Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
No plans to remove subsidy – FG
The federal government has again clarified its stance on the removal of fuel subsidy, saying it had no plan to do so in the immediate future.
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, said this on Sunday at the briefing by the Nigerian delegation on the outcome of their meetings with investors and institutions at the IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington DC.
CCT delivers judgment in Onnoghen’s trial Thursday
The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday fixed Thursday for its final judgment in the charges of false and non-declaration of assets instituted against Justice Walter Onnoghen, who reportedly resigned as the Chief Justice of Nigeria on April 4.
The Danladi Umar-led three-man bench fixed the date for judgment after the prosecution led by Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN), and the defence led by Mr. Okon Efut (SAN), adopted their final addresses.
You don’t need WAEC certificate to become president or governor – Keyamo
Director, Strategic Communications of President Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has said that, based on the provisions of the Constitution, an aspirant does not need a WAEC certificate to become a president or governor in the country.
Taking to his verified Twitter handle @fkeyamo on Monday, Keyamo had stated, “There are other levels of qualifications to run for the office of president. In fact, if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, by the provisions of the Constitution, you do not even need a WAEC certificate to become president of Nigeria.”
Ndume won’t sabotage APC if elected Senate President, Borno elders assures Buhari
Spokesperson for the group under the aegis of Concerned Borno Citizens, Alhaji Yakubu Umar, stated this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja.
Stakeholders and elders from Borno State on Monday assured President Muhammadu Buhari that their kinsman, Senator Ali Ndume, will not sabotage the All Progressives Congress government if elected the President of the Ninth Senate.