Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in an apparent response to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over refusal to obey the proposed change in election sequence, warns INEC against being misguided on the extent of the powers of the National Assembly in the amendment of the Electoral Act 2010.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Benue State said that he is surprised to hear that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, did not obey his order to stay in Benue State until the clash between herdsmen and farmer is resolved. “I am getting to know this in this meeting. I am quite surprised,” Buhari said.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday told the United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, that the federal government chose to negotiate with Boko Haram because Nigeria wants Chibok and Dapchi schoolgirls rescued unharmed.
4. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State despite pressure from all corner has insisted that he will not dump his son-in-law governorship ambition.
5. Wives of detained Boko Haram suspects reveal that Nigerian soldiers and Civilian Joint Task Force forces them to give s*x for food.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Minister of Youths and Sport, Solomon Dalung, accuses the All Progressives Congress led government in Plateau State of corruption, deceit. Alleges that Governor Simon Lalong lied and deceived President Muhammadu Buhari to recommission the Federal Secretariat bridge that has already been commissioned by Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
7. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) urges President Muhammadu Buhari to impose 100% excise duty on alcoholic beverages, and tobacco.
8. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) reportedly grilled former factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ex-Governor Ali Modu Sheriff of Borno State, over N12billion aircraft.