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Nigerian Newspapers (Tuesday, 04 June, 2019 Edition)

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Tuesday morning. Enjoy!

1. The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has accused the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II of fraud to the tune of N3.4billion.

The state anti-graft commission in its recent investigation report against the Emir of Kano alleged that N1.4billion was spent on various fraudulent and unappropriated expenditures. Also, adding that N1.9billion was allegedly misappropriated on personal expenditures unaccounted for.

The commission further recommended the suspension of the Kano Emir pending the outcome of the investigations. Read More details on Naija Buzz

2. On Monday, the Tony Ojukwu led Presidential Panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari in August 2018 recommended the creation of State Police and Local Government Police.

The panel submitted its report on Monday, 9 months after it was setup to investigate the activities of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the Nigeria Police in general.

Mr. Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, presided over the Presidential Panel on SARS Reform (2018) which had representatives from the Police Service Commission, Public Complaints Commission, and the Inspector General of Police.

“The panel called for and received 113 complaints on alleged human rights violations from across the country and 22 memoranda on suggestions on how to reform and restructure SARS and the Nigeria Police in general,” Ojukwu said.

3. Following the colossal loss of Zamfara State to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at a recent Supreme Court ruling, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Zamfara Chapter has expelled Senator Kabir Marafa and 2 others.

Naija Buzz had reported how the Supreme Court sacked all the APC candidates; (Governorship, Deputy-Governorship, Senatorial, House of Representatives, and State House of Assembly candidates). The apex court further ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare candidates and political parties with second highest votes in the elections winners.

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Clearly angered over the loss of the state to the opposition, the APC expelled Marafa, and some other members of the party including; the immediately past Deputy-Governor of Zamfara, Ibrahim Wakkala; a House of Rep. member representing Kaura Namoda/Birnin Magaji Federal Constituency, Aminu Jaji; for anti party activities. Read More

4. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries earlier today suspended its pastor who raped and impregnated a 16 year-old girl he offered to accommodate.

Naija Buzz had on Monday reported how the 48 year-old pastor of the church branch located at Gwarimpa area of Abuja abused the teenager.

The man who admitted to have committed the evil act, but however blamed the devil, was apprehended by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.

Reacting to the development, the Mountain of Fire in a statement issued by its spokesman, Collins Edomaruse, said that the man is not an ordained pastor in the church, but he has been suspended in line with the rules and regulations of the church.

5. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday commended the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs. Aisha, for speaking out boldly against some of her husband’s policies and programmes.

“It is nice that the president’s wife is talking. I think she did well, and maybe she should also have a pillow talk with the president,” Obasanjo said while speaking when the leader of Penpushing Media, Funke Fadugba, visited him at his residence in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.

Mrs. Aisha Buhari is also well known for her very frank nature. Naija Buzz recently published how she criticized a Social Investment Programme introduced by her husband, saying that the programme failed woefully in the north.

Also, Obasanjo who contributed to the emergence of Mr. Buhari as President in 2015 expressed disappointment over his first term. He vehemently rejected and opposed President Buhari’s re-election in 2019, describing his administration as a total failure; adding that the first lesson he learnt in the military was never to reinforce failure.  Read More on Naija Buzz

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