Good Day Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Sunday. Enjoy!
1. Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has revealed how he and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), stopped the impeachment of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Gowon who spoke on Saturday at the Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Abisoye Foundation Lecture at the University of Abuja noted that he and Abdulsalami who was also a former Head of State, convinced the National Assembly under the leadership of the then Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim, and Speaker Ghali Na’Abba, to drop Obasanjo’s impeachment plot and let peace to reign.
“I can assure you that we had some very important discussions and I know that we had to appeal to him and the President of the Senate not to impeach Obasanjo. Of course, because of the respect they had for us, they listened to us,” Gowon said. Read more
2. Dr. Oby Ezekwesili on Saturday, while speaking in Lagos at the 11th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture series, said that President Muhammadu Buhari has shown his incompetence as the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces by the insecurity in the country.
The former Minister of Education stated this while speaking to journalists over the murder of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, the second daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the leader of the Afenifere Yoruba socio-political group.
“I think that the President is the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces. If security is failing in the country, that is the fastest way to assess the incompetence that the President has shown so far to an issue that affects the majority of his citizens,” she said. Read more
3. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that poverty has become the fastest growing venture in Nigeria in the last four years.
Atiku’s statement came in his response to the recent United Nations Development Programme report.
“And in the wake of this report by the UNDP, we are greeted with nonchalance by those who led us into this crisis. It is as though they think that as long as they and their families are not amongst those 98 million extremely poor Nigerians, things can carry on as before,” Atiku said.
The UNDP on July 11 revealed that over 98million Nigerians were living in multi-dimensional poverty. Read more on NaijaBuzz.News