1. British Detectives Storm Nigeria Over Probe Of Diezani
British detectives are currently in Nigeria to gather more evidence in the probe of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who has been standing trial on allegations bordering money laundering. According to The Nation, the detectives, who met with officials the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have been in the country for a week in what appeared a final lap of the investigation.
2. COZA: Presidency Reacts To Pastor Fatoyinbo’s Alleged Rape Of Timi Dakolo’s Wife
Abike Dabiri, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, has called on women to rise up against abuse. The presidential aide noted this in reaction to the rape allegation by Busola, the wife of singer Timi Dakolo, against Pastor Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Association (COZA).
3. Insecurity: What Buhari Told ECOWAS Leaders
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged leaders in West Africa to work together to curb insecurity in the sub-region. Buhari gave the charge on Friday in Abuja at the 55th Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Council of West African States (ECOWAS).
4. COZA: CAN Finally Breaks Silence On Rape Allegation Against Pastor Fatoyinbo
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said it cannot interfere in the allegation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). While reacting to the development, CAN President, Supo Ayokunle, said the body does not interfere in the running of churches. Ayokunle’s media aide, Oladeji Adebayo, noted that CAN only concerns itself with serving as an intermediary between the church and the government.
5. RUGA: FG To Go Ahead With Herdsmen Settlement In 11 States
The Federal Government will go ahead with its planned RUGA settlements across the country in spite of criticisms it garnered. Concise News reports that the RUGA settlement scheme will take off its pilot phase in Taraba, Adamawa, Plateau, Kaduna, Sokoto, Nasarawa, Kogi, Katsina, Kebbi, Zamfara and Niger states. According to a source at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, everything is set for the implementation of the scheme.
6. Minimum Wage: FG, Labour Fail To Reach Implementation Agreement
The technical committee set up to work on the consequential adjustment arising from the N30,000 new national minimum wage has failed to reach an agreement. This happened as the representatives of the Federal Government and labour rejected the presumed percentage in their meeting on Thursday. President Muhammadu Buhari had vowed that his government was committed to the implementation of the new wage, appealing to state governments to do the same.
7. Soyinka Finally Breaks Silence On Airplane Seat Incident
Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka has said he cannot wrongly identify an airline seat and then attempt to consolidate the error in any form. Concise News reports that business mogul, Tonye Cole, revealed how an unidentified young man refused to give up his seat for the playwright during an international flight. Speaking on Saturday in his first official statement on the issue, the social critic advised airlines to impose fines on passengers who wrongly took seats onboarding and join proceeds from such initiative with donations from passengers to tackle worthy causes globally, especially health-related case.
8. Ex-President, Others Present As Atiku Buries Father-In-Law In Onitsha
The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in the February General Elections, Atiku Abubakar buried his father-in-law, Chief Chukwuka Iwenjiora in Onitsha, Anambra State on Saturday. Concise News gathered that the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha and a former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi were among the dignitaries who paid their last respects to the late Iwenjiora.
9. BBNaija Season 4: Time And Where To Watch Show
The Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality TV show will officially take off on Sunday, June 30, at 7:00 PM. Concise News understands that after the first edition held in Nigeria in 2006, BBNaija season 4 returns to Nigeria with the aim of surpassing its last two seasons, which were filmed in South Africa. The opening ceremony will air live on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family.
10. Lawan Leads FG Delegation To AFCON 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate President Ahmed Lawan to lead the Federal Government delegation to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. Also part of the delegation are the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.