Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Thursday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The Nigeria Police on Wednesday arraigned Senator Dino Melaye over alleged escape from police custody and attempted suicide on April 24, 2018. He was arraigned before Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello at the Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja. The senator was granted bail in the sum of N90million with 2 sureties in like sum. He was also directed to always report to the Wuse police station every working day of the week.
2. The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, who was supposed to appear before the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Wednesday, failed to do so. This is the second time the police IG refused to honour the lawmakers invitation. The first time he was summouned, he sent the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Operations), Joshak Habila. Yesterday, he reportedly sent the same person to represent him. The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, in his response, said that “No IG has ever refused to appear before the Senate since we started practicing democracy. I don’t think that has happened before. But we must know that these actions are a danger to our democracy. Again, we cannot say it is just to us, because the president told us that he told him to go to Benue and the man refused to go to Benue; and he (Idris) is sitting there, and he is doing this.”
3. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has vehemently denied rumours that he is supporting President Muhammadu Buhari in the next election. Obasanjo says that even morons won’t describe President Buhari’s mediocre performance as superlative. His statement was issued by his media aide, Mr. Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
4. Chief Emeka Anyaoku, a former Commonwealth Secretary General; Chief Ayo Adebanjo, a Chieftain of Afenifere, Chief John Nwodo, the President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and others on Wednesday in Lagos at the 10th anniversary symposium of the late Senate Abraham Adesanya, said that the future of Nigeria is hanging in the balance if its governance system is not restructured urgently.
5. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, while speaking to State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, said that the FEC has approved an additional N80billion for the rehabilitation of the Section II of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from Sagamu to Ibadan.
6. The Federal Government on Wednesday alleges that the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, and other members of the party got N14billion from the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd). According to the FG, Dasuki also allegedly gave Secondus another N850million.