9News Nigeria Weekly News Recap, 20th – 25th May

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  • 2023: South-West Will Produce The Next President Of Nigeria — Ahmad Lawan

Organising Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, Ahmad Lawan, has declared that the South-West zone will produce the next president on the platform of the party in 2023.

Ahmad Lawan, who is currently vying for the vacant position of National Secretary of the APC, promised to canvass for the region to produce the next president during his campaigns.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/2023-south-west-will-produce-the-next-president-of-nigeria-ahmad-lawan/

  • A hypocritical Obasanjo and the theory of deliberate mischief

By Abiodun Israel

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) is more restless than a grasshopper on green fields. He is inexplicably an excited elder statesman, meaninglessly loquacious and implicitly spats at himself, with his self-centered criticisms, but thinks he is upbraiding incumbent leaders.

Agreed, Nigeria has been messed up since independence; but more intensely, during the 16 years PDP held power in the country, after the return of democracy in 1999.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/a-hypocritical-obasanjo-and-the-theory-of-deliberate-mischief/

  • EFCC Is Investigating Governor Okorocha – Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that it is investigating Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State. Acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, Mr Ibrahim Magu, affirmed this during an exclusive interview with Channels Television in London.

Asked if an investigation is ongoing regarding the governor, he responded, “definitely”. “Of course, we are doing a couple of checks and investigations here and there.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-efcc-is-investigating-governor-okorocha-magu/

  • “If Iran Wants A Fight That Will Be The Official End Of Iran” – Donald Trump

Mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran continued to escalate Sunday after Trump issued a direct threat that war would spell ‘the official end of Iran.’

His remarks came in the wake of a rocket attack less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, which appeared to have been carried out by Iran-backed Shiite militias, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/if-iran-wants-a-fight-that-will-be-the-official-end-of-iran-donald-trump/

  • Obasanjo has more to tell the world about his plans to destroy Nigeria — Coalition

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has called out ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo over another failed plot to incite violence across the nation.

Mr Obasanjo, Nigeria’s number one citizen between 1999 and 2007 had claimed that Boko Haram and marauding Fulani herdsmen are out to Islamize and Fulanize Nigeria and the entire West Africa.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/obasanjo-has-more-to-tell-the-world-about-his-plans-to-destroy-nigeria-coalition/


  • “Obasanjo Has More To Tell The World, His Plans To Destroy Nigeria” — Coalition

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has called out ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo over another failed plot to incite violence across the nation.

Mr Obasanjo, Nigeria’s number one citizen between 1999 and 2007 had claimed that Boko Haram and marauding Fulani herdsmen are out to Islamize and Fulanize Nigeria and the entire West Africa.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/obasanjo-has-more-to-tell-the-world-his-plans-to-destroy-nigeria-coalition/

  • ‘Boko Haram Spread Under Your Watch’, Lai Mohammed Blames Obasanjo

The Federal Government has passed the blame of rising insurgency and widespread killings in the country to former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Recall that Obasanjo had blasted the Federal Government for failing to manage the security challenges in the country and allowing the spread of insurgency.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/boko-haram-spread-under-your-watch-lai-mohammed-blames-obasanjo/

  • We froze N5bn Imo funds because Okorocha was spending too much during elections – EFCC
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has given more details into its probe of the Imo state government. The anti-graft body says it froze N5billion funds belonging to the state government because Governor Rochas Okorocha was spending too much money during the 2019 general elections.

The EFCC further revealed that the N8billion Paris Club loan refunded to the state for the payment of salaries was mismanaged by the governor. 

Read more: https://9newsng.com/we-froze-n5bn-imo-funds-because-okorocha-was-spending-too-much-during-elections-efcc/

  • EFCC Arrests 8 Yahoo Boys In Lagos. See Them With Their Laptops (Photos)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested eight suspected fraudsters for an alleged involvement in internet crime.

The suspects are: Adesanmi Abiodun, Olasupo Emmanuel, Segun Amudah, Aina Oladipo and Babatunde Olawuyi.

Others are:…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-efcc-arrests-8-yahoo-boys-in-lagos-see-them-with-their-laptops-photos/

  • LG Funds: Pro-democracy group charges Buhari to probe Governors over misuse of allocation since 1999

A civil society group, National Democratic Front (NDF), has called on President Muhammdu Buhari to probe governors over embezzlement of local government allocations since 1999.

