1. Emir Sanusi Says Nigeria Heading Towards Bankruptcy
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, has said that Nigeria is on the verge of bankruptcy following “unfavourable economic policies” by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Sanusi said this at a workshop the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation organised at the Government House, Kano on Tuesday. The emir also opposed subsidizing petroleum products and electricity tariff, saying that the time had come to stop subsidy so as to save the nation’s economy.
2. FG Establishes Farm Settlements For Herdsmen
The Federal Government has said that it has started establishing farm settlements for herdsmen across the country. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammad Umar, made this known in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the farm settlements when fully established would address the incessant clashes between cattle rearers and farmers.
3. Insecurity: What Igbo Group Said About Planned Fulani Vigilante
The Igbo National Council (INC) has berated the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) over its plans to establish Fulani vigilante in the South East. Concise News reported that the MACBAN last week made the proposal at the Southeast Security Summit in Enugu. However, the INC in a statement on Tuesday described the move as uncalled for and berated the President Muhammadu Buhari administration over the handling of security issues in Nigeria.
4. Presidency Reacts To Rejection Of PDP Server Inspection
The Presidency has said that if the presidential election petition tribunal had allowed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to inspect a purported server, “it would have amounted to the determination that it indeed existed.” The tribunal had earlier on Monday denied the PDP and its candidate in the election, Atiku Abubakar, the right to inspect the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) server it claimed was used for the February 23 election. In its reaction, the Presidency said it was a landmark ruling.
5. INEC Server: Atiku Replies Presidency Over Election Tribunal Ruling
Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has said that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal did not reject his request to check the INEC server as stated by the Presidency. Atiku in a statement today by his Special Adviser on Media, Paul Ibe, argued that “What the honourable Tribunal said is that it is still at preliminary stages and the main case has not begun and that the matter of granting access to inspect the INEC server is not relevant to the preliminary stages. It is a matter to be adjudicated upon when the case proper is being heard.”
6. Senate President Lawan Reveals His Monthly Salary
Senate President Ahmed Lawan has rubbished the notion and speculation in some quarters that he and his colleagues in the National Assembly receive jumbo salaries. Lawan disclosed this when members of the Senators’ Forum paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja on Tuesday. While further disregarding the jumbo pay issue, he revealed that his monthly salary as a lawmaker and that of his colleagues was N750,000.
7. Afenifere Blasts Osinbajo Over Comments On Kidnapping, Insecurity
The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Tuesday, criticised the statement credited to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, over the issue of insecurity, especially kidnapping in the South West and some other parts of the country. The VP was alleged to have said on Sunday in the United States of America that the kidnapping incidents in the South West were politically motivated. A statement the Afenifere has described as unfortunate and provocative. This was contained in the communique issued at the end of the monthly meeting of Afenifere, held at the residence of its leader of the group, Pa. Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
8. Army Arrests Suspected Killers Of Ex- Chief Of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh
In connection to the murder of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, detectives from the Defence Headquarters, (DHQ ) Abuja, and the Department of State Services (DSS) have arrested 14 suspects. Concise News learned that the suspects were apprehended by a Joint Investigative Panel which was inaugurated by the Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Olonisakin following the killing of the ex-chief December 18, 2018.
9. Lagos Govt Speaks On Restriction Of Movement On Environmental Sanitation Day
The Lagos State Government says that its decision of no restriction of movement on the last Saturday of June or any other month still stands. Concise News reports that Biodun Bamgboye, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, made this known on Tuesday at Alausa, Lagos.
10. 2019 AFCON: Super Eagles Suspend Strike Over Unpaid Bonus
The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday suspended a training strike over unpaid bonuses following last-minute pleas by the country’s football officials. Concise News learned that the team finally agreed to train in Alexandria, 30 minutes after schedule, after the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) promised to pay a win bonus from their 1-0 victory over Burundi on Saturday, by the end of the week. NFF spokesman, Ademola Olajire, told AFP “the matter has been resolved”, conceding that funds for the tournament had arrived late.