Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Tuesday morning????. Enjoy!
1.Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has described the forthcoming February 16 presidential and national assembly elections as the best opportunity to end dictatorship in Nigeria, saying that the election offers Nigerians a chance to be free. “In the forthcoming presidential election, you have the opportunity to end dictatorship and embrace freedom. Today, nobody is enjoying the economy. The economy has degenerated to the level that the church is affected as people can no longer give offering and tithes. We have the opportunity to fix our economy by voting for the right person. This is a time to change the economic direction of the country,” the governor said in Port Harcourt during a special mass held at the Catholic Institute of West Africa.
2. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has reportedly said that the Biafra secessionist group will hold a referendum on the sovereign state of Biafra on February 16, the day the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixed for the presidential and national assembly elections.
3. The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Monday filed a suit before the Supreme Court, challenging the suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate asked the Supreme Court to interpret whether the president has the powers to remove a CJN without the two-third majority of the Senate as stated in the Constitution. The red chamber noted that Buhari’s action was a violation of Section 292(1)(a)(i) of the Constitution.
4. The Presidential Candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in a press conference in Abuja on Monday, warned the President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government not to plunge Nigeria into a constitutional crisis that will derail our hard earned democracy. Atiku’s warning came following Buhari’s suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen without following due process.
5. Jonah Jang, a former Governor of Plateau State, has promised to mobilize two million votes from his state to ensure the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming presidential election. “Plateau is the PDP and the PDP is Plateau. We will make sure that we give Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, two million votes in the forthcoming election,” he said in Jos on Monday while addressing party supporters during the campaign rally for the northern senatorial district of the state.