Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Wednesday morning. Enjoy!
1. Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the National House of Representatives, has revealed that the lawmakers in the lower chamber would start using electronic voting from today, Wednesday, 03 July, 2019.
According to him while speaking at the opening of plenary on Tuesday, he was introducing e-voting as part of the reforms under his leadership.
“In front of you on your seats, you have little panels that we installed. This is in keeping with some of the reforms we have talked about, that Nigerians will see. By tomorrow, I expect it to be fully operational. The whole system is based on the fact that we will soon now be having e-voting in this chamber,” the Speaker said. Read More
2. Prof. Wole Soyinka at the inauguration of the United Nations Solutions 17 SDG programme in Lagos warned the Federal Government that the Ruga herdsmen settlements issue could cause the country to explode.
“Ruga is going to be an explosion if not handled with care,” Soyinka said.
According to the Nobel Laureate, the proposed Ruga project was not the best approach to resolving the herders-farmers clashes. Read More on Naija Buzz News
3. President Muhammadu Buhari has noted that he would require a formidable team for the enormous works that must be done in the next four years.
“It is exactly a month ago that I was sworn in for a second term in office. The task ahead for the four years will require a formidable team,” Buhari said when he received members of the Buhari Media Organisation at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The president noted that his government would place a firm foundation for future generations despite plot for some to drag the nation backwards. Read President Buhari’s statement published on Naija Buzz News
4. The Imo State Police Command has declared a police Inspector wanted for the murder of a man identified as Ikenna Ukachi.
Ukachi who is 25 was reportedly murder by the inspector on Monday. The ugly incident happened in Otoko community located in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State.
Following the incident, youths in the community angrily burnt down the police divisional headquarters.
Rabiu Ladodo, the Imo Police Commissioner, visited the scene of the incident on Tuesday where he told Naija Buzz News that the police was already hunting for the inspector whose whereabouts is currently unknown. Read More
5. Mrs. Dolapo, the wife of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, while speaking at the Anti-Substance Abuse Programme, revealed that she worked with area boys and prostitutes in Lagos.
Speaking about a drama presentation at the event, Mrs. Dolapo said; “I wanted to watch the drama to relive the memory of the times that I spent working in the slums of Lagos among area boys, prostitutes, people who had been rejected and those who seemed lost already. As the drama went on, I could identify some people that I knew so many years ago,” the wife of the VP said at the event which was organised by MTN in commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Abuja.