It’s the weekend, and a whole lot has happened. Trust me to bring you what you need to know:
1. Lagos threatens to close Ladipo, Oshodi, Mushin markets.
Lagos State Government has threatened to close Ladipo, Oshodi and Mushin markets.
Briefing reporters on Tuesday in Ikeja on “Year 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Predictions and Prevention of Flooding in Lagos”,
Commissioner for the Environment & Water Resources Mr. Tunji Bello said that the markets risked being shut as a result of unhealthy environmental practices.
2. Count me out of Emir Sanusi’s dethronement – Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari has denied having anything to do with dethronement of Kano Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu stated this on Wednesday on his twitter handle.
Former Kano Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso had accused Buhari of ordering the dethronement and banishment of Sanusi to Awe town in Nasarawa state on Monday.
3. Fed Govt needs prayers against insecurity, says El-Rufai.
The governor, who spoke in Abuja at the 25th year anniversary of NASFAT with the theme: ‘education as a panacea for building a better society’, lamented that Muslims should embrace moral values no matter the situation in the country.
El-Rufai therefore urged traditional, religious, elders, youths and political leaders to work together to achieve good governance.
4. Osun Assembly okays death penalty for kidnappers.
The Osun State House of Assembly passed to law the bill prohibiting kidnapping, banditry and ritual killings in the state.
The bill which was passed to the law on Tuesday was read for the third time having passed through the debate to correct identified grey areas of the bill by the Committee of the whole of the House of Assembly.
5. $350m World Bank loan: Hold me responsible if El Rufai fails, says Senator.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Uba Sani, on Tuesday, said he should be held liable if the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-rufai fails to utilize the recently approved $350 million World Bank loan for the state on critical infrastructure as promised.
Senator Sani, who represents Kaduna Central in the Upper Chamber, spoke to correspondents in his Office at the National Assembly.
6. Buhari administration, worst in history, says Oyedepo.
The President Muhammadu Buhari administration is the worst in the nation’s history, Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has declared.
He also dismissed the hate speech bill sponsored by Senator Sabi Abdullahi as the most ridiculous.
Oyedepo spoke on Sunday in a sermon during the second service of the church at the Faith Tabernacle, Ota, Ogun State.
He lamented that while government was planning to clamp down on hate speech, it was allowing killers to walk away.
7.Lagos declares two wanted over contact with coronavirus index case.
Lagos State has declared two persons who had contact with the nation’s index coronavirus case wanted.
They were identified by The Lagos State Ministry of Health as Enwelunta Obumnore Godfrey and Salami Abiodun Sadeeq.
Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, stated these on Monday during a briefing.
8. Coronavirus: No cause for alarm, NYSC DG assures corps members.
The Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim has assured corps members nationwide of their security and safety following the advent of coronavirus in the country.
The DG gave the assurance Thursday during the commissioning of the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Mbaukwu/Umuawulu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State by the governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano.
9.Coronavirus: Italian patient to be discharged soon – Health Minister
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has said that the index case of Cornavirus in Nigeria, an Italian will be discharged soon.
TVC News reports that the Health minister disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja during a conference with the diplomatic community about measures being taken by the Federal Government to tackle the spread of the disease.
10. Senate to strip President, Vice President, Governors, Deputy Governors of immunity.
Sitting Presidents will no longer enjoy immunity in criminal matters if the alteration being proposed to the 1999 Constitution by the Senate sails through, The Nation learnt on Thursday.
Also to lose immunity is the Vice President, Governors and their deputies in the impending alteration.
This followed the second reading of a Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to alter the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to qualify criminal liability for certain public officers under Section 308” sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.