President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja signed the N8.92 trillion appropriation bill 2019 into law after raising ‘critical Issues in it. The president had submitted the 2019 budget of N8.83trillion to the Senate but was increased by about N10billion by the lawmakers, bringing the amount to the above-stated figure.
2. What People Who Call Me ‘Baba Go Slow’ Will See In My Second Term – Buhari
A Niger Delta leader Edwin Clark has alleged that the terrorist group Boko Haram sent a message to immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan to convert him to Islam. Clark noted this in his 92nd birthday message on the “State of the Nation” where he said Boko Haram’s action was carried out during Jonathan’s time as president.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said those who regard him as “baba go slow” will “see whether I am slow or fast” in his second term. Making reference to his mockers during his first term, Buhari said he would ensure police and judicial reform in his next four years in office. Buhari said this during a media chat which was aired on the Nigerian Television Authority.
Fresh plans to create about 20 million new jobs in four different sectors of the economy was unveiled on Monday by the Federal Government. The strategy was disclosed in Abuja at a stakeholders’ meeting on job creation. Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah said that with the huge level of unemployment in the country, it had become imperative to come up with a pragmatic approach to creating jobs for the people.
6. ASUU Tells Nigerians What To Do To Avert Another Strike
President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on Nigerians to caution the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to honour its agreement with the union to prevent another nationwide strike, Concise News has learned. ASUU President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said, “Government has not kept faith with our MOA signed on February 7.
The member-elect for Nkwerre/Nwangele/Njaba/Isu federal constituency of Imo State, Ugonna Ozurigbo, was on Monday sacked by a Federal High Court in Owerri. Justice P.A. Regime, who delivered the judgment, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue Certificate of Return to Kingsley Echendu of the Peoples Democratic Party. Neither PDP nor its candidate was a party to the suit.
8. Kogi Election: Why APC Must Choose Guber Candidate From Kogi East – Chieftain
9. Witness Debunks Claim Dino Melaye Jumped Out Of Moving Vehicle
A Prosecution witness has said that Senator Dino Melaye did not jump out of a police moving vehicle on April 24, 2018. The witness said this at a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja. A police driver with the Inspector-General of Police Special Tactical Squad, Inspector Abana Mallum, while testifying, said, “Anyone who said Melaye jumped out through the window, is a liar.”
The Nigeria Flying Eagles were defeated 2-0 by the United States at the 2019 U-20 World Cup in Poland, Concise News reports. Paul Aigbogun’s boys won their opening match against Qatar, 4-0, while USA lost their opening match to Ukraine.