President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja assured Obas from the South West that his administration was doing everything possible to tackle security challenges in the country. According to Femi Adesina, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity in a statement said the President was responding to an address by the traditional rulers led by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi during a courtesy visit to the State House.
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) called Shiites have suspended all “Free El-zakzaky” protests in Abuja. Concise News understands that Shiites have been proscribed by the federal government and tagged terrorists.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to restructure the country’s security architecture. The Ooni of Ife disclosed this to State House Correspondents after a closed-door meeting the President had with Southwest monarch on Wednesday.
Amnesty International has condemned the Federal Government’s decision to proscribe the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, whose members are known as Shiites. The human rights group made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos, South-west Nigeria.
A witness of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Oshideinde Adewumi, on Wednesday, disowned the Cambridge Assessment Education credentials produced by President Muhammadu Buhari before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja. He told the tribunal that the said document obtained from Cambridge University in London was part of the total documents presented as evidence to prove that Buhari is a true holder of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has set up a task force to recover the N5 trillion debts owed the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). Concise News understands that Osinbajo set up the task force on Tuesday and urged them to go after debtors.
President Muhammadu Buhari is not mandated by the constitution to assign portfolios to the list of ministerial nominees before forwarding to the Senate, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, has said. He said that the issue has continued to crop up every four years since 1999.
8. Boko Haram Has Killed Over 27,000 Civilians In 10 Years – UN
The United Nations on Wednesday revealed that Boko Haram insurgents have killed over 27,000 civilians since 2009 when the sect launched a campaign of violence. The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said this at the UN building in Abuja during a remembrance of 10 years of crisis in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
The Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Francis Okiye, filed a suit stopping the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions. In an originating summon and a motion on notice for interlocutory injunction with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/815/2019 filed by the speaker and the state’s assembly, the plaintiffs asked Justice Nkeonye Maha to restrain the National Assembly from going ahead with its plans pending the hearing on the matter.
Federation International Football Association FIFA has announced its nominees for the prestigious ‘Best Men’s Player Of The Year’. Concise News gathered that five times winners, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were once again included on the 10-man list.