This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Tuesday, October 02 2018
Saraki, Dogara Absent As Buhari Observes Independence Day Parade At Eagle Square
When former President Goodluck Jonathan marked the event at the Eagle square in 2010, it was disrupted by bomb blasts. Hence since that year, subsequent independence anniversary parade were held in low key at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Independence Day: Nigerians Have Rejected Buhari And APC And Will Prove It In 2019 – Fayose
In the spirit of Nigeria’s independence day, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayosehas said that the 2019 presidential election will not be a contest between the Peoples Democratic Party PDP) and President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement through his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said President Buhari will have Nigerians to contend with in 2019 noting that they (Nigerians) are tired of “his misrule.”
Nigeria Losses Gold Worth $500m Illegally Every Year
An international humanitarian organisation, Global Rights Nigeria, has alleged that over $500 million (N152.5 billion) worth of gold is illegally shipped out of the country annually.
This was made known by the Executive Director, Global Rights Nigeria, Abiodun Bayewu-Teru, at a recent stakeholders’ engagement in the mining sector with the theme: ‘The Development and Implementation of an Effective Fiscal Regime in Nigeria’s Artisanal/Small Scale Mining Sector,’ held recently in Abuja.
Buhari Speaks Against Latest Jos Violence
President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken up against the latest violence in Jos which led to the lost of lives and the imposition of a curfew in the Plateau state capital.
The President stated that his administration has continued to make efforts to ensure that violence in the state and other affected states become the thing of the past.
2019: Exercise, Protect Your Voting Rights – Ezekwesili Urges Nigerians
Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, former Education Minister, and Convener of the Red Card Movement, has admonished Nigerians to participate fully in the 2019 general elections by voting and ensuring that their votes count.
Ezekwesili made this appealed at a conference organised by ‘The Church Must Vote’ an NGO, on Monday in Abuja.