is scheduled to hold on Tuesday. “Another worrisome development is the information at my disposal that the APC is plotting to sponsor thugs to disrupt the PDP primary scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2018, so as to create the impression that violence is common to all political parties.”