Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Charles Soludo has explained that Nigeria dived into recession, because of the Federal Government’s poor ideas.
According to him, the recession was avoidable if the right decisions had been taken.
2. The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly has issued a two-week ultimatum to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to submit the budgets of Federal agencies to the Senate.
The Senate said the budget of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, and 35 other federal agencies must be submitted by the Acting President within 14 days.
3. Popular Nollywood actress Moji Olaiya is dead. The actress passed on after suffering from heart attack two months after giving birth in Canada.
The cause of death was linked to complications that arose from her child birth in March.
4. Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has claimed that fleeing Boko Haram members are relocating from Sambisa forest in Borno state to Suntai Daaji forest in Taraba state.
Ishaku told the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 82 Army Division, Enugu, Major General Adamu Abubakar, on Thursday that people can no longer travel freely on Bali-Suntai-Takum road, among several other routes any longer in the state.
5. The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faction loyal to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has asked Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to leave the party if he so wished.
The party said it would not miss Fayose if he left as he had threatened.
6. Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has claimed that national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bola Tinubu and other top Youruba leaders in the party are crying over treatment being meted out to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo and the southwest region in general by the “cabal”.
Fani-Kayode said Buhari hates and has nothing to offer them, hence his refusal to appoint them into any key position.
7. Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has denied asking anybody to crest his name on wheelbarrows reportedly being used to empower youths in the State by his administration.
Ortom said his consent was not sought before the development, saying the wheelbarrows belonged to the State Emergency Management Service.
8. The All Progressives Congress on Thursday warned against any possible attempt to overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying Nigerians will defend democracy in the event of any coup.
The APC said those people approaching soldiers for political reasons should be warned and desist forthwith.
9. A man, his wife and three kids were roasted in an overnight fire outbreak in Lagos.
The victims were a couple identified only as Hope (wife) and Hygnius and their three children, Ada, 9, Nonso, 7, and six-year-old Ugochukwu.
10. There were two bomb explosions Thursday night at the University of Maiduguri.
President of Students Union Government of the institution, Abu Babati said the first explosion went off at about 10.50pm on Thursday with the second two hours later, about 12 am on Friday around the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.