Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Sunday morning🙂. Enjoy!
1. The United States of America has reportedly reduced the import of crude oil from Nigeria by about 89%.
Report has it that the US crude oil import from Nigeria reduced to 539,000 barrels in February from 4.87million barrels in January.
The US bought 5.18million barrels in December.
The drastic reduction in Nigeria crude oil import to the US is because of the increase in production in US shale.
2. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has since 2015 recovered 214 landed properties in Abuja and many other cities across the nation from over 70 individuals and 7 companies.
Prominent Nigerians who lost their properties through interim forfeiture and final forfeiture including; Diezani Alison Madueke, a former Petroleum Minister; Col. Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser; late Alex Badeh, a former Chief of Defence Staff; Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd), a former Chief of Air Staff; Ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State; Ex-Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State; Ex-Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State and others.
3. Report has it that members of the National House of Representatives from the North-Central region have united to work against Femi Gbajabiamila, the anointed candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Speakership position.
Mohammed Bago from Niger State and John Dyegh from Benue State have insisted that the position of the next Speaker of the House must be zoned to the North-Central.
According to them, the region had not produced a Speaker or Deputy Speaker since 1999.
“He (Dyegh) came to us, to identify with our cause and that he also believes in the North-Central speakership project. Therefore, he wants us to form an alliance so that we can foster the aspiration of the North-Central. If we are able to achieve that, then we will choose among ourselves one person that will go for the position.
4. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its response to the warning issued by the Army said that it was not involved in any alleged plan to disrupt the President Muhammadu Buhari May 29 inauguration.
Prince Uche Secondus, the Chairman of the PDP, noted that the main opposition should not be counted among any group with such agenda, adding that the PDP was behind the enthronement of democratic rule in Nigeria since 1999.
Naija Buzz had reportedly how the Nigerian Army had in a statement on Saturday warned that some unpatriotic Nigerians were collaborating with some foreign powers to frustrate Nigeria’s democracy.
“Some of these mischievous elements thought that we would not have a safe and successful general elections but were proved wrong, hence they want to derail the scheduled handing over later this month and to scuttle the democratic process in the country,” the army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa, said.
5. The Nigerian Army has warned that some unpatriotic Nigerians are conspiring with some foreign collaborators to frustrate and derail the swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29.
The Nigerian Army made this troubling revelation in a statement issued by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, on Saturday.
“Some of these mischievous elements thought that we would not have a safe and successful general elections but were proved wrong, hence they want to derail the scheduled handing over later this month and to scuttle the democratic process in the country,” the army spokesperson, Sagir Musa, said.
Col. Musa noted that these alleged unpatriotic elements were planning to achieve their aim by causing mischief and exacerbating the security situation in the country and in the West African sub-region.
The Army spokesman further alleged that the group is empowering the ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists group and bandits operating in the North-West region with funds and other logistics supports.