Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the ‘Not Too Young to Run’ Bill and quit in 2019 to give chance to younger generation to govern the country in 2019. This was stated by the National President of the ACF, Alhaji Yerima Shettima on Tuesday during an interview with Punch. Buhari had stated that he would sign the bill in the next few days during his Democracy Day broadcast.
2. Ekiti, Rivers and Cross River States have reportedly rejected the bill on water resources sent to the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Niger Delta Leaders under the aegis of The Pan-Niger Delta Forum, also rejected the bill on grounds that it was insensitive to the well being of the people of the Niger Delta. The bill seeks to concentrate the control of water resources in the Federal Government.
3. Leaders of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) bloc of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will on Wednesday converge to review the outcome of their Monday meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and possibly discuss on booking an appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari to express their grievances however how they were being treated unfairly in the APC despite all their in the emergence of the APC government into power.
4. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State says that the defection of Mr. Dayo Adeyeye, a former Minister of State for Works, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not affect the party. Adeyeye had in his reaction to the outcome of the Ekiti State PDP Governorship Primary Election which he lost to Fayose’s deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, dumped the PDP. “I am not bothered by the action taken by the former aspirant in the just concluded PDP governorship primary election in the state,” Fayose said in reaction to Adeyeye’s defection. “His move to APC will not in any way affect us. This is because majority of those he thought were behind him did not defect with him,” the governor added.
5. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday while addressing the Rivers Stakeholders during the public presentation of his scorecard in Port Harcourt, the state capital, called on the people of the state to be vigilant ahead of the 2019 general elections. He added that his administration had since his emergence in 2015 ran an open transparent and accountable government.
6. The Federal Government has threatened to sack striking health workers if they fail to resume work today. The information is contained in a circular with reference number, DHS/166/T2/220 dated May 28, 2018, issued by the Director of Hospital Services Department, Dr. O.J Amedu, on behalf of the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole. “Governing boards should direct all staff members on strike to return to work within 48 hours or be considered as having absconded from work without leave,” “Failure to return within 48 hours attracts immediate dismissal and should be so due to their absence from duty without leave in line with PSR-030413”.