Nigeria’s lowest tier of government had suffered neglect prior to President Buhari’s administration.

Funds meant for the grassroots…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/lg-funds-pro-democracy-group-charges-buhari-to-probe-governors-over-misuse-of-allocation-since-1999/


  • FG Orders Closure Of Four Foreign Missions

The Federal Government of Nigeria, has ordered the closure of four foreign missions due to lack of funds. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, disclosed this today May 21st.

According to Onyeama, the closed missions are in Sri-lanka, Serbia, Ukraine and Czech Republic.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/fg-orders-closure-of-four-foreign-missions/

  • “I’ll Step Up Action Against Drug Traffickers” – Buhari Says

President Buhari has said that the sweeping offensive against drug trafficking will be sustained by his administration in its second term in office.

President Buhari said this when he received leaders of Nigerian Community in Saudi Arabia at the end of his Umrah trip in Saudi Arabia today May 21st.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/ill-step-up-action-against-drug-traffickers-buhari-says/

  • American Arrested Over $8.5m Illegal Arms Deal With Nigerian Government

An American identified as Ara Dolaria, has been arrested by the United States government over an illegal arms deal with the Nigerian government.

The 58-year-old man who was arrested on May 15 and also stands accused of money laundering, and conspiracy, allegedly accepted approximately $8.3 million from Nigeria and SEI.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-american-arrested-over-8-5m-illegal-arms-deal-with-nigerian-government/

  • Lagos belong to the Aworis, others are settlers ~ Oba Agbabiaka

The Osolo of Isolo, His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabiru Agbabiaka has claimed that the Aworis are the real owners of Lagos and other settlers are mere citizens.

Speaking with DAILY POST, in response to the controversy about the legitimate owners of Lagos, the monarch disclosed that the Aworis are historically the first settlers, claiming that selfish interests and thirst for power were the basis for the recent challenge of ownership the Aworis are facing.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/lagos-belong-to-the-aworis-others-are-settlers-oba-agbabiaka/

  • Nigeria: Presidency Orders Clearance of Apapa Gridlock

The Presidency has ordered immediate clearance of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to Apapa and its environs within two weeks.

The Presidency also directed trucks and tankers operators to vacate the Port Access Roads within the next 72 hours.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/nigeria-presidency-orders-clearance-of-apapa-gridlock/

  • Nigerian Armed Forces Not Sentimental About Retirement Policy — Christian group

The Young Christians Forum of Nigeria (YCFN) has described as unfounded allegations of lopsided recruitment, postings, appointments and retirements of military personnel by the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).

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Nigerians were taken aback last week when malicious reports spread across the media about the military’s alleged favouritism for a particular religion and region.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/nigerian-armed-forces-not-sentimental-about-retirement-policy-christian-group/

  • ‘God Swore To Make Me Rich Because I Gave Him A Car Many Years Ago’ – Pastor Oyedepo

Nigerian preacher, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said od swore to make him rich because he gave him a car for the gospel many years ago.

The founder and senior pastor of the Living Faith Church aka Winners chapel, is one of the Wealthiest clergymen in the world according to Forbes and it seems like he has just spilled out the secret of his wealth.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/god-swore-to-make-me-rich-because-i-gave-him-a-car-many-years-ago-pastor-oyedepo/


  • Security Allegations: Apologize To Nigerians – PDP Tells Lai Mohammed

The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, has charged the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to apologize to Nigerians for his misleading statements and allegations against the PDP and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The PDP stated this in a press statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

The PDP said the allegations were not only misleading the nation but also heating up the polity as they were unfounded.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/security-allegations-apologize-to-nigerians-pdp-tells-lai-mohammed/

  • Why I Didn’t Sack Ministers In Four Years – Buhari

Lagos / Abuja – Revelation into why President Muhammadu Buhari failed to inject fresh hands into his cabinet for a straight four-year term, despite subtle pressure from a cross section of Nigerians, emerged on Wednesday, just as the president hosted his team to a valedictory session at the State House, Abuja.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/why-i-didnt-sack-ministers-in-four-years-buhari/

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Read more: https://9newsng.com/10-ways-to-get-the-best-from-9news-nigeria/

  • Why Wike Is Chasing Shadows

By Idoko Ainoko

Anyone seeking to understand the concept of a tortured soul only needs to pay close attention to Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, whose every action in recent days seems to provoke his demons instead of pacifying them.

