Today’s Daily Brief: We’re ready for questioning, Sambo tells Buhari’s committee, NLC wants companies involved in fuel scarcity ‘blacklisted’, and more

Vice President Namadi Sambo on Monday told members of the Transition Committee set up by the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, that he and ministers that served under President Goodluck Jonathan are open to questioning.

He said members of the Federal Executive Council were ready to respond to queries and questions that might be directed at them on how they had administered the country between 2011 and 2015.

Sambo made the promise while presenting the handover note prepared by the transition committee he chaired to the Ahmed Joda-led Buhari’s transition committee.

He told Joda and other members of the committee that the report captured all government activities in the last four years.


The Nigeria Labour Congress has asked the government to blacklist all private sector companies involved in what they called massive blackmail of Nigerians in the wake of the nationwide fuel scarcity and revoke their licenses as a punitive measure to serve as deterrent to other operators.

The congress also said President Goodluck Jonathan should within the few remaining days in office pinpoint the officers in his government who have failed so spectacularly in performing their duties and had led to current mess.

President of the NLC, Dr. Ayuba Wabba, said in a statement entitled: “Fuel Scarcity: Let Government Act Now,” said the government should within the few remaining days carry out a quick investigation on the matter with a view to identify the officers behind the current situation and hand them over to the incoming administration to further investigation and made to face the law.


Gunmen on Monday kidnapped a Kogi High Court Judge, Samuel Obayomi, and killed his orderly, Usman Musa, in an early morning attack.

Mr. Obayomi of the Ebogogo High Court in the Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi was kidnapped while on his way to work.

His driver, Ajayi Kolawole, told journalists in Lokoja that the incident took place in front of the Executive Guest Villa at Okene GRA in the Okene Local Government Area of the state.


A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has said contrary to speculations in some quarters that he defected to the APC to be able to get an appointment from the incoming administration, his priority for joining the party was to help build the party in the state.

Oke, a former National Legal Adviser of the PDP and the party’s candidate in the 2012 governorship election in the state, had on April 8, 2015 dumped the PDP for the APC.


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