Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The United States President Donald J. Trump and the Leader of North Korean, Kim Jong-Un, met and shock hands at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa around 9:04am (which was 2:04am Nigeria time). The historical moment came following series of threats from the two leaders. “We will have a terrific relationship,” Trump said, adding that he had high hopes that the meeting would be a success. Kim in his own response said that; “the way to get here was not easy, but we overcame all the obstacles to get here.”
2. Mr. Donald Duke, the former Governor of Cross River State, who recently declared his intention to contest for the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s government as a failure. According to him, Buhari was not ready for leadership which was apparently why it took him 6months to appoint ministers. When asked why he thinks he would do better that Buhari, he said; “because I see such obvious failings. I see a leadership that is steeped in the past; that has refused to evolve with a nation that is predominantly a nation of young aspiring people and still doing things the way they were done many years ago and did not work.”
3. The Nigeria Police has reportedly moved the arrested suspects of the Off Bank robberies to South-West to recover firearms used by the gang. Sometime in April, a group of robbers including a dismissed police officer, stormed banks in the Offa area of Kwara State, robbed banks in the area and left over 30 persons dead including 9 policemen. According to the police, the suspects had confessed that they had links with Senate President Bukola Saraki, adding that they work for him. An allegation Saraki had since vehemently denied.
4. Following the alarm raised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo of an alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to frame him up using fake documents and fake witnesses to pave way for his arrest and incarceration, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the National House of Representatives have expressed their disagreements over the allegation.
5. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Monday while declaring open the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of African Petroleum Producers Organisation, said that African Countries needs to look beyond oil-based revenue and diversify the economies for further prosperity. He noted that although oil has been the mainstay of African economies, there is the need to re-invest the oil revenues through diversification to prevent economies crises resulting from over-dependence on oil.