Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Thursday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to contain the rising banking risks in the country. IMF also commended CBN for its decision to stop weak banks with huge non-performing loans from paying dividends to its shareholders.
2. Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, an elder statesman and Chairman of the Northern Leaders and Stakeholders Assembly, said that the leaders in the north will assess candidates of all political parties before unanimously supporting any candidate for 2019 presidential election.
3. On Wednesday, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria urged President Muhammadu Buhari to review his position in withholding signing to establish the Peace Corps of Nigeria or risk being vetoed if he fails to sign it.
4. Controversial All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator, Mr. Dino Melaye, says that the ruling party has no specific plans for youth development. Melaye also revealed that his party borrowed N11trillion under 3 years, but the PDP borrowed N6trillion in 16 years.
5. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the privilege of his visit to Ghana to draw lessons from President Nana Akufo-Addo on how to run a peaceful, united and economically vibrant nation.
6. Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been rendered homeless at the Ajiri IDP Camp in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State as fire destroyed their homes, food and clothes.
7. The Peoples Democratic Party says that under the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari led APC government, people live in fear over what it described as the continuous harassment, arrests and detention of its members across the country by agents of the APC controlled Federal Government.
8. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State alleges that the continued insurgent activities in Nigeria is an evident manifestation of internal aggression and not external as everyone would believe. He noted that the adoption of ransom payment shows that the country’s insecurity has become a profitable business.
9. Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze, the mastermind behind October 1, 2010 Independence Day bombing to near Eagle Square in Abuja, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
10. Alhaji Sule Lamido, a former Governor of Jigawa State and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party says that Nigeria has been hijacked and ruled by men who lacks ideas.