1) PDP Suspends Another Politician Over Misconduct.
The Zamfara State chapter of PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) has suspended its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Farouq Shatiman Rijiya over alleged unacceptable public comments
This was disclosed by the state secretary of the party, Hon. Ibrahim Umar, during an exclusive interview with DAILY POST in Gusau.
He said that the party suspended him over his comment on a video that went viral on social media, alleging that the PDP led government in Zamfara was not carrying the party along in most of its decisions.
The Party’s Secretary said Rijiya’s uncontrolled statement was capable of causing injuries to the cordial working relationship between Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle’s government and the PDP.
Hon. Umar noted that it was clearly on record that the PDP is active and alive in Zamfara State more than ever before as Governor Matawalle often considers the party’s interest in his decisions.
2) "Some Politicians Are Sponsoring Banditry And Kidnapping In Nigeria"-Uzodinma Reveals.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, on Friday, alleged that politicians are sponsoring the activities of bandits.
Uzodinma claimed that politicians are funding banditry to run down President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
The governor spoke while addressing journalists after a closed-door meeting with Buhari at the State House in Abuja.
He also urged security operatives to publish the names of those sponsoring bandits in the country.
3) Femi Kayode Slams Buhari.
Recently, a Former Aviation Minister in Nigeria (Femi Fani-Kayode) berated Presdient Buhari for supporting Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, despite calls for his removal.
It's important to remember that presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, had said that there was a "cancel campaign" against the minister for holding views in the past that he has since renounced and apologised for.
In a statement on Thursday, the presidency added that it was supporting the minister despite widespread calls for his removal.
But in a series of tweets via his Twitter handle on Friday, Fani-Kayode said it is an insult to Nigerians for President Buhari to keep Pantami in his office despite the controversies surrounding him.
4) UK 'Withdraws' Asylum Policy For IPOB, MASSOB.
The British Government has reportedly withdrawn its asylum policy to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Movement for the Actualization of Biafra (MASSOB), and other groups.
The British High Commission had on Wednesday said that all asylum and human rights claims from Nigerian nationals will be considered on their individual merits in accordance with its international obligations.
The commission added that it has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it, in accordance with its international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights.
But in an email sent to Radio Now and signed by Hannah Dawson, Senior Communications Officer-Newsdesk at the Home office, the British government said the policy is being reviewed and will be uploaded once it is ready.
The UK government did not, however, give a time frame as to when the updated policy will be uploaded to their website.
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