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1. The Southern Leaders Forum (SLF) on Wednesday at a press conference in Lagos faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement regarding the unity of Nigeria not negotiable at his national broadcast on Monday after returning from a 104 days medical leave. Buhari had stated that the issue of national discourse should be left to the National Assembly and the National Council of State. However, (SLF) noted that if any discourse is to take place on constitutional changes within the democratic framework, Mr. President is the one who has the responsibility to initiate the process.
2. Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, during a meeting with political office holders at the Government House in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, said that President Muhammadu Buhari needs to go home and rest. “If not for our efforts, Buhari wouldn’t have returned now. Buhari is sick and tired and even his physical appearance portrays this and he needs to go home and rest,” Fayose said.
3. Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, the Governor of Ondo State, and Abdullahi Ganduje, the Governor of Kano State, on Wednesday at the ongoing Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association in Lagos, made a case for the creation of the state police, adding that it is unrealistic for states to leave the security of their citizens in the hands of the Federal Government.
4. The South-East Senate Caucus on Wednesday, met with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, over the rising tension in the country. The Chairman of the South-East Caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, confirmed the meeting with the IPOB leader to journalists. He added that the caucus wants a united and peaceful Nigeria, but however noted the there must be a total restructuring of the nation and devolution of powers.
5. Emeka Ojukwu Jr., the Son of late Chief Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, on Wednesday, confirmed that his late father told him that he met with President Muhammadu Buhari and that he wanted one united Nigeria. Ojukwu Jr. stated while speaking to newsmen in Awka, the capital of Anambra State.