1. FG Begins Verification Of Ex-Nigeria Airways Workers In London
The Federal Government says it is taking the verification and payment of ex-workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways Limited in Diaspora to London, United Kingdom. The Acting Director of Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA), John Waitono, confirmed this in a statement issued on Sunday. He said the two weeks exercise which will be conducted by an inter-ministerial team begins on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Nigerian High Commission Complex in London, UK.
2. Nigeria’s VP Osinbajo Lands In US, To Meet Trump’s Deputy
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has arrived in the US in the early hours of Sunday and he is billed to meet the country’s Vice President Mike Pence. Osinbajo landed at the Sheltair wing of the John F. Kennedy International Aiport at 12.38 a.m. local time (5:38 a.m.) where he was welcomed by the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S. Sylvanus Nsofor. In a statement, Laolu Akande, a media aide to Osinbajo, said his principal will also be meeting other interest groups in the country.
3. Osinbajo Says Nigeria Heading For Greatness Despite Challenges
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the current challenges facing Nigeria were signs that the country was bound for greatness. Osinbajo made the statement while addressing the congregation during service at a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Bronx, New York, on Sunday.
4. Next Level: What Ndigbo Should ‘Expect’ From Buhari – Senator Kalu
Senator Orji Kalu has cautioned the Ndigbo not to expect much from the President Muhammadu Buhari government. Kalu who represents Abia North Senatorial said the South East region’s refusal to vote en mass for the APC means they would get little from the present government. Kalu, a former governor of Abi State, noted this at an event in his Camp Neya home in Igbere recently.
5. 2023: Senator Reveals Region To Produce Replacement For Buhari As President
Senator Rowland Owie has said that the northern part of Nigeria will produce the next president after Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Owie who is a former Chief Whip of the National Assembly also noted that the South East will produce the next president after that period. In a statement on Saturday, he noted that the South East has been cheated out of power for long and as such needs to lead the country.
6. FG Issues Stern Warning To Ghana, Togo Over Citizen’s Attack
The Federal Government has issued a stern warning to Ghana, Togo over the killing of its citizens, Concise News reports. Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made this known while addressing journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
7. Ohanaeze Youths Demand Restriction Of Fulani As Gatemen In Igboland
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths Council worldwide on Sunday has demanded a quick sack of Fulani youths serving as gatemen and watchmen to Igbos in the South-east region. Concise News reports that the Onanaeze youths disclosed this in a statement issued by the group’s President-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, following the plan of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), to establish vigilante group in the region.
8. Oyegun Knocks Oshiomhole Over Edo Assembly Crisis
Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has blamed his successor, Adams Oshiomhole, for the crisis in Edo State House of Assembly. Oyegun also accused Oshiomhole of working to undermine Governor Godwin Obaseki ahead of the governorship election holding next year. He said these through his Special Assistant on Political Affairs, Chief Ray Murphy, on Sunday in Abuja.
9. Lawan Speaks As Saraki’s Ex-aide Rejects Appointment
Senate President Ahmed Lawan has accepted Olu Onemola’s rejection of his appointment to serve under his administration. A statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, made this known on Sunday in Abuja. Concise News reports that Onemola rejected his appointment, predicating his decision on the ‘controversy’ the appointment had caused.
10. 2019 World Cup: NFF Reacts As Super Falcons Refused To Leave France
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has said that the bonuses the Super Falcons are asking for have been paid, adding that the issue had come down to a misunderstanding. NFF president Amaju Pinnick told ESPN on Sunday that the players wanted to be paid the bonuses for home matches in US dollars, which he said it is no longer the rule. Concise News reports that the Super Falcons protested over unpaid bonuses, following their elimination from the Women’s World Cup in France, explaining that they demanded to be paid in United States dollars, rather than in naira.