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Top stories of Monday, June 6, 2016

GOD IS ANGRY WITH THE BUHARI-LED GOVERNMENT – FAYOSE

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Sunday, June 5, during a Thanksgiving service to mark the first anniversary of the fifth assembly of the Ekiti State House of Assembly at the Government House Chapel, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital said the nation’s economic downturn will pull down the government of President Muhammadu Buhari because God is angry with his administration.

Governor Fayose said it is shameful and embarrassing that President Muhammadu Buhari who is a retired military general could succumb to threats from militants. He lamented that the president’s failure to attend the flag-off of the cleanup of Ogoni project was a demonstration that the he had surrendered to the superior powers of the militants.
OGUN STATE POLICE ARREST SIX PIPELINE VANDALS

The Ogun state police command has arrested six pipeline vandals in the state. According to reports, those arrested include four notorious militants operating around the Ikorodu – Arepo axis.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said that the suspects were under interrogation at the headquarters of the special anti-robbery squad, Magbon Abeokuta. However, he thanked the state commissioner of police, Abdulmajid Ali, for making the arrest possible.

 

OKOWA MOURNS PASSAGE OF DSS OFFICIAL

Delta state governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa has described the death of Mr. Donald Paul Orupabo as sad and a big loss. According to the governor, the deceased was a hard working, neat, diligent and respectful individual before his sad demise.

The governor spoke through the permanent secretary, directorate of government house and protocol, Sir Emmanuel Ogidi – Gbegbaje who was also ably represented by Mr. Anthony Uzogo, director of administration, government house and protocol, urges the family of the deceased to take solace in the fact that God knows all.

 

FG RELEASES INTERIM REPORT ON RECOVERED LOOTS

The Federal Government has finally released the interim report on funds and assets recovered from individuals who looted the nation’s treasury. According to reports from the office of the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the total recoveries come to the sum of N78, 325, 354, 631. 82.

The minister disclosed that recoveries under interim forfeiture (cash and assets) during the period totaled N126, 563, 481, 095. 43.

 

APC SLAMS FAYOSE FOR MOCKING WORKERS ON STRIKE

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has accused governor Ayodele Fayose of mocking workers by declaring a solidarity strike with them. The APC in a statement by its state publicity secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, on Sunday said his statement portrayed him as an unserious leader not prepared for the challenges of governance.

Describing Fayose’s conduct as a height of insensitivity of a callous leader, Olatunbosun said Fayose’s self-imposed strike could not have been in solidarity with Ekiti workers, but a mockery of their present sufferings caused by him and which he obviously enjoys. He advised Fayose to emulate other governors.

 

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI IS SICK IN ASO ROCK

President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be ill and receiving treatment in Aso Rock. It was gathered that the president has an infection in his left ear, otherwise called meniere disease, a challenge which has drastically reduced his outings in the last one week.

However, it was noted that apart from his family, only a few high profile individuals who visited at the presidential villa in the last one week were aware of the president’s illness. He is currently being treated by his personal physician and other experts from the state house clinic, but an official said, the president would seek treatment abroad if his condition does not improve in the next few days.

 

APC ACCUSES PDP OF SPONSORING MILITANT GROUP, NIGER DELTA AVENGERS

The All Progressives Congress has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party of sponsoring the new militant group, to launch series of attacks against oil pipelines in the Niger Delta.

The South-South zone of the APC, condemned the new militant attacks on the region, stating that the main objective of the Niger Delta avengers was to frustrate the president Buhari’s administration by the Peoples Democratic Party. The APC said they have compelling reasons to strongly assert that these activities are sponsored and instigated by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
NIGERIA EXPLAINS WHY IT HAS NOT SIGNED EU – ECOWAS TRADE AGREEMENT
Following the 49th ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) which took place in Dakar, Senegal over the weekend, where Mr. Osinbajo represented president Buhari, stated that Nigeria cannot be committed to an agreement without wide consultations but will continue consultations within the country regarding its stance on the Economic Partnership Agreement between ECOWAS and the European Union.

Prof. Osinbajo stated that, “in the consultation process, it is equally important that as we make the decision, we take into consideration the concerns of these critical stakeholders and tread cautiously”. The meeting also featured commendations from ECOWAS leaders to the Nigerian president Buhari and the nation on the progress recorded by the country against terrorists.
BUHARI MOVES TO END NIGER DELTA AVENGERS ATTACK
President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly studying the Gazette signed by late president Umaru Yar’Adua on the Niger Delta crisis as one of the possible ways of resolving the growing menace of the Niger Delta avengers.

The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina disclosed that the main aim of President Buhari revisiting the Gazette is to ensure that all the agreement contained in the document were implemented by the federal government and making sure the Federal Government was doing all within their power, to restore peace to the Niger Delta.
THIEVES STOLE MY N12M CASH, NOT N300M – SARAKI

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has denied reports that N300 million cash was stolen from his country home in Ilorin, Kwara State. In a statement issued by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu on Sunday, Saraki said burglars broke into the administrative quarters in his home, two weeks ago and made away with N12 million.

He said the incident had been reported to the police. It was gathered that aides of the former Kwara State Governor were responsible for the theft of the money, which it claimed were carried to Saraki’s house in hard currency by the state governor. Mr. Olaniyonu said perpetrators were yet to be identified, as the Kwara State police command are investigating the matter.

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