Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Saturday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, a Kaduna based Islamic cleric, says that insecurity in Nigeria is currently worst under President Muhammadu Buhari than Ex-President Jonathan. According to him, during Jonathan’s administration, although there was bloodshed, there were still visible progresses being made. However, Buhari has only successfully tamed the Boko Haram insurgent, but kidnapping, and other threat to people’s lives are out there. He noted further that the economy is even worse, feeding has become a problem. There are problems everywhere, Nigeria is down.
2. Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, the founder of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, has called on the people of the Middle-Belt region to protect themselves against attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen. He urged them to stop the consumption of cow meat. “They should stop crying like babies and stop behaving like cowards because the people who are killing them are not gods. The first law of survival is self defence,” he said.
3. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Emir of Illorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, and others hailed yesterday’s Supreme Court verdict on the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki on false assets declaration and sundry charges instituted against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in 2015. The Federal Government had accused Saraki in September 2015 of failing to declare some of his assets in Lagos and Abuja despite having acquired them before he became the governor of Kwara State in 2003.
4. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will spend about N60million on the forthcoming July 14 Ekiti State Governorship election. This was revealed by Prince Solomon Soyebi, the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Ekiti election, in a recent interview. “For the Ekiti election, the aggregate is much because when we talk about the commission spending on Ekiti, I can assure you that we are spending over N600million,” he said.