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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Saturday, 22 December, 2018 Edition)

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Saturday morning 🙂. Enjoy!

1.The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, in another apparent attack against Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, condemned the alleged nepotism in the Imo State Government. Oshiomhole said that the Imo APC governorship candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma, would return Imo to the people and end the government by a single family.

2. Report has it that soldiers have started lobbying against deployment to the North-East, following the recent escalation of Boko Haram attacks on military formations. Punch revealed that some undisclosed military source said that after the gruesome attacks on soldiers at the Metele, Kangarwa, Malumfatori and Arge areas of Borno State in November, soldiers were now lobbying to avoid posting to the Boko Haram ravaged region.

3. Senators and members of the National House of Representatives said that it was no longer possible to start and complete the processes required to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision on the 2018 Electoral Act Amendment Bill. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had condemned Mr. President’s decision, saying that Buhari purposely refused to sign it because the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) wants to rig the 2019 elections.

4. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday announced that it intercepted a cash sum of $2.8million from two suspected to be money launders at the Enugu International Airport. The duo, Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel, were reportedly nabbed following intelligence report. “During interrogation, the suspects confessed that they had been in the business of conveying cash for some notable banks for over six years and were in the process of doing same for one of the banks located at New Market, Onitsha, Anambra State, when they were caught,” EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, said.

5. Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State on Friday warned the National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) against the decision to dissolve the executive body of the APC in Ogun State. The APC NWC had setup a caretaker committee headed by Chief Yemi Sanusi which will report directly to Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, the APC National Chairman. Amosun however addressed members of the sacked executive body, saying that nothing would happen to the already embattled exco members. “We are human beings. We are no God and that is why we are telling them that in this coming election in  Ogun State, it is whoever all of you (people) decide to back that will win the election. So, the best way to answer them is through our action. And what is the action? We will use our votes to let them know who owns Ogun State. We have decided to let them be for the sake of President Buhari. If not for the President, we know what to do,” he said.

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