Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The National Assembly on Tuesday sent a warning signal to President Muhammadu Buhari over the ongoing killings in the country. According to the lawmakers, Buhari must stop the killing and also the alleged use of the Nigeria Police Force to intimidate political opponents. The National Assembly further threatened to invoke its constitutional powers against Buhari if the evil trend continued. The lawmakers came up with 12 resolutions in the session that lasted 2 hours. According to the resolution as read by Senate President Bukola Saraki, “if nothing is done, the National Assembly will not hesitate to invoke its powers against the Executive.”
2. The members of the Association of Luxury Bus Owners of Nigeria have appealed to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to intervene in the crisis currently lingering between their union and the Government of Lagos State. According to Emeka Mamah, the President of the group and Chairman of Ifesinachi Group of Companies, who spoke to journalists at the Presidential Villa after a meeting with Osinabajo, some policies of the state government were threatening their business. “We have been assured by the Vice-President that he is going to step into it. We believe that he is going to do this for us. We have the confidence in the APC government, we believe in the Vice-President and we know that he is going to ensure that our problems will be resolved,” he said.
3. Nwankwo Kanu has expressed shock over the theft of $11,000 from his luggage in Moscow. Kanu was in Moscow to participate in a World Cup promotion game between FIFA Legends and the Russia Legends, to open the World Cup Football Park. “As soon as I got to the hotel and opened my suitcase, I knew something was wrong, when I opened the second bag, it was the same thing, I was in shock,” he said while speaking to KweseESPN. He however expressed satisfaction with how the matter was resolved immediately by the authorities.
4. The Federal Government on Tuesday fulfilled its promise to Bonfrere Jo, a former Super Eagles Coach, who led the national U23 team to winthe Atlanta 96 Olympic Games. Mr. Jo was handed the keys to a three-bedroom apartment in Gwagwalada area of Abuja. According to Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, who handed the keys to him, he said that the reward would inspire the Eagles at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
5. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may suffer a major setback as aggrieved members of the Unity Forum faction at the Oyo State chapter of the party expressed sadness over the recognition of Chief Akin Oke as the Chairman of the party. The National Working Committee had on Monday recognized Chief Oke, the candidate of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, as the legitimate chairman of the Oyo state APC.