1) No ethnic group should claim superiority over others in Nigeria —Gbajabiamila
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said on Wednesday no particular ethnic group in the country should claim superiority or lord it over others.
“I don’t think any ethnic group should lord it over any ethic group, the South-West should not lord it over the North and the North should not lord it over the South. All the ethnic groups should respect each other’s trade, geographical space, history, culture and more importantly the issue of crime and murder should be completely jettisoned.
2) Buhari’s Successor Will Spend Tenure Fixing Ethnic, Religious Divisions – Governor Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has berated the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for the worsening state of insecurity and tension in the country, saying his successor will spend his tenure fixing the ethnic, religious and socio-economic problems created by the All Progressives Congress-led government.
3) Vice President Osinbajo Should Resign If He Is Not Allowed To Perform His Official Duties – Tunde Bakare
The Senior Pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church in Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, says Prof Yemi Osinbajo should vacate office if he is not allowed to perform his duties as the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Bakare, however, further said he did not believe the hearsay that Osinbajo was being prevented by a cabal in the presidency from performing his constitutional roles.
4) 2023 Elections: No Doubt Nigerians Will Vote APC Again – Uzodinma
Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma is confident that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to be at the helm of affairs in the country, saying that Nigerians would vote for the ruling party again in the 2023 general elections.
5) Why it is difficult to end insecurity in Nigeria — Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has explained that the war against insecurity in the country has been difficult to be won because the Service Chiefs were becoming unprofessional.
6) Herdsmen invade Ondo Community, kill OPC member, abduct farmer
Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed a member of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Daniel Adejuyigbe and abducted a farmer, Solomon Akinmeji in his lju farm, Akure North council area of Ondo State.
7) Nobody Will Lose Sleep If Herders Return To North — Afenifere
The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has said nobody will lose sleep if Fulani herdsmen decide to return to the North.
The Northern Elders Forum had earlier asked Fulani herdsmen to relocate to the North if they feel insecure in their host communities.
8) Nigerian Government Has Failed Us, We’re Not Afraid Of Death – Zamfara Bandits Commander, Turji
Leader of the banditry group operating along Shinkafi/Sokoto Road, Zamfara State, Kachalla Turji, has said members of the group are not afraid of death.
Turji also accused the Nigerian government and Zamfara State government of reneging on a series of promises made to them.
9) Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Gumi Meets Over 500 Bandits In Zamfara, Begs Them To Repent
Popular Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Dr. Ahmad Gumi, has met with some notorious bandits in Zamfara State.
The bandits are said to be those terrorising Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state.
The cleric pleaded for their understanding and urged them to cease all hostilities and allow him to reach out to President Muhammadu Buhari to see how their legitimate grievances could be addressed immediately.
Gumi told them that they should not expect magic from him as his success would depend on the cooperation.
10) Forgive me, Sunday Igboho begs Ooni
Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho has asked for forgiveness from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, over a statement he made about the monarch’s visit to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)
Igboho, who had issued an ultimatum for Fulani herdsmen to vacate Oyo State over their alleged criminal activities, had criticised the monarch saying he failed to tell the President the truth about the crisis during the visit.
11) Nigerian govt issues licences to 20 new private universities
The Federal Government on Wednesday granted provisional licences to 20 new private universities in the country.
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