Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Saturday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Ahmed Gulak, a former Presidential Adviser to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, in an interview with Punch alleged that before the 2015 general election, he warned Jonathan about the former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Muazu, but Jonathan refused to listen to him. He added that Muazu forced his removal as Jonathan’s adviser through blackmail, saying that Muazu and co told Jonathan that they would massively leave the PDP if he was not removed.
2. A coalition of socio-cultural groups in Benue State have collectively agreed to drag the Federal Government before the United Nations and the International Crime Court (ICC) over the persistent killings of the citizens of Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
3. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State reportedly described the 3 senators who represent the Senatorial Districts, Senator Shehu Sani, Kaduna Central; Senator Suleiman Hukunyi, Kaduna North; and Senator Danjuma Leah, Kaduna South; in the state as useless and ignorant. According to him, the senators were working against a $350million World Bank loan requested by the state government. El-Rufai added that God will curse them for allegedly working against the masses in the state.
4. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Friday during a press conference on the findings of the committee set up to investigate the allegations of underage voting in Kano State, blamed the Kano State Independent Election Commission for the controversy. Yakubu noted that although it could not be ascertained if children actually voted, but the Kano electoral commission did not completely used the voter register given to them by INEC.
5. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ahead of 2019 general elections inaugurated a Contact Committee with a mandate to seal alliance talks with other political parties willing to align forces with it to sack the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from power. The committee was inaugurated by the party chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.