Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Saturday morning. Enjoy!
1. The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday announced a 100% increase in the allowances of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority officials to encourage and motivate them to perform their duties diligently.
“As from the end of the month of July, we shall increase your allowances by 100 per cent. This would enable you to perform optimally. To whom much is given, much is expected,” Governor Sanwo-Olu said.
2. Chief Nnia Nwodo, the President of Ohanaeze, has warned that with the current structural imbalance in the country, there is no future for Nigeria.
According to him, the country can never get better in as much as the north decides to be unreasonable.
“There is no future for Nigeria. As long as the north decides to be unreasonable and realistic, this country can never get better,” he said.
“The only solution is restructuring or the country will eventually hit the rocks. If not today, tomorrow. What does it cost to be fair and live in peace? Read More on Naija Buzz
3. There are indications that the Ex-Governors of Lagos, Adamawa and Bauchi States, Akinwunmi Ambode, Mohammed Bindow and Mohammed Abubakar, respectively may be part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s next cabinet.
Report has it that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has agreed to automatically nominate all APC governors who lost their re-election bid for ministerial appointment.
There are insinuations however that a group loyal to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the APC, were working to frustrate the emergence of Ambode as minister. The group noted that the ex-Lagos State governor frustrated many party members during his administration and there was therefore a need to teach him a lesson.
4. Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday announced her decision to be addressed as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
She revealed that she personally chose to be called the wife of the president instead of First Lady in her husband’s first term from 2015 – 2019.
According to her, her decision to change her title was due to the confusion in states as to whether the wives of governors should be addressed as first ladies or the wives of the governors since she (the president’s wife) is being addressed as the wife of the president.
“So, forgive me for confusing you from the beginning, but now I chose to be called the first lady,” she said at the Presidential Villa in Abuja during the presentation of awards to the former and current wives of the 36 governors. Read More