- Nyesom Wike faces possible job elimination as protesters demand resignation of NWC
- Obasanjo suggests Africans find an alternative to Western democracy
- Tinubu attends G20, meets Scholz for investment in rails, power
- Abia Governor debunks rumours of spending 927 million on feeding
- France welcomes Nigerian students to apply for scholarships and travel without visas
Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, these are the five top Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss.
Nyesom Wike faces possible job elimination as protesters demand resignation of NWC
Supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have stormed the national secretariat in Abuja, clamouring to remove the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, from office due to his past, which has recently been uncovered.
The protesters stormed the gates of the PDP national secretariat on Monday 20, demanding the resignation of the National Working Committee for being unable to control and sanction the actions of Nyesom Wike for his anti-party relations.
Salau Olusola, the protesters’ leader, claimed the NWC was partaking in some anti-party activities.
“The NWC is to be blamed for the party’s defeat in the 2023 presidential election,”
Obasanjo suggests Africans find an alternative to Western democracy
Ex-President of Nigeria and revered icon Olusegun Obasanjo shared his vision and thoughts concerning Western liberal democracy practised in African countries.
According to him, the Western democratic style has not functioned much for Africans, and it was time to unlink from such a narrative and instead adopt an alternative.
“In short, we have a system of government in which we have no hands to define and design, and we continue with it, even when we know that it is not working for us.”
Tinubu attends G20, meets Scholz for investment in rails, power
President Bola Tinubu participated at the G20 Summit to pursue investments in Nigeria.
According to the statement released by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, President Tinubu met with the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholzon, on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, and together, they discussed the possibilities of recognising the Siemens AG in boosting the quality and quantity of technology in Nigeria.
“For me, I am very much committed to pursuing all aspects of the Siemens Power project and the skill development opportunities that will emerge for our talented youths who can participate in sustaining the industry,” Tinubu said.
The German Chancellor conveyed his thoughts and interests in working with Nigeria and introducing Siemens technology to boost Nigeria’s power and rails like it had done in Egypt.
Abia Governor debunks rumours of spending 927 million on feeding
Media reports have accused Governor Alex Otti of Abia State of allegedly spending 927 million on feeding, welfare, allowances, and more within three months.
However, to clarify the rumours and public outrage on social media, the state Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr Kingsley Anosike, claimed that such reports were “a reflection of the mindset of the opposition to create mischief”.
He stated that the expenses were not solely by the governor’s office but by the ministries, departments, and agencies in the state.
“The figure is an aggregation of all the spending under this headline across the 76 MDAs in the state. The way it was presented was not well captured and completely misrepresented.”
France welcomes Nigerian students to apply for scholarships and travel without visas
The French Embassy in Nigeria has put out announcements calling for the application of scholarships by Nigerian students to France.
The fully-funded scholarships are intended for students willing to obtain a Masters’ degree and apply to students under 35 years old and interested in environment or risk management fields.
This also comes with Germany inviting skilled Nigerians to apply for jobs with the guarantee of receiving a work visa.
Germany, having listed 20 occupations which need skilled workers, has sent out announcements inviting Nigerians and others to join its workforce.
Ayomitide Adeyinka is a content writer, crypto journalist and editor with a Bsc in Political Science. He is also an egalitarian.