Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Saturday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The United Nations has confirmed the killing of at least eight (8) Nigerian security personnel and three (3) UN workers in yesterday’s Boko Haram attack at an internally displaced persons camp in Rann. The UN also withdrew workers from the community. Also, Doctors Without Borders (Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF)) has officially suspended humanitarian activities in remote communities in Borno following the recent attack.
2. Human Rights Activist, Oghenejabor Ikimi, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack all Service Chiefs, the National Security Adviser and the Minister of Defence over the recent abduction of 110 schoolgirls from the Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.
3. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says that Nigeria’s current structure facilitates corruption in the country.
4. Ekiti State Teachers hail the National House of Representatives over the vote of no confidence on the Minister of Steel, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the former governor of the state.
5. Former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, and Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, reportedly held a closed door meeting in Minna, Niger State.
6. Boko Haram have reportedly contacted female negotiator, Aisha Wakil (aka Mama Boko Haram), over the recent abduction of over 100 schoolgirls from the Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.
7. The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria supports the National House of Representatives to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on polls re-ordering.
8. Ahead of 2019 General Elections, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly budgeted N14.82billion for 2018. Allegedly allocated N500million for 20 vehicles.
9. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in a statement apparently over the non-confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, insists that the anti-graft boss is going nowhere.
10. The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe, alleges that Thailand blames President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged collapse of its rice mill.