Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today:
Police arraign whistle-blower who accused Emefiele of N232bn fraud
The police have arraigned a whistle-blower, George Uboh, for alleged defamation against the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele. The charge sheet, which an online medium, SaharaReporters, published on its website, was filed at the FCT High Court, Abuja, following a petition against the CBN governor for alleged N232bn fraud.
Cattle rearing is private business – Senator Bassey
Senator Gershon Bassey has advised the Federal Government that Cattle rearing business is a private business and should be allowed to remain a private sector matter. Senator Bassey who is representing Cross River South Senatorial District has also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the controversial Ruga settlements and asked the President to make the suspension permanent as it has been rejected by many Nigerians.
Oyegun, Oshiomhole clash over Edo APC crisis
The war of words over the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly continued yesterday, with former All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun and his successor, Adams Oshiomhole, throwing darts at each other.
Odigie-Oyegun, through his Public Affairs Adviser, Chief Ray Morphy, accused the APC National Chairman of turning himself into an agent of disruption, trying to frustrate the smooth running of government in Edo.
Ganduje, Kano Igbo leaders reject call for Fulani’s relocation
Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Igbo leaders in the state have rejected calls by some northern political leaders that herdsmen in the southern part of the country relocate to the north. According to a statement by Abba Anwar, chief secretary to Ganduje, the governor spoke during a special dinner organised to honour Boniface Ibekwe, Eze Ndigbo Kano, on his 10th Offalla anniversary, at the government house, on Sunday.
Alaafin writes Buhari over ‘herders invasion’ warns of Yoruba retaliation
The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, on Sunday, warned that the Yoruba people could resort to self-help against the “increasing and incessant menace of herders” in the face of “apparent helplessness” of Nigeria’s security agencies.
The Alaafin issued the warning in a letter – titled “Yoruba Question in Nigeria Conundrum” – directed at President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Daily Trust. He expressed worry about the country’s insecurity.