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(1) COURT STOP SENATE FROM ARRESTING LAMORDE – ANYANWU 

The Chairman, Senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, explained that a court injunction obtained by the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, stalled his planned arrest by the upper chamber.

Anyanwu in an interview in Abuja explained that the case would resume in the Senate as soon as the injunction was lifted because his committee had hired seasoned lawyers armed with relevant documents who were already battling with the case.

 

(2) FAYOSE’S ORDER AGAINST HERDSMEN CONDEMNABLE – BROTHER

Oluwasegun Fayose, the elder brother of Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose condemned the governor for instructing farmers to attack herdsmen. He said his directives did not portray him as a true leader.

He lamented that his brother was embarrassing the family by his actions. I read in national dailies that Ayo Fayose was inciting Ekiti people against herdsmen, he said. He urged the governor that instead of making utterances that do not portray him and his family as noble, he should remain calm.

 

(3) NIGER DELTA GROUP VOWS TO BOMB ASO ROCK, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, NNPC, OTHERS 

Niger Delta group, the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, on Monday repeated its decision to unleash six missiles on the country. The missiles, according to reports, would be released today. In a statement on Monday, the group named its target, advising those occupying the buildings to vacate them.

They urged every occupant in their own interest to save lives because their fight is not for any human blood but to destroy all those infrastructure that were built with their oil and gas monies in the country. They lamented that the federal government will suffer as they had made the people of Niger Delta region suffer over the years.

 

(4) INEC REINSTATES 20 STAFF, DISMISSES 1

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it had called back 20 members of staff, who were unduly retired, dismissed or whose appointment were terminated. They were reinstated in compliance with the order of the court.

Meanwhile, the commission said it had concluded plans to hold a five-day workshop from June 12 to June 18, for its operations and logistics officers across the country. It explained that the workshop will lead to road map for the 2019 general elections.

 

(5) NEW ELECTORAL ACT READY BEFORE DECEMBER – SARAKI

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday said that a new Electoral Act, which would be an amendment to the 2010 version of the document earlier amended in 2011 and 2015, respectively would be ready before the end of the year.

He reminded the political class that Nigerians demand a responsible government whose fate, they alone can determine. Saraki tasked the stakeholders to see the possibility of accommodating Nigerians in diaspora in the proposed amendment to the electoral law so that they could take part in the democratic process.

 

(6) BUHARI HAS SHAMED NIGERIA BY SEEKING TREATMENT ABROAD –  ENABULELE

A medical expert, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, who underwent a successful surgical operation for his ear infection in Nigeria earlier this year, has condemned president Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to seek treatment for his persistent ear infection at a London hospital despite the presence of over 250 ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists in the country and a national ear centre in Kaduna state.

He expressed dissatisfaction that the president has shamed Nigeria by seeking solutions to his predicament abroad while they have comfortable personnel to handle the situation.

 

(7) TOMPOLO FLEES TO LIBYA

After months of hide and seek, former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, has fled to Libya. The current development was disclosed by the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF), on Monday to journalists.

The group said Tompolo is in Libya and as a matter of fact, they will get him dead or alive for betraying the group in supporting the Federal Government against them.

 

(8) MASSOB, BIM APPEALS TO UN TO DIVIDE NIGERIA 

Two pro-Biafra groups have appealed to the United Nations and other world leaders to divide Nigeria into six geo-political zones to solve the current crisis. Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) stated that, giving the six geo-political zones in Nigeria self rule would be the answer to the many problems in the country.

MASSOB alongside with Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) called on the United Nations and other supreme powers to regard the lives of people killed on daily basis in Nigeria, following the insurgency in the North-East and Fulani herdsmen said to be reportedly affiliated to Boko Haram.

 

(9) PASTOR ADEBOYE SPEAKS ON BUHARI’S GOVERNMENT

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has said that the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari is helpless without the help of God. The pastor expressed his opinion while speaking on the theme, “No more delay”, during special prayers Held at the RCCG headquarters in Lagos.

Adeboye who spoke through his special assistant on administration and personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola, appealed to the youth, matured singles and their families, those who have suffered delay in careers, promotion and child bearing to be patient. He called on the youths to seek the face of God for a better days to come.

 

(10) GEJ REVEALS HE HAS BEEN INVESTIGATED BY BUHARI’S GOVERNMENT 

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has admitted that he has been investigated for alleged corruption during his administration by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Goodluck Jonathan lost and handed over to President Muhammadu Buhari last year, with his decision attracting accolades from all around the world.

When asked if he has been investigated, Jonathan replied: “Of course, obviously they investigated and I’ve been investigated”. The former president refused to give details on what, how or when the investigations took place, adding that he wanted to leave the present administration do its job.

 

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