Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari and all state governors be barred from foreign trips until the insecurity in the country is resolved. While presenting a paper on press freedom in Nigeria and the rule of law on Friday to mark the 2019 World Press Freedom Day, Falana said all public officials ought not to leave the shores of the country until there is a solution to insecurity.
The President, Nigerian Citizens Association South Africa (NICASA), Ben Okoli, has raised alarm over the circumstances surrounding the death of Ebuka Udugbo, a Nigerian citizen, allegedly killed by South African police. Okoli conveyed this message in a letter to the consul general, Nigerian consulate, Johannesburg, South Africa, a copy of which was obtained by NAN in Abuja on Friday.
Abdulrauf Modibbo was on Friday sacked as member-elect representing Yola South/Yola North/Girei Federal Constituency of Adamawa in the National Assembly by the Federal High Court, Abuja. The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to replace Modibbo with Mustapha Usman and declare the latter as the Rep-elect.
Nigeria’s former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon slumped on Friday in Delta State during the oration at the graveside of late Maj Gen David Akpodiete Ejoor, Concise News understands. This news medium reports that the incident took place at Ovwor-Olomu Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Former Minister of Works and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, said on Friday that he will soon dump the opposition party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The ex-Minister confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos State.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as home to hypocrites who speak from both sides of the mouth.
Atiku said that rather than providing evidence to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s supposed victory at the poll, chieftains of the ruling party were busy chasing trivialities to hoodwink innocent Nigerians. The former vice-president stated this through a spokesman of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council, Kassim Afegbua in a chat with Vanguard on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to welcome United Nations General Assembly President, Maria Espinosa, to Nigeria on Monday in a one-day official visit to the country. A spokesperson for Espinosa, Monica Gravley, made this known at a media briefing at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has alleged that Trader Moni lacks budgetary backing and thus a vote-buying scheme, Concise News understands. This news medium reports that the Trader Moni scheme is an initiative of the Federal Government that grants no-interest loans to traders. However, Atiku and the PDP in their petition filed before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal to challenge the outcome of the February 23 election, described it as illegal.
Organisers of Big Brother Naija on Friday teased fans with the theme of this year’s show which was revealed as “Forget Wahala”. In a Twitter post, the organisers also assured the fans of the reality show who have been itching to know when this year’s programme will start properly not to worry as the popular show will soon hit their TV screens.
The Police in Manchester have arrested a man over bomb scare in Manchester City centre on Friday, as workers were evacuated from offices. Daily Mail reports that Greater Manchester Police said the 26-year-old man was held by officers and a cordon was put in place following the incident at Piccadilly Gardens.