This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, May 08, 2019.
Ministerial Appointments: Buhari Shuts Out Oshiomhole/Tinubu
I belong to everyone and I belong to no one” were the words of President Muhammadu Buhari during his inaugural address following his victory against the then President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.As the Presidential elections of 2019 appear done with, it appears the President may have recoiled to his 2015 quote.
This is according to information available to 247ureports which reveals that President Buhari has virtually shut out the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adamu Aliyu Oshiomole and chieftains of the APC.
I Paid #5.045 Million For My Release – OAU Professor
An orthopedic surgeon at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Olayinka Adegbehingbe, who was kidnapped on Sunday, has revealed that the ransom of #5.045 million was paid for his release.
Adegbehingbe stated this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria at his residence on the university campus. The professor while speaking stated that he is hale and healthy, and he also attributed his release to the power of God.
Presidency Speaks On IGP’s Meeting With Miyetti Allah, Offering Them N100m
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said that Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, is like Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo socio-cultural groups and thus should not be criminalized.
Shehu also defended the meeting between the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the leadership of the Miyetti Allah. Speaking on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, the presidential spokesman told Nigerians not to politicize the meeting.
Insecurity: Buhari Vows Not To Fail Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday promised not to let Nigerians down in providing effective and result-oriented leadership that safeguards and ensures a better life for citizens.He made this known in a statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu, and sent to Naija News on Tuesday.
Speaking after attending the daily Tafsir (Quranic interpretations) marking the month of Ramadhan fast at the State House Mosque, Buhari assured that he is conscious of the weight of responsibility on his shoulders.
PDP Accuses Buhari Of Admitting To Failed Government
The Peoples Democratic Party recently accused President Muhammadu Buhari of admitting to failure in governance after his alleged confession that anger, frustration, and disenchantment among the youths are responsible for the escalation of kidnapping, abduction and other crimes in Nigeria.The opposition party stated that this is a confirmation that President Buhari was aware the youths did not vote for him during the Presidential election.
The party in a statement through its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan said, “This self-confession by Mr President is equally an admission that he has no solutions, and points to the ugly situation that would continue to confront the nation if the stolen Presidential mandate is not retrieved in the courts.”
Finally, Saraki Speaks On Fresh EFCC Move Against Him
Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the latest move against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as a mere witch-hunt.
The Senate President was reacting to EFCC’s reaction to a report that the anti-graft agency had written a letter to the Kwara State Government demanding for all details of salaries, allowances, estacode or any other entitlement enjoyed by Saraki during his tenure as governor of the state between 2003 and 2011.
In a statement on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki argued that the exercise by the EFCC was only aimed at settling scores, laced with malicious and partisan motives.
NASS Leadership: ‘APC Reps Wants Me As The Next Speaker’
In respect to the battle for the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, Olajide Olatunbosun, who represents the Saki West, East and ATISBO federal constituency, on Tuesday stated that most of the All Progressives Congress members in the House of Representatives wants him as the next speaker
Olatubosun during an interview with NAN stated that he has the backing of most his party members to become the next speaker of the house.“As I have said before, I was waiting for the party to zone the position to the Southwest before I conclude on whether to contest or not because I’m a very loyal party man.”
Court Grants PDP’s Adeleke Bail, Adjourns Case
A magistrate court sitting in Mpape, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has granted Ademola Adeleke, the lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district, 2 million naira bail.
Naja News had reported earlier that Adeleke, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state, southwest Nigeria, was detained by the police. This online news platform understands that the Osun West lawmaker honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained.
Guru Maharaj Ji Speaks On Working For Buhari Govt
Satguru Guru Maharaj Ji, the founder of One Love family, says he will gladly work for President Muhammadu Buhari‘s led Federal Government if given the opportunity.
Naija News reports that the clergyman made this known over the weekend, during the 32 years anniversary to celebrate the establishment of his spiritual centre. Maharaj Ji, who identifies himself as the living perfect master and saviour of the universe, said President Buhari has performed in areas of the anti-corruption fight and economic diversification.