Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, received the 2018 appropriation bill passed by the National Assembly.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, who confirmed receiving the budget from the National Assembly, said it would be transmitted to the President as soon as possible.
2. The President of the Tiv Development Association, Nasarawa State, Mr. Boniface Ifer, has revealed that the union had so far lost 200 farmers and 8,570 houses to endless herdsmen attacks in the southern district of the state.
He called on the Federal Government to provide adequate security so as to enable the displaced persons return to their homes and continue their farming business now that the rainy season had started.
3. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State has claimed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress government was plotting to fund the July 14 governorship election in the state with part of the Abacha loot and funds from the country’s crude oil sales.
The party said the 77-man campaign committee set up by the APC on the state’s governorship election “will make the PDP victory in the July 14 election sweeter and memorable.”
4. Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has backed the call on President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, to probe former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the alleged $16billion power project scandal.
ACF said it would send a signal to other public office holders, on the need to manage the nation’s resources properly.
5. Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed disappointment on how Nigeria is being used as a negative example in the international community.
Jonathan, who hinged his reason on the recent instances when the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, mocked the poor state of security in Nigeria and the naira’s weakening status, saying that he felt ashamed that Nigeria had lost its respect in Africa.
6. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that Nigeria is gradually sliding into anarchy because of the governance style of the current federal government.
The governor also restated his alarm, which he made some days ago that the Federal Government was planning to assassinate him. He said the APC Federal Government has been involved in past plots to kill him.
7. The Federal government on Friday declared Tuesday, 29 May as public holiday to mark the 2018 Democracy Day.
The Minister of Interior, Lieutenant Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and pledged government’s continued dedication to entrenching democracy in the polity.
8. The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said it is not backing down on its proposed sit at home protest slated for 30th May 2019.
The group said the protest would start on the evening of 29th May, and that no human or vehicle is expected to be seen anywhere in the entire south East Nigeria and some other towns that have been marked out for a lockdown.
9. Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has described as ‘false and untrue’ allegation that he frustrated his deputy, Alhaji Nuhu Gidado out of office.
The governor, who, dismissed the allegation, said that his former deputy was fairly treated while in service.
10. The Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi-led faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, has said it is considering defecting to another political party.
The group, known as APC Akida, in a statement on Friday said it has concluded a review of the state of the party and governance issues in the state and the nation.