Obasanjo claims Ribadu made enemies for him, APC opposes extension of emergency rule in the North-east & other important news you should know today

by Oge Okonkwo


Obasanjo claims Ribadu made enemies for him

Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo spoke about how the efforts by the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, to kick corruption out of the country created enemies for him.

Obasanjo said the Mr. Ribadu’s passion to make Nigeria corruption free when he was the head of the unit was ruthless enough to attract a lot of enemies for him adding that Ribadu was even poisoned on one occasion. Read more….

APC opposes extension of emergency rule in North-east states

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has subtly expressed its disagreement to any further extension of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

The APC opined that the consequences of any plan to extend emergency rule in the three north-east states may not be in the interest of people that are meant to be protected or that of the country.

The major opposition party warned those trying to stampede President Goodluck Jonathan on extension of the emergency rule or sacking of governors to have a rethink. Read more….

Ferry disaster: South Korean prime minister resigns

The South Korean prime minister, Chung Hong-won, has offered his resignation after criticism of the government’s response to the 16 April ferry disaster.

The Sewol ferry sank on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the traditional holiday island of Jeju. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from one high school on a field trip, have died or are missing and presumed dead. Read more….

Don’t use force in battle to save abducted girls, president of Civil Rights Congress warns

Comrade Shehu Sani has warned the Nigerian government and military against using force in the battle to get female students abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno state.

Sani, president of Civil Rights Congress in a statement said the government should set up a committee that will involve respected Islamic leaders, journalists and people like Dr. Ahmad Datti, a move he said will open a channel of communication instead of using force and putting the girls at danger.

He also blamed deliberate attempts in scuttling dialogue with the insurgents. Read more…..

South Africa celebrates 20 years since apartheid

President Jacob Zuma led celebrations Sunday on the 20th anniversary of post-apartheid democracy in South Africa, insisting it is closer to its dream of a multi-racial nation despite stubborn inequality, poverty and corruption.

“Our country has done well,” Zuma said at a ceremony held two decades after the first all-race election that saw Nelson Mandela become the country’s first black president. Read more.


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