Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
We must banish poverty from Nigeria – Tinubu
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said Nigeria’s existential challenges of terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, and herdsmen-farmers clashes have worsened poverty across the country.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, made this known in a statement titled ‘June 12: The Truth that Sets Democracy Free in Our Land’ to commemorate the 2019 Democracy Day.
Air Force helicopter crash-lands in Katsina
A Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashed on Wednesday, Democracy Day, while trying to land at the domestic airport in Katsina. According to the air force, the incident occurred around 3.30pm and the details it had on the crash were still sketchy.
Obaseki congratulates Lawan and Gbajabiamila on victory at NASS
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has congratulated the new leadership of the National Assembly led by Senator Ahmed Lawan and Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila in the Senate and House of Representatives respectively on their impressive elections.
Buhari felicitates with Super Falcons on victory over South Korea
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday evening, June 12, felicitated with the Super Falcons of Nigeria for their victory over Korea Republic at the ongoing 2019 World Cup in France. Nigeria suffered an embarrassing defeat in their first game against Norway and needed a win against Korea so as to keep their hopes of going to the next round alive.
DSS arrests social media users for inciting violence
The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested yet to be identified social media users who who posted “inciting materials and misleading statements”. Peter Afunanya, DSS public relations officer, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. Afunanya accused the individuals of instilling fear in the minds of Nigerians.