Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Tuesday morning. Enjoy!
1. Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba , the presiding Justice of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, has replaced Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, the President of the Court of Appeal, in the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Justice Bulkachuwa recued herself from the panel following demands by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku and his party (PDP), had demanded that she withdraws from the PEPT because of her family’s interest in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Read More updates on the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Naija Buzz
2. A 31 year old hacker identified as Dare Oladimeiji, was few days ago arrested by the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Ladipo, Lagos.
Oladimeiji who claims to be a footballer revealed that he got all the necessary details to hack into people’s account from Google Chrome.
The young man who is a father of 3 kids was tracked down at the Idi-Oro area of Lagos State after he withdrew N200,000 from his victims account.
According to him, hackig peoples bank account is easy if he gets their SIM card. He however revealed how to stop them from gaining access to your account. Find out on Naija Buzz
3. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day into Law.
June 12 Democracy Day replaces May 29 which was earlier recognized as the official Democracy Day since 1999.
Buhari had in 2018 declared June 12 as Democracy Day and National Holiday in honour of late Chief MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election.
Signing the Act now makes every June 12 a public holiday and Democracy Day in Nigeria.
4. Daar Communications Plc (the owners of AIT and RayPower FM) has withdrawn their case against the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The decision to withdraw the case came following an agreement between the Daar Comm and NBC.
Recall that Naija Buzz on Friday reported how Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered the NBC to release the license of Daar Communication and allow it go back on air pending the determination of the case against it.
Nduka Obaigbena, the President of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, revealed details of the peace talk earlier today. Read the details published on Naija Buzz
5. The National Judicial Council (NJC) has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s acceptance of former Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen’s resignation.
Soji Oye, the spokesperson for the NJC, noted that the council met today to deliberate on the acceptance of Onnoghen’s retirement by Buhari. It added that the president acted on the recommendation of the NJC. The NJC further expressed satisfaction and gratitude over President Buhari’s acceptance of the ex-CJN voluntary retirement.
Naija Buzz had in April reported how the former CJN sent his resignation letter to President Buhari amidst some problems threatening his office.
The former CJN who was suspended from office by Buhari on the order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was convicted and barred from hold public offices for 10 years by the CCT. The CCT had recommended his sack, but Buhari however picked the NJC recommendation of compulsory retirement. Read More
6. Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has stated that until the Igbo and Yoruba unities together, it will be difficult for Nigeria to move forward.
The Ooni stated this while welcoming some prominent Igbo leaders led by Igwe Cyprian Mmaduabuchi Nevobasi, the Ezeani III of Mmaku, Enugu State, at his Ile-Oodua palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Oba Ogunwusi noted that the Igbo and Yoruba needs to unite because we are the real embodiment of the black people.
“We need to cement our togetherness in this country because without the coming together of the Igbo and the Yoruba natives, it will be very difficult for Nigeria and the entire continent of Africa to progress. We are the real embodiment of the black people and the continent of Africa is looking forward to us,” Ooni said (as published on Naija Buzz)
7. A 20 year old kidnapper identified as Sani Haruna (aka Gayu) has confessed that he has lost number of persons he had killed for failing to pay ransom.
The suspect who is a father of two was arrested by the Inspector General of Police Special Tactical Team led by DCP Kolo and DCP Abba Kyari, the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team.
His duty was to killed victims whose relatives were unable to raise ransom for their freedom. He noted that he never took part in the kidnapping.
“My name is Sani Haruna. I am the guard for kidnapped persons where they were kept in the bush in Katsina State. I have been doing that for one year. Before joining this, I was a herdsman. It was from herding cows that I was invited to be guarding kidnapped victims by one of the commanders,” he said in Hausa (as translated by Vanguard). Read More on Naija Buzz