President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday reproved the Northern Elders Forum(NEF) for asking Fulani herdsmen to leave the southern part of Nigeria, Concise News reports. The Nigerian leader, through a statement issued by his media aide Garba Shehu, on Wednesday, said all citizens of Nigeria were free to move and live within any part of the country they please, whether or not they are originally from there.
The appointment of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) has been confirmed by the Senate. By virtue of his confirmation by the red chamber, Muhammad becomes Nigeria’s 16th indigenous CJN. Muhammad, who has been in the position on acting capacity, was confirmed on Wednesday after screening by Senators, to succeed Justice Walter Onnoghen, who resigned after he was found guilty of not fully declaring his assets.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Director-General of the State Security Services, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, to shut down the Edo State House of Assembly immediately. The House also urged the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, to issue a fresh proclamation within one week in line with section 105(3) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended ) for a proper inauguration of the 7th Assembly.
House of Representatives’ move to shut down the Edo State House of Assembly has been challenged by the assembly’s Speaker, Frank Okiye. He rejected it shortly after the federal lawmakers asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to shut down the Edo Assembly over its crisis.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, and the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Zamfara State, have been ordered by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) to produce documents requested by the petitioners in the subpoena issued on them. The order was issued by the Tribunal Chairman, Justice Mohammed Garba, on Wednesday after being told by lawyers to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, Chris Uche (SAN), that the INEC officials had not complied with the subpoena, despite being served.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said that his administration was working towards creating more jobs for Nigerians, Concise News reports. Speaking with the leadership of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) at the State House in Abuja, Buhari said: “Our history of unnecessary importation of the most basic items meant we were exporting jobs to other countries at the expense of our own citizens. This administration is determined and taking steps to bring these jobs back to Nigeria.”
Senator Sam Egwu, the Chairman of the Senate Ad hoc committee investigating the alleged misconduct of Senator Elisha Abbo, has said that the victim slapped by the lawmaker in a viral video did not honour the committee’s invitation. Egwu, who stated this at plenary on Wednesday, said all efforts to make both the assaulted woman and the shop owner appear before the committee did not succeed. The former Governor of Ebonyi State said the embattled Senator refused to make submissions before the ad hoc panel because he said doing so would be subjudice.
The Oyo State office of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) says it is awaiting directives to verify the declared assets of Governor Seyi Makinde and those of other officials from the last administration in the state. The Director of CCB in the state, Moses Atolagbe, said the directive to verify all declared assets would come from the bureau headquarters.
Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 Golden boot chaser Odion Ighalo‘s 3rd-minute goal was enough for the Super Eagles of Nigeria to claim third-placed finish at the expense of Tunisia in Egypt. It was a frantic end to affairs in Cairo as Gernot Rohr’s men battled to avoid another dying minute heartache.
Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez has predicted that the Super Eagles will be up there with Africa’s best in two years if the core of the team is kept together. The Manchester City midfielder urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and other football stakeholders to continue to support the team.