Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The Minister of Transport, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, says that the federal government will complete the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line in January 2019. FG also dumps planned demolition of 1,400 buildings in Abeokuta, Ogun State, over the rail line.
2. Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom warns Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State to stop interfering in Benue affairs. Ortom gave the warning to Lalong at a stakeholders meeting with National Economic Council technical committee on herdsmen/farmers crisis resolution held in Makurdi the state capital. “Please tell your boss when you see him to stop interfering with affairs in my state, let him mind his business in Plateau and I will mind my own business here,” Mr. Ortom told Lalomg representative at the meeting.
3. The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Mr. Abdulaziz Yari, says that the creation of state police would help in addressing the insecurity in the nation. Senators and other Governors also support the creation of state police.
4. The Speaker of the National House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, says that the Ajaokuta steel company abandoned in Kogi State by the federal government is a national shame.
5. Policemen was deployed to the office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Abuja as workers protests President Muhammadu Buhari’s reinstatement of Prof. Usman Yusuf, the NHIS Executive Secretary, who was suspended by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole.
6. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State writes President Muhammadu Buhari over renaming of the Federal University Oye Ekiti as Adeyinka Adebayo University, after late General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, who was the Military Governor of the defunct Western region.
7. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee, wants the Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s report on restructuring implemented before 2019 general elections.
8. Suspected herdsmen on Monday slaughter a cop and killed two other civil defence operatives in Benue State.
9. Dr. Junaid Mohammed, a Second Republic Lawmaker, in a recent statement urges President Muhammadu Buhari to go home and take care of his troubling health and save Nigeria from further woes arising from his inability to governor the nation.
10. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday, expressed outrage over alleged declaration that the case file of its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been missing after over one year of trial.