Presidency Faults Group Asking Bishop Kukah To Leave Sokoto
The presidency has faulted a group, the Muslim Solidarity Forum, over a threat it issued to the bishop of Sokoto diocese, Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah, to tender an apology over a recent comment credited to him or leave the state.
In a statement signed on Wednesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, the presidency described the situation as an assault on the cleric’s freedom.
The presidency also declared that Bishop Kukah must be allowed to practice his faith and politics, describing the stance by the Muslim solidarity forum as wrong and not in line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. #
ICYMI: Edwin Clark asks Buhari to prepare East-West road special fund
Elder statesman and chairman of Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Edwin Clark, on Wednesday told the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, to stop interfering in the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission.
He also called on the President Muhammadu Buhari, to set aside a special fund to complete the East-West Road started by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Clark spoke during the visit of the Niger Delta Development Commission, led by the Interim Administrator Effiong Okon. #
Five die, 14 injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident
Five persons has been confirmed dead in a road accident that occurred at the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Wednesday.
The accident, according to the Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, involved a bus which rammed into a low-bed truck while making U-turn at the Danliti junction, near Mowe axis.
Also confirming the accident, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, said 19 people were involved in the accident out of which five (four males and a female) died while 14 others sustained varying degrees of injuries, including a toddler. #
Ugandans Vote In Charged Election Under Internet Blackout
Ugandans began voting in a tense election on Thursday under heavy security and an internet blackout as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni pursues a sixth term against a former pop star.
The internet went down on the eve of the vote, with some parts of the country reporting complete disruptions or significant slowdowns, after one of the most violent campaigns in years.
Museveni is seeking a sixth term in office, having ruled for almost four decades, against singer-turned-M.P Bobi Wine, 38, whose popularity among a youthful population has rattled the former rebel leader.
Some 18 million voters are registered for the presidential and parliamentary vote, and results are expected by Saturday. #
U.S President, Donald Trump Impeached for Second Time
Donald Trump became the first United States president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on Congress.
The Senate will not hold a trial before January 20th, when Democrat Joe Biden assumes the presidency, meaning the real estate tycoon will escape the risk of being forced to leave early. He will, however, depart in disgrace — and likely due to face a Senate trial later. #