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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Thursday, 26 July, 2018 Edition)

Senator Dino Melaye, the Chairman Senate Committee of the Federal Capital Territory

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

1. Senator Ben Murray-Bruce raised an alarm this morning over an alleged abduction of Senator Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, by known persons while on his way to Kogi State for court hearing. According to Mr. Murray, Melaye’s brother, Moses Melaye, informed him of the development. “I have just been informed by Moses Melaye, @dino_melaye’s brother, that Dino has been abducted by unknown persons in a Toyota Sienna that blocked their car and overpowered them on their way to Kogi to answer to Dino’s court case. Let’s be on the watch out. Will keep you updated,” he said.

2. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has welcomed Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr. Ortom after several controversial statements over his political position come 2019 finally dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday. “My dear Governor Samuel Ortom welcome home to @OfficialPDPNig, a party that promotes equity, fairness and inclusiveness that will better serve the interest of the good people of Benue,” Atiku wrote on twiter.

3. Senate President Bukola Saraki has again written the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over his invitation to appear before a police interrogation team over the allegations made against him by arrested suspects of the Offa bank robbery incident that left over 30 persons dead in April. Mr. Idris in a letter few days ago invited Saraki to report by 8am on Tuesday. Saraki however did not honour the invitation, but instead proceeded to the Senate where he announced the defection of about 16 APC senators to the opposition. The Senate President in his initial response to the IGP’s letter alleged that the invitation was politically motivated.

4. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in a recent statement described President Muhammadu Buhari as a common enemy of Nigerians. The spokesmen of the both parties (Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan and Princess Goldba Tolofari) stated this while speaking at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja yesterday. “We have a common enemy; Buhari is the enemy of Nigeria. He’s a common enemy to the SDP and PDP, that is why we are here to rescue the nation,” Ologbondiyan said. While Tolofari said that the current government “are not democrats, that is why things are deteriorating and we cannot watch and see things going the way they are.

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