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1. On Monday, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja, dismissed the suit filed by Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District. Melaye had approached the court to challenge his recall by his constituents. The Judge ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to proceed with the recall process because Melaye’s argument is not sustainable. He added that the people who voted him into office have the right to recall him back.
2. Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Monday in Lagos expressed disgust that people are calling for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. According to him, he doesn’t understand why people are talking about second term. He added the there were yawning gaps in the performance of Buhari’s administration so far, noting that an average Nigeria was less secured now that before.
3. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, during a facility tour of the new ultra-modern Yaliam Press Limited in Jabi area of Abuja, said that he can fight corruption like never before if given the chance to become Nigeria’s president. According to him “it is sickening to continue to regurgitate allegations of corruption against me by people who have failed to come forward with a single shred of evidence of my misconduct while in office.” He noted that people who lack entrepreneurial spirit also think than everyone is a thief like them. “If Atiku is a thief merely because of his resourcefulness and successful investments, my political enemies should tell Nigerians the sources of their own stupendous wealth,” he said.
4. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in an interview with BBC in Lagos, said that Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan did not take the Boko Haram terrorist group seriously because he thought it was all planned by the north to destroy his government. “I went out in 2011 to Maiduguri. I took great risk to find out what is really happening. Boko Haram, do they have grievances, if they have grievance, what are their grievances and I brought all that to Jonathan.” “Jonthan didn’t believe that Boko Haram was a serious issue. He thought that it was device by the North to prevent him from continuing as president.”
5. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday when he received the National Council of Traditional Rulers led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad S. Abubakar III, at the presidential villa in Abuja, said that he would have ran away from the country if there was no rain. “This year the rainy season is good. If it were not good, I must confide in you that I was considering which country to run to. But God answered the prayers of many Nigerians. We thank God for that otherwise, there would have been a lot of problems in this country” he said