Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Prof. Kolapo Olusola, the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, has emerged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the July 14 governorship election in the state. Olusola got, 1,191 votes against 770 votes polled by a former Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, who also served as the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP National Caretaker Committee. The third candidate Senator Abiodun Olujimi had earlier stepped down for Adeyeye in the interest of the party.
2. The National House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee investigating the fresh Turn Around Maintenance being planned for the 4 refineries in the nation on Tuesday alleged that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) hired firms facing corruption charges for the job. According to the lawmakers, some of the firms awarded the maintenance contract worth $1.8billion were facing corruption charges across the globe including the famous $1.2billion Malabu scandal. The firms includes, Eni, Trafigura, MIRS and Sahara.
3. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a recent statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, regarding the recent primary election held last Saturday in Ekiti State, has cancelled the last election and ordered for a fresh primary to hold on Friday. The decision came yesterday after the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, and Chief Bisi Akande, meet the aspirants behind closed doors at the Lagos State Government Lodge Annex in Abuja on Tuesday.
4. The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has expressed condemnation over the killings in Kaduna State and other parts of Nigeria. Hi statement was issued by his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, on Tuesday. “The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack on May 5, 2018 in Gwaska village, Kaduna State, north-western Nigeria, which resulted in scores of casualties,” the statement read as he further called for the attackers to be brought swiftly to justice.
5. According to reports, 17 Nigerian migrants who survived a deadly sea crossing in 2017 have filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Italy for violating their rights by supporting Libya’s efforts to return them back to North Africa. The group petitioned the European Court of Human Rights; Violeta Moreno-Lax, a legal adviser for the Global Legal Network.