Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. Former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Prof. Jerry Gana, has said that the Middle Belt minorities will not follow the North if Nigeria breaks up.
Gana, who berated Northern youths over the ultimatum given to Igbos, slammed a former Vice-Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University and the spokesperson for the Northern Elders Forum, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, for supporting the quit notice issued by the northern youths.
2. Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party.
Okupe anchored his reason for resignation on ground that the PDP has been embroiled in a fratricidal internal crisis brought upon it by itself.
3. Nigerian rapper, based in the United States, Speed Darlington has claimed that Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has passed on.
According to Darlington, who also declared interest to be the first President of Biafra, the ‘death’ of Buhari is a call for celebration.
4. State governors and members of the National Assembly from the South-East, the leadership of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, traditional and religious leaders and other leaders of thought from the zone have declared that Ndigbo stands for a “united Nigeria.”
A communique issued at their meeting in Enugu, stated that the Igbo leaders concluded that the Igbo were in “full support” of a united Nigeria.
5. Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, again, on Sunday, left Nigeria for London in the United Kingdom, to visit her husband, Muhammadu Buhari, who has been receiving medical attention in the British capital since May 7.
She will however have a stop over in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, before continuing her journey to London on Tuesday.
6. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has announced that the price of Automotive Gas Oil, also known as diesel, has dropped further from between N175 and N200 per litre.
The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, attributed the crash in price to the recent strategic intervention of the national oil firm.
7. Acclaimed Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has explained why he is flouting his bail conditions.
Kanu claimed that his reason is because Buhari has not been held to account first for flouting all the court orders to free him, free El-Zakzaky, Igbo musician Bight Chimezie and others who are still being detained by the Department of State Services, DSS.
8. Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Education has refuted reports of a purported directive issued to Schools in Lagos State to conduct Assembly in the Yoruba language on Thursdays.
The Education Ministry told the public that Lagos State Government does not implement policies without far-reaching consultations and communication with relevant stakeholders and therefore enjoined members of the public to disregard such stories trending on social media platforms.
9. The Coalition of Arewa youths has expressed its readiness to step aside the quit notice it issued on Igbos residing in the North.
They said this was because some South east leaders are now making their position clear on the secession agenda of youths in the region.
10. Germany last night defeated Chile by a lone goal in the final of the Confederation Cup at St. Petersburg. Lars Stindl’s goal gave the European side the trophy.