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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Thursday, 17 May, 2018 Edition)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Benue State

Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Thursday morning 🙂. Enjoy!

1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while responding to some Christian leaders at a stakeholders meeting held at the new Banquet Hall of the Benue State Government House, Makurdi, said that he would rather vacate his office as VP than compromise his Christian faith, adding that he is even ready to leave on short notice as he did not beg to become a VP. The Catholic Bishop of Gboko, His Lordship, Williams Avenya, had reminded Osinbajo of the promises of President Muhammadu Buhari while campaigning before the 2015 general election, that he would not islamise Nigeria, but rather protect all citizens, but Buhari did not fulfill his promises. “My deputy is a Christian and there is no way I will Islamise Nigeria with many Christian in my team,” Buhari had stated during campaign.

2. Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court in Jos has ordered that Mr. Jonah Jang, a former Governor of Plateau State, be remanded in prison custody alongside a former secretary to the state government, Mr. Yusuf Pam, till Thursday, May 24, when the court rule on his bail application. They were arraigned on Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a 12 counts charge filed against them for allegedly misusing fund released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to the state.

3. A team of senators on Wednesday resolved to meet President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent revelation by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, against the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris. Saraki had told his colleagues of a plot by the Police IG to frame him using some criminal suspects he had tranfered from Kwara State to Abuja. Saraki noted that he was informed about the development by the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed.

4. Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ruled that search warrants could not be applied for or executed against a serving President, Vice President, Governors or Deputy Governors. His ruling came following an alleged plan by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Department of State Services (DSS) to search the residence of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in Abuja and others parts of the country.

5. The Government of Lagos State on Wednesday inaugurated 45 road construction equipments it recent acquired. The equipments include 3 road printers, 5 driving rollers and 3 giant wheel leaders. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode noted that the new equipments were procured as an effort to reposition the Lagos State Public Works Corporation for the urban regeneration programme.

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