The Department of State Services (DSS) and the London Metropolitan Police Service have received petitions to investigate the documents said to have been obtained from Cambridge University and tendered by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election petition tribunal. The copies of the separate petitions were dated August 14, 2019, and forwarded by Kalu Kalu Agu, a Nigerian lawyer.
President Muhammadu Buhari has queried the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, over alleged discrepancies in tax collections from 2015 to 2018. Concise News understands on Sunday that the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, in a letter dated August 8, 2019, and addressed to the FIRS chairman, asked Fowler to explain reasons for ‘significant’ variances in budgeted collections and actual collections of tax in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Governors of states in the South East have described the “attack on sight” threat by the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as empty, Concise News reports. This online news medium understands that the pro-Biafra group had threatened and ordered its members to attack and humiliate Igbo leaders at any public function. However, the governors, in a statement on Sunday, dared IPOB members to return home and carry out the threat.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the attack on former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Germany. The PDP made this known in a statement on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodinyan.
The United Northern Youth and Students (UNYS) has said it will back Bola Tinubu in 2023 if he vies for the presidency, Concise News reports. Tinubu is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and a strong ally of President Muhammadu Buhari. The former Lagos State Governor is being touted in many quarters to be eyeing the presidential seat as power is reportedly set to return to southern Nigeria at the end of Buhari’s stint.
Nigerian ambassador to Germany Yusuf Tuggar has said the treatment meted out to former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will be investigated, Concise News reports. Reacting to the incident, Tuggar described it as unfortunate, assuring that Nigerians in Germany are disciplined and do not take laws into their hands.
A presidential aide on Diaspora Affairs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned the attack on former deputy Senate President by members of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Concise News reports. Ekweremadu was on Saturday molested by members of the pro-Biafra group during a New Yam festival event in Nuremberg, Germany. Reacting to the development, Dabiri-Erewa, who is the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, noted that some of those involved in the incident have been arrested.
8. What Senate President Said About Ekweremadu’s Attack In Germany
President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have urged the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal to dismiss the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the February 23 general election on “technicalities and evidential grounds.” The prayers formed the gamut of other requests contained in both Buhari and APC final addresses to be adopted on August 23 made available to News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.
Nigeria’s D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in Dakar to win the 2019 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket championship. In a keenly contested match, the defending champions won 60-55 points to retain their title. They became the second team to win the title back-to-back after Angola.