The Big 5: Kogi governor speaks on Melaye’s failed recall, Barcelona win 25th La Liga title and other stories

These are the top stories you should be monitoring today.

Christian groups on Sunday marched on the streets of Lagos, Akure, Osogbo and Ado-Ekiti to register their opposition to the recent killings in parts of the country.

They also vowed to vote out the current government of President Muhammadu Buhari accusing him of failing to deal with the problem of insecurity in the country.

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Olasupo Ayokunle Wednesday, implored all Christians to hold peaceful protests within their church premises on April 29 to protest Tuesday’s killing of two priests and 17 worshippers at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Mbalom, Gwer East Local Government Area, Benue.


The Nigerian presidency on Sunday said the country did not receive required support from the former US President, Barrack Obama, in the fight against terrorism.

The assertion was made Sunday in Washington DC by the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in an interview with journalists.

He said the relationship between Nigeria and the U.S. has improved since the coming into office of Trump.

President Buhari, who arrived the U.S. Sunday afternoon is billed to meet with his host, US President Donald Trump, Today at the White House.


The federal government and the striking Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), will reconvene Today in a bid to find a resolution to the strike.

The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole said the federal government is doing everything in its power to resolve the matter.


The initiator of Ahmed Buhari Youth Movement, Ahmed Buhari, says his interest in vying for the office of the president of Nigeria is informed by the need to have a generational change in the leadership of the country.

Buhari, who is a geologist by training, stated this while speaking with journalists on Sunday in Ilorin on the sidelines of his meeting with members of the Ahmed B. Youth Movement in Kwara.

According to him, the youth have lost hope in the current system of governance which has created a wide gulf between the young and old generation, stressing that it was high time the young people participated in politics and governance of the country to avoid a vacuum in government.


The Governor of Kogi, Yahaya Bello Sunday, said that his political future would not be undermined by the victory of his political rival, Senator Dino Melaye.

The governor is not in any way connected to the exercise,” Petra Onyegbule, a spokesperson for the governor, said, according to Premium Times. “That it is going to affect the governor’s political future is a very myopic thinking.”


And… stories from around the world.

Amber Rudd has resigned as UK’s home secretary, after repeatedly struggling to account for her role in the unjust treatment of Windrush generation migrants.

The home secretary was forced to step down after a series of revelations in the Guardian over Windrush culminated in a leak on Friday that appeared to show she was aware of targets for removing illegal migrants from Britain.

The pressure increased late on Sunday afternoon as the Guardian revealed that in a leaked 2017 letter to Theresa May, Rudd had told the prime minister of her intention to increase deportations by 10% – seemingly at odds with her recent denials that she was aware of deportation targets.


Former FBI director James Comey on Sunday dismissed a House intelligence committee report that found no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign as a “political document”.

Interviewed on NBC’s Meet the Press, Comey said the most important investigation into Russian election interference and alleged links between Trump aides and Moscow was being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller. The Senate judiciary and intelligence committees are also investigating.

Democrats on the House committee protested the conclusions of the report, claiming the Republican majority had acted primarily to defend Trump.


North Korea will have to show concrete and tangible evidence it has made a strategic decision to give up nuclear weapons before any move is made to ease pressure on the regime, Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Sunday.

With a summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un potentially as close as three weeks away, Bolton warned that no progress would be made without verifiable evidence of Pyongyang’s commitment to complete and “irreversible” denuclearisation.

What we want to see from them is evidence that it’s real and not just rhetoric,” he told CBS’ Face the Nation.


Barcelona were crowned La Liga champions for the 25th time after beating Deportivo La Coruña 4-2 with the help of a hat-trick from Lionel Messi.

Barça needed only a draw to clinch the title and complete an eighth domestic double after winning the King’s Cup last week and they marched into a 2-0 lead with goals from their record signing, Philippe Coutinho, and top scorer, Messi, in the first half. The result also relegated Deportivo.


The lawyer representing the adult film actor Stormy Daniels said on Sunday Donald Trump was in “panic mode” and expected his attorney Michael Cohen to cooperate with investigations into the president.

Mr Trump and the administration have concluded what I’ve been saying for weeks,” said Michael Avenatti, on CNN’s State of the Union. “That Michael Cohen is in a lot of trouble and he’s going to flip on the president.”

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