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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Monday, 06 August, 2018 Edition)

Senator Godswill Akpabio on Sunday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in London, United Kingdom, ahead of his rumoured planned defection to the APC

Good Morning Nigeria! Hope you had an awesome weekend! Here are a few of what you need to know this Monday morning 🙂. Enjoy!

1. Senator Godswill Akpabio on Sunday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in London, United Kingdom. His meeting came following reports and speculations that he would be defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Akpabio who is the Senate Minority Leader is expected to dump the PDP for the APC this week.

2. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday while receiving a former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, said that no amount of threats and intimidation will make him abandon his clamour for a better Nigeria. Bafarawa visited the former president to consult him on his presidential ambition. “The situation of Nigeria today is not the one any right thinking Nigerian should applaud.  And my own strong belief is that Nigeria deserves better than we have now.  And we can get better than what we have. And so, you are to see what you can do, that is why you are aspiring to make Nigeria better than what it is today. I went to prison for doing nothing wrong.  I have also been intimidated and threatened. What would you do to intimidate somebody like me?  Whatever you are trying to do to me, people have tried to do it to me in the past, and it amounted to nothing and it will amount to nothing, he said.

3. The Reformed All Progressives Congress (rAPC) has accused the APC and the Federal Government of plotting to bribe senators with a minimum of N50million each to sack Senate President Bukola Saraki from office.  Kassim Afegbua, the spokesman of the rAPC, noted that the breakaway faction has been reliably informed of the plot which was hatched in the residence of the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole. “Part of the plot was to reach out to some PDP senators, especially those who have EFCC queries in order to give them a clean bill of health once they defect to the APC. They also agreed to woo some senators with the sum of fifty million naira each,” he said.

4. The President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia John Nwodo; the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB); a constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze; after a closed door meeting in Anambra State, said that the Igbo is not interest in Nigeria’s presidency. “The primary need of Ndigbo now is restructuring, not Igbo presidency. We want a restructured Nigeria; that is the only way we can get what we want and every zone would be satisfied. If Nigeria is restructured, that will go a long way to satisfy our demands. We don’t want Igbo presidency. As the country is today, we cannot get anything until Nigeria is restructured. We can begin to talk about Igbo presidency only when Nigeria is restructured,” Prof. Nwabueze who spoke after the meeting said.

5. Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, the Deputy Governor of Kano State, on Sunday announced his resignation from office over alleged disrespect and persecution against him by his boss, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. He noted that he had endured two and half years of immeasurable and unjustifiable humiliation, without reasons. Following all these humiliations and given the deteriorating state of affairs and your continued disrespect for the office of the Deputy Governor, as well as your expression of several injustices against my person, I regret to say that I have no option but to succumb to my inner calling with the hope that this decision is in accordance with the guidance and wishes of Allah (SWT) for the good people of Kano State, to call it quits,” he said.

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