Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
Nigerian Army appoints Nwachukwu, Sagir as military spokespersons
A major shake up has occurred in the Nigerian Army on Sunday with the appointment of new positions for senior military officers. John Agim, a brigadier-general and spokesperson for the Defence Headquarters since January 2018, has been removed. He was replaced by Onyema Nwachukwu, a colonel who was the spokesperson for the Nigerian Army operations in the Boko Haram war.
Sagir Musa, a colonel, was appointed as acting spokesperson for the Nigerian Army. His predecessor, A.A. Yusuf, was transferred to Nigerian Army 82 Division in Enugu after spending barely four days as acting army spokesperson.
Former NFF secretary Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi is dead
According to Punch, the former secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi is dead. Born on August 17, 1956, Ogunjobi died at the age of 66. The football administrator passed on after failing to recover from an undisclosed illness. Tunde Samusudeen, public relations officer of Osun United Football Club, announced the death via a message sent to our correspondent in Osogbo on Monday.
There are plans to assassinate Dino Melaye – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kogi has raised an alarm alleging that there are plans to assassinate the Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye at his home. The Kogi state spokesman of the party, Usman Okai, in a statement obtained by The Cable, on Monday, alleged that the planned assassins of Senator Melaye intend to storm his house in Abuja.
Buhari takes campaign rally to Kwara
As the forthcoming elections on February 16 draws closer, presidential candidate of the PDP President Buhari arrived Ilorin, Kwara. Major party bigwigs, including Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, accompanied the president.
NJC sets up panel on Onnoghen, Acting CJN Muhammad
The National Judicial Council has set up a preliminary complaints assessment committee to review the responses given to it by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, and the Supreme Court Justice Ibrahim Muhammad who is acting in his stead. The council sat on Monday and was expected to give its verdict after hearing the responses of the two accused judges. Both had been given seven days to respond to the allegations against them.