- Igboho seeks asylum in Benin Republic
Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, is reportedly seeking asylum in the Republic of Benin.
The 48-year-old activist is being tried for migration-related issues after he was allegedly caught with a fake passport. He has already applied for asylum in Germany and hopes to file a similar application in Benin soon.
2. Osun 2022: INEC to deploy voter enrollment devices
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun has concluded arrangements towards deploying the INEC Voter Enrollment Devices (IVED) to all the local governments across the state. This was made known in a press release signed by the Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Olusegun Agbaje.
3. Suspected Kidnappers kill Military Officer, Aide In Plateau
Tension persists in Fobur community in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State following the killing of a retired military officer and a young man by kidnappers.
Two of the suspected kidnappers were caught and set ablaze by irate youths, leading to tension in the community.
4. Obi Cubana: DSS warns against flamboyant display of wealth
The Department of State Security (DSS) has warned Nigerians against public display of affluence. DSS deputy director Paul Oduh said uncontrolled exhibition of flamboyant lifestyle and deliberate show of wealth attracts kidnappers and criminals. The warning comes week after the much talked about burial of the mother of billionaire Obi Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana.
5. Nigerian prison congested – FG
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, made the call while commissioning the Osun State Command office complex of the Nigerian Correctional Service, in Osogbo on Friday.
The state governors were charged to summon the will to do the needful on death row convicts to curtail the overpopulation in custodial facilities. There are presently 3,008 condemned criminals waiting for their date with the executioners in our meagre custodial facilities.
6. Buhari departs Katsina after Sallah visit
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after spending eight days in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State. The President told contractors and businessmen to stop trying to send kickbacks to him and other public office holders.
He advised them to give such kick back to the needy in their communities. Before his departure from the state, the president received the guard of honour from troops of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force.
7. Pastors’ Sacking: No Room For Laziness, Fatoyinbo Backs Oyedepo
David Oyedepo has defended his decision to sack 41 pastors from his ministry. The senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, made the comments on Instagram. He said there is no room for “laziness and unfruitfulness” over the sackings of the pastors. Fatoyino also cited a biblical parable where Jesus condemned a fig tree for not producing fruit as expected.
8. 2023 presidency: Tinubu’ll be worse than Buhari, runs Lagos like pig farm – Adeyanju
Activist Deji Adeyanju has predicted that the tenure of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, would be worse than that of President Muhammadu Buhari. He spoke while reacting to reports that hoodlums popularly known as Agberos rake in N125 billion annually in Lagos. There are speculations that Tinubu is nursing a presidential ambition in 2023. Despite such claims, the APC National Leader has remained silent.
9. I Don’t Want Your Cheques – President Buhari Tells Govt Contractors
President Muhammadu Buhari urged privileged Nigerians to stop giving kickbacks. He said he would rather that it be used to better their schools, clinics and hospitals.
The President visited the Emir of Daura, Dr Umar Faruk Umar at his Palace. The Emir of the Emirate of Kano has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to remain focused on getting results. He said Nigeria is lucky to have you at this time because if he had not been in power it would have been very difficult for the country.
10. IPOB To Edwin Clark: You Have No Mandate To Speak For Niger Delta On Biafra
The Indigenous People of Biafra has accused Ijaw leader Edwin Clark of speaking for his Fulani slave masters. He said Clark does not speak for the people of the south-south region because he is a general without foot soldiers.