Good Morning Nigeria! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Here’s what you need to know this Monday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Alhaji Balarabe Musa, a former Kaduna State governor, said that nobody can become the President of Nigeria without first being a thief or supported by thieves. He stated this as he received Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore, who visited him in Kaduna to seek counsel regarding his 2019 presidential ambition.
2. Senator Binta Masi Garba, the senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, in a thanksgiving service organized on Sunday to mark her 50th birthday at the Chapel of Praise International Church, Yola, said that her father burnt her properties for accepting Jesus Christ. The senator in tears noted that after the deprivation and rejection for accepting Christ, God made it possible for her to become a cornerstone.
3. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Coalition Movement of Nigeria, the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights and the Campaign for Democracy on Sunday condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for saying that his performance was not bad, as well as blaming past governments for the poor state of the economy.
4. The Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs. Aisha, in an acceptance letter to Vanguard Newspaper which made her its Person of the Year, said that the reason why she criticized her husband and threatened to withdraw her support for him in 2019 was because of her sense for justice and not due to disrespect for the president.
5. The Presidency says that President Buhari will name his running mate after he emerges as the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Although Buhari has declared his interest to contest in 2019, it appears the APC will still hold presidential primary election.
6. Bishop Matthew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, in an interview alleged that the north will still vote massively for President Muhammadu Buhari because they see him as the only one who can help bring their derelict elite to order. He noted that the north believes that their corrupt elite are above the law.
7. Mr. Femi Falana, a human rights activist, in his remark at the 2018 edition of the Vanguard Economic Discourse, themed: “Economy in Recession: Pitfalls, Trajectories and Resetting,” said that banks and churches are more corrupt than government institutions.