Forget About Seeking Re-Election In 2019 Until You Restore Sanity In The Country And Secure The Release Of Leah Sharibu, CAN Tells President Buhari

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek a second term in office.

CAN said this on Tuesday while commiserating with the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) as it conducts mass burial for the two priests and parishioners killed by the Fulani herdsmen in Benue State recently.

Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant on media to CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, in a statement described the present moment in Nigeria as a trying time for the church.

“We also urge all Christians to identify with the Catholic Church in its nationwide peaceful protest against senseless killings in Nigeria”, it noted.

CAN asked the Nigerian security agencies to rise up to the security challenges in the country.

It expressed dismay that killing of innocent was assuming global embarrassment with mass burial being carried out at all times without a country like Nigeria fighting a war.

The statement added: “CAN calls on President Muhammadu Buhari not to forget his 2015 campaign promises including fighting insecurity and keeping Nigeria united and upon which Nigerians overwhelmingly voted for him.

“Buhari’s government should not fold arms and watch misguided Nigerians, mostly Boko Haram and herdsmen promote killing as a past time in the name of politics and ethnics while solution appears very elusive.

“CAN is disheartening to note that criminal Fulani herdsmen, bandits, kidnappers and other hoodlums have reduced Nigeria to a Banana Republic.

“This development is unacceptable and we call on all well meaning people anywhere in the world to join hands in praying for the deliverance, freedom and liberty from this self inflicted bondage.

“CAN asks President Buhari to suspend his re-election bid until he restores sanity to the country while ensuring the release of Leah Sharibu, the remaining Chibok girls and other abductees from the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists”.

-DP

Marriages Conducted By Ikoyi Registry Are Not Legally Binding, It Is Unconstitutional For The Federal Government To Perform Duties Of State And Local Govts., Lagos High Court Says

Marriages Conducted By Ikoyi Registry Are Not Legally Binding, It Is Unconstitutional For The Federal Government To Perform Duties Of State And Local Govts., Lagos High Court Says

 

Kogi State High Court Grants Senator Ajekun Iya AKA Dino Melaye Bail

The Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has granted bail to Senator Dino Melaye in the sum of N10million.

Justice Nasiru Ajanah, who granted Senator Melaye bail based on his health challenge on Wednesday, gave a condition that the lawmaker must provide a surety in the like sum.

More to follow…

 

-NL

House Of Reps Raises 2018 Budget From N8.61Trillion To N9.12Trillion

The House of Representatives has jacked up the 2018 budget from the N8.612 trillion figure presented by President Muhammadu Buhari last November to N9,120,334,988,225.

According to the document laid at the House on Tuesday, N530,421,368,624 was proposed for statutory transfer; N2,869,600,351,825 for development fund for capital expenditure; N3,516,477,902,077 for recurrent (non debt) expenditure while N2,203,835,365,699 is for debt service; and N199bn for sinking fund for maturing loan.

Details later…

-DP

Shiite Members Shut Down Federal Secretariat Complex Abuja, Demand Release Of Their Leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shiites, on Monday shut down the Federal Secretariat complex in Abuja.

The youth were protesting over the continued detention of the leader of the sect, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

Chanting “Free El-Zakzaky, free El-Zakzay,” the Shiites, according to the Punch, chased away a police team and overturned a traffic warden cabin on the road.

-DP

Do Not Transfer Your Frustration On The National Working Committee, APC Tells Rochas Okorocha

Don’t transfer your frustration on NWC’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has told the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, not to transfer mismanagement of his relationship with his people on the party’s national leadership.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, accused the governor of being malicious.
“With due respect, Governor Okorocha is being malicious and unfair to the NWC. If he has mismanaged his relationship with his own people, in a way that they now constitute an encumberance to him, he should not transfer his frustration to the NWC.

“It is certainly not right to set fire to the village because you want to kill a rat. If Governor Okorocha has any specific grievances, he should come forward with them rather than making this generalised accusations,” Abdullahi said.

 

-SunNews

Former Governor Of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Wins Ekiti State APC Governorship Primary Election

The former governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has been declared winner of the All Progressives Party, APC primary election just concluded in Ekiti State.

Fayemi, currently the Minister for Solid and Mineral Resource, led the election on May, 5 before it was cancelled.

The election was rescheduled for Saturday, May 12 by the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti state.

 

-NL

22-Year-Old Nigerian, Ramota Lawal, Becomes One Of The Youngest Councillors In The United Kingdom

Ramota Lawal known as Tele who is aged 22 has become the second young British Nigerian Councillor in the UK after being elected to represent the London Borough of Havering council, representing residents in Heaton Ward, Harold Hill. Congrats to her.
See pictures below:

 

-NL