It’s worrisome Buhari hasn’t announced cabinet, says Odumakin

The Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria for the delay in constituting his cabinet, describing the situation as worrisome.

Breaking: Buhari appoints Kyari as NNPC’s new GMD

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has appointed Mr Mele Kolo Kyari as the new GMD of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The President also appointed seven Chief Operating Officers alongside Kyari. The newly appointed officers are to work with current officeholders till July 7, 2019, for a smooth transition to take place.
This was disclosed in a statement signed on Thursday by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Ndu Ughamadu.

Gorilla did not swallow N6.8m in Kano zoo, but robbers, says Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has revealed that the missing N6.8 million missing in a zoo in Kano was not swallowed by a Gorilla as widely reported.
Ganduje, who spoke to journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, said that investigations were still ongoing and preliminary reports so far reveal that it was an armed robbery attack where a whole safe was carted away.
He added that upon conclusion of the investigations, reasons the money was kept in a zoo in the first instance, will be revealed, while insisting that something went wrong.

Victims of bandits’ attack in Shiroro refuse to go home

Appeal to Niger governor for improved security
By Priscilla Campell, Minna

Leadership failure Nigeria’s biggest problem — Obi

By Valentine Amanze

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has identified leadership failure as the biggest problem holding Nigeria down.

Assets declaration: Seven ex-commissioners, five SAs may face prosecution – CCB

ABOUT seven ex-commissioners in the last administration in Enugu State will be prosecuted if they fail to regularize their assets declaration with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by July ending.

Mrs Lucy Ijetta, the State Director of the CCB, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Enugu.

EU report further confirms that Presidential Election was rigged, says PDP

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says that the fresh revelation in the European Union (EU) report has further vindicated the PDP and millions of Nigerians, in its position that the February 23 Presidential election was rigged to favour President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This is according to a statement by PDP’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan.

How Ekiti pastor planned his own kidnap

The Police in Ekiti State have arrested a middle-aged pastor, allegedly planned his own kidnap to compel members of his congregation to pay a ransom of N3 million. While the man has since been arrested along with an accomplice, the situation leaves many puzzled about the motive behind his action.
However, the suspect has blamed the devil for the act, while a senior church official said that the cleric was dubious, stressing that he had stolen church funds before through manipulation of signatures of signatories of the church’s bank account.

Lagos govt announces road closure from Mile 2 to Tin Can Island Port

The Lagos State government has announced the closure of the road from Mile 2 to Tin Can Island ports corridor to allow palliative repairs on the road.
The closure takes effect from Monday, June 17, 2019, and it will last for 48 hours.
The announcement was made on Monday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation, Taiwo Salaam.
Salaam said that the closure would be effected to allow the construction company to “speed up the palliative repair works on the corridor due to incessant and avoidable accidents experienced by motorists.”

How ERA/FoEN, others celebrated Nnimmo Bassey at 61

By Valentine Amanze