President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sacked the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf after seven months of being recommended for dismissal. He also approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, Monday told the Election Petition Tribunal that they had proposed to call 400 witnesses to prove their petition against President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory. They will have only 14 days to do this and tender all documents they need to prove their case.
Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, has asked Nigerians to call on the police to invite the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, over allegations of rape against him. Onochie made the call hours before Fatoyinbo announced that he had taken a “leave of absence from the pulpit of the church.”
The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has submitted a proposal for a draft bill for the Federation of South East states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Imo and Enugu. Concise News understands that this is a reaction to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s proposed creation of Ruga settlements for herders in some states in Nigeria.
Governors of states in the South East have rejected the proposed Ruga settlements for herdsmen in the country, Concise News reports. In a statement over the weekend, the Chairman of the South East governor’s Forum, David Umahi, noted that the region has no plan for Ruga settlements.
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has stated that the Federal government does not have any gazetted land in the state. He made this known in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase on Monday.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and four other officials of the organisation accused of misappropriating funds belonging to the football body. Concise News reported that the Federal Government had earlier this year filed a 17-count charge, marked FHC/ABJ/CR/93/2019, before the court, in which it accused the NFF officials of alleged misappropriation of $8,400,000 belonging to the football body.
Reactions have trailed the stepping down of the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo. Concise News had reported that in a statement released on his verified Instagram page, @BiodunFatoyinbo, on Monday, the pastor said the move was the advice of his mentors.
The fourth edition of the Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality TV show kicked off on Sunday, June 30 2019, with 21 housemates vying for a grand prize of N60 million. Concise News had earlier reported that the BBNaija season 4 tagged “Forget Wahala” officially started at exactly 7:00 PM (local time).
Reports that allowances were owed the Super Eagles for their first two matches against Burundi and Guinea at the ongoing African Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt was shocking to President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong. Lalong disclosed this on Monday in Abuja after he met with Buhari at the Presidential Villa.