Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed optimism that Nigeria would surmount it challenges and become a better place. The ex-president said his faith in the country remains unshakable.
”That’s a very unfortunate comment by the Attorney-General” says Governor Obiano.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has tackled the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice for saying the Federal government might declare a state of emergency in Anambra state.
The Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has said there are over 30 separatist groups in the South East, apart from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He stated this on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm.
Youths in Imo state have staged a drama to raise awareness about the terrible state of a road in the state.
The Nekede-Ihiagwa road has been a cause of concern to residents for months. To cause the government to act, youths did a photoshoot on the terrible road.
The World Bank has said it approved $11.5bn in lending to Western and Central African countries for 98 operations.
The World Bank said this in its ‘Annual Report 2021: From crisis to green, resilient, and inclusive recovery’.
The bank said, “In fiscal 2021, the bank approved $11.5bn in lending to Western and Central Africa for 98 operations, including $500m in IBRD commitments and $11.0bn in IDA commitments. Revenue from Reimbursable Advisory Services agreements with one country was $700,000.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye is confident that Nigeria will survive.
Adeboye said this following the country debt crisis. According to him, there are problems as Nigeria is using 98 percent of its income to service debt.
A horrific video making the rounds online shows a man with a mutilated penis being paraded by IPOB supporters for working with the government against IPOB.
In the extremely graphic video, the man, whose hands are tied to a piece of wood, is seen sitting on the sandy floor. His penis had been mutilated and blood from his severed male member is seen seeping into the sand.
A male voice is heard revealing what led to the man being subjected to such inhumane torture.https://cse.google.com/cse.js?cx=748c01c09655f7506
According to the voice of the IPOB supporter, the man, from Orsu, Imo state, is a saboteur – a tag given to Igbos who do not support IPOB and speak against the activities of some of its members.
The voice said that the man is a politician working with the Hope Uzodinma government as an informant to expose IPOB members, after which he gets paid by the Nigerian government.
The IPOB supporter also said the man denied an airstrike by the Nigerian military happened in Orsu.
He was accused of being a “slave to the Fulani” who is selling his people and fighting against his people.
Towards the end of the video, the voice said this is the last time the man would be a saboteur, suggesting the man will be executed after the video.
Others were also warned that they will meet the same end if they toe the same line.
The Inspector-general of Police, Usman Baba, says the force is working on efforts to provide better security in the country so Nigerians can sleep with their eyes closed.
Baba stated this when he appeared before the house of representatives committee on police affairs on Wednesday, June 30.https://cse.google.com/cse.js?cx=748c01c09655f7506
In his words
“We are here to interact with the chairman and his members in the House of Representatives who are also piloting the affairs of the Nigerian police to discuss ways and means of making our job easier and better, and also understand ourselves that we are all working towards the same goal to bring betterment in policing so that Nigerians can go about their lawful businesses, Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed, Nigerians can enjoy better security and better movement in this country.We?re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP
We are also committed to giving our best in terms of providing the desired leadership to the police personnel in this country.
We are grateful for what we have seen so far as a level of commitment from the ninth assembly towards making our job better, and by extension, making Nigerians to benefit from better security managemen.
Governor David Umahi has directed the immediate sack of all Zonal Education Supervisors in Ebonyi state.
Secretary to the state government, Kenneth ?gb?ala who made the announcement on Wednesday June 30 on behalf of the Governor, said all Education Secretaries that are on leave are to face disciplinary action to ascertain the level of their involvement
Teachers, Headmasters and Principals (both Junior and Senior) are also to be reshuffled within their Local Government Areas.https://cse.google.com/cse.js?cx=748c01c09655f7506
Governor Umahi who also directed the 13 Local Government Chairmen to liaise with concerned authorities to carry out the directive, said the decision followed the emergency meeting held at the Presidential Lodge New Government House, Abakaliki with stakeholders in education sector, on how to improve the State education system.
The statement added;
“All the Headmasters and Principals of schools are hereby directed to ensure regular clearing of their school premises and also, every pupil, student and staff of each school is to plant at least one tree and this should be supervised by the 13 Council Chairmen in their various LGAs.”
All Local Government Areas in the State are to organize education and health summits centered on re-evaluating the education and health systems.
The opposition party in a statement released by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan, strressed that no law allows Matawalle to defect to another party since he was elected on the platform of the PDP.https://cse.google.com/cse.js?cx=748c01c09655f7506
Members of the national assembly and the state house of assembly who were elected on PDP’s platform were also warned against defecting as they risk losing their seats.
The PDP further disclosed that its national working Commitee (NWC) has approved the dissolution of the Zamfara state executive council.
The statement read;
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is watching developments in Zamfara state as they concern reports of plans by the state governor, Bello Matawalle, to cross over to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The PDP categorically cautions Bello Matawalle to know that his plans amount to a decision to vacate office as no law allows him to cross over to any other party with the governorship mandate statutorily given to the PDP through the ballot box, as already established by the provision of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the standing judgment of the Supreme Court.
“A combined reading of Section 221 of the 1999 Constitution as the pronouncements of the Supreme Court in Faleke v INEC (2016) is clear in holding that it is the political party that stands for election, that votes scored in election belong to the political party and that the candidate nominated to contest at an election by his party, acts only as the agent of his party.
“Members of the national assembly and the state house of assembly should not allow themselves to be pushed into losing their seats as the provisions of the constitution is very clear in barring lawmakers from cross-carpeting, except in a situation of a division in the political party upon which platform they were elected.
“There is no division in the PDP to warrant to defection of any of our lawmakers.
“The PDP hopes that Bello Matawalle as well as members of the National and State Assembly from Zamfara state will take caution.”