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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has on Monday, addressed an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari in which he lamented the current situation in the country.
He also called for urgent steps in curbing the negative happenings ravaging the country, while calling on all stakeholders to work together in the interest of the country. The statement, dated July 15, 2019 was released by Obasanjo’s media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi. Meanwhile, several elder statesmen have reacted to the open letter of the former president of Nigeria.
The governor of Oyo State, southwest Nigeria, Seyi Makinde, has publicly declared his assets, worth over N48 billion.
Naija News reports that the governor declared his asset in a statement issued by Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa. According to the statement, the Oyo state governor had cash at hand and in the bank worth N234,742,296.01, as of May 28, 2019.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have demanded the immediate arrest of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The group said this as part of its reactions to the latest open letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari on July 15 over the recent happenings in the country, particularly on insecurity.
Justice Tanko Muhammad was on Wednesday confirmed by the Senate as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria following his successful screening during plenary. As previously reported by Naija News, Tanko was earlier screened on Wednesday morning by the upper legislative chamber in a closed session.
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has stated that information at their disposal reveals that some individuals are plotting to harm herdsmen in the southern part of Nigeria.
Speaking after a meeting with the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs), Ango Abdullahi, chairman of the forum, asked herdsmen to leave the region if their safety is no longer guaranteed.