Foremost Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, says he will file a suit to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision not to sack service chiefs. This follows refusal from the presidency to heed to calls from various quarters to sack military chiefs in the country over the state of insecurity.
Zuwaira Gambo, Borno State commissioner for women affairs, says ‘repentant Boko Haram members’ being released are only victims of insurgency arrested at the wrong place. According to Gambo, former insurgents are being released so that other members of the insurgents could be encouraged to drop their arms and with the assurance that will be accepted into society.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly will not stop working with President Muhammadu Buhari to find a solution to the security challenges the country is facing. The Senate president made this known in Katsina state while speaking at an empowerment programme by Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south, for his constituents on Sunday.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano, has appointed three senior special assistants to take care of streetlights in the state. The appointment was contained in a letter dated February 13. The letter states that Anwalu Salihu (SA streetlight III) appointment was based on his ”dedication to duty, patriotic disposition, and loyalty”.
The Nigerian Association of Nephrology (NAN) says 20 million Nigerians have kidney disease while advocating for early detection of the disease. This was made known by the President of the association, Prof. Ifeoma Ulasi, on Monday at a news conference heralding the association’s 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference, in Ibadan.
The presidency has dismissed claims that President Muhammadu Buhari would travel to the United Kingdom and some foreign countries (Saudi Arabia, Austria) for 20 days. Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, in a statement on Monday, described the reports as false.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has stated that Nigeria is at a very high risk of recording the deadly coronavirus because the country imports almost everything it uses except water.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika a few days ago shared a photo of the President, Muhammadu Buhari in Ethiopia. According to the minister, the president who was in Ethiopia at the time was in a meeting with Nigerians in the country. Sirika, who took to his Twitter handle, shared a photo of the president and said Buhari was attentively listening to the Nigerian community in Ethiopia.
The spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has come out debunk rumours of making any fresh prophecy about the Bayelsa governorship tussle. This is coming in response to claims on social media that Father Mbaka had prophesied that Duoye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would not last beyond two months as the Governor of Bayelsa State.
Protesters on Monday demanded the resignation of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The protesters stormed the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.