Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress R-APC), Buba Galadima, has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to invalidate the election of national officers of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In the letter, Galadima said the June 23 national convention that produced Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman, among other officers, was very flawed and undemocratic.
2. The Ekiti State government on Wednesday alleged that agents of the All Progressives Congres (APC) and its governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi, attempted to kill Governor Ayodele Fayose. The allegation was contained in a statement by Lere Olayinka, Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media. Olayinka narrated how Fayose was attacked by policemen. He said the governor only managed to escape as the police had allegedly planned to kill him.
3. South Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Wednesday, said the South African government was not in support of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other countries.
Ramaphosa said this while speaking at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Afreximbank in Abuja. He said one of the major reasons he chose to visit Nigeria first upon his assumption of office was to improve relations between both countries, promising that issues likely to affect the relationship of both countries would be addressed.
4. The All Progressives Congress, APC, Wednesday night reacted to the letter written by members of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Speaking to reporters on the development on Wednesday night, National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, described Galadima’s letter as ill-conceived and futile, noting that INEC cannot nullify an election it did not conduct.
5. A retired Director of Mobilisation at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Anthony Ani, has given reasons why the purported ‘Certificate of Exemption’ owned by Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, is not genuine and “wouldn’t have emanated from the NYSC”. He insisted that there was no way NYSC would issue Certificate of Exemption to anyone who graduated before 30 years.
6. At least, 42 people mostly women and children were reportedly killed across 12 villages in the Lau Local Government Area of Taraba State. Report claims that armed militiamen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Sunday invaded communities in the local government, killing anybody in sight.
7. The Ondo State Police Command has disclosed that two men joined Alao Adeyemi, the boyfriend of Khadijat, the daughter of a former deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, in killing her. The Command Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, while parading Adeyemi at the headquarters in Akure, the state capital, said the two accomplices fled after the dastardly act.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit Bill into law. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters( Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He described the NFIU as the Nigerian arm of the global financial intelligence unit which was before now domiciled in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
9. A former Military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd), has asked the military authorities to dismiss men and officers found culpable of the killings in the country. He lamented that after his experiences in the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970), he never expected such large-scale deaths would happen again in the Nigerian history.
10. The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has reacted to the report of alleged impeachment plans by the State House of Assembly. His Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said the Governor said there was no such plan by any member of the State’s legislature to impeach him. He said that such rumours were being distributed by some people who do not like the peaceful atmosphere in the state. He also said Ortom had no plan to dump the ruling APC.