Yet, Wike knows the solution to his problems, he has to stop chasing shadows and focus on the reality, the reality that he is fighting a lost war of attrition. He sowed the wind and he is now reaping the whirlwind, physically and politically.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/why-wike-is-chasing-shadows/

  • Nigerian govt to create radio station for herdsmen

In an effort to end the ragging crisis between herdsmen and farmers, the Federal government said it has begun the process to create a radio station for herdsmen in the country.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu on Wednesday, in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, confirmed the development, saying the Federal Government already obtained Amplitude Modulation radio broadcast licence to reach herdsmen across various locations in the country. He said…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/nigerian-govt-to-create-radio-station-for-herdsmen/

  • Adamu Mohammed Confirmed As Inspector General Of Police (IGP)

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed has been confirmed by the Council of State, as the new Inspector General of police.

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Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-adamu-mohammed-confirmed-as-inspector-general-of-police-igp/

  • May 29: Presidential Tribunal declines to stop Buhari’s inauguration

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has declined to issue an interim injunction to stop the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, from swearing-in President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, pending the determination of issues surrounding his re-election.

A four-man panel of Justices of the tribunal which is conducting its proceedings at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja,…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/may-29-presidential-tribunal-declines-to-stop-buharis-inauguration/


  • “Don’t Spend Your Life Sleeping Outside Power” – Osinbajo Advises Outgoing Governors

VICE President Yemi Osinbajo has advised outgoing governors to make good use of the experiences and opportunity they had while in office, and not see their exit from power as an opportunity to run personal businesses or sleep for long hours, in the interest of common people.

Osinbajo, who gave the advice in his remarks at the valedictory session of the National Economic Council, at the Council Chamber,…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/dont-spend-your-life-sleeping-outside-power-osinbajo-advises-outgoing-governors/

  • Gov. Bagudu elected as Chairman, Progressive Governors’ Forum, replaces Okorocha

The Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, has been elected as the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum.

This announcement was made known today, Friday in a tweet on their Twitter handle @PGFNigeria.

The forum, which is made up of Governors elected and serving…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-gov-bagudu-elected-as-chairman-progressive-governors-forum-replaces-okorocha/

  • “Why APC Lost Zamfara To PDP” – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate has opined why the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) lost the state.

The Supreme Court on Friday nullified the candidature of all APC candidates in the state, describing their votes as a wasted one.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/why-apc-lost-zamfara-to-pdp-shehu-sani/

  • End Of Theresa May: British Prime Minister Resigns After Brexit Failures

The UK Prime Minister has announced her departure, after pressure on her reached a critical point following her Brexit failures.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will step down on June 7, after pressure on her to quit reached a critical point following her Brexit failures.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/end-of-theresa-may-british-prime-minister-resigns-after-brexit-failures/


  • Population Growth: Nigeria Sitting On Time Bomb – Gov. Yari

The outgoing Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Abdul’aziz Yari, has said the increasing rate of unproductive population in the country constitutes a time bomb and must be addressed.

Mr Yari, who is also the outgoing governor of Zamfara, stated this during the valedictory session of the National Economic Council (NEC) held at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/population-growth-nigeria-sitting-on-time-bomb-gov-yari/

  • INEC Declares PDP Winner Of All Elections In Zamfara

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bello Matawalle of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Zamfara state governorship election.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced this during a press conference in Abuja on Saturday.

He also said the party won in all elective positions in the state.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-inec-declares-pdp-winner-of-all-elections-in-zamfara/

  • 2023: “Why Yoruba Will Produce President After Buhari” – Robert Clarke

Elder statesman and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Robert Clarke has said that the South West region is already well positioned to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.

He noted that since 1999, presidential power goes to any region where two of the three major tribes of Igbo, Yoruba, and Hausa/Fulani decided to take it to after forming an alliance.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/2023-why-yoruba-will-produce-president-after-buhari-robert-clarke/

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