Breaking News In Nigeria Today April 16 2019

Good morning. Here is the review of top stories in Nigeria today Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from iDONSABI.

No Need of WAEC Certificate to Become President – Keyamo

Constitutional lawyer, Festus Keyamo on Monday says that a candidate doesn’t need to have a West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate to become a president or governor in the country according to the constitutional provision.

Keyamo stated this via Twitter page, adding that other levels of qualifications to run for the office of president is if the person in question has been an occupant of a public office for a reasonable length of time, based on the Constitutional provision.

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SERAP Asks Buhari, Governors to Account for Security Votes Between 2011 – 2019

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 state governors to provide details of spending of public funds appropriated as security votes between 2011 and 2019.

SERAP made the request in separate Freedom of Information (FOI) to know if public funds meant to provide security and ensure the protection of the lives of Nigerians have been spent for that purpose.

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Our Government Should Bury Their Heads in Shame – Laura Ikeji

Laura Ikeji supported Omotola Jolade’s comment on the Nigerian Government which described as hellish.

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Ikeji, who lamented that of lack of money in circulation, pointed that there is depression everywhere, and SARS killing everyday, added that the ruling administration should bury its heads in shame.

Nigeria Is Not Prepared For Artificial Intelligence , Says Expert

The former President of African Information Communication Technology Alliance (AfICTA), Dr Jimson Olufuye says Nigeria is not prepared for the implementation of Artificial Intelligence technology in the country.

In an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Monday, he said that the deployment of AI in the country would require enormous capital investment, a stable and functional economy which is the only avenue for technology can thrive.

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Zamfara: Council of Chiefs Compiling List of Casualties for Military

The Zamfara State Council of Chiefs has criticised the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) over the bombing of innocent civilians in the state.

The Emir of Bungudu and spokesman for the traditional rulers, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, who alleged that NAF “concocted names and figure” of neutralised bandits said that the traditional rulers had taken on NAF’s challenge to provide the names of civilian victims killed during its air strikes on supposed bandits’ hideouts.

No International Oil Companies Leaving Nigeria Anytime Soon –


— The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu stated that none of the International Oil Companies, IOCs, operating in Nigeria is leaving the country anytime soon.

Speaking with newsmen immediately after touring the facilities of ExxonMobil’s Erha Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels (FPSO) in Lagos State, the Minister further confirmed that it was not possible for a company as large as ExxonMobil to suddenly sell off its assets and move out of the country.

Nigeria Is Not Prepared For Artificial Intelligence — Dr. Jimson Olufuye

That ends the news review this morning. More Nigerian news headlines are available on iDOSABI News website.

Have a great day.

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