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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 Edition)

Professor Wole Soyinka

Good Day Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know today 🙂. Enjoy!

1. Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Monday in Abuja at the 8th Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa, said that until corrupt Nigerian leaders start getting jailed, the war against corruption will never be won. “I took the trouble yesterday to visit the headquarter of the EFCC. I wanted to see what would be the mode of hospitality of some of our leaders who will surely, sooner or later, pass through the doors of that beautiful building. I am not a vengeful person but I think until we ensure that some of our leaders pass through those doors, this struggle against corruption in this country will not be won, will not be over,” Soyinka said.

2. Security at the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday was on high alert allegedly over the reported resumption of suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. The senator was suspended for 90days for accusing his colleagues of working against President Muhammadu Buhari. However, on Thursday, the Federal High Court in Abuja nullified his suspension by the red chamber.

3. The Igbo apex socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Monday said that it had invited the Biafra secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which was proscribed by the Federal Government , to its summit on restructuring which will hold on May 21, in Awka, the capital of Anambra State. IPOB had vowed that it would not allow the summit to hold. However, Ohanaeze in a statement by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chuks Ibegbu, noted that the group was not worried over the treat by IPOB, adding that the threat was not coming as a surprise to them.

4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Dutse, the capital of Jigawa State, said that his administration would not disappoint Nigerians. He added that he was aware of the hardship in the country and he is doing everything possible to improve the condition Nigerians.

5. Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, in a recent statement on Monday said that if succeeding regimes had checked corruption as his government did, Nigeria would not have being swimming in graft with the attendant socio-economic and developmental problems. According to Gowon, he and his officers did not indulge in corruption.

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