Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Saturday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Senator George Akume, the Chairman Senate Committee on Army, who led a delegation from Benue State to visit President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday, said that the Government of Benue State was behind the attacks by herdsmen in the state. “When you talk about herdsmen and farmers’ clash, it is a story going good-bye Have you heard of farmers/herders clashes in Benue again? No. We know those who were behind that; government was behind that. I am talking about the state government, through the livestock guards. They knew what was going on. So it is now a thing of the past,” the senator said.
2. On Friday in Nnewi, Anambra State, 2 policemen and 4 others suspected to be members of the Biafra secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), died following a clash. Report has it that the agitators marched around Nnewi yesterday urging people on the need for referendum for the Sovereign State of Biafra and the need to reject the 2019 general elections. Problem however started when security officials arrived at the scene trying to stop the protesters who were shouting; “No referendum, no 2019 election.”
3. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Thursday in Yola, Adamawa State, during a town hall meeting with the people of Jimeta, described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as an assembly of elements that came together to defraud Nigerians. Atiku who is the presidential candidate of the strongest opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also expressed regret and apologized for joining the group that form the APC. “I regretted being a part of the party which never deemed it fit to fulfil all of the promises it made to Nigerians. If I had known that the APC would be such a colossal failure and disgrace, I would never had joined the party. The APC has failed to fulfill even one of the promises it made to Nigerians. The APC is simply an assembly meant to defraud Nigerians,” he said.
4. Former Military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, while speaking at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, during the 2018 Distinguished Annual Lecture for Senior Executive Course 40 participants, said that Nigerians must stop complaining about the present hardship of the country but instead vote out incompetent leaders in the forthcoming election. “Stop criticising the failures of government, go and vote them out if you think those voted are not doing their job,” he said.