Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Tuesday morning🙂. Enjoy!
1.The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has offered to collaborate with Governor Nyesom Wike to fight insecurity in the state.
Senator Andrew Uchendu, the lawmaker representing Rivers East Senatorial District, in a state on Monday noted that all elected and appointed members of the APC in the state are ready to work with the governor to ensure the safety of lives and properties.
The senator who spoke in Port Harcourt the Rivers State capital noted that the party decided to collaborate with the governor because of the hand of fellowship extended by Wike on April 17.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the 55th Nigerian Air Force Day Celebration in Abuja said that his government would not relent until insecurity challenges in Nigeria were eliminated.
Buhari stated this in a statement issued on his behalf by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the event.
He further urged Nigerians to disregard political, religious and ethnic affiliations in order to collectively wage war against insecurity in the land.
3. The United Nations Population Fund in its latest report revealed that the population of Nigeria has risen to 201million people.
“Nigeria’s population is now 201 million, the largest in Africa, while its immediate neighbours – Benin Republic, Niger, Chad and Cameroon – are 11.8 million, 23.2 million, 15.8 million and 25.3 million people, respectively.”
This latest figure was contained in the 2019 State of the World Population Report which was released on Monday.
4. Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, the Sultan of Sokoto, has expressed worry over the rise in insecurity, poverty and socio-economic problems in Nigeria.
The Sultan who is also the President-General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs noted that these problems were being left to linger for too long.
“The challenges bedevilling the country require commitment and proactive steps to address them. These challenges have unfortunately been on the increase because necessary steps and commitment to implement solutions identified are not taken,” he said on Monday at the Jama’atul Nasril Islam’s Central Council Meeting and Annual Pre-Ramadan Conference in Kaduna.
5. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has revealed that the Chinese Railway Rolling Corporation (CRRC) which was supposed to deliver some coaches to Nigeria in June this year has breached its contract agreement.
The Minister who led a delegation to China to inspect the work at the firm noted that the Chinese firm had failed to meet the contract delivery date as agreed.
CRRC was supposed to deliver 10 coaches that will be deployed on the Abuja-Kaduna and Lagos- Ibadan rail lines.
6. Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Monday while speaking to journalists in Abuja accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of replacing all its servers to conceal rigging.
The PDP alleged that INEC was replacing all the servers in its national headquarters and in all the states of the federation.
According to the PDP spokesman, INEC was trying to delete the actual presidential election results transmitted from the polling centres across Nigeria.
The PDP spokesman however said that INEC and the President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency did not understand that the computer software and applications left traces, signatures as well as footmark.