Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Thursday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of looting the repatriated $322million (N115billion) loot under the cover of distributing money to the poor. PDP also alleged that N4billion had also been looted under the Tradermoni and the Farmers Anchor Borrower schemes to fund Buhari’s reelection campaign. “The PDP PCO charges the EFCC to investigate the alleged looting of over N4bn under the Tradermoni and the Farmers Anchor Borrower schemes, to fund President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election campaign. The PDP PCO also urges the EFCC to open investigation into the alleged looting of the repatriated $322m (about N115bn), by the Buhari Presidency, under the cover of distributing the money to the poor,” PDP said through Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, its spokesman.
2. The Nigeria Police has reportedly arrested suspects who murder a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd). Report has it that Badeh’s killers were local bandits who rob and kidnap people of the highway. Mr. Badeh was killed on December 18, 2018 while on his way returning from his farm. He was the only occupant of the vehicle who was killed. His friend was abducted by the bandits but was however released eventually after his family paid ransom.
3. Mr. Buba Galadima, a former political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday during a programme on Channels Television accused the current administration of illegitimately enriching some of Mr. President’s relatives. According to him, there are some of Buhari’s relatives who took N2,000 transport money from him to travel to Kaduna who are now billionaires. “I can’t see any integrity whatsoever on the side of Mr President. Which integrity? Somebody who condones corrupt people around him. We know of his relatives. We know of his friends who were bankrupt before 2015. We know of his relatives who took N2,000 transport money from us to go to Kaduna. Today, they are multibillionaires. They have assets all over the world. They have estates all over the world. I can show anybody that wants to know. So, the issue of integrity with this government is not an issue,” Galadima said.
4. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday during the annual Ibogun-Olaogun Day celebration in Ibogun, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, said that President Muhammadu Buhari will continue addressing him as ‘sir’ until the day he dies, adding that Buhari would not have won the 2015 presidential election without his support. “Buhari will continue to address me as ‘sir.’ In 2015, if I didn’t support Buhari, he wouldn’t have won the election. I know Buhari and he, too, knows me. Till the day I die, Buhari will continue to address me as ‘Sir’,” Obasanjo said.