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1. Reno Omokri Calls on UK Govt to Revoke Buhari’s Visa
The former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has called on the UK Government to revoke Buhari’s Visa for his lack of regard for constitution in his recent suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen.
His call is coming a day after the UK announced that there will be repercussions of possible visa withdrawal for any politician who tries to influence the forthcoming elections or instigate election violence.
He wrote: “Dear @@UKinNigeria, Your statement on Onnoghen’s illegal suspension is apt. But we urge you to go a step further. @MBuhari depends on UK’s medical facilities for his healthcare. It would help the Nigerian people if you revoke his visa until he acts constitutionally #TyrantBuhari”
2. PDP Leaders Say Buhari is Responsible for Nigeria Insecurity
Criticism trails the handling of the nation’s insecurity yesterday, as the Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus and other party leaders blamed President Buhari for the inability to end Boko Haram insurgency and other upheavals in Nigeria.
According to the party stalwarts who met in Kaduna yesterday, to review the problem of security challenges in the country in the last four years of President Buhari administration, they argued that no substantial foreign investments have been recorded because of the security challenges.
3. NLC to Storm NASS over N30, 000 Minimum Wage
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has insisted on N30, 000 minimum wage.
Speaking at the end of its emergency Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Abuja yesterday, President, Ayuba Wabba, said transmission of N27, 000 to the National Assembly by President Buhari falls short of the negotiated N30, 000.
He said Labour would at this stage mobilise its members to storm the National Assembly to prevail on the lawmakers to correct the minimum wage anomaly.
4. Gunmen Kill 3, Injure Security Men, Burn Houses
No fewer than three persons have been reportedly killed by armed bandits in the early hours of Friday in Tudu Uku, Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
One military man and two Civil Defence officers suffered gunshot injuries. More than seven houses, 10 vehicles and four motorcycles were burnt in the attack.
The injured security operatives were taken to Federal medical Centre where they are currently receiving treatment.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, Chairman, Toto Local Government Area of the state, Nuhu Dauda, lamented the attack that led to the killing of several persons with properties estimated at millions of Naira destroyed.
5. God Has Guaranteed Victory for Buhari – Akpabio
The south west zone of the of the presidential support committee of the APC has inaugurated its zonal executive members as well as state coordinators in the geo-political zone, which will be headed by Senator Ajayi Boroffice.
The event presided over by the national coordinator of the committee, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was held at the Premier Hotel in Ibadan.
Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa-Ibom State, pleaded for unity among the new executive members, just as he promised to give full support to all support groups and to ensure that the efforts of all stakeholders did not go unrewarded when the APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected.
6. Okonjo-Iweala Eyes World Bank Presidency
Nigeria’s former two-time Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has declared that she is ready to take up the job of President of the World Bank, if she is nominated.
Okonjo-Iweala, a former senior World Bank official, contested for the position against Kim in 2012 and is considered a front runner in the race this year.
7. FG Okays US, UK’S Planned Sanctions for Election Riggers
The FG has commended the United States and the United Kingdom for demanding credible and peaceful election in Nigeria and threatening sanctions and repercussions for election riggers and violence instigators during the forthcoming elections.
Government appealed to the two countries to keep a close tab on the opposition, alleging that their language, actions and undisguised threats are divergent to the conduct of peaceful elections.
8. We’ll Complete Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – Buhari
As the APC presidential candidate, Muhammedu Buhari , canvassed for votes from the South West for the forthcoming elections, he assured the people of the zone that his administration will ensure the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and other road networks and rail lines before the end of 2019.
Buhari made the vow at Mapo Hall Ibadan, where he also presented the party’s governorship candidate for Oyo State, Chief Bayo Adelabu.
9. Tinny Entertainment Boss Beats Up Beats His Signee
CEO of Tinny Entertainment, Small Tinny, has been called out on Twitter for allegedly beating up one of his his signees, Damilare.
According to the story, which was also confirmed by Damilare himself, Small Tinny was infuriated by an incident and then took out his vexation on the artiste.
Mubarak had written:
According to the call out tweet, @smalltinny physically assaulted @damilaremusic simply because he could i’m so pissed rn.. no wonder everybody left your dead label.
The victim, Dailare, wrote:
And he did this in front of 4 other upcoming artists that he wants to sign to his dead label… he tore my cloth yesterday night and he punched me,then he called one of his friends to come and beat me,that guy slapped me 6times…he’s still with my bag and my charger rn.
If na your son “Tyler”Dem dey slap for street like that how Hin go feel….you comfortably mixed your emotions with business and you bleeped everything you built up… I’m in ekiti rn,I have a show tonight,I’ll be back in Lagos tomorrow morning,we go definitely check you for house.
10. Drunk Driver Crushes 4 Muslim Worshippers in Abeokuta
A drunk driver reportedly crushed four people said to be muslim worshippers to death along the Moshood Abiola way in Abeokuta on Friday.
The four occupants of the car also sustained injuries in the crash.
An eye witness said the driver lost control of the vehicle and ploughed into the victims.
The Head of Operations Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Abeokuta Division, Olaleye Babajide, confirmed the news.
He said the accident happened late on Friday night, at about 10.30 pm.