Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Wednesday morning🙂. Enjoy!
1.Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday presented a N852.316billion budget before the State House of Assembly. Ambode during the budget presentation said that the budget was planned to give Lagos residents a new lease of life. “From the inception of this administration, we’ve focused on security, transport, traffic management, housing, health, wealth creation, economic, infrastructure, among others,” he added.
2. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, in was appears like an apparent attempt to frustrate the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, reportedly ordered the closure of the two major stadiums in the state for renovation. A spokesman of the Kano State Sports Commission, Abbati Sabo, however noted that the directive to begin renovation in the stadiums does not have a political undertone as being insinuated.
3. The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has filed an application seeking for the disqualification of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, who was indicted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an alleged N10million bribe. Onnoghen’s defence team noted that Umar had a pending case before the EFCC and was therefore subject to blackmail from the executive arm of government which could consequently impair his ability to be a fair arbiter.
4. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, while speaking on Tuesday at the delegates conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja, said that the EFCC has discovered a new method used by politicians to hide their loots. Magu said that politicians hide their loots in some African countries and later sell and repatriate the money to Nigeria ahead of elections.
5. The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, on Tuesday in Awka, the capital city of Anambra State, said that the reason why the entire nation is endorsing former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP in the forthcoming February 16 election, is because everyone have seen that Nigeria will collapse if President Muhammadu Buhari is allowed to continue. “We are encouraged by our endorsement everywhere, not only in the South-East, because the people have seen the reality of the moment. They have seen that the present government doesn’t have the capacity to govern Nigeria. They have seen that this country will collapse under Buhari if allowed to continue,” he said.