Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
Buhari inaugurates NEC for 2019-2023 session
President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the 2019-2023 session of the National Economic Council (NEC). The inauguration was done at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday. The council is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and includes governors of the 36 states.
Kano anti-corruption agency withdraws invitation to Sanusi’s wife
The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission has withdrawn its earlier invitation to the wife of Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, and two widows of Ado Bayero, the former emir of Kano.
This was conveyed in a letter dated June 20, 2019, and signed by Salisu Tahir, director of public complaints and mediation of the commission.
Ghanaian university sacks Nigerian prof over unethical comments about Ghana
The University of Education (UEW), Ghana, has sacked Augustine Nwagbara, a Nigerian professor, over “unethical and damning” comments he made about the country and its education system. Nwagbara, in a viral video, had accused the Ghanaian government of maltreating Nigerians.
18 Bauchi lawmakers elect parallel speaker, deputy
18 out of the 31 lawmakers-elect of Bauchi State House of Assembly on Thursday held a parallel inauguration. The members-elect who held plenary outside the Assembly complex under the stature of the symbol of a mace, elected the former Speaker of the Assembly, Kawuwa Damina and Tukur Ibrahim as parallel Speaker and Deputy respectively.
Omo-Agege appoints Chief of Staff, media aides
The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege has appointed Otive Igbuzor as his Chief of Staff and Mr. Yomi Odunuga as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity.
He also announced the appointment of Ms. Lara Owoeye-Wise as his Senior Special Assistant on Electronic and New Media.