The Big 5: Buhari speaks on killings in Plateau, Oby Ezekwesili warns FG not to cover up $25bn NNPC scandal, and other top stories

Good morning.

Here are the top 5 stories you should be monitoring today:

Plateau state has been experiencing a series of attacks lately and President Muhammadu Buhari has had enough.

With at least 20 people massacred in a fresh attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen yesterday, President Buhari has described the attacks as “madness” and says they have “gone too far.”

But it’s not all words, the president has given directives which he believes will put an end to the killings in the state. Find out what he plans to do.

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Meanwhile, another crisis in Bayelsa is escalating in a new dimension as one of the patients being treated for the Monkeypox disease at the quarantine centre has committed suicide.

The State Commissioner for Health explained that his death was not as a result of the viral infection. However, they are investigating into the patient’s medical and social records to find a possible motive.

Here’s more detail on what the Health Commissioner said regarding the suicide.

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Speaking of health and hospitals, wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, paid a visit to the State House Clinic on Monday.

The State House Clinic has been under media scrutiny lately after its “deplorable condition” was exposed, and Mrs Buhari has been very vocal about the matter.

However, this time, she decided to go a step beyond talking and take some real action. Here’s why Mrs Buhari visited the clinic.

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It may look like the dirt raised by Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr Ibe Kachikwu’s leaked petition against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) GMD Dr Maikanti Baru is already settling, with their recent ‘reconciliation,’ but former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, is not buying it.

In a series of tweets on Monday, she advised the Federal government not bury the $25billion NNPC scandal exposed in Kachikwu’s petition, also praying that “God save us from gullible citizens.”

“The CREDIBILITY of Pres @MBuhari ‘s anti-corruption agenda suffers deeper lethal BLOW if this gets buried like the #GrassCutterAllegations,” she wrote.

Here’s everything she said yesterday.

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In what seems an attempt to prevent what happened in Kaduna, when 20,000 teachers failed a primary 4 examination, from happening in the state, the government of Sokoto has sent 239 laboratory scientists back to school.

The Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, told the Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, that this was to upgrade their knowledge and to prepare them for professional licensing.

According to the governor, the laboratory scientists were Ordinary National Diploma degree holders.

He also outlined other strides the state was making in the health sector. Find out more, here,

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