TODAY’S NEWS WRAP-UP… MAY 16
– Elder statesman and former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana has identified the reason behind the under-development in the country.
According to him, wrong leaders had taken over the helms of leadership, hence, the reason for the backwardness of the nation.
He made this assertion at Uzere, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State at the Second Session of the Sixth Synod of the Oleh Diocese of the Anglican Communion at the weekend.
– The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has apologized to aggrieved stakeholders of the party over recent statements credited to him by his personal aides and associates.
Sheriff explained that “as a well-cultured and astute politician, I would never make any comment that would ridicule the party.”
– The Presidency has said the signing of the 2016 budget would reduce the effect of the new petroleum pump price.
It said over eight million Nigerians will benefit from the N500bn social intervention, adding that apart from the social intervention, jobs would also be created by infrastructural projects that would be restored and the new ones that would soon be taking off.
– Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has promised to offer N5m cash reward to anyone who knows the whereabouts of abducted Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Otukpo, Rev Fr John Adeyi. Ortom.
The governor who has been under attacks over his long silence on the incident, said he was willing to pay the money to anyone who could provide vital information that could lead to the release of the clergyman, who was abducted three weeks ago.
– The Independent People of Biafra has once again boasted that the birth of their long-awaited country, Biafra was at hand.
The group said President Muhammadu Buhari had made the actualization of the country possible by steadily and consistently working in the favour of the re-emergence of Biafra.
– Suspected Fulani herdsmen during the weekend killed five persons in a renewed attack on Benue community.
The gunmen, who attacked Tarfi village, Binnev Ward, Buruku Local Government Area of the state also injured several others in the fresh melee.
– Respected elder statesman and retired Bishop of Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Bolanle Gbonigi has begged the organized labour against embarking on indefinite strike over the increment of fuel price.
Gbonigi believes that what the current administration under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari needed from Nigerians, particularly the labour unions, was support for his policy on removal of fuel subsidy and not strike that could ground the nation’s economy.
– The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has disclosed that the government of the United Kingdom had agreed to repatriate funds shipped into the country by corrupt Nigerians.
He said though there was no estimate of how much of the Nigeria’s funds stashed in the UK, but “it has been compiled for certainty.”
– The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission may have started investigation into the allegation of diversion of local government funds levelled against the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.
The EFCC’s Zonal Head, Ibadan, Akaninyene Ezima in a letter of invitation sent to the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State invited the group to come and clarify some areas in the petition against the governor.
SOURCE: DAILY POST