Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
Senate suspends recess to screen Buhari’s ministerial nominees
Following Buhari sending the list of ministerial nominees on Tuesday, the Senate has decided to postpone its annual recess in order to screen the list. The lawmakers had planned to embark on the vacation on Thursday. The decision to postpone the recess was reached after the upper chamber received the list of ministerial nominees.
Fulani jihadists are seriously working to take over Yorubaland – Nnamdi Kanu
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Tuesday made a wake-up call to the Yorubas, saying that Fulani Jihadist are seriously working to take over Yoruba land. Mazi Kanu in a statement titled “Wake up brothers, the Fulani Jihadist are here, or has Yoruba land been conquered”, made available by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful,
Another Shiites protest violent in Abuja
A fresh protest by Shiite members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) turned violent on Tuesday after they were dispersed by security operatives. The latest incident happened around Banex, Wuse 2 area of the Nigerian capital.
A protest by the Shiites on Monday led to the death of at least 13 people including a police officer, a journalist and 11 Shiites. The police also announced the arrest of over 50 of the protesters.
RUGA will not happen in Edo – Obaseki
The governor of Edo, Godwin Obaseki said his administration will not avail the federal government land for the contentious Ruga settlement in the state.
The governor spoke while giving a lecture on the topic “Challenges of Pastoralism and International Migration for Sustainable Peace and Development: Edo State Experience” at the Department of State Services Institute of Security Studies (Executive Intelligent Management Course 12), in Abuja. He said the narrative that the pastoral movement and farmer/headers clashes are not related to the security challenges in Nigeria is not true.
Air Peace aircraft crashlands at Lagos airport
Passengers on board an Air Peace flight panicked on Tuesday as the aircraft lost one of its tyres while landing at Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos. According to a source, the aircraft was returning to the country from a West African nation.