A leader of the pan-Yoruba group Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, has said that the northern part of the country is insisting on keeping power beyond 2023 because they want to dominate Nigeria. According to Adebanjo, President Muhammadu Buhari is also a dictator and has shown he does not follow the country’s laws.
Amnesty International has asked the Federal and State Governments to abolish death sentence and as well an end to torture as a means of extracting information from suspects during interrogations. The global rights group also asked the government to urgently implement recommendations from previous reports about human rights violations in Nigeria.
No fewer than 195 members of the House of Representatives have endorsed Umar Mohammed Bago for the position of the Speaker of the 9th Assembly, Concise News understands. Bago, a third time member from Niger State, is contesting against the All Progressives Congress (APC) endorsed aspirant, Femi Gbajabiamila from Lagos State.
Senate President Bukola Saraki lost his appointment as the Ambassador-at-Large of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) because he was yet to conclude registration for the appointment, Concise News reports. This online news medium also learned that the former Kwara Governor’s aides were still trying to gather information on the organisation and its affiliation with the United Nations (UN).
Ohanaeze Ndigbo has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for attending the Organisation for Islamic Affairs (OIC) in Saudi Arabia, Concise News report. President Buhari left Nigeria for Saudi Arabia a day after his swearing-in ceremony to attend a meeting of the Organisation for Islamic Affairs (OIC).
The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has insinuated his desire to run for the Kogi governorship election, Concise News reports. The Senator reportedly made his intention known in a meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in his Ayetoro-Gbede constituency.
The Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group Aisha Yesufu has described the President Muhammadu Buhari government as incompetent. Concise News understands that Aisha also wondered how Buhari became a General in the Nigerian Army with the level of insecurity in the West African nation.
Liverpool have won their sixth UEFA Champions League title by beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid, Spain. Mohamed Salah got the first goal for the Reds in the first minute, and Divock Origi scored yet again in the 86th minute to gift the Reds a memorable win.