Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Saturday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday while speaking when the members of the Buhari Media Support Organisation visited him at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, admitted that it was really difficult for anybody to defend him and his administration, adding that all those who have stood behind him and defending him, had been doing so as a sacrifice. “I don’t think I can thank you enough for your steadfastness under very difficult circumstances. It is not easy to defend this administration and more in particular to defend me. But your consistency has given me a lot of confidence.” He said. “I know you are doing it as a sacrifice: physical, mental and material, because as I keep on saying, the oppositions now are sitting on incredible resources which I am afraid we might not match it at all,” he added.
2. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, on Friday in his remarks at the Greater Nigeria Pastors’ Conference, said that the lopsidedness in the appointment of security chiefs in the country needs an urgent review in order to pacify some aggrieved sections of the country and bring our more efficiency in their operations.
3. The National Chairman of the African Democratic Party (ADC), Chief Ralph Nwosu, on Friday at the Green Legacy hall of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, while welcoming a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gboyega Isiaka, to the ADC, revealed that he was offered oil well and billions of dollars as baits to destroy the party following its adoption by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CNM), ahead of the 2019 general election.
4. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has announced his decision not to contest for the position of National Chairman of the ruling party schedule for June 23, 2018. According to him, his decision was due to his genuine love for the party and the need to re-position it to face the 2019 elections. “Even though, I had the desire to re-contest as National Chairman of the party, I have decided that it is ultimately in the best interest of the party for me to withdraw from the race,” he said.
5. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, a member of the seventh House of Representatives and a former governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, was on Friday shot by a policeman deployed to the APC secretariat in Ajilosun, Ado Ekiti, during the reception ceremony of the party’s governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. The policeman was reportedly provoked by some thugs who laid siege to dignitaries at the event. Bamidele was stand with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, the Governor of Ondo State, Fayemi and Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the former National Publicity Secretary of the PDP and a former governorship aspirant of the party, when he started muttering, “I have been hit by bullet” repeatedly.